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...

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, to develop Corporate Social Responsibility projects and services, and sustainability statements reporting since 2014. The Company business is focused in sustainability report drafting and communication, stakeholder engagement and sustainable events management systems 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 four editions: www.tocati.it 2015 – 13° Tocatì - Festival Internazionale dei Giochi in strada 2016 – 14° Tocatì - Festival Internazionale dei Giochi in strada 2017 - 15° Tocatì  - Festival Internazionale dei Giochi in...