Glasgow Convention Bureau has launched the Go Greener initiative, a new support service for conference planners who want to organize a more sustainable meeting in the city.
Taking the shape of an interactive workshop designed for meeting planners, PCOs and academic conference ambassadors looking for practical tips on delivering a sustainable conference, it is of course aligned to the UN SDGs which Glasgow is a passionate advocate of.
Aileen Crawford, Head of Conventions said: “The UN Sustainable Development Goals were already a key component of our People Make Glasgow Greener Strategy. The workshop concept builds on our Go Greener toolkit, while the interactive format of the workshop allows each conference to make its own decisions on the Goals that best align to their vision and mission and then communicate these sustainable actions to their members, sponsors and stakeholders.”
Victoria Logan, Director of Marketing & Education, British Society for Rheumatology, (BSR) is bringing her conference to SEC Glasgow in April 2022. She says: “As well as the delivering the foremost gathering of leading rheumatology professionals, the BSR are keen to look at how we can run a sustainable event for our members. As well as meeting at the SEC, a Gold Green Tourism accredited venue, we are delighted to be working with the Glasgow Convention Bureau to put into practise some practical tips from their Go Greener toolkit, to help us align our responsible conference planning with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.”