sustainability

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...

Isla launches carbon measurement platform, TRACE

The UK-based sustainability body, isla has launched TRACE, 20 April, its purpose-built carbon measurement platform dedicated to the event industry. How TRACE works Developed to give insight into the environmental impact of event operations, TRACE captures and reports emission and waste data from live, hybrid and digital events. The mission behind TRACE is to support the events industry transition ...

Los Angeles Convention Center bans single-use plastic bottles

The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) has announced a ban on single-use plastic bottles throughout the facility to celebrate Earth Day, 22 April. Levy Restaurants, the LACC’s food and beverage partner, has replaced single-use plastic bottles with aluminium bottles throughout cafés and catering operations. Beverages sold in the centre’s vending machines have followed suit. Ellen Schwartz, genera...

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...

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