The first speakers and sessions have been announced for the Green Events & Innovations 2016 conference.

A Greener Festival and Bucks New University present the conference, which takes place the day before ILMC begins at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington.

Speakers include T in the Park’s Steve Taylor, ILMC’s Greg Parmley, the Grantham Institute’s Joanna Haigh and A Greener Festival’s Claire O’Neill and Teresa Moore.

Powerful Thinking will also present The Show Must Go On and debate the Festival Vision: 2025 initiative. Delegates to the conference will have the opportunity to help shape and join the industry-wide commitment to reach set sustainability targets.

Another new session will revolve around representatives from foreign festivals speaking about the unique or similar challenges they face in meeting and understanding their environmental impact. The session kicks off with Malawi festival Lake of Stars.

The Green Events & Innovations conference takes place on 3 March.