Brett Blumberg

In-house Sustainability Manager Consultant   Event Producer with sustainability expertise Location: San Diego/California/United States Years experience in sustainable event practice: 6 Website: www.kilowattevents.com Email: b.blumberg (at) kilowattevents.com Details of experience: My first taste of event sustainability came as a seasonal contractor for ESPN over the course of 6 years, helping to mitigate the environmental impacts of various events around the country. After a short career as a remediation engineer, I joined Kilowatt Events, Inc. and helped launch our new dedicated sustainability wing, Kilowatt One. Because Kilowatt's expertise is producing traditional events, our company advantage comes from our ability to weave event sustainability into the fabric of the event production process under the control of a single company, ultimately saving time and effort for clients and creating deeper impacts throughout event operations. My education in engineering gave me the technical toolset needed to tackle large-scale social and environmental issues while my degree in business has provided the ability to clearly communicate the value in doing so to all stakeholders. Event sustainability must make business sense, and I am excited to help grow our industry as it becomes increasingly important in an ever-changing world. Qualifications/Degrees/Training: B.S., Environmental Engineering MBA, Sustainability LEED Green Associate Accreditation Permaculture Design Certified List of events and projects worked on: Winter X Games, Summer X Games, ESPY Awards Show, Dew Tour. You can find all of our productions at:...

Dora Palma

In-house Sustainability Manager Location: Lisbon/Portugal Years experience in sustainable event practice: 12 Website: rockinrio.com Email: dorapalma (at) rockinrio.com Details of experience: I've worked in sustainable development projects with several european countries that gave me a wide vision of sustainability. I work in a ISO 20121 certified event, certification that I've coordinate and now help to maintain, Rock in Rio, that occurs in Portugal (Lisbon), USA (Las Vegas), Brazil (Rio de Janeiro), Spain (Madrid), and intends to expand to other countries. I'm specialised in event sustainability, local sustainable development (Local Agenda 21). I coordinate and develop mobility projects, solid waste management plan, carbon footprint calculation and offset projects, sustainability action plan. Qualifications/Degrees/Training: Environmental engineering Corporate Governance postgraduate ISO 20121 implementation course Training of trainers List of events and projects worked on: LNEG (Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia e Geologia) as a researcher Rock in Rio as sustainability manager...

Luca Guzzabocca

In-house Sustainability Manager Consultant Event Producer with sustainability expertise Specialist (eg recycling, power, transport) Location: Italy Years experience in sustainable event practice: 5 Website: righthub.it Email: luca.guzzabocca (at) righthub.it Details of experience: I have more than 15 years of experience in sustainable procurement and supply management, since 2013 I have experienced the design and implementation for F.I.M. (International Federation of Motorcycling) of a sustainable event framework for motorsport sector, specifically for motorcycling sector becoming the advisor of Italian Mugello and Misano circuits for MotoGP events (the top class of motorcycling discipline). This key sport sector is a worldwide unique massive driver increasing the sustainability awareness across fans, teams, riders, organizers, promoters, community, suppliers and sponsors. That makes my expertise and know-how very strong and wide around sustainable events management. The framework includes several environmental and social impact initiatives. List of events and projects worked on: MotoGP Grand Prix Mugello 2013 MotoGP Grand Prix Mugello 2014 MotoGP Grand Prix Mugello 2015 MotoGP Grand Prix Mugello 2016 MotoGP Grand Prix Misano 2016 MotoGP Grand Prix Mugello 2017 MotoGP Grand Prix Misano 2017...

Lorenzo Orlandi

In-house Sustainability Manager Consultant   Auditor Location: Verona Italy Years experience in sustainable event practice: 2 Website: www.locom.it Email: lo (at) locom.it Linked IN: www.linkedin.com/in/lorenzoorlandi Details of experience: I've been working on sustainability projects as a professional consultant since 2012. My skills are related to marketing and communication project management, including stakeholder engagement projects. I manage my own company LOCOM, we are Partner of the LOVETHEPLANET business network, to develop Corporate Social Responsibility projects and services, and sustainability statements reporting since 2014. The Company business is focused over green marketing, sustainability report communication, stakeholder engagement and sustainable events management with ISO20121. In the last three years I have been involved with the Business Administration Department of the University of Verona teaching “Sustainable communication and ISO 20121 sustainable event management system”. I am working with Professor Paola Castellani, developing a research project work over “ISO 20121 criticality and benefits” involving three students in their university degree. Qualifications/Degrees/Training: Since the ISO20121 management system has been released I have been trained and certified as a sustainable project consultant and internal auditor 2014 BSI (British Standard Institution) “Sustainable events implementing and auditing” 2014 UNI (Ente Nazionale Italiano di Unificazione) “ISO20121 Sustainable Event Management List of events and projects worked on: In the last years I have developed sustainability report communication projects for Public companies and stakeholder engagement projects for private companies. I have been ISO 20121 consulting and auditing manager for the International Festival “Tocatì“ in the last two editions: 2015 – 13° Tocatì Festival Internazionale dei Giochi in strada 2016 – 14° Tocatì Festival Internazionale dei Giochi in strada www.tocati.it Some numbers of the...

Kalen Pilkington

In-house Sustainability Manager Consultant Event Producer with sustainability expertise Location: St. Albert / Alberta / Canada Years experience in sustainable event practice: 5 Kalen Pilkington E: kalenpilkington (at) gmail.com Details of experience: I integrate holistic sustainability into all of the events I plan, not only focusing on the environment, but also the social and economic aspects as well. I believe in seeking out sustainable solutions through event planning and delivery at the community level that help contribute to a shared global responsibility. I look for unique and innovative ways to plan and deliver events that are enjoyable for guests and provide aspects of education about the host organizations and their commitment to sustainability. I specialize in designing sustainable events and marketing materials that focus on specific demographics from youth to seniors, and everyone in between. Some of the highlighted projects I have completed include: Planned and executed the largest public engagement in St. Albert's history (7,000 people) which represents about 10% of our population. There were several events (approximately 15 to 20) smaller events planned and executed to gather the input and celebrate with the community (all done with a sustainability focus) Large scale music festivals Flash mob to increase awareness about water conservation Zero Waste events Behaviour change campaigns communicated through sustainability community events Unique and creative public engagement events that spur community connection and conversation I also believe in creating comprehensive event reports so that the successes and lessons learned can be incorporated for other upcoming events. Key to this is the development and measurement of targets and event indicators. I am an out of the box...

Shawna McKinley

 In-house Sustainability Manager Consultant Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Years experience in sustainable event practice: 12 Website: greendestinations.blogspot.ca Email: shawnamckinley @ gmail.com Details of experience: Over the last decade I've had the fortune to play in many different event sustainability sandboxes in the corporate, technology, tourism & travel, sport and association sectors. This has involved working with internal and agency event teams in different corners of the globe who are planning events of diverse scope and scale - from a few dozen to tens of thousands of participants. I relish learning about the unique challenges their event or event company is experiencing, and lending support to provide both proven as well as new and innovate sustainability solutions that respond to their individual situation. These solutions often involve working across internal departments and with groups outside the event organization and are driven to produce measurable results. I'm proudest when I see my event clients go on to win media and award recognition for their efforts. Most recently I've been inspired by the opportunity for events to influence attendees to make better choices for themselves, their communities and the planet. This led to the creation of a mobile application based-event sustainability game for EventCamp Vancouver which engaged attendees in fun, simple acts of 'green' that reduced impacts while creating social good. "Get Your Green On" became the winner of the 2012 IMEX Commitment to Community Award. I've contributed to the creation and roll-out of event sustainability standards, including participation in the Canadian Mirror Committee for ISO 20121. I enjoy sharing stories--many of them self-deprecating--in event sustainability via my personal blog, which...