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A sustainable event

Putting sustainability first

What's in this guide

01 Inspiring sustainable development

02 Running an environmentally responsible event

03 Running a socially responsible event

04 Being a sustainable attendee

05 Be a sustainable exhibitor

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Inspiring sustainable development

In our community, we foster meaningful collaborations and share impactful content, equipping every stakeholder with the resources needed to prioritise our planet's well-being.

    

 

Impact

1 Providing content that enables sustainable development

2 Sharing best practices with our stakeholders

3 Developing market relevant partnerships

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02
Running a environmentally responsible event

All elements sourced from our supply chain must adhere to sustainability standards. We are dedicated to annually reducing our emissions and waste.

    

 

Impact

1 Reducing our event’s carbon emissions

2 Creating less waste

3 Considering sustainability credentials of the items sourced for the event

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Running a socially responsible event

Prioritising inclusivity and diversity in our events is fundamental. By supporting local businesses, we positively impact the communities of our host cities.

  

 

Impact

1 Doing business safely and ethically

2 Considering wellbeing and accessibility

3 Supporting local businesses

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Being a sustainable attendee

Doing your bit for sustainability takes a few simple steps.

   

Sustainability guidelines
Answers to some of the most common queries
Travel green

  • Reduce your carbon footprint by making use of the public transport to and from the event
  • If you are travelling by plane, make sure to offset the flight
  • Book a hotel in the proximity of the venue to
    reduce your environmental impact

Reduce waste

  • Be aware of the waste that you are generating onsite
  • Get exhibitors to share their collateral with you digitally to avoid a lot of paper waste
  • Use a reusable coffee cup at any of the catering outlets around the venue

During the conference

As well as creating a safe environment for all, your wellbeing needs to be prioritised, especially during long online sessions. Take a walk and stretch in between sessions and try to conserve energy on your devices.

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Being a sustainable exhibitor

Waste reduction by removing single-use stands from our event.

    

Sustainability guidelines
Answers to some of the most common queries
Stand build and design

  • When you contract a stand designer/builder for the event, are you thinking about the following?
  • Can your stand be re-used at other events you attend?
  • How can the stand waste be minimized?
  • Are they aware and compliant with the Health & Safety regulations?
  • Do you know who the end company building your stand is? Are they compliant?
  • Can you reduce the stand build time by having pre-fabricated build & save money?
  • How can you lower your environmental impact by checking their shipping method?

Travel green

Reduce your carbon footprint by making use of the public transport to and from the event

Event promotional collateral

  • Reduce your paper output by switching to digital alternatives
  • If you do need to print or have promotional materials produced, make sure they are made from eco-friendly sources

Transparency

Promote your company’s and products sustainability credentials – let visitors know what you are doing to support the food manufacturing industry