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greenloop – sustainability in visitor attractions conference

greenloop is Blooloop’s new conference focussing on sustainability in visitor attractions. Learn from leaders sharing their sustainability experiences at the first conference specifically for the industry.

Post COVID, the green agenda will be the most powerful driving force across all industries. Consumers will demand sustainable attractions. Be part of the solution for the planet – join the conversation at greenloop and help future proof your business and the industry.

Rachel Read, Director and Co-Founder, Blooloop

The conference was held on April 20-21, 2021 online.

Reasons to attend greenloop

  • Find out from our speakers how leading international brands are innovating to tackle the world’s biggest problem.
  • There will be superb networking opportunities to meet like-minded individuals.
  • Be part of the solution for the planet – join the conversation at greenloop and help future proof your business and the industry.
  • Blooloop is the world’s most read website for visitor attractions professionals, backed by powerful social media, with a proven track record in delivering successful online events.

Tickets

We recognise these are challenging times for many in our industry and so have £24 (incl UK VAT) tickets for operators, institutions, students and job seekers.

Standard tickets are available at £72 (incl UK VAT) each.

All sessions will be live. Recordings will only be available to ticket holders.

Blooloop is supporting EARTHDAY.ORG and has committed to plant a tree for every greenloop ticket sold, and in addition donate 5% of our ticketing revenue to EarthDay’s climate literacy programme.

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Speakers

Speakers from some of the world’s leading visitor attractions, operators and institutions will present their sustainability strategies and highlight best practice, key trends and challenges.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from our sustainability leaders from across the sector – from historic attractions, to expos to new mega developments. In addition there will be opportunities to network with fellow professionals.

Speakers to date include:

Guillaume Allaire

Director of International Affairs, Puy du Fou

John  Bull Expo2020 Dubai

John Bull

Sustainability Pavilion Director,
Expo 2020 Dubai

Gaynor Coley

Gaynor Coley

Chairman of the Board, The Wave & previously MD, Eden Project

Emily Dow Disney greenloop

Emily Dow

Design Studio Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering

Choni Fernandez Veciana

PortAventura Central Services Director: Purchasing, Logistics and Corporate Responsibility

Karen Fifield, Chief Executive, Wellington Zoo & Chair of the WAZA Ethics and Animal Welfare Committee

Karen Fifield

Chief Executive, Wellington Zoo & Chair of the WAZA Ethics and Animal Welfare Committee

PY Gerbeau

Chief Executive, The London Resort

Dominic Hare

Dominic Hare

CEO, Blenheim Palace

David Harland

CEO, Eden Project International

Wayne Hitchings, NHM

Wayne Hitchings

Head of Sustainability, The Natural History Museum

Sara Kassam

Sustainability Lead, V&A

Ike Kwon

Chief Operating Officer & Head of Government Affairs, California Academy of Sciences

David Rosenberg, Monterey Bay Aquarium

David Rosenberg

Vice President, Monterey Bay Aquarium

Lukas Scheub

Lukas Scheub

Management representative for Public Affairs, Europa-Park

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Alistair Gosling

Founder and CEO, Extreme International

Michel-Linet Frion headshot greenloop

Michel Linet-Frion

Founder, Studio Concepts and Innovations

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Viorel Beltechi

CEO Therme Asia

Marie Balmain headshot greenloop

Marie Balmain

Sustainability Unit Director, Egis

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Chris Hall

Partner, Holder Mathias Architects

Peter Gamble

Senior Partner, Holder Mathias Architects

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Philip Shepherd

Advisor

Geoffrey Dixon headshot greenloop

Geoff Dixon

Head of Research, A Different View

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Michael Collins

Senior Partner, Leisure Development Partners

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Franceen Gonzales

Chief Experience Officer, WhiteWater

Kelly Williams headshot greenloop whitewater

Kelly Williams

Water Slide Engineering Manager, WhiteWater

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Mark Locker

CEO, attractions.io

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Jacob Thompson

Business Development Manager, attractions.io

Frank Cornelissen headshot greenloop

Frank Cornelissen

Chief Commercial, Floriade Expo 2022

Mayte de Vries headshot greenloop

Mayte de Vries

Strategic Advisor Sustainability, Floriade Expo 2022

Charlotte Mauritz headshot greenloop

Charlotte Mauritz

Director Participants Horticulture and Food & Beverage Manager, Floriade Expo 2022

Rachel Camps headshot greenloop

Rachel Camps

Director of Marketing, Floriade Expo 2022

Dina El Filali headshot greenloop

Dina El Filali

Program Manager International Research, Floriade Knowledge Exhange Program

Sponsors

Gold sponsor:

Floriade
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WhiteWater

Silver Sponsors

More sponsorship opportunities are available. We have some low maintenance, high impact, great value options for suppliers who would like to showcase their green innovations.

Please contact Alice at events@blooloop.com.

Programme

All times are BST (UTC+1)

Day 1 – 20 April

Charles Read, Blooloop’s MD, welcomes you to greenloop.

Choni Fernandez Veciana, PortAventura Central Services Director: Purchasing, Logistics and Corporate Responsibility, & PY Gerbeau, CEO, The London Resort.

PortAventura is the world’s first carbon neutral theme park. Choni will take attendees through an overview of the process from identifying UN sustainability goals to measurement to implementation.

The London Resort is one of the most ambitious projects in Europe. Set to open in 2024 the plan is to be an operationally carbon neutral theme park. PY will share how this will be achieved.

Sara Kassam, Sustainability Lead, The V&A, & Guillaume Allaire, Director of International Affairs, Puy du Fou.

Sara will look at the organisational change needed instilling sustainability into everyday processes in the world’s leading design museum.

Sustainability is in the DNA of Puy du Fou. Guillaume will explain how  sustainable practices have been hard wired into historical spectaculars at “the best theme park in the world“.

Join in our speed networking session to be paired with other attendees for a 3-minute conversation.

Visit the virtual booths in the Expo Hall to learn more about our sponsors and see what sustainable solutions they provide.

Michel Linet-Frion chairs this panel session discussing the challenges faced by waterparks in becoming more sustainable. The panel includes Therme Group’s Viorel Beltechi, VP Energy & Engineering, CEO Therme Asia.

Thank you to our sponsor ProSlide.

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Mark Locker, CEO of Attractions.io is joined by special guests in this talk which explores technology’s power to overcome environmental challenges.

Emily Dow, Design Studio Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering.

Emily will talk about how Disney Imagineering incorporate sustainable processes to deliver compelling visitor experiences.

Kelly Williams, Water Slide Engineering Manager and Franceen Gonzales, Chief Experience Officer from WhiteWater.

WhiteWater experts share how ride design advancements and extending the life of waterslides are practical sustainability solutions you can implement this season.

Wayne Hitchings, Head of Sustainability, The Natural History Museum & Ike Kwon,  Chief Operating Officer & Head of Government Affairs, California Academy of Sciences.

 

Day 2 – 21 April

Alistair Gosling, Founder and CEO of Extreme International, Qiddiya Advisory Board Member.

Alistair will discuss how Extreme works to leave a positive legacy and how it has taken action to become more sustainable with its ‘Tread Lighter’ initiative.

John Bull, Sustainability Pavilion Director, Expo 2020 Dubai | Loic Finlan, Director – Environmental Sustainability, Qiddiya.

Expo 2020 Dubai has said Terra – the Sustainability Pavilion is already inspiring visitors to make changes that will contribute to a cleaner environment. John will take us through the hopes for a legacy for this meaningful visitor experience.

From 14 April 2022, Almere will be the stage for the Floriade Expo 2022 International Horticultural Expo for six months: the greenest day out. Once every 10 years Floriade is the park to enjoy the scent and colour of flowers, plants, vegetables and fruit. The Expo offers 40 inspiring country presentations, a spectacular greenhouse complex, a cable car over the Floriade park, pavilions with sustainable innovations and a vibrant arts and culture programme. We’ll hear how Floriade plans to create a green legacy.

David Harland, CEO, Eden Project International.

The Eden Project has been hugely influential in the creation of green attractions since it’s opening in a disused Cornish clay pit in 2001. The iconic biomes have led the way for eco-attractions. Eden Project International was launched in 2014 to deliver social and ecological benefits to new locations around the world.

Dominic Hare, CEO, Blenheim Palace & Lukas Scheub, Management representative for Public Affairs, Europa-Park.

In this session we look at how two very different attractions, both with rich heritages, are creating a sustainable legacy.

Thank you to our sponsor ProSlide.

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The pandemic has shone a light on how many companies operate and has pushed ESG thinking even more to the forefront. We will consider the point of view of consumers, operators, developers and investors, revealing the compelling motivations for visitor attractions to become more sustainable.

We also have the results of an exclusive sustainability survey, carried out by A Different View for Blooloop, to share.

Gay Coley (Chairman of the Board, The Wave & previously MD, Eden Project) and  Philip Shepherd (ex-PwC), Geoffrey Dixon (A Different View) and Michael Collins (Leisure Development Partners).

Visit the virtual booths in the Expo Hall to learn more about our sponsors and see what sustainable solutions they provide.

Join in our speed networking session to be paired with other attendees for a 3-minute conversation.

Karen Fifield, Chief Executive, Wellington Zoo & Chair of the WAZA Ethics and Animal Welfare Committee & David Rosenberg, Vice President, Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Karen will present WAZA’s new sustainability strategy. David will talk about Monterey Bay Aquarium’s mission to inspire conservation of the ocean, leading by example and the Aquarium Conservation Partnership,

Note: Sessions may be subject to change.

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