Tag: Green Meetings

Ljubljana as the Role-Model for Green Cities in 2016

| February 2, 2016
Ljubljana as the Role-Model for Green Cities in 2016
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The European Commission’s committee awarded the prestigious title of European Green Capital 2016 to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, since the sustainable development of the city was the most significant one in the shortest time possible.

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Vienna Convention Bureau’s Eco-label license renewed

| November 12, 2015
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The Vienna Tourist Board’s Vienna Convention Bureau has been licensed to certify meetings as green meetings for another four years. The license – first issued to the bureau in the year 2011 – has to be renewed at regular intervals. It offers significant advantages in the international conference sector.

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187,793 Square Metres Capacity for Green Events

| October 29, 2014
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The Congress Region of Stuttgart: Competence Centre for Sustainable Meetings

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Ljubljana, the 2016 European Green Capital Winner!

| July 16, 2014
Ljubljana, the 2016 European Green Capital Winner!
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The European Commission has named Ljubljana the European Green Capital 2016. The finalist for this prestigious title that is pursued by cities all across Europe were also Essen (Germany), Nijmegen (The Netherlands), Oslo (Norway) and Umeå (Sweden).

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The business tourism actors part of the 2014 Bio Spring in Toulouse and the destination Toulouse launches So* Responsible

| June 13, 2014
The business tourism actors part of the 2014 Bio Spring in Toulouse and the destination Toulouse launches So* Responsible
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Until June 15th 2014 a major event around biological agriculture will take place everywhere in France*. Numerous animations, bio appetizers, open farms, exhibitions, tastings…are organised throughout all the hexagon.

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Ljubljana – 2016 European Green Capital Finalist

| May 29, 2014
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The European Commission has recently announced that Ljubljana (Slovenia) along with Essen (Germany), Nijmegen (The Netherlands), Oslo (Norway) and Umeå (Sweden) have been selected as the five finalists for the European Green Capital 2016 Award. The Award is presented to one European city every year, commending its achievements in environmental sustainability. Ljubljana, Essen, Nijmegen, Oslo […]

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Copenhagen: Green Economy Leader Report

| May 27, 2014
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A new report from LSE Cities outlines the strategic choices facing Copenhagen as it builds on its pioneering work as a global green economy leader. Copenhagen is widely recognised as a green economy leader. The Copenhagen region accounts for almost 40% of Denmark’s output and has enjoyed long-term stable growth. At a national level, Danish […]

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The Responsible Business Forum, Singapore, hailed as winner of IMEX 2014 Green Meeting Award

| May 22, 2014
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Frankfurt, May 21 2014 – Global Initiatives, organisers of the Responsible Business Forum, Singapore, were awarded the IMEX Green Meeting Award at the show’s annual Gala Dinner in Frankfurt last night following the judges’ decision that the September 2013 Forum represented a “showcase sustainability event.” The Award was presented to Roger Simons, MCI Group’s Sustainability […]

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Leading reporters share their take on the Capital of Sustainable Meetings via social media

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Leading reporters share their take on the Capital of Sustainable Meetings via social media
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Do you want to learn more about Copenhagen’s many sustainable offers, or just want an update on the Capital of Sustainable Meetings? Follow Wonderful Copenhagen CVB and VisitDenmark at #meetincph 

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The FRESH Conference and the European Sustainable Events Conference join forces in unique collaboration in Copenhagen

| September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
The FRESH Conference and the European Sustainable Events Conference join forces in unique collaboration in Copenhagen
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From January 26th to 29th 2014, the FRESH Conference is organized back to back with the 2014 European Sustainable Events Conference (ESEC).

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Copenhagen receives world’s largest design award for city’s climate plan

| September 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Copenhagen receives world’s largest design award for city’s climate plan
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Copenhagen has won the INDEX: Award 2013 for a city climate plan which provides a unique, robust and pro-active framework for a massive influx of sustainable design solutions in the future.

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MCI launches “The Power of Engagement” 2012 online sustainability report

| June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
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June 5th, is World Environment Day and MCI announced the launch of its 2012 Sustainability Report, entitled “Power of Engagement.”

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Six new tourism facilities in Brussels awarded the “Green Key” label

| June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Six new tourism facilities in Brussels awarded the “Green Key” label
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The international “Green Key” eco-label, which distinguishes tourist establishments for their environmental performance, has just been awarded to 6 new candidates in Brussels, bringing to 28 the number of facilities in the Brussels-Capital Region with the label.

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Germany Stand: eco-friendly and sustainable

| May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Germany Stand: eco-friendly and sustainable
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Frankfurt am Main – At IMEX – incorporating Meetings made in Germany, held from 21st-23rd May 2013 in Frankfurt, the German Convention Bureau e.V. (GCB) proved once again that it leads the way in championing Green Meetings.

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Amsterdam RAI wins Silver in IMEX/GMIC Green Supplier Award

| May 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
Amsterdam RAI wins Silver in IMEX/GMIC Green Supplier Award
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Amsterdam RAI was announced the Silver winner of the prestigious IMEX/GMIC (Green Meeting Industry Council) Green Supplier Award at the IMEX Gala Dinner on Wednesday 22 May in Frankfurt.

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‘Tap Water’ Presidency wins IMEX Green Meetings Award 2013

| May 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
‘Tap Water’ Presidency wins IMEX Green Meetings Award 2013
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Last week, the EU2012 Logistics Team and its Danish Sustainable Events Initiative (DSEI) partners collected the IMEX Green Meetings Award 2013.

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The Danish “Tap Water” EU Presidency shares its legacy

| May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Danish “Tap Water” EU Presidency shares its legacy
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Last year Denmark hosted the first ever sustainable European Union Presidency, achieving the first ISO20121 certification in the meetings sector.

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Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau: Carbon Footprint for Exhibitions Industry

| April 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau: Carbon Footprint for Exhibitions Industry
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TCEB partners with TGO to prepare the direction on carbon footprint assessment for the exhibition industry, primarily supporting MICE operators to stage events with more consideration towards the environment and embarking on a journey for a low-carbon society

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Former German Federal Minister for the Environment Klaus Töpfer is keynote speaker at the greenmeetings and events conference in Germany

| February 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Former German Federal Minister for the Environment Klaus Töpfer has been announced as keynote speaker at this year’s greenmeetings and events conference, which is taking place from 26 to 27 February 2013 at the darmstadtium convention centre in Darmstadt.

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UNIDO “cultivates” first green congress – in Vienna

| November 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
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UNIDO describes the 2012 congress which it has just held in Vienna as the most environmentally friendly “Global South-South Development Expo” in history. With the assistance of the Vienna Tourist Board’s Vienna Convention Bureau, for the first time the organization staged this event – held annually since 2008 – as a certified Green Meeting. The […]

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Leading Corporate Buyers and Experts: Sustainable Thinking Drives Innovation

| October 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
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Using sustainability as a design principal creates better and more innovative meetings! This is the conclusion among executives from Oracle, Symantec, MCI and GMIC – among others – presented in a brand new video. “The future is changing, we are progressively seeing more organisations gaining competitive advantage by using sustainability as a lens through which […]

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New eco friendly transportation in Copenhagen

| September 20, 2012 | 0 Comments
New eco friendly transportation in Copenhagen
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Travel around Copenhagen in an eco-friendly way without breaking a sweat. Since May 2012, Copenhagen by Cart has offered a new form of transportation for the city of Copenhagen: electric carts. Now you can experience the city with fresh air and wind in your hair while enjoying the comfort and safety of a car. If […]

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New green city survey ranks Copenhagen No 1

| September 20, 2012 | 0 Comments
New green city survey ranks Copenhagen No 1
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Copenhagen is renowned as one of the most environmentally friendly capital cities in the world but a new survey now shows that Copenhagen is also a world leader in terms of its green economy. The 2012 Global Green Economy Index (GGEI), which measures green city reputations, ranks Copenhagen as the world’s leading green city. The […]

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Almost two thirds of Copenhagens hotel rooms are green

| August 13, 2012
Almost two thirds of Copenhagens hotel rooms are green
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Despite increased and stringent requirements for achieving a Danish Green Key certification, a record breaking 64% of all hotel rooms in Copenhagen are now eco-certified. And the green hotel boom continues. Copenhagen is a recognised pioneer when it comes to sustainable meetings, a status which is underlined by the fact that 64% of the city’s […]

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Metro Toronto Convention Centre to Host Largest Green Building Conference in Canada

| June 6, 2012
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TORONTO – The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) National Conference & Expo will be coming to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) from June 11-13. This year’s event will attract a diverse group of participants working to significantly reduce the environmental impact that buildings have on Canada’s landscape. The theme of this year’s CaGBC National […]

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The US Green Building Council and KPMG named winners of the IMEX 2012 Green Meeting Award

| May 29, 2012
The US Green Building Council and KPMG named winners of the IMEX 2012 Green Meeting Award
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Frankfurt, Germany, May, 2012 – The US Green Building Council (USGBC) was announced as winner of the large meeting category of the IMEX Green Meeting Awards, presented at the IMEX Gala Dinner last week. The Award recognised its Greenbuild International Conference and Expo 2011, making the USGBC a record four-time IMEX Award winner, having won […]

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Centre Shows It’s Switched On to Switching Off

| April 12, 2012
Centre Shows It’s Switched On to Switching Off
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  The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre has demonstrated again that it’s switched on to environmental issues – by offering exhibition organisers the option of switching off. In a move designed to reduce power consumption and exhibitor costs, the Centre has installed dedicated electricity outlets for cleaning in its main exhibition halls, enabling exhibition organisers […]

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Mövenpick Hotel Prague has received GREEN GLOBE Certification

| April 2, 2012
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Mövenpick Hotel Prague is the first company in Czech republic which received the internationally recognized Green Globe Certification. The handover took place 28thMarch 2012 in the Mövenpick Hotel Prague, stylish in the green area of the Il Giardino restaurant’s terrace. Green Globe certification was granted on the basis of fulfilled criteria, after an intensive and […]

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amiando launches Green Ticketing @SXSW

| March 14, 2012
amiando launches Green Ticketing @SXSW
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Munich/Austin –March 14, 2012 – amiando (www.amiando.com), one of the leading online registration and ticketing tools worldwide, announced today that it launches amiando Green Ticketing at this year’s SXSW interactive festival. amiando’s online event management software allows event organizers and delegates to be more environmentally-thoughtful. Not only is amiando’s online registration system completely paperless, amiando […]

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Tallinn Conference Promotes a Greener, Cleaner World

| February 9, 2012
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Let’s Do It!, the famously successful, grassroots, trash cleanup initiative that Estonians have taken global, held its latest worldwide conference in Tallinn on January 13 – 15 with the aim of preparing for this year’s projects. The Let’s Do It! movement started in May 2008 when as many as 50,000 Estonians mobilized to remove illegal garbage from roadsides, […]

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Vienna Convention Bureau to certify Green Meetings

| February 3, 2012
Vienna Convention Bureau to certify Green Meetings
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The Vienna Convention Bureau supports sustainable action and environmentally friendly conference tourism. As a licensee of the Austrian EcoLogo, it is now authorized not only to assist conferences in matters relating to environmental impact, but also to certify them as “Green Meetings”. The ecological footprint left by a congress has long been an important issue for congress […]

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The first ‘Green key’ labels for accommodation in the Brussels Region are awarded

| November 24, 2011
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There are increasing concerns about sustainability in tourism these days. The growing number of different ecolabels and other certificates run the risk of causing confusion among organisations who are considering labelling. To respond to the interest expressed by the hotel industry, as well as by other kinds of tourist establishments in the Brussels-Capital Region, Christos […]

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Ever greener

| October 19, 2011
Ever greener
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Denmark is renowned for its leading work in sustainable events and meetings. By aiming to certify the sustainability of Denmark’s EU Presidency in 2012, the country hopes to demonstrate that it is possible to have growth and be sustainable at the same time, without incurring extra costs. Denmark will host the Presidency of the Council […]

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Germany number one for sustainability and green meetings

| October 13, 2011
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Frankfurt /Main / Las Vegas, October 12, 2011 — Germany has the largest market worldwide in virtually all fields of environmental technology and is one of the most important locations for the industry. For example, the country is number one in the field of renewable energies: Germany is the world export leader for recycling and […]

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Bled Strategic Forum 2011 – A Model Green Event

| September 27, 2011
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Bled Strategic Forum 2011, taking place on 9 an 10 September in Bled, was the first large international event organised under the principles of the ‘Green for events’ programme, launched by Sava Hoteli Bled in order to offer conference organisers an opportunity to take into account various environmental and sustainable criteria when planning and organising […]

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The world’s largest conference & expo dedicated to green buildings will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

| September 27, 2011
The world’s largest conference & expo dedicated to green buildings will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre
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TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2011 /CNW/ – From October 4 – 7, 2011, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will hold its first Greenbuild International Conference & Expo outside of the U.S., at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC). For three days, the international green building event comes alive with programming, workshops and a vast exhibition […]

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Victoria’s Business Events Industry Leads the Way in ‘Being Green’

| July 6, 2011
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Victoria’s leading Business Events suppliers are making dramatic improvements when it comes to promoting and implementing green policies, according to the Melbourne’s ‘Green Credentials’ Report 2011 released today. Sandra Chipchase, Chief Executive Officer of the Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau (MCVB), which publishes the report, said the results highlight the significant progress being made when […]

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Green product line in Scandinavia developed by Kuoni Destination Management

| July 4, 2011
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Kuoni Destination Management has set up programmes for the incentive market with a focus on sustainability. The activities cause minimal burden to the environment, in line with the company’s focus on Corporate Responsibility. Tampere, Finland, and Copenhagen, Denmark are the two chosen destinations for the new green programmes in Scandinavia. The city Tampere is located […]

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Marriott International Named “Greenest” Hotel Company in UK

| June 15, 2011
Marriott International Named “Greenest” Hotel Company in UK
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Company Ranks Ninth in The Sunday Times Best Green Companies in Britain List 2011 Marriott International has been named the ‘greenest’ hotel company in the United Kingdom by retaining its top ten position in The Sunday Times 60 Best Green Companies in Britain list for 2011. Marriott, achieving a ranking of ninth on the list, […]

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Hertz Helps Londoners get on Their Electric Bikes in Car Rental Industry First

| June 6, 2011
Hertz Helps Londoners get on Their Electric Bikes in Car Rental Industry First
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Hertz, the world’s largest general use car rental brand, has now become the first major car rental company to offer electric bicycles for rental, with the introduction of Ultra Motor electric bicycles to London (http://www.hertz.co.uk/electricbikes). Visitors and residents alike can now explore the capital by electric cycling with the fun Fast4ward Edge and A2B Hybrid […]

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