Lessons for Sustainable Destinations & Events from Singapore- Water and Land

Having lived in Singapore for most of the last 2 months I’ve still much to learn about this fascinating island state but in this relatively short time have already been left impressed by how the government has used sustainability as a catalyst for innovation- providing lessons for any events business.  The conundrum is why has […]

Fashionably sustainable

As recently shared on our Danish Sustainable Events blog, this week Copenhagen is hosting Europe’s second largest Fashion Show. Sustainability has become a very critical element of fashion design and manufacturing with mainstream and haute-couture  designers  such as Vivienne Westwood  champion better more ethical and eco practices. Next June,  Copenhagen will host  the Copenhagen Fashion […]

PCMA: Partners in sustainable event education

Dateline San Diego, PCMA Convening Leaders conference The cup runneth over. Not since GMICs Sustainable Events conference has so much high quality, relevant educational content been available to the events professional. The Professional Conference Managers Association (PCMA) has worked hard to feature relevant and timely sessions to help planners understand sustainability as smart business. Education […]

Predictions for sustainable meetings and events, 2012: part 3

We ring in the New Year by rounding out our predictions list for 2012.  As with our earlier posts (here and here) we explore the trends and practical sustainable business practices which are helping planners and suppliers save money, build community and help the planet.  If we were counting these down New Year’s style, we’ve […]

2012 predictions: Sustainable Meetings and Events, part 2 (of 3)

On what we will see more of in the coming year Earlier (this post), our list of predictions for 2012 was introduced. The thinking is informed by many conversations, readings, client requests and a dash of common sense. Technology:  As with all sectors, the meetings and events industry will see a rapid evolution resulting from […]

Sustainable Events 2012: Bold (and not so bold) predictions

As 2011 becomes 2012, lists and reviews abound (including this frightful recounting).  In this spirit, and to bring a focus to meetings industry issues, we consider the influence sustainability will have on the organizations that comprise the industry. This time last year, we created a list of predictions.  While a few examples were perhaps a […]

Transportation & events: omission of emissions?

Transport to and from meetings and events, and the carbon emissions which result, make many of us want to put our head in the sand.  We can hope that the problem will go away, but it sits there, a liability needing resolution.  Across the world, and in spite of commitment to reduce cost, climate impacts […]

Sustainable Events: On strength & Connectedness

Organisations=Organisms Within any organisation, individual department-based process are interrelated and interdependent. Random example: The person working reception at a hotel, if they are to be productive and enthusiastic, relies on the successful observation of effective processes in the restaurant.  Poor systems will result in poor service and, eventually, problems for anybody involved in guest service. […]

Sustainable Events: a novel idea

Authors understand that readers don’t want to know about the mechanics of a books’ construction.  They don’t go to pains to explain the manufacture of the paper that made the printing of the pages possible.  Instead, they focus only on creating the best story with a goal of delivering a meaningful experience.  Is there a […]

Asian Meetings Industry Predictions 2011

I was asked to provide my predictions for the Meetings Industry in 2011 for a nice article for CEI Asia. The document has some really interesting perspectives and makes for good reading. CEI Asia Jan 11 Predictions.pdf Here are my comments: It has been a solid year for sustainability in the meetings industry and I […]