Brighton Music Conference (BMC) returns for its 7th year and our co-founder, Sophie Awdry, was invited to join the expert panel on the 'How the Industry Is Tackling the Climate Crisis' session, alongside other inspirational industry leaders.
The panel consisted of, Tristian Hunt (AFEM, Regional Manager) Hadi Ahmadzadeh (ECODISCO) Jolyon Klean (Orca Sound Project) Sophie Awdry (Eco Glitter Fun) and Claire O'Neil (A Greener Festival). The panel examined, amongst other things, how DJ's, promoters, event workers and key figures are leading by example when it comes to sustainability, and the growing use of green riders to affect change.
Watch the panel discussion, 'How the Industry Is Tackling the Climate Change' at BMC below.
Eco Glitter Fun's Co Founder, Sophie says, "It was a real honour to be invited by Tristan from AFEM to speak on this thought-provoking and timely panel. To be amongst experts in the industry who are so passionate and dedicated to sustainability was a privilege.
COVID has provided the opportunity for us to step back and see how when reopening events, sustainability needs to be a priority in a way that is profitable for businesses. The only way to make this work is if it's not an add on, or afterthought but a key part of any event like health and safety is. I know that party-goers are ready for a more sustainable event experience and so it is an exciting time to be a part of these changes.
BMC is the UK's foremost electronic music conference & networking event, focused on innovation, education & bringing to light the key issues facing the electronic dance music sector. Usually attended by 1000s of music industry professionals, next-generation DJs, producers as well as electronic music enthusiasts, this year it moved online, providing free access to all. This years' topics included; post-pandemic plans, sustainability, inclusivity, unconscious bias in live events, black representation in music, mental health in the industry and some great Q&A sessions with DJs and producers and industry.
"It's been a very frustrating time with the constantly changing government guidelines, but we are determined to deliver content that will hopefully benefit DJ's, venues, promoters, artists and everyone working in our industry during this turbulent time. BMC is committed to uniting the electronic music industry as everyone is struggling just now and we've decided the best way we can help is to share our content for free this year." The BMC Team