Sustainability

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    Shifting Association’s Vision & Mission to Align with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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    The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the blueprint for global development – represent a fundamental shift in thinking, explicitly acknowledging the interconnectedness of prosperous business, a thriving society and a healthy environment.
    6th May, 2019
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    Partnering for Sustainability

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    On 26th February, UIA cooperated with Legacy17 to host a workshop at the 2-day World Resources Forum in Antwerp
    30th Apr, 2019
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    Sustainable connections

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    Sustainability – THE buzz word for meetings and events in 2019. Every client I meet, every event I attend, every article I read...sustainability is at the forefront of every event planner, convention bureau and venue’s mind
    30th Apr, 2019
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    European Association Summit 2019 - 'Share & Co-create'

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    The successful 7th annual EAS 2019 closes under the motto 'Share & Co-create', with 184 participants from 121 different associations and other organisations.
    29th Apr, 2019
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    Corporate Governance and Sustainability

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    In this article, we explain how solid corporate governance practices can be a useful tool for the implementation of sustainability measures within your NPO, and also underline why the implementation of such solid corporate governance practices is valuable.
    29th Apr, 2019
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    Less conversation more action

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    While many in our industry have made efforts to implement more sustainable events and operational practices, we are not reacting like our house is on fire. As Elvis said we need less conversation and a lot more action. NOW!
    29th Apr, 2019
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    IMEX Group continues commitment to sustainability best practice by encouraging exhibitors to make Sustainable Exhibiting Pledge

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    IMEX in Frankfurt has invited exhibitors at this year’s show (21 -23 May) to make a Sustainable Exhibiting Pledge as it continues to increase its commitment to demonstrating and leading through best practice in sustainability.
    24th Apr, 2019
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    Palais des congrès de Montréal to support the United Nations’ Agenda for Sustainable Development

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    In keeping with its ongoing commitment to sustainability, the Palais des congrès de Montréal is proud to announce it is joining the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In doing so, it plans to change the course of events by implementing tangible actions aimed at reducing its environmental footprint and that of its users, in order to better its impact on society and the community.
    24th Apr, 2019
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    Innovation and insights at your fingertips

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    Hamburg Convention Bureau launches online city tour showcasing future-focused strengths for planners
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    Hamburg is a hotbed for innovation with cutting-edge companies, pioneering start-ups and a new sustainable urban development. This adds up to a wide variety of venues, experts and activities for planners interested in green meetings and the latest thinking.
    25th Feb, 2019
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    Messe Frankfurt expands electromobility on the exhibition grounds

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    Messe Frankfurt Group deploys StreetScooter for zero-emission deliveries on the Frankfurt exhibition grounds. The electric vehicles are being used for Messe Frankfurt exhibitors and visitors as part of a two-year trial.
    24th Jan, 2019
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    ExCeL London launches ‘No Plastic’ campaign

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    ExCeL outlines the steps the venue is taking to tackle the global issue of single-use plastic
    24th Jan, 2019
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    Prague Congress Centre without waste

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    More than 60% of waste was saved at the first completely sustainable event which took place at the Prague Congress Centre (PCC) to the occasion of awarding the “TOP Responsible Company”.
    5th Dec, 2018
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    Melbourne is Number One in Asia-Pacific for Sustainability

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    Melbourne has been ranked the number one sustainable city in the Asia-Pacific region for business events in the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) for the second consecutive year.
    19th Nov, 2018
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    Helsinki ranks 5th in sustainability among congress cities

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    Helsinki has once again earned international recognition as a destination for congresses and meetings. The Global Destination Sustainability (GDS) Leadership Awards were presented at the 57th International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Congress in Dubai on 14 November. This year’s winner was Gothenburg, while Helsinki shared fifth place with Uppsala. Last year, Helsinki was ranked in 6th position.
    16th Nov, 2018
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    Gothenburg tops world sustainability rankings for third consecutive year

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    For the third year in a row, Gothenburg has come out on top when it comes to sustainability, according to Global Destination Sustainability Index 2018, which was revealed on Wednesday. This is a broad international ranking of sustainability work being done in 50 world cities.
    15th Nov, 2018
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    Sustainability driving force as Gothenburg launches new tourism strategy

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    Open to the world – inclusive, green and dynamic, is the vision for Gothenburg. For two years in a row the city has been named world leader by Global Destinations Sustainability Index (GDSI). With its new tourism strategy, Gothenburg aims to step up the work even further.
    17th Oct, 2018
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    The Hague promotes ground-breaking innovations at sea

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    The city of The Hague is showcasing its strong commitment to environmental sustainability by supporting local initiatives that strive for building a better world. As ‘city by the sea’ The Hague sheds a light on maritime innovation makers by giving them a stage at this year’s The Hague Awards.
    18th Sep, 2018
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    New video about the Vacuum Insulation Panels industry available!

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    VIPA International is proud to announce the release of a new promotional video about the Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPs) industry, created in an effort to raise awareness about the different applications of VIPs and the benefits they bring.
    17th Sep, 2018
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    Adelaide Convention Centre and Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre are first in the world to achieve EarthCheck Platinum

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    The certification recognises best practice in environmental, community and business sustainability!
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    Australia reaffirms its global sustainability leadership in the business events space with the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) and Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC) becoming the first venues in the world to achieve the coveted EarthCheck Platinum Certification.
    29th Aug, 2018
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    ICC Sydney Pioneers Plastic Bottle Waste Reduction in Events Sector

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    International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has today announced more than a million plastic water bottles have been saved through its partnership with Sydney Water, reflecting the venue’s ongoing commitment to reducing its ecological footprint.
    23rd Jul, 2018

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