We’re back at Eurosonic!


ESNSTraditionally GO Group hosts a fine bunch of panels and discussions at Europe’s most important music business conference and showcase festival: Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen/NL. We are grateful to be a part of this fine event and glad that we have managed to create another four session with exclusice speakers on most relevant topics related tonevent sustainability.

Here’s your GO agenda for Eurosonic Noorderslag 2016:

Wednesday Jan 13th 2016

Presentation of the Green Operations Award
@ European Festival Awards ceremony, Grote Zaal, De Oosterport
18.00h cocktail hour
19.30h dinner
21.45h show

purchase tickets here.

Thursday Jan 14th 2016

Greening a Monster

, 12:00 – 13:00h
ESNS – De Oosterpoort, B4 – Panel Room

How do you implement green policies in the organisation of a major music and broadcasting event like the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna, or at Glastonbury, the giant open air festival with its 170,000 visitors? And what happens on the journey from theory to practice?
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Speakers:
Stephanie Weigel (Tollwood Festival, GER)
Oliver Lingens (ORF, ESC 2015, A)
Rob Scully (Glastonbury Festivals, GB)
Holger Jan Schmidt (Host, GreenEvents Europe, GER)

Behaviour Change 2.0
, 15:00 – 16:00h
ESNS- De Oosterpoort, G4 – Panel Room

How social marketing can change audience behaviour in regards to sustainability and health & safety related issues. Teresa Moore will combine the practical experiences of the panelists who work with green issues and H&S with a scientific approach.
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Speakers:
Juliet Ross-Kelly (Eco Action Partnership, Isle Of Wight Festival, UK)
Lars Riemann (Melt! Festival, Lollapalooza Berlin, GER)
Teresa Moore (Host, Bucks New University, UK)

Friday Jan 15th 2016

Audience Communication

15:00 – 16:00
ESNS – De Oosterpoort, B4 – Panel Room

There are different approaches to reaching out to punters and spreading messages including those about sustainability and green issues. And these different methods can be applied before, during and after the festival. We will hear about the experiences from one of Europe’s finest and most innovative festivals, Roskilde in Denmark, as well as from an event within an event, called Arcadia Spectacular and from tours. This panel is about best practice, ranging from playful to strict and back again.

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Speakers:
Christina Bilde (Roskilde Festival, DK)
Claire O’Neill (Arcadia Spectacular & A Greener Festival, UK
Holger Jan Schmidt (Host, GreenEvents Europe, GER)

Saturday Jan 16th 2016

You’ve Got the Power

, 13:30 – 14:30h
EPIC – Hampshire Hotel, P10 – Panel Room
A session about re-arranging a festival’s power plan. It’s about saving energy, CO2, fuel and – most important of all – money! Let’s make sure that… You’ve Got The Power!
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Speakers:
Joke Wellens (Pukkepop, BE)
Ken Spranghers (Pukkepop, BE)
Paul Schurink (Zap Concepts & Green Evenets Nederland, NL)
Holger Jan Schmidt (Host, GreenEvents Europe, GER)

Please consider also the following panels put together for the EPIC conference by our colleagues of Green Events Nederland:

A Greener Festival Award

, 12:00 – 13:00h
EPIC – Hampshire Hotel, P2 – Meeting Room

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Green Deal ‘Wastefree’ Festivals

, 15:00 – 16:00h
Hampshire Hotel, P10 – Panel Room
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