Thu 17 Jan | De Oosterpoort, Front 3 (up) | 16:30 - 18:00
Presented by: A Greener Festival & GO Group

Festivals Campsite Chaos 2.0

Festival | Event production

Invitation Only

Closed session - only by invitation.

 

Moderator

  • Claire O'Neill

    Claire O'Neill A Greener Festival (GB)

    Co-Founder of A Greener Festival (AGF), Creative and Aerialist with Arcadia Spectacular, and organizer of the Green Events & Innovations Conference (GEI).

    Claire’s 2006 research led to the formation of AGF, which has since assessed 500 events worldwide through The Greener Festival Award, trained 100 assessors, and founded GEI in London. Claire leads AGF consultancy, for clients such as the Royal Horticultural Society and Westminster City.

    Claire is part of the core creative team in many roles and responsibilities over the years, including agent, show manager, creative producer, and sustainability manager. Claire can also be found spinning from the cranes of the iconic Spider Stage, performing alien abductions, or bungeeing over the heads of 50,000 gasping Glastonbury Festival revellers. Claire is also within the central management for the global touring shows.

    Claire’s career has included Label New Media and Licensing Manager, General Manager of the Association of Independent Festivals, and varied festival management roles.

  • Holger Jan Schmidt

    Holger Jan Schmidt GO Group, Take A Stand (DE)

    Holger Jan Schmidt is ambassador and project manager of the international Take A Stand initiative and campaign for the (live) music sector, which was launched in 2017 to create a movement encouraging social cohesion in our society as well as promoting awareness and tolerance.

    Holger is one of Europe's leading networkers in the music festival branch with a focus on sustainability and social responsibility. He leads the pan-european think-tank GO Group (Green Operations Europe) and works as anchorman for green issues of Yourope (the European Festival Association). He is board member of the German Sounds for Nature Foundation e.V., that focuses on sustainability related and environmental issues at events.

    Holger looks back at more than twenty years with Germany's biggest admission-free festival RhEINKULTUR in Bonn with a daily audience of 160,000 being in leading position from 1998 till the festival's last edition in 2011. Today Schmidt is booker and consultant for Das Fest in Karlsruhe, one of Germany's major festivals with a capacity of 80,000 visitors per day.

    He holds a diploma in media economics from Rheinische Fachhochschule Cologne and was a lecturer for "Sustainable Festival- and Eventmanagement" at Hochschule Fresenius (University of Applied Science) in Cologne and Duesseldorf. Also he is an active musician himself.