2019 Conference & Master Class

The dates and venue for the seventh Event Greening Forum Master Class and Conference have been announced:

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Master Class: Wednesday 10 July 2019, 12:00 – 17:00
Conference: Thursday 11 July 2019, 08:00 – 17:00
Venue: Hominin House, Maropeng, Cradle of Mankind
Hashtag: #EGF2019

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The theme is “Imagining a Different Future“, which could not come at a better time, as the 7.7 billion people on our planet begin to accept that climate change is a reality. However, climate change does not mean our fate will be a dystopian disaster. Instead, we can take action and steer our future in a brighter direction. These two events are a unique opportunity for the events industry to come together and start imagining what that future can, and should, look like. Be a part of the solution, and in the process ensure you have the skills to succeed in this new economy.
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Both of these events are suited to people who work in the following industries: Event Suppliers & Services; Venues; Event & Exhibition Organisers; Transport; AV & Production; Marketing & Communications; Food & Beverage; Marketing; Procurement & Event Managers in the Corporate, Association & Public sectors; and Convention Bureaus.
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WHAT ATTENDEES LIKED MOST ABOUT LAST YEAR’S EVENTS:

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“The amazing speakers.”
“Varied content and interactive format. On time and well run – flowed”
“The open discussions and ability to share views and ask questions openly”
“The clean design, the honesty, the commitment to walk the talk”
“I loved all of it, and the very fresh ‘homegrown’ food”
“Education and networking”

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Plus, over 90% of attendees rated the content as “excellent” or “very good”, while 70% would recommend it to a colleague.

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Conference - 11 July // Maropeng

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THE PROGRAMME AND SPEAKERS WILL BE COMING SOON!
For details on last year’s highly successful Master Class and  Conference, click here.

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Master Class - 10 July // Maropeng

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This year’s Master Class will be run by Lorraine Jenks, the founder of HotelStuff/GreenStuff. It is titled: “Climate change – a tale of two futures“.
She says; “With incidences of extreme weather making headline news, it is clear that climate change is here. We are not ready. The impact on all aspects of our lifestyles, tourism, hospitality and the events industry in Africa will be, and already is, profound.
“Based on research in Africa, I will share actual climate disruptions experienced by people on the ground and offer solutions, preparedness, special training, adaptions and some of their tips for all aspects of the events industry. My presentation has no bewildering graphs and statistics but rather facts, solutions, advice and practical tips – factors attendees may not even have thought of – gleaned from those who have already been there.”
Lorraine’s workshop will cover:
  • Briefly, the causes of climate change
  • Mitigation – what should and can be done
  • Current and anticipated impacts and disruptions – specifically considering impacts on transport, properties, venues, operations, products and food
  • Planning and adapting – based on research in Africa
  • Helpful resources
  • Summary review of the topics as they apply to: (1) planning the event, (2) during the event, and (3) post event
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ABOUT LORRAINE
Sustainability facilitator, greening specialist, climate change leader and ethical food activist – as a professional speaker, Lorraine advocates responsible management practices for the public and private sectors. A teacher by profession, her sustainability journey began in California in the 1970s, working with the infant EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), then back home, she was Group Contracts and Procurement Manager for Africa’s largest hotel chain for 15 years. She went solo and trained under the UNEP’s Eco-Labelling Project, NCPC’s Clean Production Programme at the CSIR, Green Building Council’s Interior Design and Décor, Green Leaf Carbon Auditing and recently as an accredited Climate Reality Leader under former Vice President of the USA, Sen. Al Gore.
Climate Change is now in the news every day.  It is here.  Tourism and events industries are particularly vulnerable.  Lorraine has researched the impacts in Africa, specifically, and spoken in Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
Only when we understand WHY will we be able to know WHAT to do, WHEN to do it and HOW to survive.  She will walk us through the entire story and try to leave us feeling encouraged and in control of an uncertain future.
Winner of 16 awards, with top honours for her six Green Home and Eco Hotel projects and a special interest in Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Impact of Climate Change on Tourism in Africa,  International Ethical Food Trends as well as Waste Management.  With her indomitable team, she manages two leading online directories, consults and runs workshops throughout South Africa and as far afield as China, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria – changing mind sets and management practices using passion, personality and humour to balance the seriousness of her topics.
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Venue & Accommodation // EGF 2019 Master Class & Conference

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While both of our events look towards the future, we felt it was fitting we also consider where we have come from – and so we chose Maropeng, the cradle of humankind, as our venue. Importantly, the venue is certified with Heritage and committed to sustainability. Click here to download the map and directions to Maropeng.
Both the Master Class and Conference will be held at Hominin House, while the dinner will be at the Maropeng Boutique Hotel restaurant.
Guests who wish to stay over may book into the 4 star graded Maropeng Boutique Hotel. We have negotiated a discounted rate for our attendees, of R1, 130 including breakfast . Please notify the staff that you are an EGF delegate.  Click here for more information and contact details.

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Sponsorship // EGF 2019 Master Class & Conference

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If you would like to align your brand with the Event Greening Forum, and demonstrate your commitment to the development of a more sustainable events industry, we encourage you to become a sponsor for these events. There are still some packages available, and we are happy to discuss creating a sponsorship agreement with you to better suit your unique needs.
For more information about sponsorship, please contact Lisa Jade Kirkham (nee Merven) on lisa@gingerbiscuitsa.co.za.

Sponsor logos: South Africa National Convention Bureau; Flock Eventing Platform; Seven Colors Communication; Scan Display, ReFillery

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Tickets // EGF 2019 Master Class & Conference

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