Growing With The Greens

The third Green Events Europe Conference pulled 120 delegates from 14 countries to Bonn’s Wissenschaftszentrum in Germany Nov. 5-6.

The 120 participants included delegates from such major events as Germany’s Rock Am Ring and Wacken Open Air festivals, Denmark’s Roskilde Festival, Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival, and other major events from all over Europe.

More than 40 percent of the delegates came from outside Germany.
“I am so happy that we grew in almost all ways possible,” said conference organiser Holger Jan Schmidt, head of the local Bonn Promotion Dept. “There have been more participants than last year and more international guests from more countries. 
“The variety of panels and workshops was greater and I felt even the quality of them improved,” he said.
The organizer wasn’t the only person to sing the praises of the event. Teresa Moore from the UK’s Buckinghamshire New University said: “This conference gets better and better. Speakers from across Europe and all the latest on Green. A great chance to network and catch up with the latest thinking and debate.”
The sustainability-related conference for the live music and events industry saw two and a half days of discussions and presentations.
The panels involved such topics as Mobility Management, Renewables In Concert, the Lifecycle Of Events, and various social projects, plus details of what can be done with what goes Down The Loo.
The other green-related organizations supporting the event included the Green Music Initiative, the UK’s Bucks and De Montfort universities, Green Festival Alliance, Julie’s Bicycle, A Greener Festival, and Action Aid.
GreenEvents Europe was supported and financed by subsidies from the European Regional Development Fund, the city of Bonn and Germany’s Ministry of Federal Affairs.