I am happy to offer you the following services:


Sustainability checks

Requirements planning for sustainable refurbishment or modernization

Interim management for operating companies

Sustainability concepts

Sustainability certifications

Sustainability management 

Training courses on sustainable operation 

Lectures and keynotes on sustainable operations

Coaching and training for the implementation of sustainable measures

Sustainability consulting


My References: 


Management / Operation / Opening of venues

Color Line Arena Hamburg (today: Barclays Arena) (2002-2007)

O2 World Berlin (today: Uber Arena) (2008 - 2011)

Markthalle Hamburg (2014-2023)

Tempodrom Berlin (2011)


Sustainability management of event venues


Markthalle operating company (2017 - 2023)

Ökoprofit certification

GWÖ certification (Economy for the Common Good)

Climate balancing

Waste balancing

Energy balancing


Sustainability consulting for associations


Sustainability Officer BDKV (Federal Association of the Concert and Event Industry (2023):

Development of a sustainability concept for the step-by-step implementation of sustainability topics for members

Support for various panels and events on the topic of sustainability in the event industry, in particular sustainability certifications


Commitment to sustainability

Green Events Hamburg

Active member of the Hamburg Sustainability Forum (2018 - 2023)


Lectures / presentations / moderations with a focus on sustainability

Honorary lecturer for sustainable event management / Fresenius University of Applied Sciences / Hamburg (2016 - 2023)

Live Entertainment Summer School / Hamburg (2021 ff.)

Stadium World Summit / Frankfurt 2023

360° Entertainment Forum / Andermatt 2023

Reeperbahn Festival / Hamburg 2022ff

Sustainable Event Conference (SECON) / Osnabrück 2023


Event management / production management / tour management


Karsten Jahnke Konzertdirektion / Hamburg (1997 - 2002)



My most important further trainings

Certified sustainability consultant for events ISO 20121 / GutCert / Berlin (2022)

GTD (Getting Things Done) seminars / Next Action Partners / Berlin (2022)

Seminars Fundamentals of sustainable building / Making existing buildings fit for the future  

DGNB / German Sustainable Building Council (2021)

Further training as a sustainability consultant in the event industry 

GCB (German Convention Bureau) (2021)

Certified sustainability manager ISO 26000 TÜV Rheinland (2017)

Change Manager / Business Coach DiCon / Hamburg (2011 - 2013)

JUMP Program (Management for High Potentials) Helsinki School of Business (2006 - 2007)

Trainer qualification Hamburg Chamber of Commerce (1999)

Studied media operating technology at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences with a degree in engineering (1991 - 1998)


About Me: 


I am an independent consultant and manager for the sustainable operation of venues and events.


I was born in Essen and the Ruhr region has shaped me: Work, more hard work, performance. 


At the same time, music has accompanied me my whole life - I cannot and do not want to imagine a life without music.


My professional career has been shaped by events and music - over the years I have been very fortunate to have worked in a wide variety of positions in the event industry, from trainee sound engineer to managing director of one of the most modern arenas in Europe. This has given me a very varied view of this industry in the truest sense of the word.


The birth of my two children has changed my perspective on life and the world of work; it's about more than just Excel spreadsheets, egos and overtime. Training as a change manager and business coach has also broadened my perspective. 


Like all companies, the event industry is undergoing change and is facing major challenges: VUCA, Work 4.0, etc. - At the end of the day, most of the work is done by people.


It's still people business!


With my training to become a TÜV-certified sustainability manager in 2016, I gained another perspective on the interaction between the key areas of our society:


A balance between economic success, appropriate environmental awareness within planetary boundaries and socially acceptable working conditions is the future. Companies need an authentic sustainable vision that is wanted and supported by all those involved (stakeholders).


In recent years, I have successfully implemented two sustainability certifications as managing director of an event venue.


Through my many years as a guest lecturer for sustainable event management at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg, I have further deepened the theoretical foundation and taught it to many students in a very practical way.


My vision is to support event venues in implementing their sustainable goals.


This process is not easy, it involves resistance and setbacks, that's part of it.


I accompany your company or project step by step on this path and contribute my many years of expertise, my ideas and my network for you. 



My mindset:



digital and analog






My values: