Rebecca Johnson

In-house Sustainability Manager Consultant Location: Spain Years experience in sustainable event practice: 5 Email: sustainability.mgmt (at) gmail.com LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccalouisejohnson/ Details of experience: I have been working in Events for all of my professional life and began working in sustainability in events in 2015. Initially, my involvement began as research for my employer, but once I started to learn more about sustainability I became very interested in the subject in general, and the potential of every individual to reduce his/her negative impact on the environment. Soon after I was assigned ISO 20121 implementation for my company, and later became the Sustainability Manager. I love the events and tourism sector so it makes sense for me to apply my knowledge in sustainability to this area. In my role I have implemented a sustainability strategy within my organisation in 3 different countries; that alone was challenging due to the different cultures and ways of working in each market. I am also interested in sustainability in tourism and how destinations and local entities can contribute towards reducing negative impact and creating a positive legacy. Currently I am working as a Sustainability Consultant on various different projects; teaching, training, auditing and communication. Qualifications/Degrees/Training: BA (Hons) Modern Languages (French & German) & European Studies - University of Bath, UK Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain Advanced Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner, Centre for Sustainability & Excellence, IEMA, UK Lead Auditor Course in ISO 14001, SGS Training Internal Auditor Course in ISO 20121, SGS Training Sustainability Auditor for Hotels, Travelife GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Programme Biosphere Barcelona (Commitment) Training List of events and projects worked on:...

Amanda Pummer

In-house Sustainability Manager Consultant Trainer   Event Producer with sustainability expertise Location: Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia Years experience in sustainable event practice: 15 Website: www.sustainablehappiness.com.au Email: amanda (at) sustainablehappiness.com.au LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sustainablehappiness/ Details of experience: As Hotel General Manager for 20 years managing events in hotels throughout Australasia, the biggest as Executive Assistant Manager at Rydges Wentworth Hotel during the Olympics in Sydney 2000, to over 200 private weddings in design hotels in Bali, managing events differently became my unique skill. After appointment as the Bali Hotels Association Environment Executive, I was also able to lead hotels through Earth Check's certification programmes providing training and guidance with groups of hotels. It was this volunteer role that led me to join the GreenAsia Group as Sustainability Consultant for the Hospitality Industry, based in Bali. Since returning to Australia, I have created my own Consultancy for the Hospitality industry and now work in that role for Tourism Noosa. Qualifications/Degrees/Training: Bachelor of Arts Degree, Double Major Philosophy and English Literature - UWA Post Graduate Certificate in Sustainability - USC Green Globe 21 Auditor training 2006 Singapore RSA and RSG permit Cert IV training and assessment TAFE Maroochydore List of events and projects worked on: Clean up the World Day - Bali - Organiser 2008,2009 Green Globe 21 Auditor Training 2006 Singapore Green Globe 21 Certification for Alila Manggis and Alila Ubud Hotels Bali Earth Check Design and Construct Award for Alila Uluwatu Green Asia Group - EarthCheck trainer for Club Med Cherating Beach Sustainability Consultant - Noosa Lakes Resort Sustainability Officer - Noosa Festival of Surfing Sustainability Officer - Tourism...

Antonio Cañas

 Consultant,Trainer, Auditor, Event Producer with sustainability expertise Location: Bilbao/Basque Country/Spain No Years in sustainable event practice: 10 Email: acanas (at) greenize.es Website: www.greenize.es Antonio es ingeniero industrial, con una vasta experiencia y formación en economía circular, ecodiseño y LCA y energía. Es experto en comunicación y divulgación ambiental y fue nombrado en 2015 Embajador de Diamante de Europa dentro de la plataforma EE MUSIC, referencia europea en materia de sostenibilidad en eventos musicales. Así mismo, es el jurado especializado en sostenibilidad en los Premios Fest. Hace unos años fundó Greenize y desde entonces dirige esta ingeniería dedicada al desarrollo de proyectos de sostenibilidad y economía circular aplicada. Está especializado en grandes eventos y en proyectos de I+D. Le apasiona el diseño y es inquieto por naturaleza, lleva décadas como promotor de eventos musicales, cinematográficos y culturales, ingeniosamente creativo, y trotamundos profesional…. y sobre todo, capaz de cambiar para siempre tu forma de ver el mundo, proporcionándote las herramientas necesarias para que puedas obrar el cambio. _________ Antonio is an industrial engineer, with a vast experience and training in circular economy, ecodesign and LCA and energy. He is an expert in environmental communication and dissemination and was appointed European Diamond Ambassador in 2015 within the EE MUSIC platform, a European reference in the field of sustainability in musical events. He is also the jury specialized in sustainability in the Fest Awards. A few years ago he founded Greenize and since then he directs this engineering dedicated to the development of sustainability projects and applied circular economy. He specializes in large events and R&D projects. He is passionate about design and is restless...

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:...

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...

Anastasia Zotou

Consultant Location: ATHENS, GREECE Years experience in sustainable event practice: 3 Website: www.zoten.gr Email: info (at) zoten.gr Details of experience: I have been working on sustainable sports events since 2014 providing the organizing committee with the appropriate knowledge on how to reduce negative impacts as well as raising environmental awareness to all stakeholders and participants involved. I manage my own environmental consulting company ZOTEN in Athens, Greece but my activities are not limited to Athens as I travel to many areas of the country to consult on a variety of environmental issues. Sustainability in event management inspires me for many reasons: Firstly, as an environmental consultant I understand the necessity of reducing our negative impacts on our planet through any means or actions possible. Events are such an opportunistic way to reach and educate so many people and at the same time make a collective difference in event practices. Secondly, my experience with the Greek people organizing and participating in these events was extremely positive despite the difficult period (Capital Controls, economic crisis) as they were willing and enthusiastic about contributing to this cause. I found that their knowledge of event practices was limited, to say the least, but they were eager to learn. This gave me a lot of motivation and hope. Regardless of the difficulties they face, they are conscientious of the need to follow through with sustainable practices. Thirdly, I truly believe in the ‘triple bottom-line’ concept of maintaining a balance between ‘planet, people and prosperity’ which can be achieved through event greening. At the moment Greece needs inspiration and motivation to overcome all the issues it...