Rio 2016: Sustainability Success or Fail?

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It’s difficult to imagine that the Olympic Games could ever be sustainable in their present form. The post Rio 2016: Sustainability Success or Fail? Yet since 1996 every Olympic host city has taken strides to integrate environmental and social responsibility into planning.

Go Fish: 9 Tasty and Sustainable Seafood Catering Ideas


More and more caterers are focusing on sourcing and using seafood that's fished or farmed in environmentally conscious ways, while

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Sustainability, what does it mean for your conferences and events?


On this episode of Event TALK, we are speaking with Julia Spangler a Sustainable Events Consultant with 6 years of corporate event experience. Sustainability obviously plays a part in making events environmentally friendly.

How Technology Continues to Help Improve Sustainability at Events


One of the earliest improvements in regards to events and sustainability was the option for using significantly less paper during conferences, trade shows, and other meetings. Tech Event Planning green technology sustainability TipsMobile devices paved the way for event-specific apps, giving attendees access to all of the information they needed without having to print out large packets and handouts. As ticketing […].

The State of the Art in Sustainable Venues

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When the Green Venue Report debuted in 2014, it used survey information from 16 convention centers around the world to outline best practices in event-venue sustainability. This supports the notion that more centers are taking sustainability seriously and funding sustainability programs.

100 Pinterest Boards Every Eventprof Should Follow

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This is a bumper list of 100 must-follow Pinterest boards to inspire all event planners. There is something here for every event professional to appreciate, covering all event types, size, budgets and ideas! Recently valued at over $10 billion, Pinterest has 175 million monthly users.

IMEX Launches New Innovation in Sustainability Award


If your sustainability effort is fresh, team-based, and built to last, you may have a winner. Association Toolbox Corporate Toolbox Professional Development Sustainabilityread more.

Fighting Climate Change: Industry Investment in Sustainability


Sustainability Corporate Meetings & EventsBy Hannah Kinnersley. The meetings and hospitality industry is leading the way on efforts to reduce greenhouse gases with measures that help the planet and the bottom line. read more.

Skills needed for organising an event

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Behavioural Change Online Events Social Media Sustainable events Technology TourismBeing an event planner / event organiser is one of the most dynamic jobs in the world, as well as one of the toughest.

Homeless Hackathon Glasgow

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Innovation Latest News Sustainable eventsIn November, we will run a “Homeless Hackathon” in Glasgow.

Bold Campaign Works with the U.N. to Raise the Profile of Events


Initiatives dovetail with 2017 Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The United Nations will launch the Year of Sustainable Tourism on January 18, and Fiona Pelham, immediate past president of Meeting Professionals International, is working with the U.N.'s By Fiona Pelham.

Periscope #swiftshift: How to build a sustainable business with only 2-4 Clients & Part Time Hours

Lara Mcculloch

‘How do you build a sustainable business when you only work with 2-4 clients?’. I strove for fulfillment and have created a business model that sustains my love for life first and allows me to do great work for my clients.

Top 10 Tips for Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Your Events


SustainabilityThese 10 practical, easy-to-implement suggestions from U.K.-based based not-for-profit Positive Impact can help your organization reduce the carbon footprint of its events and inspire attendees to take the message to their organizations. read more.

Focus on innovation and sustainability for Showman’s Show 2016

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With the 2016 edition of the Showman’s Show less than 24 hours away, organiser Lance Show & Publications is promising event professionals its strongest showing of innovative and sustainable solutions to date.

Whitepaper Release: How sustainable destinations are enhancing competitive positioning

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The Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) releases their first Whitepaper “Sustainable Destination Management Trends and Insights: A Path to a Brighter Future” at IMEX Frankfurt.

SES Research Shows Sustainability Plays Important Role in Successful Event Planning

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Event professionals from over 100 of the industry’s top agencies, brands, venues and event suppliers were the first to hear the findings of the major research project undertaken by the organisers of this year’s Sustainable Events Summit (SES).

How Business Travelers Can Go Beyond Green

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The majority of professional travel planners who responded to the 2017 GBTA survey reported formal corporate sustainability programs are in place; however, only 16 percent said they currently offer incentives for business travelers to stay in hotels with sustainable practices.

Sustainability conference reacts to the wrongs of the ‘new right’

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The post Sustainability conference reacts to the wrongs of the ‘new right’ appeared first on Event Industry News. According to Barack Obama, while in office, ‘no challenge poses a greater threat to our children, our planet and future generations than climate change’. The former President went on to stress how no other country more than America was better equipped to lead the world towards a solution. Then came Donald Trump, who tweeted: ‘The […].

Here’s What Makes for a Successful Hackathon

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At Campus Party Brasil 2017 (CPBR10) — an 8,000-attendee technology festival program — registrants for “The Big Hackathon,” a 100-hour event devoted to finding tech solutions for the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, had to be pared down to 300 active participants. “We

U.S. Hotels Join Pilot Program to Prevent Food Waste

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Food & Beverage Green Meetings Hotels & Resorts Meeting Planning eco-friendly sustainable meetingsFood production has the largest environmental footprint of any human activity, according to data from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

8 Green Event Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

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Those familiar with sustainability are aware of the benefits of LED lighting. For a more sustainable option, use reusable materials such as digital screens, chalkboards, recycled wood, bamboo, and biodegradable plastic.

5 Earth Day Tips for Eco-Friendly Meeting Planners

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the conference center has 917 guest rooms and is devoted to sustainability best practices. Convention Centers Green Meetings Meeting Planning eco-friendly sustainable meetings

An Essential CSR Tool for Meeting Planners Expands Online


Sustainability Association Conventions and Expos Corporate Meetings & EventsHannah Kinnersley. The project portal is a gift for meeting professionals, use it to plan your projects and help others plan theirs. The project portal is a gift for meeting professionals, use it to plan your projects and help others plan theirs. read more.

13 Digital Branding Ideas at Live Events

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Digital branding concepts can provide more value than tangible assets as well as being a more sustainable option for events to provide integrated opportunities for sponsors.

etouches to hire 100-plus people by end of 2017 to sustain dynamic enterprise growth across all regions

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The post etouches to hire 100-plus people by end of 2017 to sustain dynamic enterprise growth across all regions appeared first on Event Industry News. etouches, a top global provider of cloud event management software, today announced plans to hire more than 100 people globally in 2017.

Central Hall Westminster launches carbon offset programme for events as part of sustainability strategy

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The post Central Hall Westminster launches carbon offset programme for events as part of sustainability strategy appeared first on Event Industry News.

Museum of Science & Industry to Support Food Sustainability in European City of Science Programme

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The Museum of Science & Industry joined forces with catering partners Levy Restaurants UK, to host a food sustainability event as part of Manchester’s European City of Science programme. The event brought together individuals and policy makers concerned with the sustainable food agenda across Greater Manchester. The post Museum of Science & Industry to Support Food Sustainability in European City of Science Programme appeared first on Event Industry News.

Going Vegetarian at Events

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Basically he was saying that “environmental” conferences weren’t being very sustainable when they served meat and or fish. The first iteration had coconut rice (for an event in London), so depending on the chef you may have to make a few attempts at a sustainable menu.

PODCAST RECAP: @LizKingEvents and @EdWaffles Interview @JSpellos from Meeting U


He also speaks about food recovery and sustainability in the industry. James Spellos from Meeting U. James Spellos is the President of Meeting U., whose mission is to help people become more productive and comfortable with technology.

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Looking for Green Meeting Venues? Take to the Seas

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Now you can add sustainability to that list. Green Meetings Meeting Planning eco-friendly sustainable meetingsForget offsites. Take your meeting offshore! If you’ve never considered holding a meeting aboard a cruise ship, now is the time to start.

Why Wall-to-Table Might Be The Next Big Thing in F&B

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It was the first time that vertical farming had been executed at an MGM property, said Yalmaz Siddiqui, vice president, corporate sustainability, at MGM Resorts International. What’s more, it’s sustainable, he said. ” SUSTAINABLE GROWTH.

Ten Criteria for Vetting Event Technology Solution Providers (Updated)

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Sustainability of the Company. Over the past decade, there have been significant upgrades and newcomers in the event technology space. These solutions claim to increase revenue, streamline processes, drive attendance, improve the attendee experience, provide data/insight and/or deliver ROI.

5 Ways to Run a Greener Restaurant


Restaurant sustainability has moved past its trend phase — it’s here to stay. Every restaurateur who wants to stay relevant and be successful has no choice but to start playing the sustainability game. Uncategorized eco-friendly restaurant venue sustainability

10 Sweet Ideas to Reduce Food Waste and Food Miles at Your Events


How much are you doing to incorporate sustainability into your F&B programs? Here's a menu of actions that can help you send a lot less good food to the landfill. read more. Association Meetings Green Meetings/CSR Food & Beverage Corporate Meetings

10 Steps to Secure More Donations for Your Next Event

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Tracking down the perfect vendors, loyal attendees and a supportive staff can be a tall order for any event manager, but how many of us spend time and energy focused on finding donations to help sustain our event? […]. Struggling to secure donations for your event?

6 Environmentally Friendly Places to Celebrate Earth Day

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Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa in Lahaina, Hawaii, is offering a self-led Sustainability Tour on Earth Day. It makes sense that Hyatt Regency Maui, a LEED-certified hotel, would celebrate Earth Day with a sustainability tour. Call it Earth Stay!

Hybrid Meetings Doomed to Failure? Not So Fast

Velvet Chainsaw

The experience gave me a new appreciation for hybrid events and made me a true believer in what we recommend to sustain the health of annual meetings: engage your participants—members and even non-members­—by making it easy for them to share either in person or online.

How to Secure Your Headline Sponsor


Securing a headline sponsor is often the key to getting your event off the ground, or ensuring it's financially sustainable. Here's how to get one. The post How to Secure Your Headline Sponsor appeared first on Eventbrite UK Blog. August Featured Sales event sponsorship

Food for Thought

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For its 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Winnipeg, The Co-operators wanted to go beyond its usual sustainability practices to introduce a sustainability theme that would be featured throughout the year.

Asia’s Greenest City Leads the Way

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This Southeast Asian city-state was named Asia’s greenest city in the Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index in 2016. This commitment is evident in the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint’s action plan. Magnet for Global Sustainability Events.