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A sustainable event

Putting sustainability first

What's in this guide

Our sustainability initiatives

01 Inspiring sustainable development

02 Running an environmentally responsible event

03 Running a socially responsible event

04 What we are doing in Shanghai

05 Being a sustainable attendee

06 Better stands for exhibitors

Inspiring sustainable development

Through our community, purposeful partnerships, and meaningful content, we provide the tools for all stakeholders to put the planet first.




1 Providing content that enables sustainable development

2 Sharing best practices with our stakeholders

3 Developing market relevant partnerships

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Running a environmentally responsible event

We're committed to reducing our emissions and waste each year.




1 Reducing our event's carbon emissions

2 Creating less waste

3 Considering the sustainability credentials of all items sourced for the event

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Running a socially responsible event

Making our events inclusive and diverse is core priority. By championing local businesses, we make a positive impact in our host cities.




1 Doing business safely and ethically

2 Considering wellbeing and accessibility

3 Supporting local businesses

What we are doing in Shanghai

Through our community, purposeful partnerships and meaningful content, we provide guidelines to help all stakeholders put sustainability at the heart of their business'.




1 Help our markets through inspiring sustainable development

2 Run the event in an increasingly environmentally responsible manner

3 Run the event in a socially responsible manner

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Being a sustainable attendee

Doing your bit for sustainability takes a few simple steps. How can make the event more sustainable?


Sustainability guidelines
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.


Simple steps
Stand build & 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


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

Hi & Fi Asia-China
Sustainability report
Here’s a reflection on how our 2023 event inspired sustainable development, highlighting the key strategies we employed to ensure it was both environmentally and socially responsible.
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Working together
Purposeful partnerships
We believe working in partnerships is the key to creating a better future for people and planet