Recorded at EIBTM, Michael Luehrs interviews Steen Jakobsen, Director of Conventions at Wonderful Copenhagen. Steen talks about how Copenhagen has embraced sustainability and embedded it into the meetings product and

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I´m feeling happy and  a little proud today, as a little vision we had, has become a reality.. «Convention Bureaus, Destination Marketing Organizations, Venues and Agencies from the five Scandinavian

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What better way to close out a busy 2011 than with rousing, inspiring, infectiously enthusiastic, innovative sustainable event initiatives? We been busy elves of sustainability these last several months and

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More than half of the world´s population lives in cities. This urban population is responsible for of 80% of the greenhouse gas emissions. With this in mind the future of

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Today at the GMIC Conference in Portland Oregon, I led a fascinating panel about the business dimension of sustainability. It focused on how macro trends and issues will affect the

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The many ‘2010, a year in review’ lists (random example here) prompt consideration of what meeting industry trends might indicate, if anything, for 2011.  2010 saw many high water marks

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Working with various tourism authorities and cities around the world, we have come to see that there are some developing trends in positioning and marketing a sustainable meetings destination. This

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COP15 was a transformative event for those closest to it, the organizers and the host city, Copenhagen.  The largest political event to ever happen in Denmark, COP15 brought unique challenges

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Grabing the bull by the horns This week I have had the pleasure of working in Andalusia in the South of Spain. I had not been to Sevilla for some

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Meeting planners, do you know what happens to the waste from your event? Many communities  incinerate waste in an  effort to reduce costs (financial, aesthetic, perhaps environmental?) associated with landfills.

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