What comes after Seventeen?

Posted by andrew on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

You may be wondering what on earth has been going on at Seventeen Events lately. In the past few months we’ve handed over our Sustainable Events Summit to new partners, and we’ve moved from London and our home at Container City to the beautiful Welsh border town of Hay on Wye.

It’s been an incredible seven years working at the cutting edge of sustainability in the events industry, and we hope that we’ve played a big part in getting the events world to the place we are today: more knowledgeable, more confident and with the tools to get the job done. We feel that now it’s up to the industry to take the next steps – by showing greater commitment and building on the support being offered by our clients. The road ahead is not at all clear, but we have confidence that we’re on the right path.

Our focus, and what has always excited us, is practical action. We’ve never had too much time for theoretical musings, we want to see action on the ground. That’s why we’ve decided, after over a year of planning, debate and discussion, to launch a new project, the next logical step on our sustainable journey.

That has led us to Eighteen Rabbit. We’re really excited at the reception we’ve had so far, and we want to thank everyone who has taken the time to follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook. We hope the months and years ahead will allow us to make a real difference in the lives of the people we work with, and create new relationships across the globe to give artists and craftspeople fair access to the market.

We’re not leaving the events world behind us altogether – how could we in Hay on Wye, home to one of the biggest arts festivals in the UK? However we will only be taking on a few exceptional projects each year, and concentrating on advising brands and agencies on how to make their event offering more sustainable. If you think you have a project which might tempt us then do please get in touch.

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