Sustainable matters at International Confex

Organisers of the Sustainable Event Summit (SES) will be leading a special session reflecting some of the recent findings from the summit at International Confex in March. The session will take place as part of the conference programme at the exhibition that will see the biggest global gathering of event professionals in the UK.

Last year the summit presented findings of a major piece of research that highlighted the ‘knowledge gap’ between what the industry is doing against what it still needs to do within event sustainability. The session at International Confex will include an update on the global campaign ‘Telling the story of the power of events during the United Nations Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

The event will include some of the leading voices on sustainability within the industry, including; Rachel Ley, managing director of event management company RLC; Emma Owens, partnership manager for Sustainable Events Ltd; Mark Scales, head of event solutions at Banks Sadler; and Carol Primett, events manager at Anglian Water Services.

“For the past four years, the SES has brought together corporate brands, agencies, venues and suppliers to discuss ideas, thinking and practices with the aim of encouraging real action in the industry,” said Rick Stainton, who was one of the pioneers of the SES. “We’re keen to continue the conversation within the industry at International Confex, and are delighted to have this forum; it should be a really interesting discussion.”

Confex event director Liz Agostini added: “Confex visitors really care about sustainability within the industry and have shown a massive appetite in looking at ways to improve the industry in this area.

“This is a really important part of our content at the show and just adds to the huge variety of topics being addressed this year.”

Martin Fullard


Martin Fullard

Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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