DGTL scoop Amsterdam's DAM Prize 2017
Events company DGTL have been named winner of the DAM Prize 2017. DGTL organises one of Amsterdam’s annual major music festivals in the city, as well as other events throughout the year. The firm was chosen as winners of the award – given annually to the most sustainable small-to-medium enterprise in Amsterdam – from a group of six finalists. The prize includes a trophy, a cash prize of €4,000, and the title 'most sustainable SME of Amsterdam'. After scooping the award, Milan Meyberg, DGTL’s sustainability manager, said: "Festivals are often seen as polluting and causing a nuisance, but with this prize we’ve shown that working the opposite way is the future. Our sustainable approach helps make Amsterdam, and the rest of the world, a bit greener. "
A sustainable, forward-thinking festival
The winner is decided by a public vote and a jury consisting of business leaders and experts. In total, almost 7,500 votes were cast during the public vote this year. After handing them the award, jury chairman and WakaWaka co-founder Maurits Groen said: "At DGTL sustainability is in every fibre. In a sector where you used to think that diesel generators, fast food and mountains of waste were the norm, they’ve succeeded in radically refreshing the concept of what a festival can do and be. Sustainability is the starting point of their core business.” A total of 61 SME's took part in the DAM Prize 2017, which is organised by the City of Amsterdam to promote sustainable entrepreneurship.
Head to the DGTL Festival website for tickets and more information about their events.