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9/15/2016 » 9/16/2016
GMIC 2016 Sustainable Meetings Conference Powered by CIC

 

 

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Green Meeting Industry Council
700 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314

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GMIC Webinars are eligible for 1 CE hour towards CMP certification or re-certification

GMIC Webinars are part of the CIC CMP Preferred Provider Program. In order to automatically receive the CE credit towards earning your CMP you will need to first create an account with the Convention Industry Council.  If you’ve never created an online profile with CIC, click on the “Login” in the upper right-hand corner of www.conventionindustry.org then click the “Get Started” button and follow the prompts.  Please note: you must use the same email when creating your CIC portal account as you have on file for GMIC.

 

Upcoming Live Webinars:

The Meetings Industry Takes on Human Trafficking: How Planners and Suppliers Can Support this Effort

Thursday, July 28, 2016 │ 11:00 am - 12:00 noon EDT 

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Every year, the United Nations observes World Day Against Trafficking in Persons at the end of July. This year, in honour of the day, we are hosting a webinar on how this issue is being addressed by the meetings industry. Human trafficking is a global issue, and one where tourism and meeting professionals, when trained on identifying and reporting suspicious behaviour, can be part of the solution. In this webinar we'll learn about how hotels are adopting the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct, the travel industry’s commitment to fight child trafficking, and how they are training employees on what to do if they suspect a victim of trafficking is in their hotel property. We'll review RFP and contracting best practices for helping to protect children from trafficking. We’ll also hear about how industry associations, major brands, planners and suppliers are working to help address human trafficking.

Speakers:

Rhonda Brewer, CIS, Vice President, Sales, Maritz Travel, SITE Past President
With more than 25 years of travel sales and operations experience, Rhonda Brewer serves as Maritz Travel’s Vice President of Sales, focusing on strategic planning and global growth. Brewer currently serves as the Immediate Past President for the SITE International Board of Directors. During her year serving as SITE’s President, she guided SITE’s Painted Picture vision and strategic framework that was expanded to include a focus on ECPAT and commitment to stop human trafficking globally. In 2015, Brewer was selected as M&C’s Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry.

Michelle Guelbart, MSW, Director of Private Sector Engagement | ECPAT-USA
Michelle leads program development and strategy for ECPAT-USA’s private sector work. As Director of Private Sector Engagement, she advises companies on corporate social responsibility efforts to protect children from trafficking. She has contributed to Congressional testimony and multi-stakeholder engagement efforts including through the World Economic Forum, Institute of Medicine, and the White House National Action Plan on Responsible Business. She was recognized for her achievement and named a 2014 Changemaker by MeetingsNet.


 

 

GMIC/UNLV Research Release

 Wednesday, August 31, 2016 │ 3:00 - 4:00 pm EDT

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This year, GMIC commissioned a multi-phase study that was conducted by Dr. Dina Zemke and Dr. Yen-Soon Kim from the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). The purpose of the study was to analyze how corporate brands underscore their sustainability practices through live events in gain a clear vision of the current sustainable/green practices in the meetings and events industry. The study was made possible thanks to support from the Las Vegas Sands Corporation and the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau. 

During the webinar, you will: 
1. Hear the results of the study and learn how to use benchmarks for comparison with your sustainable practices. 
2. Understand how organisations that are focused on sustainability can strengthen their positions. 
3. Learn how to use the research findings to demonstrate the business value of sustainable events. 


  

On-Demand Webinars: 

GMIC Webinars are eligible for 1 CE hour towards CMP certification or re-certification

GMIC Webinars are part of the CIC CMP Preferred Provider Program. In order to automatically receive the CE credit towards earning your CMP you will need to first create an account with the Convention Industry Council.  If you’ve never created an online profile with CIC, click on the “Login” in the upper right-hand corner of www.conventionindustry.org then click the “Get Started” button and follow the prompts.  Please note: you must use the same email when creating your CIC portal account as you have on file for GMIC.

 

Best Practices in Waste Management

Watch it on demand now. 

This webinar discussed specific actions that help planners, venues and destinations, including:

1. Best practices for minimizing waste, including sourcing materials, communication with stakeholders and waste diversion.
2. Promoting circular economy practices in the meetings industry, including opportunities for turning waste into revenue.
3. Practical steps for reducing food waste.
4. Case study:How the Oregon Convention Center's waste management strategies helped it to achieve LEED Platinum status.
5. What to look for on a site inspection and during your event to ensure waste management goals are met.

 

Sustainable Food and Beverage

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Our Sustainable Food and Beverage webinar featured speakers Nelson Drake, Director Food & Beverage, Whistler Conference Centre, Tracy Stuckrath, President & Chief Connecting Officer, Thrive! Meetings & Events and Mariela McIlwraith, CMP, CMM, MBA, Director, Sustainability, Green Meeting Industry Council to learn about sustainable food and beverage practices for meetings and events.  

The webinar covered:

1. Best practices for sustainable food and beverage menu design and service, including food waste reduction.

2. Understanding menu design and service to be inclusive with medical, faith-based and accessibility requirements.

3. Reviewing the significance of the APEX/ASTM certification and the process for attaining the certification.

 


Upcoming Webinars

September
Transportation (entry level)

October
Inclusivity and Diversity (entry level)

November
Climate Change and Risk Management (advanced business series)

December
Community Service Projects (entry level)

January 2017
Leaner Events (advanced business series)