Actionable Sustainability for Today’s Event Strategist

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Program Overview

The meeting industry's focus on sustainability is changing. As planners, part of that means being able to answer questions from chief sustainability officers and executive-level stakeholder(s) and clients, particularly those whose focus is organizational support of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting. The industry has been talking about sustainability in events for years and many of us have implemented small changes, but now we have to go further and redefine how we plan. MPI's newest micro-certificate dives into specifics around sustainability, government regulations, community impact, food & beverage, carbon offsets and tracking and supply chain engagement. Get the boost you need to start implementing real change in your planning process.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain a deeper understanding of how to imbed sustainability in your planning processes.
  • Use tools for success around several key areas of event, including carbon emissions, food and beverage, single-use items reduction, supplier engagement and social impact.
  • Align your event sustainability goals with the overarching goals of your organization or clients.


Instructor: Courtney Lohmann, CMP

Courtney is an award-winning leader, CSR and sustainability expert and sought after speaker. With 23+ years in the events, hospitality and tourism industry, she took her adventurous spirit and poured it into becoming a sustainability and social responsibility expert. She is a Certified Sustainable Events Professional and served on the Events Industry Council’s Center for Sustainability and Social Impact Committee for six years, two years of which she was the committee chair (2015-2021). In 2023, she launched her own consulting agency to help business owners reach their sustainability and social impact goals.

As the Founder of Courtney Lohmann Consulting, she has developed a new approach to understanding and implementing sustainability and has led clients through the process to help them see how they can best align their business goals with sustainability and social impact goals. By blending them together, a seamless approach to change and impact can be achieved.

Courtney’s developed a unique approach by using the design thinking process in a way that helps business leaders see how holistic and simple changes to their business operation can be. Courtney is an industry thought leader and sought out speaker. In the past she has spoken at IMEX America, IMEX Frankfurt, MPI WEC, IBTM Americas, PCMA’s Convening Leaders, SITE Global and CMP Conclave. She has also co-hosted several webinars and spoken on numerous panels (both live and virtual).

Courtney has been recognized as a trailblazer for her work being named to: Smart Woman in Meetings (Industry Leadership) 2023, BizBash’s Top 1000 People in Events in 2019, Meetings Today 2019 Trend Setters list, BizBash’s Top 500 People in Events in 2018 and was a MeetingsNet 2018 ChangeMaker.

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Course Date

November 16, 2023

1 - 5 PM CST