Next to construction, meetings create more waste than any other U.S. industry. Planners can drive change.
Steps small and large can help historic hotels be eco-friendly. St. Simons’ King and Prince and Atlanta’s Georgian Terrace are two examples.
Hosting an event can be quite complicated, but add to the mix attendees participating in person, remotely and watching a livestream, and you have a whole new challenge — and opportunity — on your hands.
Of course there’s a virtual option. It’s easily the most carbon-neutral way to participate in a conference. And it’s one way people can attend the Green Meeting Industry Council’s 2012 Sustainable Meetings Conference in Montreal April 22-25. Another way is to monitor the Twitter conversation by following @GMICconference and the #GMIC hashtag. But perhaps the […]
If you want to expand your meeting’s audience, you need to understand how livestreaming content works. Here are some tips to get you started.
It may seem pretty obvious that I plan on attending the Green Meeting Industry Council’s (GMIC) upcoming Sustainable Meetings Conference. After all, it is being hosted at the Colorado Convention Center (the facility at which I hold the position of Sustainable Programs Manager) and the host chapter is GMIC-Colorado (of which I am President). However, […]
In our final interview with green meeting industry leaders, we talk with Rachel Benedick, vice president of sales and services for Visit Denver, the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB). CVBs are often the first contact planners have when choosing a site for their meeting or event. In recent years, because of the increase in requests […]
Every month I interview leaders within the various sectors in the meetings and events industry, focusing on the steps they are taking towards implementing sustainable practices. This month, I talk with Tim Stein, the director of operations for Levy Restaurants, the food and beverage contractor for Denver’s Pepsi Center.
While sustainable practices are increasing in popularity and implementation throughout our industry, there are still some basic questions planners have about how to get started and where to go from there. Over the next few months, this column will feature interviews with pioneers of sustainability within the meetings industry. We hope their stories will inform […]