The Global Meeting Industry Day is an event that brings leaders togather from across the meeting and events industry, showcasing the impact that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions have on our industry. In 2018, over 206 events were held in 41 countries.
World Earth day is a global event that occurs each year in 192 countries, and it is a day of political action and civic participation, with people marching, signing petitions and cleaning their towns and roads. The theme for this year is End Plastic Pollution, which includes creating support for global effort to eliminate primarily single-use plastics, as well as global regulation for disposal of plastics.
#CSRshareDay is an online 24 hour twitter campaign where sustainability champions across the globe host an hour of conversation discussing CSR and sustainability.
The campaign plays leading role in the organisation of the global initiative to share wisdom, ideas, challenges, best practices, and case studies with sustainability experts from around the globe, about how to make events more sustainable. The aim of the campaign is to:
Share the stories of people who are making a positive impact on sustainability in the world.
Get more people talking about specific areas of sustainability that may not be discussed on a regular basis.
Connect people through the conversation of sustainability.
Share best practices, creative ideas and more to inspire others!
On the 21st May, held in association with IMEX Frankfurt, Positive Impact will facilitate the first Sustainability Policy Roundtable with the intention that policy recommendations for how the event industry can be sustainable are identified, discussed and created.
‘As global governments annually report on their progress towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, it makes sense to bring the event industry into this conversation, so we are positioned to tell The Story of the Power of Events and identify policy changes, which would support our ability to achieve the UN SDGs through events’
Positive Impact CEO Fiona Pelham.
6 destinations and their politicians, the chair of the Events Industry Council, the chair of the Joint Meetings Industry Council, United Nations representatives and a representative from the Positive Impact ambassador community will be invited to attend the interactive session.
During the Roundtable, focus points are likely to include how policy changes could support industry to address plastic waste, food waste and human rights (including preventing trafficking). This event also marks the launch of UNWTO affiliate member Positive Impact’s education product for global governments to understand the opportunity to create destinations, which deliver on the opportunity of being a sustainable event destination.
The Events Industry Council and Joint Meeting Industry Council will be invited to sign a pledge to share resources across the global event industry and inspire their members to take action to achieve and report on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, so by spring 2020 the global event industry has a roadmap to achieving the goals.
Click here for the invitation. Please note that this invitation is open only to destinations attending with a politician and there is a limit of 6 destination. Therefore, registering does not guarantee attendance and we will confirm their attendance after registration.
This event is made possible by the support of Edmonton Tourism who understand the role of events in meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
‘Edmonton is proud to support the first ever sustainability policy roundtable at IMEX because we believe the strategic future of the global event industry is to demonstrate sustainability’
Sustainability Manager, Edmonton Convention Centre, Melissa Radu.
For more information on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, click here.
For more information on addressing the role of plastic in the events industry, click here.
For more information on applying to be a Positive Impact Ambassador invited to attend the meeting to represent other ambassadors, click here.
For more information on sustainable events at the Edmonton Convention Centre click here.
United Nations has proclaimed May 22nd The World Biodiversity Day, which aims to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. The theme this year is ‘Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health’, which aims to improve knowledge and spread awareness of the dependency of our food systems, nutrition, and health on biodiversity and healthy ecosystems.
World Water Week is an annual forum that focuses on the issues of the globe’s water issues. The theme this year is ‘Water For Society - Including All’, with over 3,300 individuals and around 380 convening organisations from 135 countries that will participate in the week. The individuals and organisations are from a range of sectors that are coming to Stockholm this year to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today.
World Peace Day is observed globally, to devote this day to strengthen the ideals of peace, with all nations and peoples. This day aligns with goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goal - ‘Peace, Justice and Strong institutions’ - calls for promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development.
The Theme for this year is “The Right to Peace - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70”. Positive Impact will launch 6 free webinars exploring the theme of peace and sustainability in the event industry.
#act4sdgs day is a day where individuals, teams, or institutions are taking actions for the SDGs. An estimated million people, in 1325 cities in 165 countries mobilise to take action together for the Sustainable Development Goals and show the world leaders that people and organisations everywhere are standing behind the SDGs and expect their leaders to do the same.
For more information, please click here.
The importance of sustainability is recognised globally. Increasingly, Governments, non-profits and businesses are taking action. But how can we measure the effects of these initiatives? Positive Impact Japan and Cerespo Co Ltd is addressing this question.
On Thursday 12th April at 4pm BST we will be hosting a webinar for global meetings industry day run by Meetings Mean Business (@meetingsmeanbiz.) Join us as we will be discussing our #collaborateforgood and #CSRshareday campaigns to show how important sustainability is in the events industry and how great things happen when people come together!
This interactive training course is perfect for those event professionals who are looking to become leaders in the industry and develop their career around sustainability. The course is designed to guide participants through the basics of sustainability and provide them with the knowledge and confidence needed to start taking practical actions each day. For those who are already implementing sustainable practices, this course is ideal for advancing knowledge and creating more of a focus.
Our 2017 campaign "Telling the Story of the Power of Events" has been GROUNDBREAKING, CHALLENGING, EXCITING and INSPIRATIONAL!
Join our webinar on the 8th November 2017 to see how you can get involved in telling the story of the power of events and gain insight into collaborating for good.
This is a must attend occasion for all sustainability specialists, event professionals who want to show leadership and tell their story and to anyone who wants to make a global difference.
On the 11th October at 2:00 pm (BST), we are hosting a webinar in which we will talk our campaign for the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism and reveal a preview of some of the findings from our academic research piece. If you would like to attend this webinar, please fill in the information below
On the 13th September at 2:00 pm (BST), we are hosting a webinar in which we will talk our campaign for the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism and reveal a preview of some of the findings from our academic research piece. If you would like to attend this webinar, please fill in the information below.
On the 9th August at 2:00 pm (BST), we are hosting a webinar in which we will talk our campaign for the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism and reveal a preview of some of the findings from our academic research piece. If you would like to attend this webinar, please fill in the information below.
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