Vision:2025 at The Showman’s Show Programme

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Vision:2025 at The Showman’s Show Programme 
Wednesday 17th October, 2018


13.00               Arrivals & Welcome: Johnny Lance (The Showman’s Show) &
                        Graham Brown (Powerful Thinking/Plaster PR)

13:05               Festival Vision: 2025 Update: Bethan Riach (Powerful Thinking)

13:10               Keynote: Paul Reed (CEO, Association of Independent Festivals):
                        The power  of festival communities and collaboration to catalyse change.

13: 25              Progressive Power & Energy: Hosted by Graham Brown (Plaster PR)

  • Nicola Gale (S2VS): Electric vehicle charging for events
  • Matt Collins (ide Systems): Next generation remote monitoring systems
  • Robert Miles (Immersa): Is battery storage the future?
  • Tim Benson (Smart Power Ltd) How to plan for Smarter Power at events
  • Catherine Bottrill (Julie’s Bicycle)Biofuel sourcing made simple

14:25               Festival Focus’ Panel + Q&A —Steve Heap (AFO) talks to event organisers about the challenges of tackling environmental impacts and the initiatives that worked in 2018. With panel guests:  Kate Doyle(Broadwick Live), Joe Buirski (Fire in the Mountain), Mary Corfield (Greenbelt) & Henry Taylor (Shambala Festival).

14.55               Tea & coffee break

15:10               The Showman’s Show Green Supplier Award:  YOUR VOTE COUNTS. Three shortlisted suppliers pitch their innovations to the audience and panel of judges: Claire O’Neil (A Greener Festival), Paul Reed (AIF) and Catherine Bottril (Julie’s Bicycle).

15.40               ‘A Toast to the Future’ Panel + Q&A: Host Andy Fryers (Hay Festival) talks to   guests about how festivals can cut bar waste & get audiences drinking sustainably. With guests: Zac Fox (Kilimanjaro Live), Luke Howell (Hope Solutions); Alex Hopkins (Green Goblet) and the RAW Foundation.

16.10               Key Topic ‘Roundtable’ Discussions: (4 rotating groups with 15 min a topic)

  • Power: Tenders, contracts & process: The nitty-gritty that will save you ££s with Tim Benson (Smart Power/ZAP Concepts)
  • Waste Plastics – All you need to know about sustainable cup options with Chris Johnson (Shambala Festival), Luke Howell (Hope Solutions) and Rob Scully (ZAP Concepts).
  • Let’s Talk Toilets: understand the impacts of toilet waste at events & discuss solutions to common issues with Virginia Gardiner (Loowatt) & guest supplier
  • Tackling Travel Impacts: Measuring & reducing impacts of audience, crew and supplier travel with host Liz Warwick (Lansdowne Warwick/Cambridge Folk Festival) and guest supplier.

17.10               ‘Join us’ session: Building communities of change with:

  • Julie’s Bicycle & Vision: 2025 (Catherine Botrill & Chris Johnson)
  • Energy Revolution & The Ticketsellers ( Bethan Riach/Mo Jones )

17:30              Networking Drinks: Carry on the conversations over an ethically brewed beer  kindly sponsored by The Ticketsellers.

18:00             Ends