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Events Industry Council

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Research on the State of Sustainability in the Meetings Industry is available.

Download the Executive Summary

Download the full Study.

Read the press release

Read the article in MeetingsNet


Upcoming Webinars:

Sustainability Webinar Series: Chairman’s Birds of a Feather Session - Sustainable Brand Experiences 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 11:00 AM EDT

Click here to register

As more businesses and associations adopt organization-wide sustainability goals, they are looking to events and exhibitions to align with those values. From Millennials seeking more authenticity to companies implementing their own version of the Paris climate change agreement, global trends are reshaping the brand experience. Learn how organizations are developing their brand with a purpose that is relevant and resilient enough for the fast, transparent world we live in today. Explore how these changes have begun to impact events and exhibitions. Gain insights into how event professionals can prepare for a more sustainable future and grow their business with purpose.

Learning Objectives:
1) Discover how global trends are impacting business sustainability and CSR efforts
2) Explore how businesses are applying sustainability strategies that are affecting their events
3) Learn how event planners and show organizers can use sustainable brand experiences to enhance the attendee experiences

Raphael Bemporad, Founding Partner, BBMG
Jeff Chase, Vice President of Sustainability, Freeman

Sustainability Webinar Series: The Cool List for a Blue Green Planet
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 11:00 AM EST
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Learn about sustainable products and services that you can use at your next event to add a wow factor that will impress your participants, and support communities and the environment.

Learning Outcomes:
1) Hear about trends in sustainable event practices
2) Learn about new products or services to enhance your events, sustainably!
3) Learn how your next event can be that much cooler by being sustainable

Guy Bigwood, Group Sustainability Director, MCI
Mariela McIlwraith, Director of Sustainability, Events Industry Council


History of The Events Industry Council Sustainability Initiative

In 2016, what was known as the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) ceased to be an association and rather is now a program within the Events Industry Council  to advocate and educate around sustainability in the meetings and events industry.

Webinar announcing change

Click here for FAQs about this effort. 



Events Industry Council Sustainability Initiative In the news:


Links to the MeetingsNet article and other press:

Green Meeting Council Relaunches as Part of CIC - Meetings Net

Green Meeting Industry Council Merges with the Convention Industry Council - Meetings & Conventions 

Green Meeting Merges with CIC - Smart Meetings 

Meetings Groups Merge to Further Sustainability in the Events Industry - Associations Now

Green Meeting Industry Council Reorganizes - Green Lodging News