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Antonio Cañas

Antonio Cañas

Bilbao, Spain

Sustainability and Circular Economy Expert and Auditor

Antonio is an industrial engineer, with a vast experience and training in circular economy, ecodesign and LCA and energy.

He is an expert in environmental communication and dissemination and was appointed European Diamond Ambassador in 2015 within the EE MUSIC platform, a European reference in the field of sustainability in musical events. He is also the jury specialized in sustainability in the Fest Awards.

A few years ago he founded Greenize and since then he directs this engineering dedicated to the development of sustainability projects and applied circular economy.

He is specialized in large events and R&D projects.

He is passionate about design and is restless by nature, has been for decades as a promoter of musical, film and cultural events, ingeniously creative, and professional globetrotter .... and above all, able to change forever your way of seeing the world, giving you the tools necessary for you to act the change.

List of events and projects he has worked on:

  • Pilots and consultancy for Guide for Sustainable Events in Basque Country
  • Jury specialized in Sustainability in Premios Fest
  • EE Music Project
  • EE Music Europe Awards 2015
  • EE Music Europe Diamand Ambassador
  • Slow Fashion Next Meeting 2015
  • 17th International Congress of Dietetics 2016
  • 3rd Summit of Travel Agencies Associations
  • Basque Ecodesign Meeting
  • Kilometroak
  • Fiesta de la Vendimia
  • Bilbo Basket
  • BIME
  • Ebrovision Music Festival
  • Bilbao BBK Live Music Festival
  • Somos Estrellas Festival
  • Caostica, Short Film Festival
  • BBFA Meeting 2016
  • Ibilaldia 2013
  • Bilbao World SUP Challenge
  • Bio Bike Eguna 2014

Degrees and qualifications:

  • Industrial Engineering
  • MsC. Renewable Energies
  • Expert in Ecodesign and LCA
  • Part Qualified Doctor in Project Management

Auditor for:

  • ISO 20121
  • EPD
  • ISO 14006
  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001

Lorenzo Orlandi

Lorenzo Orlandi

Verona, Italy 

Sustainability Manager, Consultant and Auditor

Lorenzo has been working on sustainability projects as a professional consultant since 2012. His skills are related to marketing and communication project management, including stakeholder engagement projects.

He manages his own company LOCOM, to develop Corporate Social Responsibility projects and services, and sustainability statements reporting since 2014. The Company business is focused in sustainability report drafting and communication, stakeholder engagement and sustainable events management systems with ISO 20121.

In the last years, Lorenzo has been involved with the Business Administration Department of the University of Verona teaching “Sustainable communication and ISO 20121 sustainable event management system”. He is working with Professor Paola Castellani, developing a research project work over “ISO 20121 criticality and benefits” involving many students in their university degree.


Since the ISO 20121 management system has been released, he has been trained and certified as a sustainable project consultant and internal auditor:

  • 2014 BSI (British Standard Institution) “Sustainable events implementing and auditing”
  • 2014 UNI (Ente Nazionale Italiano di Unificazione) "ISO 20121 Sustainable Event Management"

In the last years, he has developed sustainability reports, stakeholder engagement and communication projects for public and private companies.


Lorenzo has been ISO 20121 consulting and auditing manager for the International Festival "Tocatì" since 2015, a four-day festival, with an audience of 250.000 people. He is involved as sustainability consulting manager in Sport, Culture and Entertainment events to develop their management system following the ISO 20121 standard.   

Cesare Buffone

Cesare Buffone 

Ferrara, Italy 

Consultant and Auditor

Details of Experience:

Cesare is partner of Punto 3, an Italian environmental consultancy agency (www.punto3.it), and manager of sustainable events sector (www.eventisostenibili.it) since 2013.

In 2008, he graduated in Environmental Sciences at Bologna University with a master degree on sustainable events: a study aimed to test the application of Environmental Management System at big cultural and entertainment events. The degree’s case study was the Rototom Sunsplash Festival, the greatest European Reggae Festival (www.rototomsunsplash.com).

In 2009, he received an annual research grant, delivered by Spinner Consortium, for the innovation and development of the Italian certification standard Eventi Sostenibili®, released by Punto 3.

Cesare is an energy auditor for buildings performance and internal auditor for ISO 20121 (accredited in 2011, before for BS8901 and then ISO 20121) by British Standard Institution.

With his company, they have implemented several SEMS according ISO 20121 for: organizers, events and event’s suppliers. In this period he supported the sustainable organization of differ type of events (fair and exhibitions, exhibition stands, festival, meeting, sport events, etc.), for public bodies and private companies in Italy and abroad (UAE, BR, UE).

He also collaborated in European researches, like ZEN project (zen-project.eu).

With Punto 3 staff, they published several guidelines for sustainable event organization and he carries out training activities targeted to the same themes.

Qualifications/Degrees/Training:

  • Degree in Environmental Science with a master degree on sustainable events (case study Festival Rototom Sunsplash)
  • Energy efficiency auditor for buildings performance
  • Internal auditor for ISO 20121 (accredited in 2011 for BS8901 and then ISO 20121 by British Standard Institution)

List of Events and Projects Worked On:

Helping my clients to achieve ISO 20121:

  • 2013 Delphi International (organizer)
  • 2013 First Italian Summit of Communication Manager (event, Milan - 11/07/2013)
  • 2012 GRIS (event supplier: graphic and architectural design of temporary spaces)

Consultancy for the sustainable organization of events:

  • 2013 18^Tricolore Marathon of Reggio Emilia
  •  2013 Appetitosamente, trade fair
  • 2013 S’Ardia, traditional festival
  • 2013 XX Sagra “de su Pani Saba”
  • 2013 8° Congresso Regionale UISP Emilia Romagna
  • 2012 Conference on the European project ERNEST
  • 2012 Emilia Romagna Regional Conference on LIFE+ project Ecorutour
  • 2012 Book launch event “Green Brand 2012” at the Salone del Libro in Turin
  • 2012 Exhibition stand at FIA 2012, Farnbourogh (UK)
  • 2011 Exhibition stand at UITP 2011, Dubai (UAE)
  • 2011 Exhibition stand at IDEX 2011, Dubai (UAE)
  • 2011 Exhibition stand at Ecomondo 2011, Rimini (IT)
  • 2011 Exhibition stand at LAAD 2011, Rio de Janeiro (BR)

Research and Training Activities:

  • 2012/2013 ZEN Project, research activities for European Zero-impact cultural heritage Event Network
  • 2013/2014 Implementing first Italian guidelines for the organization of sport events
  • 2011/2012/2013 “400 ore di GGP” Training project aimed to diffuse in several Italian municipalities green procurement criteria for event organization (www.400oregpp.it)

Cameron Little

Cameron Little 

Sydney, Australia

SEA Board Member, Consultant, Trainer and Auditor

Cameron Little, Principal of Sustainability Systems & Services, has two decades of experience within the environment, sustainability and corporate social responsibility sector and has been providing sustainability support for the events industry for over ten years.

In addition to an environmental science degree he has trained in Environmental Auditing, Occupational Health and Safety, Workplace Training and Assessment, and Permaculture and he is currently conducting research into Low Carbon Tourism.

Cameron works with a wide range of business, community sector, education, and governmental organisations, helping their sustainability champions to develop and embed effective policies, procedures and practices so that they can progress towards achieving personal and organisational sustainability objectives.

He has worked with events such as Peats Ridge Festival, V Festival, and World Skills Australia. He is Lead Sustainability Judge for the Australian Event Awards, for the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia, Tertiary Access Group Awards (Australasia) and for the Australian Regional Development Awards, and is also the National Judge for the Australian Sustainable Cities Awards.

Cameron is a practitioner in the field and provides numerous sustainability-related resources and services to events throughout the year from small Council run events to iconic events such as the Sydney Festival and New Year’s Eve in the Sydney Botanic Gardens.

He lectures and provides training through numerous educational bodies in areas such as Sustainable Events, Environmental Auditing, Environmental Management Systems, sustainable buildings, permaculture, and sustainable living.

Joanne Gorski

Joanne Gorski 

Hortonville, USA

Consultant and Auditor

Details of experience:
Joanne has been working in the field of supply chain management, business, and education for 25 years.


While working as an instructor at Fox Valley Technical College, she had the opportunity to lead our college’s efforts from an instructional standpoint. The work was so fulfilling that she was soon the college’s sustainability expert and go-to resource. 


Joanne developed several sustainability focused classes for the Supply Chain Management and Energy and Environmental Engineering degrees.


She also lead outreach efforts for the college to help educate the public and encourage business to adopt sustainable development principles into their business practices. This is how she got into sustainable event management. 


Instead of just attending sustainability related events on behalf of the college, she decided to create them. Joanne secured corporate donations to 100% fund the events and also produced and managed the events.


She also was able to work with sustainability thought leaders in business as well as colleges to help advance her understanding of current best practices and areas of improvement opportunities.


She works on all types of sustainability initiatives for various types of organizations.

She loves to apply her supply chain management and educational background to help drive changes to the way people and businesses manage their resources.

Each event is a new opportunity to help educate and motivate individuals to make meaningful changes.

Qualifications/Degrees/Training:

  • BS in Business Management, The Ohio State University
  • MBA, The University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
  • Sustainable Event Training through ISSP and Greenshoot Pacific
  • ISSP Certificate (International Society of Sustainability Professionals)
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers Green Manufacturing Specialist
  • ISO 14000 Lead Auditor
  • SEET (Sustainable Energy and Education Training) National Renewable Energy Lab and Colorado School of Mines
  • Certified Fellow of Inventory and Production Management (CFPIM), APICS
  • Certified Supply Chain Professional, APICS
  • APICS Sustainability Task Force
  • North East Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance Sustainability Task Force Leader
  • Sustainable Fox Valley Board Member

List of events and projects worked on:

  • The Sustainable Business Exchange
  • The Big Green
  • The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council's Annual Conference
  • Fox Valley Technical College Clean Energy Expo

Program being audited:

  • ISO 20121

Meegan Jones

Meegan Jones 

International 

SEA Co-founder and Board Member, Event sustainability specialist

Meegan is an event sustainability professional focussing her efforts on using the power of events for positive action while also ensuring that events themselves are produced sustainably.

Her boutique consultancies Green Shoot Pacific provides advice, tools, systems support, training and practical solutions to the events and sport sectors. 

Credits include Sustainability Manager for Festival Republic (Glastonbury, Reading, Latitude Festivals, UK), Live Earth Greening Guidelines, project consultant for the UNEP Music & Environment Initiative, sustainability strategy for Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, and external assessment of ISO 20121 for Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. She was recently Sustainability Programme Manager for Volvo Ocean Race 17/18 and with their award winning Clean Seas programme.


The third edition of her book Sustainable Event Management: A Practical Guide was published in Dec 2017 by Taylor & Francis and is an adopted text for many university degrees in event management. 

In 2018 Meegan authored the guide to avoiding single-use plastics at sporting events. She has also contributed the sustainability chapters to books Routledge Handbook of Festivals and Festival and Special Event Management.


She was a sector expert in the global working groups developing the GRI Event Organizer's Sector Supplement and ISO 20121. She is founder and chair of the Sustainable Event Alliance  and has trained more than 1000 events organisers in sustainable event management through 40 local governments.