March 15, 2011

Are Sustainable Meeting Standards Important to You?

ISES Vancouver is hosting a panel discussion on the topic. As an ISES board member, I agreed to be the panel moderator. I haven’t moderated a ton of panels before, so I hope to do a good job – but more importantly, I really hope the audience gets something out of the discussion. The panelists are three local experts doing some pretty incredible things for sustainability awareness. In my opinion, this kind of knowledge is critical for the events industry to keep tabs on and incorporate into daily practices.

The three panelists are: Shawna McKinley, Director of Sustainability, MeetGreen; Catherine Wong, VP Operations, Vancouver Convention Centre; and Ginny Stratton, Principle of Strategin Solutions.

The panel discussion comes at a relevant time, as the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) gears up to launch their ‘Sustainability in Event Management’ Standard (ISO 20121) in 2012. The three panelists will discuss how this affects the Vancouver events industry and will share key learnings from their own business positions.

The event, “NEW Green Meeting Standards; Thinking Beyond the Checklist“, takes place this Thursday, March 17th at the Vancouver Convention Centre (event details here)

ISES Canada will also be incorporating live tweets into the discussion, so follow along! @ISESVancouver Hope to see you Thursday!

Karran Finlay

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Environment , Event Planning , Sustainable Event Management , Vancouver
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