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SYDNEY CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE OFFERS ORGANISERS GREENER OPTIONS BY SWITCHING OFF POWER posted on: 12/4/2012 10:10:36
AUSTRALASIA - The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre (SCEC) is offering exhibition organisers the option of ‘switching off’ in an attempt to boost their green credentials.
The venue has installed dedicated electricity outlets for cleaning in its main exhibition halls, enabling exhibition organisers to switch off all other power overnight to reduce energy consumption and exhibitor costs.
The new system was trialled at Reed’s Gift Fair, one of the largest exhibitions in Australia, and according to an SCEC spokesman played a major role in reducing power consumption at the event by 12 per cent.
Chief executive of the SCEC Ton van Amerongen said the new power reduction option would now be offered to all exhibition organisers.
“This latest initiative is part of our ongoing drive to reduce our carbon footprint and set the benchmark for the events industry,” he said.
The SCEC has won the Best Green Initiative category at the national Exhibition and Events Association of Australasia’s (EEAA) Annual Awards for the past four years, and has been accredited with the ISO 14001:2004 Standard for Environmental Management Systems.
WORLD - Gary Grimmer, CEO of consulting and sales representation firm GainingEdge, has been honoured by Destination Marketing Association International as one of the first six inductees into its newly established Hall of Fame.
To mark the three-month countdown to the IMEX Challenge CSR programme, and as a call to action for industry professionals to get involved, staff from IMEX America gathered at The Shade Tree Shelter in Vegas last week.
WORLD - A new report released by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation, the education and research arm of the GBTA, has found multiple differences exist between North American and European based hotel programmes.
ASIA - Following the success of the Healthcare Meetings Forum in London in 2011 and 2013, UK organisers are launching an inaugural Asia forum to take place in Singapore in partnership with Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.
AUSTRALASIA - The 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, honoured colleagues killed when the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine on 17 July, at a memorial at the conference's outset.