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Climate Week NYC: A Responsible Capital

New York has continued its commitment to becoming “the capital city of a responsible world” by hosting the 10th annual Climate Week NYC. More than 140 climate-focused meetings were part of the event, run by international non-profit The Climate Group, with some 10,000 people expected to attend from over 40 countries. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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Reusable Conference Coffee Cups: A More Robusta Approach?

Eunomia is running a conference coffee cup scheme at the Recycling & Waste Management Conference in Birmingham’s NEC. All F&B outlets are offering a discount for using a reusable cup, which also can be loaned for a deposit. But does this tackle the symptom rather than the problem? From editor’s blog at Association Meetings International…

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Two Australian Venues Win Platinum Award

Australia has reaffirmed its business events sustainability leadership with the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, and the Adelaide Convention Centre, becoming the world’s first venues to achieve EarthCheck Platinum Certification. This recognises ten consecutive years of best or above best practice across key areas of social and environmental action. From CIM News Magazine…

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EPCA Set for Annual Meeting in Vienna

In October the EPCA Annual Meeting for the international petrochemical business community will see around 3,000 participants from all over the world gathering in Vienna. This year the event will examine “Petrochemicals and the Low-Carbon Economy: Versatile Solutions for Greater Sustainability”. It will also hold the European Youth Debating Competition. From Boardroom…

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Sustainable Meetings: Single-Use Plastic is No Longer Fantastic

Is time now up for that global event staple, the plastic badge holder? From a registration specialist whose products are all recyclable, to an event caterer transitioning away from bottled mineral water, to a venue banning single-use plastic packaging from hotel and meeting suites, here are three approaches to more sustainable events. From editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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ICC Sydney: Supporting Students, Startups and First Nations Businesses

The Iceberg has already reported on ICC Sydney’s support of regional food production. But the venue is also fostering the next generation of talent via student and startup engagement. Through its First Australians Legacy Program, ICC Sydney promotes as well First Nations businesses, offering for its delegates authentic heritage experiences. From Boardroom…

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Australasia’s Events Industry Collaborates on Sustainability

The Exhibition & Event Association for Australasia has launched a major new initiative to tackle sustainability and reduce the environmental impact of the events sector. An Environmental Sustainability Working Group has been formed which draws representatives from all sectors of the industry together to foster collaborative action. From CIM News Magazine…

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Kuala Lumpur Hosts PCMA-ICESAP Knowledge Exchange

The PCMA-ICESAP Knowledge Exchange Kuala Lumpur brought together more than 30 industry leaders to share how they are reshaping their businesses in response to digital, political and economic change. The event, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, was held under the theme of “Evolving Your Business Model For Changing Times”. From Meetpie.com…

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IMEX Policy Forum Report: Three Sector Challenges

A recent report from the IMEX Policy Forum 2018 (see Research) outlines three areas of concern raised during the event by Gloria Guevara Manzo, the World Tourism and Travel Council President and CEO (pictured at IMEX with Group Chairman Ray Bloom). Her three concerns were: security and safety, crisis preparation and sustainability. From PCMA Convene…

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IMEX America 2018: A Sustainable Event

IMEX America has always been run with sustainability in mind. This time around, sustainability education will feature throughout, attendees are urged to bring a reusable water bottle to the show, and IMEX America will also continue to beat the drum about the positive impact of giving back to destination communities. From the Event…

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