Sustainability Education Sessions

  • The State of Sustainability in the Events Industry
    Speaker: Jackie Mulligan

    Based on research conducted within the Industry, Jackie presents findings from the UK Centre for Events Management detailing the current adoption, levels of interest and evidence of best practice in sustainability within the Events Industry.

    How Standards work together
    Speaker: Andrew Walker

    Based on his Masters thesis on the differences between ISO 20121 standards and the AOEX/ASTM standards, Andrew Walker presents a full explanation of how these two standards can work together.
  • Sustainability in Action: Canada
    Speaker: Andrew Walker

    A presentation on sustainability within the Canadian meetings industry, including an overview of the strategic approach undertaken by the Canadian Tourism Commission, followed by an in depth look at two examples of good practice from Tourism Vancouver and Travel Alberta.

    Sustainability in Action: Slovenia
    Speaker: Marusa Rosulnik

    A presentation on sustainability in the meetings industry with a focus on the sustainability initiatives and activities of the Slovenian Convention Bureau and some of their key learnings.

  • Amsterdam RAI:
    The Greenest Venue
    Speaker: Babs Nijam

    As a recent winner of the UFI Sustainable Development award, the Amsterdam RAI have a lot to talk about when it comes to sustainability - leading the way in addressing social, environmental and economic impacts. This session will outline some practical examples of how the RAI are achieving sustainability success.

    The Crystal Building:
    A Sustainable Cities Initiative by Siemens

    Speaker: Claire McCauley

    Recently opened, and the venue for the Sustainable Events Summit 2013, The Crystal Building in London has sustainability at its very core. Here, we learn more about this unique development and what conference centre like this mean for the future of the Events Industry.

  • Commission for a Sustainable London 2012:
    Assuring Sustainability for the London Olympics
    Speaker: Shaun McCarthy

    At EIBTM 2012, we were delighted to have Shaun McCarthy, Chair, Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 who shared some case study examples of sustainability in practice at the London 2012 Olympic Games. A great opportunity to learn about sustainability in action, and its legacy at a major, international event.

    Sustainability in Action as a Sponsor:
    Coca Cola

    Speaker: Olivia Knoght-Adams

    As one of the London 2012 Olympic Sponsors, with a strong focus on sustainability, this session will outline some case study examples from the view point of the sponsor of a major international event.
  • Implementing Sustainability Without Compromising on Quality
    Speaker: Inge Huijbrechts

    Presented by the Director Responsible Business for the Rezidor Hotel Group, this sessions detailed initiatives underway across the group's brands as an active case study - including successes and key learning.

    A Practical Guide to Sustainability
    In Meetings
    Speaker: Tamara Kennedy-Hill

    Tamara Kennedy-Hill from GMIC outlines best practice steps that can be taken to make events more sustainable. These steps can be delivered using the framework APEX/ASTM.

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