sustainability

ICC Belfast becomes first Green Meetings certified venue on the island of Ireland

The International Convention Centre (ICC) Belfast, Northern Ireland, together with its sister entertainment venue Waterfront Hall, has become the first meetings and events venue on the island of Ireland to receive the Green Meetings Silver Award. The Green Meetings accreditation, launched by Green Tourism in 2021, was designed specifically for meetings and events venues. It measures venues’ s...

Edmonton is putting sustainable events first

Welcome to Edmonton Edmonton is a vibrant urban center in the heart of the wilderness, the largest northernmost metropolis, and the capital of Alberta, Canada. Experience what 18 hours of sunlight a day fees like in the summer, or how the first snowfall transforms the river valley in winter. No matter the season, Edmonton is made for exploring. Sustainability in Edmonton We know that lot of little...

Los Angeles Convention Center joins JMIC Net Zero Carbon pledge

The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by ASM Global, has joined the Joint Meetings Industry Council’s (JMIC) Net Zero Carbon Events initiative alongside over 200 event industry organisations. The united pledge, made earlier this month during the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26), collectively represents and demonstrates the commitment ...

Viparis and GL events team up to curb carbon emissions

As part of a joint effort to curb carbon emissions, global events services provider GL events, will lease 8,000 sqm of hall space at Viparis’s Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition complex to store equipment for building stands at the Première Vision Paris trade shows in France. This environmental initiative aims to eliminate the need to dispatch more than 500 Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGVs) during the two ...

EICC secures planning approval for sustainable hotel

The City of Edinburgh Council has rubber stamped plans for the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) to create one of Scotland’s most sustainable hotels. Marshall Dallas, CEO of EICC, said: “Not only is the hotel integral to the future of the EICC, but we also see it being a key component in the return of business tourism to Edinburgh. From the very outset, sustainability was near the t...

IMEX America strives for a sustainable future

Sustainability is set to be a central focus for IMEX America, 9-11 November, in Las Vegas, US. The event will host an ‘EIC People and Planet Village’ as a dedicated hub for interactive education and conversation about sustainability. The Village will feature a shared educational campfire area with sessions dedicated to regeneration, nature+, and diversity. Carina Bauer (pictured), CEO ...

ICE launches annual report 2021

Ensuring the sustainability of events has risen to become the key challenge corporate organisers are looking to tackle between now and 2024, according to this year’s ICE Annual Benchmarking Research Report, sponsored by Cvent. The sustainable events objective was shared by 77% of the respondents of the annual survey and sat ahead of ‘the ability to deliver hybrid events’ (73%) and ‘educating inter...

ATPI places Halo over its sustainability strategy

ATPI Group, the global travel management and events specialist, is adding a new ATPI Halo division to its portfolio. ATPI Halo, a carbon measurement, reduction and offset service, aligns with the organisation’s investment into sustainability, technology innovation, and future work forces. ATPI Halo says it will aim to leverage its consultancy expertise to assist businesses make inroads towards the...

Te Pae Christchurch gets on the sustainable gold standard pre-opening

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre in New Zealand has struck gold, achieving Toitū enviromark gold certification ahead of its December 2021 opening. The Toitū enviromark programme assists New Zealand businesses to establish, implement, and maintain an effective environmental management system. Ross Steele, general manager of Te Pae Christchurch, said: “From the outset the Te Pae Christchurch te...

WTTC announces Net Zero Roadmap for Travel and Tourism Industry

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) announces the launch of a Net Zero Roadmap for the Travel and Tourism sector to support the industry in combatting climate change during its virtual climate week event in New York, US. WTTC also announced the launch of new social and environmental research data, the first time such data will be produced across the whole sector. The project builds on the ...

Copenhagen’s sustainability takes it to the top of the Safe Cities Index

The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU), has released its fourth edition of the Safe Cities Index (SCI), which ranks 60 cities worldwide across five continents. It measures the nature of urban safety, with 76 indicators organised along five pillars: personal, health, infrastructure, digital, and, new this year, environmental security. In each of the last three iterations, Tokyo, Singapore, and O...

Berlin joins GSTC, underlines sustainability drive

Berlin has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), an organisation aimed to establish and manage global standards for travel and tourism. In joining the GSTC, visitBerlin, Berlin’s official tourism organisation, is demonstrating its intent to develop Berlin’s image as a green and sustainable city. Burkhard Kieker, CEO of visitBerlin, commented: “Our membership of the Global Sustainab...

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