Event Greening Forum – Launched
On the 23rd of February 2011, The South African events industry took an important step towards a more sustainable future.
The Event Greening Forum had formally launched at Meetings Africa 2011. Eight representatives from key associations relating to Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events have pledged their support as founding members of the Event Greening Forum.
The Founding members of EGF:
Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA)
Exhibitions & Events Association of South Africa (EXSA)
Southern African Tourism Services Association (SATSA)
Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI)
Certified Meeting Professional Network South Africa (CMP Network SA)
South African Roadies Association
Technical Production Services Association (TPSA)
International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA)
Grace Stead is a leader in the field of Event Greening, at Icologie her mission is to encourage and support organizational and individual sustainability, while providing intelligent ecological solutions combined with mentoring, leadership and support.
AV Direct spoke with Grace to learn more about Event Greening.
Dear Grace, this is a proud moment for the South African Events Industry, what is the response from Event Organisers?
“It has been really great, Event Greening is very much still a learning process in South Africa and we are very proud to have joined the International Focus on Sustainability and Climate Change in the broader events industry.”
Yes, with Energy prices on the rise, many organisers are looking to save money while caring for the environment. What are the most important things people need to know, and how do you go about informing the public?
“Training and awareness is certainly important, at our workshops we have an interactive discussion with the public and focus on Energy Efficiency, Procurement, Organizational and Individual Sustainability.”
Excellent, where can the public find more information about these Workshops and learn more about Event Greening?
Sustainability & Climate Change (Course) 8 March 2011, Intaka Island, Century City in Cape Town.“
The Brain of 567 – Cape Town
Radio 567 Capetalk, along with Sanlam, held their annual Brain of 567 this month.
AV Direct was once again called in to provide AV, Sound and Lighting for this prestigious event.
Shows took place at the following shopping centres: Somerset Mall, Promenade Mall, Canal Walk Shopping Centre and Tygervalley Centre.