London’s 185-suite Burleigh Court hotel and conference center is the first British property to achieve a Gold standard through the Green Tourism Business Scheme’s new assessment criteria. It earned Gold standard status the two previous calendar years as well. The property has meeting space for up to 200 attendees, can accommodate 240 for dinner and, […]
By 2025 there will be an estimated 9 billion people on the planet. All will be consumers of goods, energy, food and resources.
Discussions about green communications are a hot and large topic. It opens up subjects such as social media, phone apps, attendee interaction and ability to track ROI. Meeting planners are always challenged to keep one step ahead in wowing attendees with the latest transfers of information or even just finding the most efficient ways to […]
By Lisa Kraus The third and final day of the Green Meeting Industry Council’s Sustainable Meetings Conference began with an open business meeting and general session, led by incoming GMIC president Guy Bigwood (@guybigwood). Guy’s discussion focused on growing awareness and members, and included the unveiling of his GMIC manifesto: “At GMIC, we are thought […]
By now, most of you have seen the “Top 10 best green practices for meeting planners.” We know plastic bottles are bad, compostable or recyclable disposables are good, china is better, and to never, ever use styrofoam. However, after finally wrapping our heads around what we need to produce a sustainable meeting, we are now […]
In last month’s article we heard from meeting and events planner, Jaime Nack, regarding ways planners can implement sustainable practices. This month, we are asking the same questions of the hotel industry. :: Scott Morgan, Director of National Group Sales Kimpton Hotels & Restaurant Group, LLC 11-year hospitality industry veteran 5 years’ experience implementing sustainable […]