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Road Shows: Tips & Tricks
A road show is highly beneficial for your clients and theirs. The thing about road shows is that you go to them, instead of them coming to you.
By Train: Encourage Public Transport
Imagine not being stuck in traffic on the morning drive and relaxing in your seat, reading or listening to music, on the ride home. Public transport is more sustainable for both people and planet.
Dear Sponsors, My Event is Your Event
Recently, etouches created a post for social tables, 'Event Sponsorship: 4 Ways to Court a Sponsor', where they gave event professionals a few tips on how to get companies to invest in your event.
Go Ornot: Give Attendees the Option to Cancel as Late as You Can
A no-show is not only frustrating for the meeting planner, but also a major source of waste. If 10-30% of registered attendees no-show at a given event, that means 10-30% of food and meeting materials are thrown away.
Afta Noon: Start After Lunch
The midfielder of the Green Squad wearing #7 is Afta Noon. He battles one of the biggest problems in our industry: food waste. Does this sound familiar?
Car Pool: Networking Begins on the Road
Somehow, some way attendees of your in-person meetings and events have to get to your venue - the majority probably preferring to drive in their own cars. But every car on the road that's coming to your meeting contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.
Awkward: Conference Call in Real Life
Conference calls are just awkward. There's no way around it. Now imagine how much more awkward they would be if everyone could also see each other while on the call.
Re Use: Use it Again
Does this sound familiar? For every meeting you have fifty different items needed - badges, signage, badge ribbons, lanyards, banners, and so on. After the event, the majority of them are thrown away. This is double tragedy!
Tap Awater: Take it from the Tap!
With the introduction of the 4th player of the Green Squad, we are right in the middle of the field. Meet Tap Water. Aside from a hot cup of coffee, water is probably the most important drink that your attendees will need.
LED Lamp: Ask for Efficient Lighting
You've now learned how to put the first two players in the defense of the Green Squad to work for you. Now here's a third simple measure: LED lighting.
WC Bleachers Lurch Dangerously under Supporters' Weight
A video clip taken at the Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro showed how the stairs from a grandstand lurched dangerously when hundreds of spectators walked over it.
Eco Food: Choose a Local, Organic Caterer
In last week's Green Team article, you read how you can easily make a sustainable choice in event location just by asking. Just like questions asked of venues, those questions can be asked when selecting a caterer.
The Power of Networking? Relax and smile!
Networking at events: it seems like an obligation. And that's where you have a problem right there. If the aim is to score as many business cards as you can, and frantically introduce yourself to as many people as possible, you're actually doing it wrong.
Just Ask: What can your Event Venue do for Sustainability?
Most planners have some key components in every RFP: available rooms, available meeting space, F&B requirements, A/V and technology needs, and more. Why not ask about a venue's or hotel's sustainability performance?
Bring Innovation Back to Your Events
Have you ever attended a conference or trade show that was the same year after year? These events are in the same location, presenting the same content, with the same design - boring.
The Green Team: 11 Sustainable Measures for Each Event
Excited about the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil? GMIC has caught World Cup fever too! They're fielding their own Green Squad of Sustainability All-Stars, each of whom represents a low cast, easily achievable best practices for sustainable meetings.
4 Incredibly Easy Ways to Use Social Media to Boost Events
With the right strategy and tools in place, event organisers can harness social media to attract more attendees, cultivate engagement and extend the lifetime value of their events.
Start-Up: Panel Feedback
Panel Feedback is launching a fantastic idea to generate more turnover from an existing event: by selling the feedback from your panelists.
Smart Hotel Bookings Can Save Hundreds of Euros
You can easily save hundreds of euros on hotel bookings - according to research done by the ANWB.
TOP 20 International Congress Destinations
ICCA released it's yearly TOP 20 rankings for countries and cities as destinations for congresses. Paris is the new number one for association events.