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The 2015 Sustainable Events Summit will take place at London's QEII Centre on 6 July, to coincide with The Meetings Show, which takes place at London’s Olympia from 7-9 July.
Organisers of the Sustainable Events Summit, Positive Impact and agency Smyle, have announced their partnership with the UK’s leading event for the meetings and conference industry in a move to extend their reach within the sector.
Now in its third year, the Sustainable Events Summit aims to support and inspire the continuous development of a global sustainable events industry. This year’s Summit will focus on the issues and opportunities facing meetings professionals working towards sustainability and will include corporate and client organiser-led content intended to provide delegates with ‘real expertise and experiences’ from speakers and fellow attendees.
Rick Stainton, managing director of Smyle, commented on the announcement: "The Sustainable Events Summit provides a unique platform for brands and organisers to network, debate and develop their strategies for achieving a sustainable events culture within their company. Our new partnership with The Meetings Show will also enable us to extend our dialogue in the important meetings and conference sector."
Adding to this, Fiona Pelham, Managing Director of Positive Impact said: “We are delighted to be working alongside The Meetings Show in 2015. Sustainability is increasingly becoming an important goal for brands and event organisers in their business activity. This year’s Summit will focus in particular on the issues and opportunities facing meetings professionals working towards sustainability. The corporate and client organiser-led content will provide delegates with a unique insight based on real expertise and experiences from both speakers and fellow attendees.”
Steve Knight, The Meetings Show’s event director, added: "This partnership will be of huge benefit to attendees of both events. Sustainability is a key issue for both the supply and demand sides of the meetings industry and is of particular interest to the many hosted buyers attending The Meetings Show.
"The Sustainable Events Summit has established itself as the leading event for those seeking to enhance their knowledge and understanding of this issue and we are excited by the opportunities this exclusive partnership brings to both organisations. In particular we are looking forward to hosting the summit’s delegates, providing travel and accommodation for those wishing to attend both events."