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How Do I Plan a Responsible Event? New Global Standards for Sustainability & CSR

19 September, 2019
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Finley Creek Vineyards
795 S US 421
Zionsville, Indiana
United States
Becky Harris
Phone: (317) 718-8750


The session will begin with an introduction to the Events Industry Council’s four principles of sustainable events. These principles lay the groundwork for how to plan a socially, environmentally, and economically responsible event.

Next, participants will be introduced to the brand new Sustainable Event Standards released by the EIC. These standards replace the former APEX/ASTM certification process for sustainability in the meetings & events industry. The new Sustainable Event Standards (SES) are designed to be easily adoptable by event organizers and suppliers, with four certification levels for various levels of achievement: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Julia will describe how participants can pursue certification for their own events.

Finally, Julia will moderate a series of CSR case studies from MPI chapter members and other Indiana-based sustainability professionals. These case studies will give participants concrete examples of what it looks like to plan a responsible event and will include the opportunity for Q&A. Participants will leave the session with multiple CSR ideas to take back and apply to their own events.


JulIa Spangler helps organizations and event professionals reduce the environmental impact of their events in order to preserve our planet and deliver powerful sustainability results.

Julia specializes in reducing & diverting waste at meetings and events. Her experience ranges from conventions and banquets to festivals and concerts. She has led waste diversion programs at events with up to 24,000 attendees and her programs have resulted in waste diversion rates as high as 93%.

Julia recently received the MPI RISE Young Professional Achievement Award at this year’s MPI WEC for her outstanding contributions to MPI and the industry.


Preferred and Premier Member: $50
Essential Member and Non-member: $75
Student: $35

Venue Details

Thank you to our hosts and sponsors for this event: Finley Creek, Jacquie's Gourmet Catering, Linen Hero and NBE Event Group.

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