Enduring sustainability commitment from IMEX

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By: Hannah Lee | Dec 22, 2021

The IMEX Group, organisers of IMEX America and IMEX in Frankfurt, continues to build on its reputation as a company committed to long-term sustainability with a series of announcements and new activities for 2022.

Innovation in Sustainability Awards 2022 now open:

Applications are now invited for the IMEX – EIC Innovation in Sustainability Award, which is presented annually at the IMEX in Frankfurt Gala Dinner.

The award is open to multi-stakeholder teams and collaborative projects that support the meetings industry by driving innovation and leveraging sustainable practices in areas such as environmental, social justice, inclusion and thriving economies. The deadline to apply is 31 January, 2022.

MeetGreen partnership expands to IMEX in Frankfurt:

IMEX will extend its existing partnership with sustainable event management agency, MeetGreen, to include detailed environmental impact analysis of IMEX in Frankfurt starting in 2022.

The two companies have worked hand in hand for the last 10 years on IMEX America, each year setting higher targets for improvements in areas such as reducing food waste, eliminating single-use plastic, the use and reuse of show materials, specifying more sustainable materials, adopting clean energy and more.

Net Zero Carbon Events pledge:

Earlier this year the IMEX Group also signed up to Net Zero Carbon Events, an industry initiative to address climate change. This means that by the end of 2023 IMEX must publish its pathway to achieving net zero by 2050, including an interim target in line with the Paris Agreement’s requirement to reduce global GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions by 50% by 2030.

As Nalan Emre, IMEX Director and project lead on IMEX’s Net Zero Carbon pathway explains: “We see our commitment to the Net Zero Carbon pledge as a natural extension of our values and legacy around sustainability. As we’ve remarked in the past, the IMEX team ‘bleeds green’. We’re not in this for kudos. We’re in this because we believe it’s the right thing to do for our industry, and more importantly for our planet.”

More information on IMEX’s green credentials and activities here.




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