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New Sydney Environmental Partnership Launched

More than 30 organisations have joined forces to improve Sydney’s environmental performance by increasing use of renewable energy, reducing water consumption, and improving waste management and recycling. The partners include ICC Sydney, whose inventive design includes a community-funded solar array, a large rainwater tank, energy efficient lighting and waste diversion strategies. From CIM News Magazine…

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Greener Coffee… or Enjoying Caffeine with Less Carbon

Coffee in copious quantity sustains much of the meetings industry. Yet disposable coffee cups are in of themselves a major sustainability issue. As the sector aims to reduce its carbon footprint, one organiser successfully avoided the mountains of cups often left behind at events, while also helping fund clean water projects around the world. From PCMA…

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Groundbreaking Oklahoma City CC: “A Modern Town Hall”

In June officials ceremonially broke ground on the all-new Oklahoma City Convention Center. This is a $288 million venue, scheduled to open in 2020, that will offer acres of modern and flexible meeting space. According to Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt, the building is set to become “a modern town hall”. From PCMA Convene…

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Making the Business Case for Holding Sustainable Events

Holding sustainable events can be hard work, and involve a variety of quite different challenges. The Vice President of Marketing for Oracle, Paul Salinger, discussed how to navigate the business aspects of sustainability during the Sustainable Brands 2018 conference recently held in Vancouver. Here are the four takeaways of his session. From PCMA Convene…

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Darwin Convention Centre Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Darwin Convention Centre in Australia is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Over 680,000 people have attended events at the venue since the doors opened in 2008. The centre attracted a record number of 9,000 delegates from July to November 2017 through a combination of the international, national and regional conferences hosted. From CIM News Magazine…

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Oklahoma City Breaks Ground on New Convention Center

Oklahoma City has hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new convention center. Scheduled to open in 2020, the $288 million Oklahoma City Convention Center will boast 200,000 square feet of exhibition space, a 30,000 square foot ballroom and 45,000 square feet of meeting space. Oklahoma City CVB has also launched a new website. From Successful Meetings…

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