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...

Benjamin Eddie

  Event Producer with sustainability expertise Location: Leeds, England, UK Years experience in sustainable event practice: Two Website: linkedin.com/in/beneddie Email: contact @ benjamin-eddie.com Details of experience: I have been passionate about reducing, reusing, and recycling in the home since my youth. It has been a natural progression that as my involvement within the events industry increased (alongside my knowledge of sustainability) that I would apply the same principles to my professional life. As event organiser you are in a unique position to promote a positive message to your audience, contractors, and suppliers; through sustainability in action, education, and sharing best practice in a setting where people may be more receptive than in day-to-day life, with a hope that you can affect wider change and demonstrate alternative possibilities. From a business perspective, it is increasingly apparent that the strategic case for embedding sustainable practices is gaining momentum; early adopters can achieve competitive advantage ahead of inevitable legislation. My own experience rests on a long held passion for organising and attending festivals and live entertainment, and in environmental sustainability. I am a great believer in lifelong learning, personal, and professional development; and I'm excited to pursue a career in such an innovative, creative industry with a very real capacity to make a difference. I have faced barriers when looking to implement sustainable practices where there has been limited focus before, and realise the importance of having a clear direction from the outset. Events sustainability is ongoing, with unique challenges to overcome; it is not an end in itself, rather an approach and a commitment to do more. As the festival season here in...

Denise Allen

 Event Producer with sustainability expertise Location: Orange Years experience in sustainable event practice: 18 Website: www.nct.org.au Email: denise (@) naturetrust.org.au Details of experience: I hold a Advanced Diploma in Event Management I have work with in the field of Event Management across several University. Namely Sydney University, Charles Sturt University & The Orange Agriculatural College I am now working for the Nature Conservation Trust of NSW as the Program Manager. My role encludes management all Event carried out by the Nature Conservation Trust of NSW I all events held by NCT I am responsible for the Sustainable Management and Auditoring of these events I have also been on several committees that have produced high standard public events in the Central West I was on the Orange Tidy Towns committee in 1987 the year that Orange City won the award Qualifications/Degrees/Training: Advanced Dipolma Event Management Several in house Certificate Courses in Sustainability Management held by the University of Sydney and Charles Sturt University List of events and projects worked on: Manager of Australia Remembers Celebrations for the Orange District Graduation and Scholarship events at the University of Sydney Orange Campus & Charles Sturt University Orange Manager of Slopes to Summit Launch for GER and Nature Conservation Trust of NSW All Nature Conservation Trust Major Dinner accross the NSW 60 to 100 attending Managed small field days on Nature Conservation Trust properties accross...

Meegan Jones

 Consultant  Trainer  Auditor Sustainability Manager  Event Producer with Sustainability Expertise Location: Australia, International Years experience in sustainable event practice: 12 Website: www.greenshootpacific.com Email: meegan @ greenshootpacific.com Details of experience: I have been working in event management for 25 years and in sustainability in event management for more than a decade. I started my sustainable event journey with  Peats Ridge Festival in Australia, and was Sustainability Manager for Festival Republic (Glastonbury, Reading, Leads, Latitude) for three years. I have published a book on the subject 'Sustainable Event Management: A Practical Guide'. I sat on the ISO 20121 panel as head of delegation for Australia. I was one of ten industry experts on the working group for Global Reporting Initiative's Event Sector Supplement. I have written resources for Julie's Bicycle (green music industry in the UK), was Global Greening Director for Live Earth (2008 and 2010) and consultant to the UN writing a research paper on the state of music and environment globally. Qualifications/Degrees/Training: Bachelor of Business (Marketing) TAFE...

Amanda Wright

 Event Producer with sustainability expertise Location: Auckland New Zealand Years experience in sustainable event practice: 8 Website: www.greenshootpacific.com Email: amanda @ greenshootpacific.com Details of experience: Ex-festival director for Splore - a three day outdoor music and arts event which has been leading the way with sustainable event practices for 8 years. Director of GreenShoot NZ, sustainable event consultancy. List of events and projects worked on: Trash to Fashion Awards Splore 1998 - present Womad Erupt Taupo Arts...