Questex Among Net Zero Carbon Events' 30 Financial Contributors

More than 30 major meetings and events industry organizations from across the world are now financial contributors to Net Zero Carbon Events (NZCE), the industry’s global initiative to address climate change that was launched at Cop26 in Glasgow in 2021. Organizations ranging from convention bureaus, venues and event service suppliers to event organizers and associations are contributing at one of four tiers: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Green.

Alongside other Platinum Level sponsors is Questex, publishers of Meeting Spotlight

The European Major Exhibition Centres Association (EMECA) recently became the 30th organization to become a funding partner of the Net Zero Carbon Event initiative. After confirming Gold Level funding, Barbara Weizsäcker, secretary general of EMECA said: “This is a very important issue for our members and our industry in Europe and globally. EMECA is committed to reaching the 2050 net zero carbon emissions goal and many of our members are supporters, signatories and actively contributing to the NZCE work-streams.

“We believe that as the association of the largest venues in Europe we have a special responsibility in this field. The NZCE initiative is highly valuable to us not only for the excellent resources such as the Roadmap and guidance on measuring and reporting but also for compiling and helping to share advice and best practice to all players in our industry implementing programs to achieve net zero. This is why we have chosen to become Gold Level funding partners.”

The organizations contributing financially to the campaign include:

  • Platinum Level – FreemanInforma; Javits Center; Questex: RX and UFI;
  • Gold Level – EMECAHong Kong Convention and Exhibition CentreICCA; Messe Munchen; Scottish Event Campus, IEEE and SISO;
  • Silver Level – ADNECClarion EventsDiversified Communications: Emerald; IMEX Group: Tarsus and VIPARIS;
  • Green Level – AIPC; Boardroom; Earth Productions; Easyfairs; FIRST; Glasgow Convention Bureau; IAPCO; ICC Sydney; IFES; MontECOlino; NBAA; Olympia London; OMEGA Group; the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center and Stockholmsmassan.

After the launch of the “Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge” at COP26, the “Net Zero Carbon Event Roadmap” was published at COP27 in November 2022 as a helpful resource. Eight work-streams have been identified to deliver on the priorities identified by the roadmap (measurement, reporting, carbon offsetting, venue energy, smart production and waste management, food and food waste, logistics, travel and accommodation. Groups are currently working to produce reports with recommendations covering each work-stream ahead of COP28 in December 2023.

NZCE is open to all organizations involved in events. Registration is free, but financial contributions are crucial to developing the campaign.

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