Consultant Auditor Specialist (eg recycling, power, transport)
Location: The Netherlands
Years experience in sustainable event practice: 3
Email: paul @ zapconcepts.com
Details of Experience:
Paul Schurink (The Netherlands) is an expert in the field of temporary energy supply, sustainability and innovations.
Paul holds a degree Master of Business in Energy systems (MBE) of Delft University of Technology and worked 20 year in the Dutch generator rental company Bredenoord, were he held different positions such as Manager Rental, Manager International Projects and Manager New Business. He gained experience in several major events as being responsible for the power supply to the Olympic Games in Athens (2004) and Torino (2006) and as responsible a Project Manager for the supply of temporary power, water and temperature control equipment for UEFA EURO 2012 Poland/Ukraine.
Paul runs his own company, ZAP Concepts B.V., which offers consultancy in energy and sustainability; specialized in energy assessment, measurement and logging as well as design of the optimal power supply for events.
Paul has extensive knowledge of generators, power distribution, alternative power supply as fuel cell technique, hybrid generators, alternative fuels (GTL, bio fuels, bio gas), energy storage and general sustainability.
In 2014, Paul, together with Laura van de Voort (Extrema), founded the organization Green Events Nederland.
Green Events Nederland inspires festival organisers and through them festival go-ers. Festival go-ers are receptive for new ideas and impulses, so a festival is the right place to communicate a message or concept. By providing independent and competent advise, Green Events Nederland takes organisers on an inspiring journey to environmental awareness, sustainable and social responsible entrepreneurship. To increase sustainability of an event, cooperation between several suppliers is required. Green Events Nederland acts as the connecting chain, knowledge supplier and think tank.
Green Events Nederland shares its knowledge by its website and through knowledge courses, provided by experienced sustainability managers out of the event branch.
Paul holds a degree Bachelor of Business Administration Management and a Master of Business in Energy systems (MBE) of Delft University of Technology
List of Events and Projects Worked on:
Since 2013 Paul was hired by the Indian Summer Festival and DGTL Festival as a sustainability coordinator, as a power consultant by Extrema B.V. for their events Extrema Outdoor XONL, XOBE and Solar Weekend, ID&T Defqon1, MFBH Beat the Bridge, Festivaart, Coverland etc. etc…