As IMEX America heads toward its second-ever event, officials are sharing key findings about the inaugural trade show’s sustainability efforts.
IMEX America is an extension of IMEX in Frankfurt, the worldwide exhibition for meetings and incentive travel.
According to sustainability consultants MeetGreen, IMEX America used 66.4 tons of recycled material and avoided a carbon footprint of 1.52 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. The trade show included the following green practices:
- Using show badges and hosted buyer luggage tags made from recycled paper.
- Employing reusable show bags and waste baskets.
- Storing signage that will be used at this year’s trade show.
- Eliminating bottled water at show-sponsored events.
- Partnering with Clean the World, which provided 843 needy children with a month’s worth of basic hygiene materials.
IMEX America’s green practices helped save 39 trees and 16,000 gallons of water, according to MeetGreen’s survey.
Data from the report will be used as a benchmark for this year’s trade show, which opens Oct. 9, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.