MEET THE INDUSTRY LEADERS
MEET THE INDUSTRY LEADERS
We are proud to be working alongside these awesome sustainability leaders. Well established in the industry, they are a wealth of knowledge, expertise and a range of certification options.
SMPP can help you gain ISO 20121 certification using a proven process that starts with implementing the SMPP® system. A qualified professional from the SMPP® consulting team coaches your event planning team through a series of 13 steps with several group calls, ending with your ISO 20121 audit phone call and press release. They prepare your first draft of all the documentation you will need for certification and work with you until you become certified to ISO 20121 by iCompli. The process includes ISO 20121 certification of your company as well as your first compliant event. They GUARANTEE* your organization will receive ISO 20121 certification from iCompli if you use the SMPP® system and complete the 13 steps using their services.
Certifications: SMPP, ISO 20121
#MEET4IMPACT is a collective and collaborative project at the crossroads of a) the mission pursued by associations and destinations in the context of association meetings and business events, and b) the creation of social value by these organizations.
The project was initiated by Geneviève Leclerc, an industry professional whose 23 years of experience in the association sector provides a global vision and comprehensive understanding of the needs and potential of this powerful and impactful sector. Geneviève had been researching meeting legacies and impact for a while and was a frequent speaker on this topic, but she realized that although the notion of impact generation is a de facto extension of the mission pursued by associations, the broader impact of their activities was most often not necessarily generated on purpose, did not usually occur by a systematic process and was rarely measured. Thus, the impact created was not well understood and could not be easily reproduced.
Stoked by conversations and creative collisions around these issues, Geneviève and her business partner and friend, Jacques Blanchet, initiated the #MEET4IMPACT Project last fall. Jacques brings a solid expertise in sustainability and corporate social responsibility issues, as well as key experience with international frameworks such as ISO 26000 — Guidance on social responsibility, ISO 20121 — Sustainable events, Global reporting initiative (GRI), AA1000 and others.
Launched in February 2019, #MEET4IMPACT is a transformative experience through which the association and the business events sectors can learn and develop resilience. Through a deliberate process to create a positive impact, we aim to propose a sectorial approach for associations and destinations to do their part to further the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), thus contributing to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Transforming our World.
Positive Impact Events is a not for profit creating a sustainable event industry since 2004. For us, sustainability means positive economic, environmental and social impacts in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and a sustainable event industry is one where every time an event happens, we see one or more of these impacts. We work with the whole event industry, including everyone within the supply chain (such as destinations, venues, event agencies and hotels) who make it possible for two or more people to connect with a shared purpose at an event. We’re creating a sustainable event industry by sharing best practice, facilitating conversations to develop industry-changing reports, as well as creating content, tools and campaigns to tell the story of the power of events.
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Events Industry Council
The Events Industry Council’s 30+ member organisations represent over 103,500 individuals and 19,500 firms and properties involved in the events industry. Our four signature programmes—Sustainability, Industry Insights, Knowledge, Leadership—represent the key initiatives, assets, services and products for the Events Industry Council. The Council works to advance the events industry and the professionals who lead the business of meetings. We strengthen the value and sustainability of our members, supporting the premier credential for the meeting professional, and provide a vibrant, collaborative platform to address critical issues to ensure a thriving events industry. The Events Industry Council advances the events industry and the professionals who lead the business of meetings and aggregates and delivers the best in class credentials and thinking on the issues, opportunities and trends facing the meetings and events industry.
Sustainable Event Alliance - SEA
Sustainable Event Alliance is a global affiliation of organisations, events and individuals who are focusing on improving the sustainability outcomes of events. Together we’re committed to harnessing the powerful opportunity to advance and promote sustainable development through events. The SEA website has a knowledge bank of resources and how-to guides, brings suppliers and event planners together through a growing database of sustainable solutions providers, and offers a portal for networking and discussion around sustainable event management issues. The Sustainable Event Alliance has created a Global ISO 20121 Registry for all organisations, events and venues claiming conformity to ISO 20121.SEA Accredited Professionals are recognised for their expertise and experience in event sustainability management and their ability to advise, assess or train others.
Certifications: ISO 20121, SEA Accredited Professional
STR proMICE is a leading representative office for the markets in Germany, Switzerland and Austria with a portfolio of carefully selected Destination Management Companies (DMCs) specializing in MICE. They aim to be the first representative office which puts sustainability at the centre of their service. In consultation with Global Green Events, their DMC partners are incorporating sustainable practices into event management, hereby creating excellent MICE experiences that are ecologically, economically and socially sustainable.
ECMeetings is an award winning and quality assured DMC in Malta, set up in 2001 with a unique vision and strategic plan to set high standards in the destination management sector. The highly motivated and multilingual team of 13 event experts are dedicated to creating motivational programmes, that are tailor made to your requirements, consistently delivering the highest levels of customer satisfaction and return on investment. In their ongoing efforts to offer innovative and winning concepts and event solutions, the team at ECMeetings is the first DMC in Malta to have a company and events sustainability policy, and are partners of Global Green Events Ltd, pioneering the way forward for sustainable event management in Malta.