EGF Master Class & Conference Offers Bang for your Buck
Event Africa Contributor 05/07/2019 Industry Events
Costing less than a square meter of exhibition floor space, the Event Greening Forum’s (EGF) 2019 Master Class and Conference offers incredible value for money.
The half-day Master Class is on 10 July and the one day Conference on 11 July, both at Maropeng, the Cradle of Mankind. The theme is ‘Imagining a Different Future’.
Targeting everyone who works in the business events industry (not just organisers) who are interested in sustainability – whether as a new concept you want to know more about, or as something you have been addressing for years and want to further your knowledge of – these are must-attend events.
A few of the highlights include:
Lorraine Jenks (pictured above) will run the Master Class. Not only is she a well-respected sustainability facilitator, greening specialist, climate change leader and ethical food activist, but she is an entertaining speaker and educator who will make you feel capable and inspired to take positive action despite the enormous problems our industry faces due to climate change.
For our Conference keynote address, Sally-Anne Käsner will give an introduction to the circular economy, a new way to do business that elegantly side-steps many of the sustainability issues our current linear model of consumption creates.
Our Waste Panel Discussion experts will answer all of your event waste questions. Given the amount of misinformation and confusion that surrounds this critical component of event greening, this discussion is much-needed and long overdue.
Learn from those who have done it and succeeded. The King IV Conference was an audited green event that hosted 1,400 local and international delegates. And the Cape Town Cycle Tour was able to go ahead during the height of the Cape Town water crisis, without jeopardizing the needs of Cape Town residents.
Discover exciting new event trends, such as the sustainability trends that are shaping the Eastern African MICE events industry, and emerging tech that could alter the way we “do” events.
Social sustainability is an often overlooked aspect of sustainable event management. Lisa-Jade Kirkahm will argue that it needs to be central to the work we do, an argument that will come to life as you take a tour of the Long March to Freedom, National Heritage Monument at Cradle of Humankind, Maropeng Official Visitor Centre. This art installation of 100 life-sized bronze figures tell the powerful story of South Africa’s journey to democracy, and asks us to consider what kind of future we want to create and be remembered for.
There will also be talks on sustainable procurement, and water and energy efficiency in events, as well as opportunities to network with other sustainably minded professionals, an introduction to some innovative green products, competitions and giveaways, and more.
“If you are serious about sustainability, you need to be there,” says Greg McManus, the EGF Chairperson. “These events are a unique opportunity for our industry to come together and start imagining what our future can, and should, look like. They only happen once a year, are compact out of respect for your busy schedule, and as we are a non-profit the ticket is price nominal.”
Seats are limited; register now to secure yours.
Visit www.eventgreening.co.za/2019-conference for more information.