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Green Meeting Industry Council

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GMIC commissioned 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: A Partnership Approach to Concurrent Certification
Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 11:00 AM EDT
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In this month’s webinar, we hear from our friends in Salt Lake about a unique approach to pursuing APEX/ASTM certification. While many organizations have applied and been awarded APEX/ASTM certification, this method is striving for multiple certifications in one partnership-driven process. The collaborative relationship between the Salt Palace Convention Center and their partners looks to achieve five different certifications at the same time. The Salt Palace Convention Center, South Towne Exposition Center, Visit Salt Lake, Utah Food Services, and PSAV talk a bit about their team approach to sustainability in Salt Lake. The goal of this webinar is to help organizations in the industry maximize their closest partnerships in the pursuit of lower carbon footprints. Speakers: Gaylis Linville - Director of Communications, SMG, Chance Thompson - Green Team Chair and Guest Relations Manager, SMG,  Rick Medina - Facility Director, SMG,  Doug Curry - Facilities Manager, Utah Food Services, Ian Taylor - Director of Operations, PSAV

Sustainability Webinar Series: Sustainable Menu Planning
Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 11:00 AM EDT
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Are you thinking about offering sustainable food in your event, but not sure what to look for? In this webinar you will learn how to approach menu development from start to finish. With attendee focus has been on delivering health and sustainable food for big events, this webinar will help you develop this skill. Planners have a lot of choices to make in food and beverage, and can be overwhelming, it helps to have a working knowledge of sustainability in food. Speakers: Kevin Jezewski - Director of Food and Beverage at SAVOR, Doug Bradley- Vice President of Culinary at SAVOR

Sustainability Webinar Series: Pairing the Right CSR Activity with your Event
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 11:00 AM EDT
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Your boss has sent the word down – you must incorporate a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project into the next event your planning. You sit back and think, where should I even begin? During this session, learn how to identify the types of CSR activities that are available and how best to pair them with your event theme and corporate culture. Speakers: Courtney Lohmann, CMP, Director of Culture, Koncept Events and Events Industry Council Sustainability Committee Member, Mariela McIlwraith, CMP, CMM, MBA, Director of Sustainability, Events Industry Council



GMIC, An Initiative of the Events Industry Council

The Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) is part of the Events Industry Council with a specific charter and mandate to advocate and educate around sustainability in the meetings and events industry operating under the direction of Events Industry Council leadership.  

The passionate supporters that provide much of GMIC’s current membership base will be a valuable asset in taking on local issues and offering educational opportunities for fellow supporters.  GMIC individual and business members will transition to individual supporters and sponsors, and local GMIC Chapters will be invited to continue their local communities through supporter “networks.”  This announcement was made to GMIC members on a special webinar on February 24. Following is a copy of the  webinar. 


Click here for FAQs about this effort. 



GMIC 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