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Making Your Event Sustainable: A New Priority
May 12, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Tuesday, May 12
Time 4:30 p.m.
According to International Organization for Standardization 20121, sustainable event management is the process of integrating environmental and corporate social responsibility issues into event planning. Sustainable events require you consider the needs of various parties that are impacted by your event. On the one hand, you take steps to reduce negative impacts, such as solid waste. While on the other hand you also seek out opportunities for events to give positive benefits to local communities.
Running greener meetings isn’t on every event planners’ radar but there are lots of reasons why you should be producing more sustainable events. There are many altruistic reasons to make your events more sustainable. But don’t forget the financial reason too. At this event, we’ll explore the benefits of designing events with sustainability in mind, in a way that makes financial sense. We’ll lay out the steps to build a business case to convince your organizations leaders to initiate sustainability initiatives for your events and venues by using food waste in Baltimore, MD as an example.
Our panel for the PCMA Chesapeake May 2020 Educational Event on Sustainability, comes from the Baltimore area and spoke on this topic at the 2020 PCMA Convening Leaders meeting. In this session you’ll learn the relationship between sustainability practices and business objectives, learn how to build a business case for adding sustainability practices, and learn how to collect data that can demonstrate the benefits and cost of incorporating sustainability.
Our panel for this webinar are:
Mac Campbell – Deputy Director, Baltimore Convention Center
Chuck Schlagenauf– Director of Operations, Centerplate Catering
Aurora Benton – Founder, Astrapto
Sheila LeMaster – Vice President of Exhibitor Sales, GES