A master class for event professionals has been announced in Bristol on 19 November 2015, organised by Kambe Events.

The day will include presentations by waste experts, behaviour change experts and festival directors, followed by a practical workshop to create your own action plan for 2016.

Kambe Events, the company behind  the award-winning Shambala Festival, will be joined by leading experts for an all day practical workshop on how to improve your audience experience, change behaviours, manage costs and minimise your environmental impact by approaching waste management in a holistic way.

“Imagine: A festival site where all you can see is grass rather than litter; an audience which recycles without thinking; being clear about the best options for managing your waste, and knowing what happens to your waste when it leaves site. It’s possible, but why learn the hard way when you can gain insights from leading industry experts with over a decade of specialist experience,” the event’s statement read.

84 per cent of festival organisers responding to the recent Industry Green Manifesto survey (May 2015) identified landfill as a key issue. Audiences are leaving vast numbers of tents, and the way waste is and should be managed is surrounded with confusion.

Insights at the event will include:

Recent changes to waste management regulations
Successfully managing waste contractor performance and reporting
Reducing waste and increasing recycling rates onsite
Tackling the left-tents and campsite waste issue
Inspiring and motivating your audience
Managing waste related costs

The event will cost £195 + VAT per participant (Earlybird, AIF and AFO member discounts available). Earlybird Discount: 25 per cent until 30 September 2015

AIF/ AFO & BFF Discount: 15 per cent after 1 October 2015

Included in the package will be a one day workshop with leading  industry experts, a Draft Waste Action Plan tailored to your event and a suite of resources for managing waste including:

Waste Management Guide
Waste data recording sheet and contractor letter
Concessions Recycling Briefing
Follow-up 1-1 telephone support for your event team, plus 15 per cent discount on any three-day Kambe consultancy package.

Details of how to sign up are available here.

Read Access’ Sustainability Special Report, in partnership with Kambe Events, here.

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