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PODCAST | Create Enduring Value with Sustainability Projects

GDS-Movement and Meet4impact changemakers, Jessica Vandy and Alexis Kereluk, and Simpleview’s Future Tourism Group lead, David Peacock, discuss how to how to build momentum and action to develop lasting positive value through sustainability efforts that continuously support more regenerative tourism on the Future of Tourism podcast. “We need to take a very careful look at…

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15 February 2023

Net Zero Carbon Events Webinar

The events industry has a special role to play in tackling climate change. We provide the meeting places and market places to work on solutions to the climate crisis. At the same time we have a responsibility to minimise our impact on climate change. We are inviting organisations from across the events industry – venues,…

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COP 27: Hattendorf Delivers End of Term Report

Kai Hattendorf, the omnipresent managing director of UFI and past president of the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) reports back from COP27 with a progress report on the sector-wide Net Zero Carbon Events movement.  “We’ve done what we initially wanted to achieve in three years in just eighteen months through the power of collaboration.”…

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CLIMATE CRISIS: PCMA Engages AGU in Acceleration to Net Zero

At Convening Leaders this month, PCMA confirmed a partnership with the American Geophysical Union (AGU) as it builds defences amid escalating climate crisis. The collaboration brings the largest earth and climate scientific community on side to confirm the data associated with the sector and to demystify the false narrative, the fake carbon footprint, being levied…

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8 February 2023

Feeling the Pulse: Using Events to Catalyse Regeneration & Impact

Do you wish your destination’s events created less waste, and more legacy? Less carbon and more social cohesion? They can do much more than that. They can deliver benefits to people, planet, and place, and improve business performance, profitability, and growth. How? When you mitigate a meeting’s footprint and amplify its handprint, you transform it…

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7 February 2023

Feeling the Pulse: Using Events to Catalyse Regeneration & Impact

Do you wish your destination’s events created less waste, and more legacy? Less carbon and more social cohesion? They can do much more than that. They can deliver benefits to people, planet, and place, and improve business performance, profitability, and growth. How? When you mitigate a meeting’s footprint and amplify its handprint, you transform it…

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A Medical Event Sharpens Sustainability Contributions

An association for cataract surgeons ensures its events have a more positive social, environmental, and economic impact through measurement and strategy. What does it take to ensure an event has increasingly positive sustainability impacts? For the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), vision, collaboration, and action are key. It has taken the medical…

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Results, Trends & Insights from the 2022 GDS-Index

The GDS-Index is a destination-level programme that measures, benchmarks and improves the sustainability strategy and performance of tourism and events destinations.  The GDS-ICCA-CityDNA 4-month course for Regenerative Destination Management starts on 2nd March 2023 The 2022 GDS-Index showcases brave, bold and pioneering destinations that recognise the urgent need to work together to regenerate cities…

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How to Include Sustainability Into Conference Planning

Discover how Singapore, as a premiere business event destination, can help you organize impactful conferences. In this special Knowledge Capital Boardroom MiniCourse, Carrie Kwik, Executive Director Europe, Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau, explains what makes Singapore so special when it comes to organizing high-quality association events that will have long-lasting legacies both for your organization…

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