Nicky Tramaseur

Nicky has worked in the Events Industry for over 20 years'. She has experience of large scale events for over 2000 attendees, exhibitions, conferences, award ceremonies and training on both the agency side and in-house. She has experience of managing events of all sizes and budgets, both in the UK and overseas - in the US, Europe, Middle East, Asia, India and Africa. Nicky has proven strategic leadership skills and significant stakeholder management experience. Nicky is passionate about sustainable events, she comments "in the past few years the events industry has shifted in its focus, organizers want to achieve the same outcome with minimal negative impacts on the environment, communities and local economy – maximizing the positive impacts and leaving a legacy to be proud of. They also want to save money. This is why I founded Event Greening, my aim is to make a noticeable contribution to the Events Industry."

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Angela Gordon

I am an Early year's Lecturer with 28 years of experience under my belt.I believe the role of education is to equip and inspire people to utilize their full potential in pursuit of a noble purpose that hinges on human connection and emotions.There's an expression in education what gets tested gets thought.Those people who are out of the classroom and making the rules and assigning the measures are out of touch with what really matters for learners.I feel that hope/Intrinsic drive and self-awareness is just as important but cannot be measured.

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Emily Brown

I believe it is important to consider the wider effects of actions in every aspect of life. I believe that where there is a chance to be sustainable it is worth doing, in order to ensure future generations aren’t left to clear up a mess left by us - or alternatively, have to live with a lower quality of life due to our incapacity to be more considerate.

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Luke Salter

Hi I'm Luke, I'm 22 years old and I'm passionate about sustainability. Since leaving university I believe I have a good knowledge of sustainability and it's importance in the world today! I am currently an intern at Positive Impact and it has given me a new insight into the way we should protect our environment and how events can change the way we operate.

In September 2018, I hope to start a Masters course in Sustainability and Consultancy at the University of Leeds to further my progression the career of sustainability and make a difference in the world as a consultant.

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Melissa Radu

I have been working in Meetings and Conventions with Edmonton Tourism in the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation. This company is also the managing company for the Shaw Conference Center in Edmonton and is highly committed to providing a venue that is able to lessen & measure the environmental footprint of clients and their events. This year, I will be working personally to achieve my Masters Degree in the field of Sustainable Tourism and Regional Development. I am hoping I can take my knowledge & passion for Sustainable Meetings to help groups to become more sustainable year over year in their events.

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Tesilimi Seyi Kelani

I am a travel and tourism consultant promoting sustainable travel and tourism through friendship and peace the world over. I am an active member of SKAL International in good and regular standing, honoured with Tourism Ambassador by the Australia SKALLEAGUES in 2001 right in San Juan during the SKAL World Congress in Puerto Rico.

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Christa Herrmann

I have been a sport addict ever since, and found my professional path in the sport industry. I'm fascinated how sport can inspire people to make the best of themselves and their surroundings, and nowhere is this more evident than at events. As the makers and shakers of these, it is crucial to me that we take the responsibility and ensure that we're sustainable on every level - there is no second planet if we miss our chance this time around.

Quote: "The greatest Threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will safe it" (Robert Swan)

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Russ Spollin

Russ Spollin has a passion for events and sustainability, working with UK festivals and community events to help improve their sustainability performance. His sustainability journey began as a workplace union environment representative and has taken him many wonderful places, including deep down compost toilets and high atop mountains of recycling! His main activities are as Director and Sustainability Manager for Redfest Bristol, a social enterprise arts and community festival attracting 20,000 people annually.

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Josep Jonas Cortes

Trained in Knowledge-driven Economy and Market research (UOC-Universitat Oberta de Catalunya www.uoc.edu), and IESE Business School alumni, I am leading the development of new events at Fira de Barcelona with a special focus on sustainability and infrastructures. Formerly in charge of professionals trade shows, I have overseen such events as Smart City Expo World Congress | www.smartcityexpo.com, Circular Economy European Summit | www.circulareconomysummit.com, Innovate 4 Climate | www.innovate4climate.com, Barcelona Building Construmat | www.construmat.com, iWater | www.iwaterbarcelona.com, Smart Mobility World Congress | http://www.smartmobilitycongress.com and Piscina & Wellness Barcelona | www.piscinawellness.com. I am a frequent lecturer at several Business School in Barcelona and also speaker in some events http://www.siehuesca.es/josep-ponente-del-siehuesca17-2/ . Nowadays, I am doing a Ph.D. investigation about Sustainable Development in th MICE Industry.
There is no business in a dead planet. It's is for that reason, sustainability is about progress, not perfection.

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Ana Dorly Jaramillo Salazar

I am married, have a son and a wonderful family. I have a degree in Biology. Genetics and MSc biologist Sanitary and Environmental Engineering. I have worked for over 15 years in cleaner production, sustainable production and consumption with different productive sectors. I was environmental coordinator for the World Games Cali 2013 and I am supporting events and restaurants to make them more sustainable. I have my brand: Events Sostenibles. I am passionate about sustainability because I love to enjoy natural areas, want to prevent or minimize negative impacts to the environment and while people will go well. I want things to happen. Moving from Theory to Practice.

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Gill Thomson

I work in sustainable tourism and have for many years. I am looking at starting to work within the education sector so thought this would be a good way to mentor people but also keep an eye on what is going on within industry.

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Heather Lishman

A graduate of the University of Surrey, Heather had roles with DeVere, InitialStyle Conferences and Quality in Tourism before forming her own business in 2010 providing services to a diverse range of hospitality organisations. In her role as Association Director of ABPCO she has used her business skills to focus on ‘Promoting Excellence in Association Conferences and Events’ and to grow the engagement, membership and the surplus of the association and is thrilled to be the Association Director in this their 30th year. Heather is also a Director of Hospitality Assured a business which helps hospitality organisations achieve competitive advantage through business and service excellence. Heather sits on the Executive Board of the Institute of Hospitality. Heather believes that all hospitality and events businesses should consider how to integrate corporate social responsibility into their business planning and operational delivery models, and works hard to help organisations see how they can achieve this.

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Claire O'Neill

Claire is the Co Founder of A Greener Festival (AGF), Event Producer and Programmer of Green Events & Innovations Conference (GEI), Creative Producer & Aerialist for Arcadia Spectacular. Events and Festivals around the world are assessed and awarded for their sustainability efforts internationally, through the "Greener Festival Award" and "Greener Event Award".

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Norzakiah Mohamed Bakhari

I am impressed by the "world tourism day" this year with the theme sustainable tourism for development. as i am lecturer in tourism management, i also teach event management and operation class. As event is part of tourism i hope i can share with my student more about positive impact when organizing an event and how event can be a platform to spread the positive impact of sustainability towards tourism industry.

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Morgane Stein

After experiencing the richness of cultural heritage and natural diversity through various travel and work experiences in Egypt, India, USA, Malaysia, Lebanon, China, Australia and now Malta, I acquired a strong experience in business event management and while producing big seminars across industries from finance to oil and gas, sustainability was always a theme close to my heart, but most of the time completely absent from the policies of the organisations I was working with. On a path to re-aligning my career with my values, I then decided to embark on the start-up journey in order to demonstrate that sustainability applies everywhere, hoping to inspire others to take action as there is no better way to move forward. Events being my core expertise so far, it came natural to look at how sustainability can be embedded in the event management process. ONE OF MY FAV QUOTES: With a little seed of imagination, you can grow a field of hope. ~ African proverb

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Rossella Costantino

4th year International Festival & Events Management with Language student at Edinburgh Napier University. Passionate about the world of festivals and events, but aware of the necessity to implement actios to save our beautiful world, and make sustainability and festivals a one thing only.

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