Sustainability at events is more than reducing paper and plastics

Gallus Events

The subject was social justice issue and specifically sustainable events. My subject: Sustainability at events, is more than reducing plastics and paper use. Gothenburg was the perfect city to speak about sustainable events. This is a great way to run a sustainable menu.

Save Money and Trees: How to Run Sustainable Events


With attention to detail and an open mind, it is possible to run a more sustainable event without blowing your budget on pricey “green” alternatives. Affiliate your event with hotels that have their own sustainability programs in place. Educating Attendees on Sustainable Best Practices.

Catering for sustainability: a venue view

Event Industry News

Healthy, sustainable food is an important part of the event offering today. Delegates food expectations have increased, and event planners need to be seen to be operating sustainably. We recently launched our spring and summer 2019 event menus with our caterer CH&CO.

From Passion to Project: Dining Out on Sustainability at the Waste Not Supper Club


The post From Passion to Project: Dining Out on Sustainability at the Waste Not Supper Club appeared first on Eventbrite UK Blog. Case Study Food & Drink May Meet The Organiser pop-up restaurant supper club Sustainable events

IMEX Frankfurt Preview: Taking the Pledge to be More Sustainable


It's less than three more weeks until IMEX Frankfurt 2019, and we're continuing our discussion of the conference's main Talking Point for this year: Imagination.

A Sustainability Push

PCMA Convene

EIC offering Sustainable Event Professional Certificate course in Europe for the first time. A two-day training course for the Events Industry Council Sustainable Event Professional Certificate (SEPC) will take place in Monaco this spring — a first for Europe.

The Path to Sustainability

PCMA Convene

As global tourism challenges sustainability efforts, cities including Copenhagen are developing strategies aimed at promoting sustainability while also providing visitors with culturally enriching experiences. Places & Spaces Sustainability

Event Badge Technology: 3 Ways to Create a Sustainable Event


With all the event technology available for meetings and events, planners can easily use tools such as event badge printing, to collect important attendee and event data, enhance the attendee experience, all while saving money and keeping your events sustainable

Budget Increases Are on the Rise in 2019

Smart Meetings

And more spending money means more events: forty-nine percent of respondents plan to host more events in 2019. percent in 2019. Sustainability has been a huge topic this year, but only five percent of planner respondents said they made it a priority when creating their event.

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Guest Blog: Exhibiting and the Sustainability Myth

Event Industry News

According to a recent article in Exhibition World, it remains difficult to show clients that sustainable exhibition stands can be flashy, beautiful, and draw in leads from admiring show-goers.

How to find the best event app in 2019 for me?


In order to develop a sustainable event tech system that is easily replicable between numerous events, you will need to ensure your tools have been integrated. The post How to find the best event app in 2019 for me? The paradox of choice – Too many event apps.

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Events industry launches landmark global sustainability principles

Event Industry News

Representatives of global events, tourism and sustainability bodies are ushering in the new year with the unprecedented launch of four principles designed to guide and motivate event organisers worldwide to embrace and implement sustainable practices. . “The potential to transform our industry through the wide-spread adoption of sustainable events principles is inspiring.

Events Industry Council releases Sustainable Event Standards for public consultation

Event Industry News

The Events Industry Council has released six new supplier standards for sustainable events for public commentary. These standards will replace the APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting Standards. . More than 100 of the industry’s leading practitioners contributed to the development of the new standards, which have been purposefully designed to increase sustainable practices across the events industry.

The Festival Buyer’s Guide 2019

Event Industry News

In this year’s edition of Festival Buyer’s Guide, we delve into the complex topics of sustainability, ticketing and technology, and what sways the decisions all festival organisers have to make in order to achieve the best results.

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3 Events Practices that Event Planners must Follow in 2019

Hubilo Blog

In 2019 and beyond, event planners need to make sure the events they coordinate are organized around the modern consumer. Sustainability Efforts at Events are Expected. Sustainability cannot simply be an afterthought. Technology drives what consumers expect from organizations.

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Sustainability, wellness, and agencies moving in-house for certain style events; Predicted trends for corporate events in 2019.

Event Industry News

ICE (in-house Corporate Events) has announced what it sees as the main trends affecting this sector of the industry in 2019. I think we all want our events to be more sustainable”, comments Dave Greaves, Make It Happen, “but in actuality, we are bounded by the constraints of our stakeholders.

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Events Industry Launches Global Sustainability Principles

PCMA Convene

The four new Principles for Sustainable Events are designed to guide and motivate event organizers worldwide to embrace and implement green practices.

EIC Releases Event Sustainability Principles, Encourages Planners to Sign On


Nine months in the making, the four principles go beyond environmental elements to incorporate all 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These principles can be found on a new page within the Sustainability section of EIC's web site. .

IMEX Group continues commitment to sustainability best practice by encouraging exhibitors to make Sustainable Exhibiting Pledge

Event Industry News

IMEX in Frankfurt has invited exhibitors at this year’s show (21 -23 May) to make a Sustainable Exhibiting Pledge as it continues to increase its commitment to demonstrating and leading through best practice in sustainability. Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group, said: “Our approach to sustainability is to lead by example, to encourage others to aim higher and to shine a spotlight on key industry campaigns.

Sustainable events are Universal Live’s number one priority

Event Industry News

Technical production specialist, Universal Live has pledged to recycle 100% of carpets used at their events by the end of 2019. When we looked at our sustainability credentials, and the impact our industry makes on the environment, there was one obvious thing we could easily change that would make a big difference – our event carpets.

Annika Hallman: ‘It is business-savvy to be sustainable’

PCMA Convene

Sustainability is a concept that’s visible in every aspect of the meetings industry, from F&B to host cities. For the third time, the Gothenburg Convention Bureau won the Global Destination Sustainability Index Leadership Award at the ICCA Congress.

The Most Influential Event Tech Trends for 2019 & Beyond – Part 2

Let’s continue with the blog titled The Most Influential Event Tech Trends for 2019 & Beyond which you probably came across a couple of weeks back. This trend is expected to boom massively in 2019 and in the years to come. EventTech 2019

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Nexus Collections to increase sustainable offering under new ownership

Event Industry News

Nexus Collections, known for creating the first environmentally friendly conference bag, will be increasing its focus on sustainability under the management of new owner Howard Lawton (pictured). Since then technology and manufacturing methods have moved on but more importantly so has the appetite to create sustainable events.

Podcast: Are events sending the right message when it comes to sustainability?

Event Industry News

This week’s Event Industry News podcast looks at how events communicate their sustainability efforts to their customers. There are very few events out there that don’t pay attention – even in a small way – to the matter of sustainability. Joining host James Dickson to discuss the subject is Joss Ford, founder of communications agency Enviral.

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Connect Weekly: Sustainable Meetings, Flexible Event Spaces & More


Welcome to another edition of Aventri's Connect Weekly column, where we share the top five news stories from the week that today's meeting and events planners should know.

Why the Sustainability of the Trade-Show Business Model is in Question

PCMA Convene

In the February 2018 issue of Convene , I explored five realities of today’s B2B buyer and how those insights can be applied to evolve the traditional expo.

Has Your Leadership Evolved For The New Normal?

Velvet Chainsaw

Your organization’s sustainable success depends upon you transforming from normal to new normal leadership says Radar’s Tod Martin. Change is hard. Foresight—looking forward—is hard. Because we prefer certainty and concreteness to ambiguity and abstraction.

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The Future is Multimodal (Among Other Things), According to a New PCMA/Marriott Study

Smart Meetings

The resulting report, The Future of Meetings & Events , was released at PCMA Convening Leaders 2019 in Pittsburgh in January. From implementing zero waste to choosing sustainable venues, events are the perfect vehicle for companies to show their values by incorporating a meaningful message rather than simply talking about it. Freeman Focuses on New Data Solutions Following Sale of Encore to PSAV.

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Cross Association Sustainability Working Group hosts The MICE Machine Workshop

Event Industry News

The AEV/AEO/ESSA Sustainability Working Group will be meeting on Wednesday March 20, 2019, at Informa London for a special session with a sustainability workshop delivered by The MICE Machine, and sponsored by Olympia London. We want to begin formulating an industry-wide, industry-led approach into more innovative and creative ways to set and meet sustainable objectives.” Sustainability efforts dictated from the top rarely achieve the intended effect.

The Physics Of Conference Entropy

Velvet Chainsaw

So why do our conference advisory teams, staff and leadership falsely assume that once we get to a certain point in our event’s history, our conference structure, processes and programming are built-in and self-sustaining?

Download Festival launches mindfulness programme for 2019

Event Industry News

Download Festival is implementing a full mindfulness programme in 2019 for the first time. Festival Republic’s Melvin Bennsaid:“Download Festival has gone from strength to strength in its sustainability and accessibility offerings, so it only made sense to offer an on-site programme for mental health, as well as physical.

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Our Favorite Things From CES 2019 – Event Tech Podcast Episode 1

Endless Events

Our hosts Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting & Will Curran of Endless Events will be talking about their favorite tech from CES 2019. Will and Brandt will guide you through the 2019 show, what tech they thought stood out and how that technology can be applied to events.

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How Much Do Sellers and Buyers Trust Our Tradeshow Environments?

Velvet Chainsaw

The most glaring reality I’ve pointed to previously in this space — that three out of four B2B buyers conduct the majority of their research before talking to a salesperson — greatly affects the sustainability of the tradeshow business model.

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Five key trends set to define the venue and events industry in 2019 & beyond

Event Industry News

2019 is set to be a big year for the events industry, which according to the Events are GREAT Britain report is now estimated to be worth a staggering £39.1bn. To complement this, providing healthy food options, to help sustain energy levels and keep attendees focused is also hot on the agenda for 2019. Sustainability remains a hot trend for 2019. By Emma Little, CEO and Founder of ExecSpace.

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UKSV – 2019’s hot trends for business events and conferences

Event Industry News

Jeremy Shakerley, managing director of UKSV, takes a look at how 2019 is shaping up in terms of the latest and upcoming trends for business events and conferences. We’re now well into the Spring of 2019 and the year has truly started to take shape. Already here at UKSV, we have seen trends we predicted for 2019 come to fruition whilst a number of others are clear on the horizon, and bound to be a regular feature of many events and conferences we’ll attend later this year.

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What’s Hot: Sizzling New Event Venue Trends in 2019


From unique locations, to cool spaces, 2019 brings new venue trends. If your organization is focused on sustainability, choose a venue that embodies those ideals. The post What’s Hot: Sizzling New Event Venue Trends in 2019 appeared first on Cvent Blog.

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How Five Women are Leading the Way in Hospitality

Smart Meetings

Related: Leadership Defined: 2019 Smart Women in Meetings Winners. We’re proud to have The Palms continue to lead the movement in wellness and living a sustainable lifestyle, something that we see is becoming more and more important to travelers and groups.

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Top 2019 Largest Expos in the U.S


When you look at a list of the top expos of 2019, it becomes obvious that Americans love cars. You can start your search by learning about the top 2019 largest exposed in the U.S. Finally, a 2019 expo that doesn’t feature automobiles!

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Meetings Industry Association appoints sustainability ambassador

Event Industry News

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has appointed leading venue sustainability expert Warren Campbell as an ambassador to its council to champion sustainability. As the mia moves forward with its high-profile #20PercentLess initiative encouraging the business meetings and events industry to use less single-use plastic, the association is keen to ensure sustainability and the campaign remain a key focus across all areas of its activity.

Chicago Event Profs Talk Trends for 2019

Connect Your Meetings

Here’s what Chicago meeting planners are saying about events in the Windy City, and what’s trending in 2019. Nicole Price, MBA, PMP, owner of Around Chicago Events, has seen a sustained interest in healthier food options, resulting in planners constantly evolving and enhancing their menus. “The The post Chicago Event Profs Talk Trends for 2019 appeared first on Connect Association. The Chicago meetings scene continues to flourish with few signs of slowing down.

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