International platform for environmental and social change in the event industry launched today

Amsterdam, July 3 2019 – Building on the pioneering role of the Netherlands in the field of festivals and sustainability, Green Events Nederland and Nachtlab Agency are joining forces to spread our wings internationally. We are starting Green Events International, a platform that will help make events around the globe more sustainable. Carlijn Lindemulder, initiator of ADE Green, is also joining the team with her international network and experience in the field of sustainability and social change in the event industry.

As can be read on our website, we present our Green Events International team of experienced event experts that are driven to accelerate the event industry’s transition towards sustainability. Paul Schurink, co-founder of Green Events Nederland, explains: “In recent years, we have gained a great deal of knowledge and experience about sustainable event management. The festival sector plays a pioneering role in this and more and more sports and business events are showing interest. Thanks to this new collaboration, we are convinced that we can make an impact on an international level.”

According to Sylvester Lindemulder, co-founder of Nachtlab Agency, the demand for sustainable events worldwide is increasing: “With Nachtlab we organize events and shows around the world. And everywhere we come across organisers that want to work in a more sustainable way, but whose knowledge is lacking. We would like to contribute to the necessary transition. Green Events is our ideal partner to create more sustainable events worldwide and to make a positive impact. I believe that events have a special potential: to inspire the public to embrace a lifestyle that is in harmony with nature.”

The first project that we jointly devote ourselves to as Green Events International, is the organization and curation of ADE Green, the conference on sustainability, innovation and social change in the music industry. This year ADE Green will be in its seventh year, taking place on Friday, October 18 in the DeLaMar Theater, Amsterdam. With an audience of 1200 industry peers, event organizers, brand managers, suppliers, journalists and students, last year’s edition of ADE Green was completely sold out. Tickets can be purchased here.