The best event planners are great at identifying and problem-solving every detail that can make or break a successful event or meeting. Some of the first planning decisions come when choosing the city or destination to hold a meeting or event. It is at this point, in the pre-planning stages when event organizers have the most power to influence potential partners and make their event sustainability a priority.
While many green meeting practices are driven by event planners – recyclable name badges, locally sourced food for meals servedSponsorshipsetc. – hosting a sustainable meeting is dependent on working with other sustainability-minded partners. Destinations are the most important event partners; they’re inherently setting the stage for events culturally by creating a foundation that either does or doesn’t support sustainability.