go groupThe program for 2 day seminar is now complete and will take place from from 8th – 9th April with participants from all over Europe.

3rd GO Group Workshop: Festival and Event Sustainability

Greener, smarter, more sustainable – the GO Group credo is becoming more and more important to the European events industry. Festivals from all over the continent take part in the process and we really want to see all the others follow. That’s why GO Group set up this interactive, open and communicative workshop format to stimulate exchange, cooperation and inspiration ? between event organizers, suppliers and science.

The 2-day seminar is kindly hosted by We Love Green and supported by Azimuth Productions and will take place at the Hotel de Ville (Town Hall of the City of Paris), in Paris on April 8 and 9 2013.

The third GO Group workshop for Sustainable Festivals and Events will focus on energy & power (day 1) andwaste at events (day 2). Presentations, discussion and case studies from major European festivals will focus on the problems, solutions and good practice.

Find the detailed program online soon: www.go-group.org.

GO stands for Green Operations. GO Group and is an independent, pan European and cross industry think-tank. GO Group meetings are open to stakeholders interested in actively pushing the Green Agenda. Bucks University, GreenEvents Europe Conference, Green Music Initiative (GMI) and Yourope (the European Festival Association) founded GO Group in early 2011 and made it an european institution for sustainable event management.

Program: (subject to change)

Sun 07 April 2013 from 7pm
GO Group get-together @ La Maroquinerie (on own expenses)

Day 1: Mon 08 April 2013 – Main topic: Energy & Power
10.00 ‘A welcome to Paris’ first round-up
10.30 ‘We Love Green Festival’ case study by Marie Sabot
11.15 ‘Rock En Seine’ case study by François Missonier
12.00 lunch
13.30 ‘Energy Transition Panel’ with Jacob Bilabel & Bruno Rebelle
14.15 ‘The Power Behind Festivals’ by Chris Johnson et al.
15.00 ‘Green Music Energy’ by Jacob Bilabel
15:45 Coffee Break
16:00 group work sessions
17:30 results presentation, Q&A

GO Group dinner @ Comptoir General (hosted by Yourope – the European festival association / Food is covered by Yourope, drinks on own expenses)

Day 2: Tue 09 April 2013 – Main topic: Waste at events
09.00 ‘The Good, The Bad & The Ugly’ by Holger Jan Schmidt
09.45 Les Connexions’ approach on wastemgmt by Nicolas Dahan
10.30 Coffee Break
10.45 ‘Camp site waste & Love Your Tent update’ by Holger Jan Schmidt
11.15 ‘Do People Behave Better In A Clean Environment?’ by Teresa Moore
12.00 lunch
13.30 ‘Siestes Électroniques, Toulouse’ case study by Samuel Aubert
14.00 group work sessions
15:30 results presentation and Good-bye

Samuel Aubert, Siestes Electroniques Festival, FRA
Jacob Bilabel, Green Music Initiative, DE
Nicolas Dahan, Les Connexions, FRA
Stephane Harrouch, We Love Green Festival, FRA
Chris Johnson, Green Festival Alliance / Julie’s Bicycle / Shambala Festival, UK
Francois Missonier, Rock En Seine Festival Teresa Moore, Bucks New University, UK
Bruno Rebelle, Transitions, FRA
Marie Sabot, We Love Green Festival, FRA
Holger Jan Schmidt, GreenEvents Europe Conference, DE & Yourope

EUR 200 (+VAT). Fee includes lunch on both days. Yourope members get a EUR 50 discount for 1 participant. Members of AIF receive a 10% discount.  Register here: Bucks University online store

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