September 2022. New York City, The Shed at Hudson Yards

Empire was proud to produce the first ever North American Greentech Festival at The Shed, Hudson Yards on September 15 & 16, 2022.

GREENTECH SHOW, a Berlin based group, brought their green sustainability and technology innovation summit to life over two programmed filled days in the McCourt Theater at Hudson Yards’ renowned The Shed, attended by more than 1,000 visitors.

Night one featured an black-tie optional gala hosted by Louise Houghton with a seated program of awards, dynamic video screen content, a climate change awareness visit from Frankie the Dinosaur, speeches and musical performances followed by a cocktail party for over 300 guests who took in the conference exhibitors while listening to DJ Kim Kong. Attendees fêted special prize winner Carlo Ratti, Director of MIT’s Senseable City Lab, Mobility prize winner ZeroAvia and Community winner Clean Energy Leadership Institute. Additionally, there was an onstage appearance by Frankie the Dinosaur whose viral video (voiced by actor Jack Black) warns of extinction, and a riveting musical performance by Davie. Day two’s festival style conference saw over 600 unique visitors for a series of keynote remarks, panels, fireside chats, and bootcamps both on site and at the United Nations, as well as a “Investors Gourmet” networking lunch designed to connect startups and venture capitalists. Speakers included Marco Voigt and Sven Kruger, Co-Founders of GREENTECH FESTIVAL, as well as Christopher Michelbacher of Audi, Jenny Bofinger-Schuster of Siemens.

Throughout both days attendees toured multiple sponsor activations from various industries including an Audi electric car, a prototype flying car created by LEO Flight, Parley for the Oceans’ sustainable clothing line and multiple other sustainably focused startups. In addition to hosting a “Building Sustainable Communities” breakout session, partner Siemens had numerous executives participate in on stage panels. Additional sponsors onsite included Pave Motors, Natch Natural Toothpaste Tabs, Green Future Project, Fraîche, Civilized Cycles, and Hevo.

Empire served as the overall event producer, coordinating all logistics, technical production, sponsor management, creative design and execution. The first ever US GREENTECH FESTIVAL was a great success and a tremendous lead up for the October 2022 GREENTECH FESTIVAL London event, also produced by Empire.

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