Sustainable Events Summit, presented by Vision: 2025 and Future Festival Tools, runs on day one, 19 October, at The Showman's Show at Avenue B141, bringing together thought leaders, industry experts and policy makers with event organisers and suppliers to inform and inspire outdoor event sustainability action. 

In the third open-to-all session of the afternoon, 'The Zero Waste Festival Project panel will focus on the challenges and solutions of auditing and reducing event waste. Chaired by Victoria Chapman, Head of Sustainability (UK&I) at Live Nation who brings her experience of leading on sustainability for Festival Republic to the panel and discussion with guests: Charlotte Eddisford, Community Impact Lead and Senior Consultant at Resource Futures who will present the findings from the recent 'Zero Waste Festivals Project' which sets out to deepen understanding about waste management and its impacts at outdoor festivals, and set the industry on a course to overall waste reduction, zero waste to landfill, and increased recycling rates. Teresa Moore, Director and lead on education, training and research at A Greener Festival brings her wealth of experience to the panel with input on tent waste, which she has been researching as part of her PhD on the topic. Matt Mellen, Refill Campaign Manager at City to Sea speaks about the findings from the recently published guide and online hub aimed at helping organisers reduce waste and introduce reusable cup schemes at events.  Read the full programme and register