April event in Dublin is now open for registration
Note: This is on a Wednesday evening (April 22nd)
18:00 - 18:30 Tea/Coffee and Networking
18:30 Green Public Procurement - Olivier Gaillot
§ What is Green Public Procurement (GPP)?
§ Uptake and existing GPP practices
§ Main possibilities for GPP under the New Directives
§ Recent Developments in Ireland and abroad
§ Developments of GPP Criteria in Ireland
Olivier Gaillot is a Technical Director with RPS Ireland's leading planning, design, engineering, environmental, project management and communications services consultancy. Olivier is an Environmental Engineer and has also completed a MBS in Strategic Procurement from Dublin City University. He is a chartered member of the Institute of Waste Management and is currently Engineers Ireland representative on the National Waste Prevention Committee. He has been working in Ireland and abroad on a wide range of resource efficiency projects including policy development, implementation and monitoring. Olivier is currently the project manager for rx3 a six year award winning programme funded by the DECLG to develop markets for recycled materials. Recently he has completed a review an in-depth of the Irish producer responsibility model and led for the EPA the development of a Green Procurement Guidance for the public sector.
19:30 Live Event Management - How things can go wrong quickly - Brent Smith
Brent talks about the particular vectors that make up live event project management – safety, people management, split-second timing and field satellite broadcast events in remote locations, where situations can go drastically wrong without warning.
Brent Smith worked in radio, audio production, live event management and satellite business television for over 20 years, eventually project managing 1000’s of live events, large and small. He became Assistant Technical Manager at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Sydney, moving to London and being appointed Production Manager for the press briefings to 4,400 international journalists at the 91 G7 Economic Summit with Gorbachev in attendance. He was promoted to Technical Manager at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, working on major Government events, including the Yugoslav Peace Conference, and then left to become Events Manager at France Telecom, producing international satellite teleconferences, and travelling to South America for the launch of the Range Rover in 1994. Returning to New Zealand, he became General Manager of Voyager Internet and moved again to Ireland after 6 years, founding Clearwire Ireland, ultimately raising €52m in FDI. After 8 years, he left there and founded Ardán Audio, to design a professional speaker stand that is now in use in recording studios all over the world, manufactured in Italy, and exported from Ireland to literally everywhere. He now manages Ardán Audio and is currently working on contract on project implementation of Advanced TV offerings in UPC Ireland.