Sustainable German Convention Bureau
Sustainability: Daily practice at the German Convention Bureau
The study “Meeting & Event Barometer” highlighted the importance of sustainability in the meetings sector, with almost half of all meeting and event organisers saying that they prefer providers with certified sustainability-management systems.
Meeting service providers with sustainability systems
German providers are ahead of the game with sustainability-management systems already in place in nearly 40 per cent of event venues in Germany. Almost a third (27 per cent) of organisers also felt that German providers’ commitment to sustainability has a positive impact on the quality of events.
With these figures in mind, the GCB is pushing ahead with its pioneering work in the field of sustainability. As well as driving a wide range of initiatives within the German meeting and events sector, the industry’s marketing organisation is also examining its own internal processes: from the use of intelligent, sustainable travel solutions, to separating waste and the procurement of stationery.