A Model for a United Industry - LIVE Green
Claire O'Neill A Greener Festival, Jamal Chalabi Backlash Productions & Tour Production Group (TPG), Stuart Galbraigth Kilimanjaro Live Ltd, Angie Rance Earth Agency
Claire O'Neill A Greener FestivalClaire is CEO of A Greener Festival (AGF), Director of Sustainability for HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant, Producer of the Green Events & Innovations Conference with ILMC, Chair of the Green Group for the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM) and sustainability advisor to industry body LIVE Green. A disruptor to business as usual in the industry with 15 years at the forefront of event sustainability. Claire developed AGF as a global operation providing certification, consultancy, training and sustainability support, with clients such as Glastonbury Festival, RHS, The O2, UTA, AEG, FKP Scorpio, Kilimanjaro Live and Wembley Arena. Claire worked with Paradigm Agency to launch the Green Artist Rider in 2019. Continuously challenging the status quo, Claire pushes the sector to improve and live up to its green aspirations and provides the tools to do it. Claire has also been an Aerialist for over 10 years, performing with productions such as Arcadia Spectacular, the 80m high ArcelorMittal Orbit, and as Mary Poppins, flying the London Olympic Stadium roof for the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.
Jamal Chalabi Backlash Productions & Tour Production Group (TPG)With nearly 30 years of touring and production experience at all levels and across every continent, Jamal has had the great privilege to work with Artists of all genres from all over the globe; from pioneers of Punk & Hip Hop to Rock Legends & Mega DJs. He has accumulated invaluable experience over the years, forging a strong work ethics and always striving to implement best practices. The forced downtime caused by COVID-19 has allowed him to focus on the issue of sustainability within the music industry and be part of the solution. Through the TPG Sustainability Group, Jamal aims to open up an industry-wide 360° dialogue, to promote best practice, provide guidance and tools for the challenging times ahead. He is committed to change, mentoring and educating the next amazing generation of industry professionals. www.backlashproductions.com www.tourproductiongroup.co.uk/
Stuart Galbraigth Kilimanjaro Live Ltd
Angie Rance Earth AgencyAngie is an Agent at Earth Agency and also on the Founding Committee for EarthPercent, a charity helping the music industry address climate emergency.
John Langford AEG EuropeJohn Langford is Chief Operating Officer of AEG Europe – the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company. John is responsible for AEG’s arena operations across the region – a role which covers multiple countries and everything from content programming, to commercial, marketing, ticketing, facility management and event operations. He joined AEG in November 2016 as Vice President and General Manager of The O2 and has been responsible for the continued growth and success of the world's number one music and entertainment venue, which in 2017 celebrated its 10th anniversary and in 2018 saw the opening of ICON Outlet, a premium shopping outlet. Prior to joining The O2, John was Director of Live Entertainment for the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow. John holds various industry-wide roles, including recent Presidency of the European Arenas Association and Chair of LIVE Green - the UK Live Music trade association focused on environmental sustainability. Born and raised in South Africa, John has an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in Business from WITS University in Johannesburg, an MBA in Strategic Marketing from the University of Hull and a Post Graduate Certificate in Business and Climate Change from Cambridge University. Before moving to the UK in 2013, John worked for eight years as the Chief Operating Officer at BIG Concerts, South Africa’s premier concert promoter. Prior to this, John worked in radio management at the South African Broadcasting Corporation.