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Business Events Collaborate to Take Action for the Environment

The meetings industry is all about convening great minds for advancement

Launched in August 2021, this new project originated from the work of an organizing task force initiated by Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) members, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI), the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC) and the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). 

“We all felt that our global events sector needs to accelerate its actions in response to the threat of climate change and wanted to drive a collective response. COP26 held in Glasgow in 2021 was the perfect platform to launch our initiative and garner support – we announced our 100 first signatories and set out the events industry’s commitment to play its role in addressing climate change,” says James Rees, President of JMIC.

A Handy Guide to Get You Thinking

With sustainability being one of the main topics of discussion when preparing for an event, the time was right to unite the meetings industry and its stakeholders under the same umbrella. From “Operators”, directly involved in the production of events (as an organizer, a venue, or a service provider), to “Associations” of those operators, or “Partners” (destinations, media, consultants), all signatory organizations now have access to a concrete guide on how to start their environmental journey.

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