Details of Experience:
Paul Schurink is an expert in the field of temporary energy supply, sustainability and innovations.
Paul holds a degree Master of Business in Energy systems (MBE) of Delft University of Technology and worked 20 year in the Dutch generator rental company Bredenoord, were he held different positions such as Manager Rental, Manager International Projects and Manager New Business.
He gained experience in several major events as being responsible for the power supply to the Olympic Games in Athens (2004) and Torino (2006) and as responsible a Project Manager for the supply of temporary power, water and temperature control equipment for UEFA EURO 2012 Poland/Ukraine.
Paul runs his own company, ZAP Concepts B.V., which offers consultancy in energy and sustainability; specialized in energy assessment, measurement and logging as well as design of the optimal power supply for events.
Paul has extensive knowledge of generators, power distribution, alternative power supply as fuel cell technique, hybrid generators, alternative fuels (GTL, bio fuels, bio gas), energy storage and general sustainability.
In 2014, Paul, together with Laura van de Voort (Extrema), founded the organization Green Events Nederland.
Green Events Nederland inspires festival organisers and through them festival go-ers. Festival goers are receptive for new ideas and impulses, so a festival is the right place to communicate a message or concept.
By providing independent and competent advise, Green Events Nederland takes organisers on an inspiring journey to environmental awareness, sustainable and social responsible entrepreneurship.
To increase sustainability of an event, cooperation between several suppliers is required. Green Events Nederland acts as the connecting chain, knowledge supplier and think tank.
Green Events Nederland shares its knowledge by its website and through knowledge courses, provided by experienced sustainability managers out of the event branch.
List of Events and Projects Worked on:
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.
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.