With a mission to transform the global meetings industry through sustainability, the Green Meeting Industry Council is at a moment of great opportunity.
More and more meeting and event professionals are trying to build some form of sustainability into the events they organize, the facilities they operate, or the products and services they supply. And there is growing interest in sustainable meeting standards, an area where GMIC and dozens of its members have provided standout leadership for a half-decade or more.
Increasingly, the global meetings and events community is turning to GMIC as the leading resource on sustainability. The Council supports the transition to a more sustainable industry through education, recognition of best practice, advocacy for international sustainable event standards and community support via chapters and partners.
The Green Meeting Industry Council is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization. The Council is a membership-based professional organization which provides educational resources to planners, suppliers, and venues seeking to meet the ever-rising standards consumers set for sustainable meetings.
The GMIC seeks to inspire, educate and support leaders of all levels and disciplines who will manifest the transformation of the global meetings industry towards sustainability. We champion the implementation of sustainability practices and provide advocacy, education, resources, industry research and recognition of industry leadership.
The mission of the GMIC is to transform the global meetings industry through sustainability.
By 2020, GMIC envisions a transformed meeting and event industry, driving towards sustainability which:
- Achieves strategic goals that serve the economic, environmental, and social interests of allstakeholders.
- Incorporates the principles of sustainability as standard operating practice
- Integrates international sustainability standards into its management, organization and reporting
- Impacts positively on the local and global society through diversity and inclusivity
- Promotes health, wellbeing, creativity and business effectiveness
To help move closer to this vision the Green Meeting Industry Council is working to provide meeting professionals with resources, education, training and certification opportunities.