sustainability

In pictures: Fiji incentives showcase sustainability

A recent educational trip to Fiji, a popular island destination, showcased that visitors can support meaningful social and environmental sustainability. Australasian event management company Arinex hosted seven international incentive representatives on a six-day educational trip, which covered resort areas on the main island of Viti Levu and nearby private islands. Arinex Managing Director, Nicol...

Overcoming the unexpected and delivering more than expected

ICCA’s CEO Senthil Gopinath (pictured below) urges vigilance around innovation, sustainability, and advocacy Most of us have spent the past two years “expecting the unexpected”. Now that business travel is back on the rise and more events are returning in-person, it’s easy to discard this sentiment. However, we are seeing new surprises on the horizon for the association meetings industry. One of t...

NEC Group introduces carbon labelling trial at NEC and ICC venues

UK-based NEC Group is taking the next step on its sustainability journey by trialling carbon labelling at its NEC and ICC venues, led by in-house caterer Amadeus. Introduced with the help of food technology and sustainability specialists Foodsteps, the trial is assessing the carbon impacts of 1,800 recipes sold at the venues by labelling dishes on its menus as low carbon footprint. The project com...

Visit Belfast calls on events to tackle city’s food poverty

On 31 August Visit Belfast, the city’s official destination management and marketing organisation, launched a new tourism initiative aimed at tackling food poverty in Belfast. The sustainable tourism-focused ‘Changing the Menu. For Good’ project will enlist venues, caterers, and event organisers to directly raise funds for local food banks, such as The People’s Kitchen. Event organisers will have ...

ASM Global and Honeycomb Strategies enter sustainability partnership

To support the increasing need for transformational sustainability innovation, ASM Global is partnering with Honeycomb Strategies – a consultant in sustainability for the hospitality, sports and event industries. ASM Global has stated that the move demonstrates its recognition that sustainability has become a critical contributor to venue management and operations in the live-event industry....

U.S. Travel coalition sets out to build a sustainable industry

The U.S. Travel Association has launched the Sustainable Travel Coalition to advance the travel industry’s strategies for sustainability. The coalition has begun with almost 60 member entities from various sectors of travel, which include major DMOs, hotel groups, MICE venues, and industry organisations such as the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). As an advisory body to infor...

Scottish Event Campus to host Soil Science Congress

The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) is hosting the 22nd World Congress of Soil Science from 31 July to 5 August, marking the first time it has returned to the UK since 1935. The Congress takes place every four years, having last been held in Rio de Janeiro in 2018. 2022’s event has been organised by the British Society of Soil Science and the International Union of Soil Science and is taking place in ...

Avantgarde experiences

CMW speaks with Dr Lesley Anne Bleankney (pictured), the newly appointed chief people officer at the global brand experience agency, Avantgarde, about sustainability, recruitment and the issues facing the events industry As the new chief people officer, what does the events industry need to do differently to address its current recruitment and employee retention issues? The Covid-19 crisis proved ...

Moving beyond the buzzwords – Sustainability and the events industry

CMW international reporter Oliver Thomas reflects on the events industry’s sustainability progress eight months after COP26 ‘Build back better’, ‘the new normal’, ‘Net Zero’. Just over eight months ago, as COP26 grabbed global headlines, undoubtably most event industry stakeholders would have used at least one of these phrases. Strategies, programmes, and pledges set out changes to the basic princ...

mci group releases sustainability report

mci group has released its 2021 Sustainability Annual Report. The report highlights the key positive impact of the past year and showcases some experiences from mci group agencies and brands. In 2021, mci group raised 857K euros for charity and organised 53 client projects about sustainability or with an integrated sustainability approach. mci group employees also volunteered 3,561 hours for commu...

Cvent calls for industry collaboration

The meetings, events and hospitably technology provider, Cvent has called on the MICE industry to support SAM, the recently launched carbon measurement tool. SAM was recently launched by the global community of event organisers, ICE in collaboration with Cvent, Encore, Maritz Global Events, DRPG, SEC, and ACC Liverpool. The carbon measurement tool will help planners monitor and track the carbon ou...

Destination Canada launches business events sustainability plan

Destination Canada has announced the launch of its Canadian Business Events Sustainability Plan, a national programme that aims at improving the economic, social and environmental sustainability practices of business events hosted in Canada. Programmes tailored towards the unique Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of individual cities will be rolled out to global clients to accelerate the indust...

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