The Vision:2025 hosted event will return to The Showman’s Show on October 16 for the third edition, with a varied programme of event sustainability content.

Now with more than 70 festivals signed up to the Vision:2025 pledge, the 2019 edition will bring event organisers that are committed to taking action on climate change together with suppliers providing innovative products and services. For the first time the Vision:2025 event will be opened up to a wider audience and anyone visiting The Showman’s Show is welcome to attend.

This year’s program includes sessions such as “The Future of Food”, which will explore food waste, understanding the supply chain and sharing inspirational examples from the season. Additional topics on the table currently include the circular economy, insights on waste management practices and an industry briefing on innovations in energy management with the full program set to be revealed in early September.

Participants can also expect a preview of some of the new Show Must Go On Report findings and insights from the festival season with panellists presenting initiatives from a number of well-known UK events.

Once again, the three shortlisted exhibitors of the Green Supplier and Innovation award, cofounded by Powerful Thinking and The Showman’s Show, will be invited to present their sustainable products and services to the event organisers in attendance in a Dragon’s Den style format.

Commenting on the return of the Vision:2025 event to The Showman’s Show 2019, Johnny Lance, event director, said: “Sustainability is important to us as an event organiser and being able to use The Showman’s Show as a platform to actively promote industry initiatives is something that we’re very proud of.

“Opening the Vision:2025 event up to all of our visitors rather than invited guests will undoubtedly broaden its reach. We’ve lent our support to the new Show Must Go On Report and are delighted that visitors to the show will be among the first to have access to some of its findings.”

Chris Johnson, sustainability champion and Vision:2025 representative, added: “The Vision:2025 event at The Showman’s Show has proven to be a great success over the last few years. We’re looking forward to returning this year with another set of interesting topics, bringing together organisers and suppliers and sparking some lively debate.”