EGF 2017 Conference

About the Conference

The fifth Event Greening Forum (EGF) Conference will take place on 27 July 2017 at Valverde Eco Hotel in Muldersdrift, Johannesburg.

The Forum’s first stand-alone conference took place at Hackle Brooke Conference Centre in July last year, and was a resounding success. This year’s conference aims to inspire and equip business leaders to pave the way for a better, more sustainable future. It will delve into issues surrounding carbon offsetting, the risks of greenwashing, and business best practices, as part of the theme “Sustainability: The Business Case”.

Who should attend?

Event Suppliers & Services: Venues; Exhibition Organisers; Transport; AV & Production; Marketing & Communications; Food & Beverage and Marketing, Procurement & Event Managers: Corporate; Association & Public sectors and Convention Bureaus.


Angela Barter, CPRP, Sustainable Communication Strategist

Angela 2With more than 18 years of experience, Angela Barter is a widely-respected public relations specialist and Sustainable Communication Strategist. She holds a PGD in Environmental Management from Stellenbosch University and a GCX qualified residential eco-auditor and carbon footprint analyst certificate.  She is a highly-regarded public speaker at public relations and sustainability events including speaking at the World PR Forum in Madrid, Spain (2014) and more recently, Toronto, Canada (2016). Angela has written numerous articles featured in a range of media including her contribution to the Handbook of Public Relations (10th Edition) by Skinner, Mersham & Benecke.  Her work in the field of Sustainable Communication is grounded in a solid background in classic PR practices and a sound insight into social, economic and environmental sustainability. Angela is a PRISA (Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa) Chartered Public Relations Practitioner (CPRP).

Gavin Heron, Co-founder of Earth Probiotic

GavinGavin co-founded Earth Probiotic with his wife Karen in 2010.  Earth Probiotic focuses on the on-site composting of food waste and since 2010 has developed scalable food waste composting solutions — all South African developed and manufactured — Bokashi composting, in-vessel composting technologies, and vermicomposting.  Gavin is an ex-advertising executive who now, instead of selling rubbish, recycles it into soil food.