How Can Benchmarking Make Destinations More Sustainable?

How Can Benchmarking Make Destinations More Sustainable?

In response to an increasing focus on responsible and sustainable practices in the events industry, leading MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Conference and Event) destinations are working to make their locations more competitive and attractive to event planners and stakeholders. An integral part of what cities and venues are doing to improve the desirability of their destinations […]

Don’t Underestimate the Ripple Effect of Your Actions

Don’t Underestimate the Ripple Effect of Your Actions

“I’m only one person, so what difference will this make?” is something I hear a lot in the sustainability sphere. After all, what’s one more plastic bottle considering the ocean of bottles already floating around out there? The notion that we are only a small speck in the great mechanism of humanity can be discouraging […]

Cures for 21st Century Ailments- Event Wellness Trends

Cures for 21st Century Ailments- Event Wellness Trends

Something’s wrong with the world, for many it feels like a new era- hopefully not the era of Trump, but a new era no less. Most of our generation have been fortunate enough not to live through world wars and real struggle but waves of lone wolf crazies & terrorism make us feel threatened more […]

Singapore, a Leading Sustainable Destination

Singapore, a Leading Sustainable Destination

Every business in the 21st century needs to demonstrate what good they’re doing for the world, according to Roger Simons, Regional Sustainability Director for the Asia Pacific Region at the MCI Group, previously Group Sustainability Manager. He explains why sustainability in events is important for planners, buyers and organisations that are looking for smart, future […]

How can Associations Work Better with Destinations to Drive Sustainability

How can Associations Work Better with Destinations to Drive Sustainability

By 2050, 70% of the world`s population of almost 10 billion people will live in cities. It is becoming increasingly critical for association executives to broaden their agendas to include strategies to help their organisation and its members become part of the ecosystem focused on creating more sustainable, healthy and prosperous cities. Destinations Management Organisations […]

How to build your sustainable brand story: When people come together, magic happens

How to build your sustainable brand story: When people come together, magic happens

Great achievements are rarely the result of a single action of an individual, but rather the outcome of communities coming together to debate, discuss and grow. However, does living in a digital age mean face-to-face meetings are a thing of the past – an inefficient way of bringing people together? Well, the short answer is […]

2016- The end for CSR as we know it?

2016- The end for CSR as we know it?

The traditional model of CSR activities for corporations at events has been transforming over the years. Gone are the days when it was good enough for businesses to send their teams out planting trees or doing a one-off activity like painting an orphanage. Today’s participant has likely been there, done that and has a more […]

Re-building dreams in Nepal

Re-building dreams in Nepal

Namaste A team of seven MCI Dreambuilders from our offices in Singapore, Dublin, Melbourne, Amsterdam and HQ were in Nepal this month as part of our long term efforts to improve education within struggling communities. Thanks to the generous donations of the clients, friends and family of MCI, we have currently raised over €13,000. The […]

A Beginners Guide to Sustainable Events

A Beginners Guide to Sustainable Events

Earlier this week MCI’s very own experts on sustainable events, Guy Bigwood and Roger Simons, were invited to speak about Sustainability and it’s role as a driver of innovation in the events world during the Malaysia Business Events Week (MBEW) 2015 – an annual gathering of Malaysia’s business events industry and its stakeholders to learn, debate, explore business opportunities,  and innovate. My own opinion (though slightly […]

Events as a bridge to better brands- The Evidence

Events as a bridge to better brands- The Evidence

We have been asked on more than one occasion (can you imagine!), does running a sustainable event have any real benefits? Well to put it bluntly, yes. Not only can incorporating sustainability into an event’s operation and planning promote environmental innovation and social benefits (by providing jobs, creating better working conditions and promoting creative solutions […]