Berlin launches new website for the sustainable meeting planner

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Berlin is making it easier for meeting planners to create sustainable events.

A new website, attached to visitBerlin’s Berlin Convention office (BCO), points planners to hotels, venues, and other suppliers that have been certified sustainable.

It’s also home to Sustainable Event Guidelines Berlin, a 65-step guide for planners including carbon-friendly transport, regional food sourcing, and energy-friendly technology.

The measures are grouped into three levels according to their effectiveness.

Key performance indicators (KPIs) make it easier to measure and compare the measures’ performance. Organisers who implement a certain number of steps from the Sustainable Event Guidelines can request the Sustainable Berlin Supporter Patch from the Berlin Convention Office and make their commitment to more sustainability visible for all to see.

Marco Oelschlegel, director Conventions of the visitBerlin Berlin Convention Office, said: “As an industry we have set off together on the road to making Berlin one of the most innovative, sustainable, and reliable event destinations. With the new Sustainable Event Guidelines, we now offer a sophisticated and practical roadmap that helps all event organisers plan their meeting or conference in Berlin sustainably.”

The Sustainable Event Guidelines Berlin were also supplemented by feedback from the event industry and in communication with sustainability experts.

James Lancaster
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AMI editor James Lancaster is a familiar face in the meetings industry and international association community. Since joining AMI in 2010, he has gained a reputation for asking difficult questions and getting lost in convention centres. Proofer, podcaster, and panellist - in his spare time, James likes to walk, read, listen to music, and drink beer.

 

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