Tag: sustainability


Messe Frankfurt launches sustainable StreetScooters Europe

Messe Frankfurt has launched a new StreetScooter for zero-emission deliveries on its exhibition grounds. The electric vehicles are being used as part of a two-year trial, aiming to expand mobilty and reduce environmental impact at the same time. The Messe Frankfurt grounds are the size of 90 football pitches, and contain 11 exhibition halls. As such, it is important for exhibitors and visitors to be...

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Event Horizon: Sustainability is not a fad Expert Opinion

“A region in spacetime beyond which events cannot affect an outside observer.” Event Horizon is a column by EW’s Stuart Wood, taking a look at the events industry from a newcomer’s perspective. In this third instalment, he locks horns with Veganuary, and wonders if sustainability is getting trend-ified.   2019 has arrived, and with the advent of the new year comes the time for many...

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Clarion’s ICE London launches stand graphics recycling initiative Europe

B2B gaming event ICE London, organised by UK-based organiser Clarion Gaming, has announced a new initiative to tackle trade show waste with the launch of the ICE Graphics Amnesty for its exhibitors. The show is partnering with EcoBooth, a zero waste event production company, to work with the event’s 589 exhibitors to collect the most common stand waste materials, which will then be recycled into...

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Viparis unveils ‘solar tarpaulin’ at Paris Nord Villepinte Europe

Venue collection Viparis has unveiled its first solar advertising tarpaulin, installed on the Paris Nord Villepinte gallery’s glass façade. The company says Paris Nord Villepinte is the world’s first exhibition complex to test such a system, designed to reduce the ecological footprint. This pilot project, created in collaboration with ENGIE Entreprises & Collectivités, is part of Viparis’ commitment to its CSR initiative, Better Events Viparis 2030,...

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Can sustainability look good AND be good for business? Expert Opinion

By Sam Rowe, CEO of Ignition   The battle to get large company clients interested in sustainability is basically over. They’re talking about it at the very least, or else they’re forming and exercising environmental and social impact policies. Sustainability is on the strategic agenda to stay. But other debates remain, including how to convince clients that sustainable can also be beautiful and, at the...

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UFI launches the 2019 UFI Awards World

UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has announced the launch of the 2019 UFI Awards. Organisers, venue operators and service providers are all encouraged to enter and share best practice across five categories: HR management, digital innovation, marketing, operations & services, and sustainable development. The deadline for all awards applications is 1 March 2019. Awards are managed and led by UFI working groups,...

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Can sustainability look good AND be good for business? Expert Opinion

Sam Rowe, CEO of agency Ignition, examines where the responsibility for sustainability lies within the events industry.   The battle to get large company clients interested in sustainability is basically over. They’re talking about it, at the very least, or else they’re forming and exercising environmental and social impact policies. Sustainability is on the strategic agenda to stay. But other debates remain, including how to convince clients...

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Is ‘mixed reality’ the future of the event industry? Europe

The Event Industry Hackathon, which took place on 31 October and 1 November in RAI Amsterdam, gave 50 hackers, divided over eight teams, 24 hours to solve various challenges in the event sector. The winning team provided the best solution, answering the question of how the future of the event industry will look. Among the urgent issues touched upon were sustainability, matchmaking, experience and event...

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Kind Malaysia helping MITEC to achieve UN’s sustainable development goals Asia

The Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) was recently the host of Kind Malaysia 2018, which aimed to promote responsible business practice. The event ran from 24-25 October, and promoted MITEC’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, #myWORLD. The programme works towards reducing the company’s environmental impact and driving sustainability. The programme is also a commitment to achieve the United Nations sustainable development goals (SDGs)....

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United Nations representatives to promote sustainability at IBTM World World

Representatives from various UN bodies will be attending IBTM World this year, with the intention of learning about the meetings and events industry and promoting sustainability. The initiative comes on the back of IBTM’s ongoing partnership with Positive Impact. Positive Impact recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with certain United Nation bodies to help create a sustainable events industry. It is hoped that events can help...

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