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Sustainable Event Summit 2024: Programme Updates and Registration

Vision: 2025’s Sustainable Events Summit (SES) will return to the Showman’s Show for the 9th edition, on Wednesday 23rd October 2024.

Supported by The Showman’s Show and with Festival Republic confirmed as title sponsor, the free-to-attend action-focused summit will present the latest research tools and knowledge to bring outdoor event organisers, suppliers, local authorities and experts together, driving collaborative resource development, industry standards, best practice and innovation, inspiring action and shaping the industry response to the climate emergency for UK events.

2024 is a pivotal year for the Sustainable Events Summit, as work begins on establishing benchmarks, shaping the sector strategy 2030.

Programme outline:

10.15-13:00 –
The #SES24 morning is an invitation-only industry roundtable session, where Green Leaders will focus on national policy priorities and sector strategy. A sustainable lunch is being supplied by Eat to The Beat, which will frame later conversations around food impacts.  Members can check inboxes for your ticket unlock code or email.

13:00-17.30 – Open to all programme with panel discussions and sessions on

  • Shaping the Future: A Sustainable Live Events Industry Vision for 2030
  • Understanding and Tackling Travel Impacts (sponsored by ‘You.Smart.Thing’)
  • The Green Supplier and Innovations Awards Live!
  • A new “Quick Fire” session will on a range of this season’s hot topics
  • Best of the Summer – leading festivals present behind-the-scenes insight on sustainability innovation

Speakers confirmed include:

  • Jon Collins, Chief Executive, LIVE
  • Hannah Cox, Director at Sustainability Consultancy, betternotstop
  • Andrew Lansley, Sustainability Cconsultant at Cheltenham Festivals
  • Feimatta Conteh, Senior Environmental Responsibility Manager, Arts Council England 
  • Vikki Chapman, Head of Sustainability (UK&I) at Live Nation & Festival Republic
  • Bonnie May, CEO, Eat to the Beat 
  • Chris Smith, ‘You.Smart.Thing’ 
  • Suzanne Bull, Founder and Co-Lead, Attitude is Everything
  • Bethan Riach, Communications Manager, ecolibrium
  • Anna Johnson, Environment & Sustainability Officer, Anjuna Beats (Involved Group)
  • John Rostrum, CEO, Association of Independent Festivals 

SES 24 will be hosted in a new-look venue, supplied by Evolution Domes, with AV supplied by Production AV (part of the D&B Group). SES remains free to attend thanks to their support, along with headline sponsors LS Events, Instagrid, MTD Pure Water, Sunbelt and Julie’s Bicycle.

Follow @eventvision2025 on LinkedIn and Twitter for programme updates.

Get your general admittance tickets for the afternoon programme 13:00-17:00.