sustainability

GL events UK releases ‘Good Event Guide’

GL events UK has launched ‘Good Event Guide’, offering organisers tips on how to improve their event. The guide emphasises the importance of sustainability, CSR and health & wellbeing in the industry today. It can be viewed here. Contributors include We are the Fair’s Nick Morgan, The Bulb’s Selina Donald, and A Greener Festival’s Claire O’Neill. They discuss tips for improving sustainability,...

AIME trains new vision on sustainability with new partnerships for 2019 event

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has announced partnerships with companies set to champion sustainability at the 2019 event in Melbourne, 18-20 February. The partnerships will see green initiatives showcased by host venue Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC), while stand designers Decorative Events & Exhibitions (DE&E) will produce new innovative exhibitor s...

Event Horizon: Sustainability is not a fad

“A region in spacetime beyond which events cannot affect an outside observer.” Event Horizon is a column by CMW’s Stuart Wood, taking a look at the events industry from a newcomer’s perspective. In this third instalment, he locks horns with Veganuary, and wonders if sustainability is getting trend-ified.   2019 has arrived, and with the advent of the new year comes the time for many of ...

Sense and sustainability in Copenhagen

Simon George heads to Copenhagen, and finds that the city’s new Tourism for Good strategy is a winning one.   Sustainability is a balancing act – we must meet the needs of the present without compromising the future, as the United Nations opined in the World Commission’s Report on Environment and Development back in 1987. Fast forward 30 years and the aspiration is even more pertinent g...

Adelaide in international orbit

As part of CMW‘s exploration of meetings Down Under in our latest magazine, we take a look at recent innovations in Adelaide, where big plains are being laid for 2019.   Adelaide CVB has an expanded convention centre, 6,000 hotel rooms and a growing portfolio of major conferences that the bureau predicts will rocket the South Australian capital into the global big time for events, with ...

ABPCO releases sustainability roadmap for the events industry

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) has released a report and roadmap for the creation of a more sustainable events industry. Using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, ABPCO identified a desire for the industry to do more in the areas of responsible production and consumption, quality education and partnerships, and reducing workplace inequalities. T...

The Los Angeles Convention Center launches strawless campaign for America Recycles Day

The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) announced a ban on all straws during a sustainability presentation at the National League of Cities (NLC) City Summit on November 9, 2018. The United States uses over 500 million plastic straws every day; most of which end up polluting oceans and killing marine life. The LACC, in partnership with in-house caterer Taste of LA by Levy Restaurants, will cease ...

Lausanne plugs into Energy Cities Alliance

Marketing consortium of convention bureaus and convention centres, The Energy Cities Alliance (ECA), has announced a new member, as Lausanne, Switzerland joins the partnership. The Alliance, now in its 11th year, is comprised of Abu Dhabi, (United Arab Emirates), Aberdeen (Scotland), Calgary (Canada) and Stavanger (Norway) – all cities that possess strong energy sectors that foster sustainab...

United Nations representatives to promote sustainability at IBTM World

Representatives from various UN bodies will be attending IBTM World this year, with the intention of learning about the meetings and events industry and promoting sustainability. IBTM World 2018 takes place from 27–29 November at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona. This year the event will welcome around 3,000 exhibiting companies from 150 countries, over 3,500 buyers. The initiative comes on the back of ...

BCD Meetings & Events releases ‘The Green White Paper’ sustainability report

BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) has unveiled its latest report, ‘The Green White Paper’, which explores how sustainability affects and plays a part in the meetings, travel and events industry. The report draws on quantitative and qualitative research from more than 350 corporate and event professionals. This is a key example of their continued investment in the industry and their ethical a...

Caesars Entertainment to eliminate 200 million single-use plastic straws

Caesars Entertainment has announced a new phased approach to removing all single-use plastic straws from its US locations. The company estimates that they will help eliminate approximately 200 million single-use plastic straws, which would have been used once and discarded every year. The plan began in July 2018, when Caesars moved to an ‘upon request only’ policy for straws. The next phase saw Ca...

New York skyline lights up green in preparation for Climate Week

New York’s skyline was lit up green this past Sunday, 23 September, to symbolically spotlight the need for global climate action. Various iconic landmarks and venues across the city including Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, and One World Trade Center took part. The 10th Climate Week NYC is supported by NYC & Company, New York’s official destination marketing organisation, and...

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