presented by: Go Group Responsibility 3.0 - Who's Making the Call?

  • Conference
  • Internationaal

De Oosterpoort, B4 - Panel Room
13:30 - 14:30

Do sustainability and climate change still matter? If we want to make a change for good for the world's future we cannot treat these topics as a mere trend. Who's taking the lead on this or do we need regulation and limits within the music business?

Speakers to be announced.

Noorderslag speaker Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson
Shambala Festival (UK)
Chris is co-founder and Operations Director of Shambala Festival, a Director of Kambe Events and co-founder and chair of Powerful Thinking - the UK’s think-do tank on sustainable temporary energy. A regular speaker at events, sustainability consultant, occasional lecturer and campaigner, Chris has practical knowledge of how to implement initiatives on the ground, and industry-wide experience of delivering green initiatives. Chris is also the Associate for Festivals and Events with Julie’s Bicycle, and co-founder of Energy Revolution.
Noorderslag speaker Jacob Bilabel
Jacob Bilabel
Green Music Initiative (DE)
Jacob Bilabel is founder of the pan-European Green Music Initiative, which provides a platform for the music and entertainment industry to coordinate projects in the fight against climate change with the objective to create demand for innovative and sustainable strategies. In 2012 he was co-founder of the Go Group – Green Operations Europe, an independent, pan-European and cross industry think-tank to inspire people in the music festival and events industry to run their operations greener and smarter. Prior to that he worked in the management of Universal Music Germany, he set up MySpace’s operations in Germany and became part of the social media advisory board of the Green Party. Today, he is Managing Director of Berlin based think-do-tank THEMA1 specialised in accelerating the transition to a low-carbon society. He is a mentor at the Akademie der Künste (University of the Arts) in Berlin, founding member of the ReDesign Deutschland initiative and board member of Berlin's Chamber of Commerce for Creative Industries.
Noorderslag speaker Linnéa Svensson
Linnéa Svensson
Greener Events Foundation (NO)
Linnéa E. Svensson is the Executive Director of the Norwegian non-profit foundation Greener Events which mentors, certifies and advises organizers of sporting and cultural events in sustainability. At the moment Oslo Urban Arena, by:Larm, Green Dot, Diamond League Bislett Games, The Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports represents some of the biggest projects in the present project portfolio of foundation. Linnéa has worked with production, sponsorship and sustainability in events for nearly 20 years, including 10 years at the Oya Festival in Oslo. She is also the author of the sponsorship handbook for live music promoters and is writing a sustainability handbook for sporting events at the moment. Her goal is to make sure more events include sustainability measures in their events and of course to have fun while doing it.
Noorderslag speaker Thomas Henningsen
Thomas Henningsen
Greenpeace (DE)
Dr. Thomas Henningsen studied Zoology and Marine Biology in Germany and the USA. He started to work for Greenpeace in 1990, assessing the environmental damage caused by the first Gulf war. Since then he has coordinated and lead national, international and global campaigns on ocean, forest and climate issues and is currently coordinating the program of Greenpeace in Europe. Henningsen has worked in the tropics for his Ph.D. about the behavior ecology of river dolphins in the Amazon river system and has “moved” in the last years to the colder Arctic areas, as these unique systems are about to disappear, which is likely to lead to major and catastrophic global impact.