Nic Balthazar, the environmental activist and broadcaster, will give the keynote speech at this year’s 2019 IACC Europe Knowledge Festival, which is focused on sustainability.
His session, called ‘Change climate change!’ aims to transform the conversation from one of based protest, to one of creativity and fun, in an attempt to inspire more action.
The festival is taking place at Dolce La Hulpe in Brussels, Belgium, 4-6 October.
Topics covered include wellness, food & beverage, technology and digital trends, meeting room design, marketing and sustainability in the events industry.
Mark Cooper, IACC chief executive, said: “With this year’s event focus being sustainability, Nic Balthazar is the perfect voice to inspire our attendees to take action towards preserving our environment, promoting a healthy, inclusive society and supporting thriving economies and communities that their events directly impact.”
IACC is working with Events Industry Council (EIC) on various aspects of the event, from F&B to waste management, with a view to gaining EIC Sustainable Event Standards Certification.
IACC Europe Knowledge Festival convenes 130 delegates from IACC certified conference and meeting venues representing the top one per cent of small to mid-size venues. This year's event will feature workshops, ranging from open forum debates, to campfire session, experiential learning and cultural education, all of which will appeal to the diverse learning styles of attendees.
AMI editor James
Lancaster is a familiar face in the meetings industry and international
association community. Since joining AMI in 2010, he has gained a reputation
for asking difficult questions and getting lost in convention centres. Proofer, podcaster, and panellist - in his spare time, James likes to walk,
read, listen to music, and drink beer.