Festival Vision: 2025 Meeting

Festival Vision:2025 Meeting

Skills & Knowledge Update

Wednesday 18th October, 14:00 – 17:30  


1.45                Arrivals & welcome with host Graham Brown (Plaster PR)

14:00              Ben Robinson (From the Fields): The value and impact of engaging audiences in sustainability at Bluedot festival.

14:15              Quick Fire Innovations & Industry Updates 

Hosted by Graham Brown (Plaster PR)


  • Mark Laurie (NCASS):  New Trader Carbon Calculator & Food Waste Project 8th Plate
  • Vikki Chapman (Festival Republic) & Amanda Campbell (Comp-a-Tent): Turning Tent Trash into Future Resource
  • Chris Williams (Prolectric): Innovation in Solar Lighting
  • Catherine Bottrill (Julie’s Bicycle): Creative Green Certification & Biofuels — The Latest Research
  • Abi Edgar (Energy Revolution): Turning Festival Travel Emissions into Renewable Energy


15:15              Panel Discussion: Re-imagining Water at Events — Hosted by Steve Heap (AFO): How environmental impacts from water at events can be minimised with innovations and initiatives? With panel guests:  

Lise Honingser, (Ohoo!) William Goodwin, (Waste Into Water) & Annabelle Hunt (FRANK Water).


                           15.45              Tea & coffee break


16:00              Key Topic ‘Round Table’ Discussions:  (4 rotating groups with 15 min per topic) 


  • Energy Management, Monitoring & Reporting: Tim Benson (SMART Power)
  • Creating an Environmental Action Plan & Strategy: Catherine Botrill (Julie’s Bicycle)
  • Working with Traders to Achieve your Sustainability Goals: Mark Laurie (NCASS)
  • Tackling Festival Travel Emissions: Liz Warwick (Lansdowne Warwick/ Cambridge Folk Festival)


17:00              Networking: Share experiences with the Festival Vision:2025 community & meet power suppliers with sustainable solutions.

                          17:45              ENDS