A Greener Future announce 16th annual Green Events and Innovations Conference

The 16th edition of the Green Events and Innovations Conference (GEI 16) is returning to the Royal Lancaster London in 2024. Organised by A Greener Future (AGF), the conference for sustainability in events will take place on February 27, bringing together global innovators and sector leaders to share, network and accelerate environmental and social actions to make impactful change in events, music and sport.

The 15th edition of GEI welcomed artists and experts such as Brian Eno, Jacob Collier, Andy Cato (Groove Armada/Wildfarmed), Dale Vince (Ecotricity), Rosanna Machado (HM The Queens Platinum Jubilee Pageant) and environmental journalist Lucy Siegle. The programme ranges from strategic senior level commitments, to “how to” case studies and workshops for operational implementation, and all important networking.

The agenda includes topics such as transport, energy, food, biodiversity, communication, equality & inclusivity, climate justice, net zero, circularity, and the interface between the sector and politics.

Claire O’Neill, CEO of AGF, said: “At GEI16 we’re giving additional focus to both biodiversity and communication. Whilst we’re importantly focused on carbon reductions and net zero targets, the protection and enhancement of ecosystems and resources has many additional routes. The need to communicate so that people feel, understand and support the green transition is essential especially as climate falls into partisan politics, and the associated media seek to muddy waters, making an already monumental task harder. It’s time for all platforms and voices to be used to their fullest as a force for change and for good.”

The International AGF Awards also return to GEI 16, celebrating the most innovative and green aspiring events, venues, organisations and individuals from events worldwide in the last 12 months.