Sustainable destinations; Qualities of a leader

Sustainable destinations; Qualities of a leader

By 2050 70% of the world`s population of almost 10 billion people will live in cities. The vast majority of events are organized in cities, so what can the meeting industry do to make our event destinations more healthy, successful and ultimately sustainable. And how do we scale and speed up the implementation of sustainability […]

Top 10 Sustainable Event Trends for 2020

Top 10 Sustainable Event Trends for 2020

It’s the start of the year, and as seems to be in fashion, it’s time for us to share some thoughts about what’s coming up in the sustainable events world in the next few years. As such the following ten key sustainability trends are what we are predicting to happen in the event industry by 2020. […]

Don’t be bananas – cut the waste

Don’t be bananas – cut the waste

It is world food day and so I decided to make a little post about something that I really love and something I really hate. I love food and hate waste. Approximately one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. In the events industry we have calculated that over 50% is […]

Trends in Events Sustainability Reporting

Trends in Events Sustainability Reporting

Recently, I was interviewed by TTG Asia Magazine to provide them insights pertaining to MCI’s sustainability and reports. Some topics discussed include the commencement and efficacy of the impact reports, the sustainability level of our events, and the reason behind congregating despite waste generation. The following is the detailed interview with the TTG Asia Magazine: […]

IMEX-GMIC Green Meeting Award 2014

IMEX-GMIC Green Meeting Award 2014

During the IMEX Gala Dinner in Frankfurt, we were really proud to have received the prestigious IMEX-GMIC Green Meeting Award 2014 for our work with Global Initiatives on the 2013 Responsible Business Forum. Held in Singapore at leading sustainable event venue Marina Bay Sands, the Responsible Business Forum brought together over 430 industry leaders, NGOs […]

Responsible Business in Action

Responsible Business in Action

We’ve just wrapped up the reporting for the game changing Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development organised at the end of last year with Global Initiatives here in Singapore. This unique event was designed to address the 21st century’s defining challenge- By 2050, the global population will hit 9 billion people and the increased demand for water, food and […]

Event Sustainability: Trends and Best practices

Event Sustainability: Trends and Best practices

Its been a while since we shared any of our presentations on trends, best practices and top tips. Last week I was invited to speak at the Conventions India Conclave in India. Unfortunately I could not make it, so I suggested that I present virtually using GotoMeeting. Here are the slides to the presentation entitled […]

Sustainable Development Goals & Event Management

Sustainable Development Goals & Event Management

September 2015 marked an important development in the international community: the end of the Millennium Development Goals and the start of a new era with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are known for having a more comprehensive set of development priorities, aspirations and targets than their earlier counterpart, aiming at being achieved by 2030.   It […]

Lessons from a decade of dedication

Lessons from a decade of dedication

It’s amazing to reflect that we started our sustainability journey over 10 years ago. Since then, the world has changed significantly, and aside from an increasingly isolated American President, the world’s governments’ and businesses are united in the need to tackle climate change, environmental degradation and social challenges head on. But what has changed for […]

Part II: The Rising C’s of our Urban Future

Part II: The Rising C’s of our Urban Future

Last week we presented Part I of this two-part article: The Rising C’s of our Urban Future. Part I revealed the first four “C’s” as trending issues for destinations and cities of the future. Part II of this article discusses the last three:  5. Citizen Involvement The Smart City agenda until recently has been very […]

Part I: The Rising C’s of Our Urban Future

Part I: The Rising C’s of Our Urban Future

Cities have been the engines of knowledge, productivity and growth throughout history, and will be essential to the future competitiveness of nations and regions. As Smart City implementations become more mainstream, the market is now entering into a new phase: an important period where cities must engage all stakeholders and in particular the citizen to […]

An exclusive preview of insights from upcoming Destination Whitepaper – to be launched at IMEX

An exclusive preview of insights from upcoming Destination Whitepaper – to be launched at IMEX

    Over the past year research has been ongoing into pioneering thinking in sustainable destination management. Below are 4 of the key trends to be discovered in the soon-to-be-released whitepaper from the 2016 Global Destination Sustainability Index: Targeted Storytelling Advertising is out, storytelling is in. DMOs are segmenting consumer profiles and developing more reactive […]

Saying “No” to All-Male Panels: Why it Matters

Saying “No” to All-Male Panels: Why it Matters

Think about the last conference you attended and try to recall: was there an all-male panel? And what about the conference before that? In fact, have the majority of panel discussions you’ve attended, organised or – if like me, you identify as male – participated in been all-male? Sadly, for most the answer is “yes” […]

Politics – the 21st century battleground for Corporate Values

Politics – the 21st century battleground for Corporate Values

The new President of the United States has brought us a few changes already, many bringing dismay to the population and leading to protests across the US, from cities, to airports to most recently- college campuses.  A wave of morose resistance is rising and there is a growing citizen response across America and the globe. Amongst all […]

2017 – Your chance to shine in Creating a New World

2017 – Your chance to shine in Creating a New World

Enough soul-searching over what we lost in 2016, it’s time to lift the chin and face that bright sun of 2017. In the words of the dearly departed, George Michael “I gotta have “faith”  . . ”faith” ….”faith”.  So with a gloomy political climate giving Europe and the US a chill and a Trumponian setback […]

Reflection on 2016 & Sustainability

Reflection on 2016 & Sustainability

2016. An interesting year in a multitude of ways, many will look back on a tumultuous political landscape, from the shock of Brexit in Europe through to a hard fought US election and a shifting growingly insular outlook in many more countries. Fear not, a whole generation of humankind such as ours has never had […]