This year's EGF Master Class will be run by Lorraine Jenks, a sustainability facilitator, greening specialist and climate change leader. It is titled: "Climate change - a tale of two futures".
Lorraine says; "With incidences of extreme weather making headline news, it is clear that climate change is here. We are not ready. The impact on all aspects of our lifestyles, tourism, hospitality and the events industry in Africa will be, and already is, profound.
"Based on research in Africa, I will share actual climate disruptions experienced by people on the ground and offer solutions, preparedness, special training, adaptions and some of their tips for all aspects of the events industry. My presentation has no bewildering graphs and statistics but rather facts, solutions, advice and practical tips - factors attendees may not even have thought of - gleaned from those who have already been there."
Lorraine's workshop will cover: * Briefly, the causes of climate change * Mitigation - what should and can be done * Current and anticipated impacts and disruptions - specifically considering impacts on transport, properties, venues, operations, products and food * Planning and adapting - based on research in Africa * Helpful resources * Summary review of the topics as they apply to: (1) planning the event, (2) during the event, and (3) post event