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Who is attending the meeting to shape FestivalVision:2025

Find out who’s shaping Festival Vision:2025 at the Festival Supplier Awards

Over 40 Vision Festivals will meet to shape the future of Festival Vision: 2025 – Powerful Thinking’s call to action to bring festivals together to work towards a sustainable festival industry. The meeting is followed by The Festival Supplier Awards 2017 dinner and awards ceremony — free to Vision Festivals — at The Hurlingham Club, London on the 26th Jan.

Representatives from over 40 Vision Festivals will meet for day of workshops and networking opportunities as well as the chance to share experiences and help shape the direction of future research and resources for Festival Vision: 2025. Download the full programme here.

Representatives from the following festivals & production companies will be attending:

Festival Republic (Reading, Leeds, Latitude, Electric Picnic, Download, EDC, V-Festival, T in the Park, Creamfields, Wireless)
Sunday Best (Bestival, Camp Bestival)
Ground Control (Parklife, Festival No.6, Kendall Calling)
Northern Festivals Network: (Underneath The Stars, Bluedot, Cloudspotting, Kendal Calling, Just So, Festival Number 6, Ramsbottom Festival)
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta
Bristol Harbour Festival
Kew the Music
Port Eliot
BBC Events
Towersey Festival
Cambridge Folk Festival
Kambe Events (Shambala Festival, Starry Skies, Swingamajig)
Hay Festival
Festival On The Wall
Glastonbury Festival
Noz-Stock The Hidden Valley
Linisfarne Festival
The Green Gathering
Lambeth Country Show
Dartford Festival
Always The Sun
Secret Garden Party
Boomtown Fair
Liverpool Loves
Wheels and Fins
ZAP concepts
Association of Independent Festivals
Association of Festival Organisers
A Greener Festival

Festivals that have taken the Festival Vision: 2025 pledge are invited to join the meeting. If you would like to enquire about tickets please contact: bethan@powerful-thinking.org.uk.

Programme released: Shaping Festival Vision:2025

The programme for the Festival Vision:2025 meeting at the Festival Supplier Awards on January 26th at The Hurlingham Club is now out. 40 Vision Festivals will meet to shape the 10-year initiative, share experiences, discuss opportunities, take part in professional skills workshops to help in their onward journey towards sustainability and join the Festival Supplier Awards evening dinner and award ceremony free as a further chance to network with other Vision festivals. Full programme details below:

 Festival Vision:2025 Meeting
Shaping the Future
26th January, 14:00 – 17:30
followed by drinks and awards at The Festival Supplier Awards, 19:00 – 02:00
Venue: The Hurlingham Club, Ranelagh Gardens
London, SW6 3PR


14:00              Arrivals & welcome

14:30              Setting the scene — Alison Tickell (Founder & CEO Julie’s Bicycle): The value of festivals and the arts in cultural leadership and climate change.

14:40              Festivals stepping up — Chris Johnson (Co-founder Shambala Festival & Chair of Powerful Thinking)

  • Festival Vision:2025 project update — 56 festivals and counting
  • Industry Green Survey 2016 — The results
  • A changing industry — Defining the direction

15:00              Richard Gillies (Festival On the Wall, former Head of CSR for M&S): Supply chain change in a public facing industry — comparing notes from the corporate sector.

15:30              What’s possible? Case studies of successful practices and initiatives:

  • How much can I save on energy? – Rob Scully (ZAP Concepts)
  • Deposit systems – Victoria Chapman (Festival Republic)
  • Tools for measuring impacts – Laura Pando (Julie’s Bicycle)

16:00              Tea & coffee break – Challenge & opportunity to share: meet 3 people you don’t know and find out something about what they are dong to make their event sustainable…

16:20              Data = knowledge – Quick-fire sessions (4 sessions of 10 minutes)

  • How to monitor energy effectively (ZAP Concepts)
  • Managing data and using the IG Tool (Julie’s Bicycle)
  • Measuring travel (Lansdowne Associates)
  • Getting the real story from you waste data (Kambe Events)

17:00              Shaping the future: Festival Vision:2025 — What do we want to achieve and how will we do it?

17:30              END

Festival Supplier Evening Dinner and Awards
Dress Code: Black Tie

19:00              Drinks reception

20:00              Dinner

21:30              Awards

02:00              End

Download the programme PDF

Practical Information:

Advance queries: bethan@powerful-thinking.org.uk / 07841558445
Entry to the evening dinner & awards is by guest list – i.e. no ticket required.


Nearest tube station – Putney Bridge
Map to venue: www.hurlinghamclub.org.uk/map-directions/

Hotel Suggestions:

Premier Inn – London Putney Bridge – 10 minutes walk form venue with rooms from £58 http://www.premierinn.com
The Lodge Hotel – Putney Bridge – about 10 minute taxi with rooms at around £120 http://www.thelodgehotellondon.com

Contact bethan@powerful-thinking.org.uk for ticket details.

Powerful Thinking to Judge Green Award at Festival Suppliers Award

Powerful Thinking are proud to have assembled the judging panel for the 2017 Festival Supplier Awards at the Hurlingham Club, London on the 26 January.

The judges are Chris Johnson, Chair of Powerful Thinking and Shambala Festival, Victoria Chapman, Sustainability Co-ordinator for Festival Republic, Andy Fryers from Hay Festival and Richard Gilles Former Sustainability Director of Kingfisher Plc and Marks & Spencer and Director of Festival on the Wall. Victoria Chapman will present the Award on behalf of the panel.

Nominees for the Green Supplier Award 2017 are:

As part of the Festival Supplier Awards Powerful Thinking will be holding a the first #FestivalVision2025 meeting to shape the future of the Vision. The meeting includes a day of networking, inspiring talks and practical workshops for 30 of the Festivals who have taken the pledge to work towards as sustainable future for the UK Festival Industry.

Vision Festivals will have the chance to meet to discuss and shape Festival Vision: 2025 together, share experiences from 2016 and network with other festival organisers, and attend workshops to gain insights into tools to measure environmental performance easily and effectively, before heading to the dinner and awards ceremony in the evening. More details here.

Learn more about Festival Vision: 2025