Who is your green meetings pioneer?

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Green meetings and events are on the move. Thanks to the Dutch chapter of the Green Meetings Industry Council (GMIC) I get endless tips and advices for more sustainable meetings. This is great, because I truly believe that the future of our industry is green and I’m not alone. Many hotels, restaurants and caterers are Green Key- or Green Globe-certified and still looking for more ways to be eco-friendly.

As every trend, green meetings need a pioneer, a role model who shows us how to do it. For the event industry these are ID&T (Welcome to the Future Festival) and Whole Earth Festival in Davis, California. Do we have such a pioneer in the corporate meetings sector? Can you name a meeting planner you would suggest as a role model for green meetings? Why did they impress you and what can we learn from them? I would love to hear your opinion on that topic.

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1 thought on “Who is your green meetings pioneer?

  1. It’s difficult to nominate just one, however you’d be hard pressed to create any kind of list without mentioning Shawna McKinley’s (@s_mckinley) thought leadership. Her eventcellany.com blog is always refreshed with well-written pieces and reflections from her day-to-day experiences. She’s working on the front-lines of green meetings and is definitely an influencer to keep an eye on.

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