The sustainable events conference will bring together industry leaders, experts and organisations from across the live events sector. AGF said the programme will involve strategic senior-level commitments, ‘how to’ case studies, and workshops for operational implementation. Sessions will cover topics such as transport, energy, food, equality and inclusivity, climate justice, reducing and calculating emissions, design and materials usage for circularity, the interface between the sector and politics, and carbon removals.
The International AGF Awards will also take place at GEI 15 next year, celebrating achievement across events, venues, organisations and individuals during the last 12 months.
AGF CEO Claire O’Neill said, “Finally, the status quo is uncomfortable enough for change to happen fast. We have to reduce emissions by more than 50% in the next seven years – a phenomenal task that no single organisation or sector has the answers to nor the power to do alone. With many aspiring to a zero-carbon future, how the live sector moves towards a greener business model is now a critical issue. We look forward to welcoming the industry once again to GEI to reflect on the years progress, approach the difficult questions, and steer in the right direction for the year ahead.”