Looking for its next destination of choice to host its 2023 international conference, the association Guidelines International Network has placed sustainability as a top prerequisite.
Taking full advantage of the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index), the sustainability benchmarking and improvement programme for tourism and conference destinations worldwide, the association worked its way through the top 20 cities on the list down to one, Glasgow.
Guidelines International Network CEO, Elaine Harrow, explained: “We wanted to meet to meet and maximise human interaction, collaboration and innovation, while minimising our impact on the environment and promoting sustainability. In the top 20 we looked at venues within those locations that could deliver a fully hybrid event and developed full proposals for five venues. The locations were narrowed down to three and in 2022, our Board selected the forerunner, the Technology and Innovation Centre at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.”
Glasgow’s commitment to sustainability is not only contributing to a more responsible events sector, but it is also good for business as associations are setting their priorities towards sustainability.