Join Us Now to Protect the Future of Events
The initial objective for this initiative is to align industry support and advance the creation of a Net Zero Pledge for the Events Industry for launch at the time of the COP26 Conference to be held in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12, 2021.
The pledge will set out the process organisations should undertake in order to set a pathway towards net zero by 2050, with emissions reductions by 2030 in line with the Paris Agreement. This will include elements such as measuring direct, indirect and supply chain greenhouse gas emissions; working towards an industry roadmap; and transparent and regular reporting and communications.
The industry roadmap which will be worked on over the following months will identify the commitments required for the reduction and neutralization of event-related GHG emissions. It will highlight those to be addressed both by the industry itself, including the value chain leading up to event delivery, as well as those to be addressed in collaboration with other related sectors such as hospitality and transportation that are an integral part of the overall event experience. It will include some “level settings”, to adapt to the reality of each region and/or size of organization.
How does my organisation get involved?
You can register your interest by filling in the form below.
The initiative is open to companies and other organisations involved in the delivery of events. This includes:
service providers and
Logos of all interested participants are added to this website to show the breadth of support and inspire others to join.
What happens next?
The draft pledge was shared with all those who registered their interest before the end of September – in line with the project timeline – and their feedback was compiled and presented via webinar in early October. Following this consultative process, with over 100 organisations and stakeholders invited to take part, the Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge is now being finalised.
Once you have submitted the form, the team will get in touch to answer any questions you have and to invite you to sign the pledge as soon as it is ready and prior to the official launch of the Pledge at a special event on 10th November within the COP 26 Conference.
We hope that as many organisations as possible sign the pledge but recognize that it may not be appropriate for all as it will focus on ‘event’ operations. Those who do not sign will be able to be involved as supporters of the initiative. All signatories and supporters will have the opportunity to contribute to the various working groups which will drive, among other things, the development of measurement methodologies, the industry roadmap and collaborative initiatives with the wider value chain.
ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
ABPCO – Association of British Professional Conference Organisers
Acapulco de Juárez
ADNEC Exhibitions Company – Abu Dhabi
AEFI – Italian Exhibition & Trade Fair Association
AFE – Spanish Trade Fairs Association
APT Showfreight & Logistics Group
The Asembl Group
The Arts Group Ltd
Association of Event Venues
Bangalore International Exhibition Centre
BC Hospitality Group
Bold Eventos Estratégicos
Boonma Moving & Storage Co Ltd
BPA Worldwide, Inc.
The Climate Registry
Changing Habits Solutions Inc.
Conversio Pty Ltd
Difer – Event Crafting
Earth Production Ltd
ESG Einkaufs- und Servicegesellschaft mbH
European Exhibition Industry Alliance
European Major Exhibition Centres Association
Evenesis – Y Us Sdn Bhd
Event Greening Forum (EGF)
EVVC European Association of Event Centres
EXSA – Exhibition & Event Association of Southern Africa
Expotrans Pte Ltd
Exposition Development Company Inc
FIEXPO Exhibitions Group
The Freeman Company, LLC
fwd: Bundesvereinigung Veranstaltungswirtschaft e.V.
Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH
HPower International Ltd
Holtmann GmbH + Co.KG
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited
Hospitality Sustainability Revolution
HOTT 3 Dimensional Marketing
Hyve Group plc
IELA – International Exhibition Logistics Association
Inovent Exhibitions Ltd
International Federation of Exhibition and Event Services AISBL – IFES
ITALIAN EXHIBITION GROUP ( IEG ) Spa
Kingsmen C.M.T.I. Public Company Limited
Korea MICE Association
Leipziger Messe GmbH
MaD Events Ltd
Manchester Central Convention Complex Ltd
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Net Zero Analysis & Design Corp
New Energy Events LLC
Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre
People To People International Kenya
RAI Amsterdam B.V.
Riva del Garda Fierecongressi Spa
Rubio Meeting Architects
SACEOS, The Singapore Association of Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers
Sakura International Inc.
Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO)
The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre
SwissTech Convention Center
Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center
Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall
Thai Exhibition Association (TEA)
Thailand Inventive and Convention Association (TICA)
Transamerica Expo Center
Turkish Fair Organizers Association
Tüyap Exhibition Group
UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry
Web Summit Ltd
XDS Expo Design System
ZEISSIG GmbH & Co. KG