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Interview


the event industry is definitely increasing in importance


CHARLIE BANKS


Charlie Banks is the Business Development Manager for Sustainable Events Ltd, which provides support for the implementation and measurement of sustainability within the event industry. Charlie is also the lead project manager for implementation of sustainability within the IBTM portfolio.


Q What is the future of sustainability in the event industry? The future of sustainability in the event industry is definitely increasing in importance, in 2012 there are two major international frameworks being launched, ISO 20121 and the Global Reporting Initiative’s Event Organiser Sector Supplement. These international frameworks have been created for the event industry and these frameworks are recognised outside of the event industry so, leading sustainability practitioners and governance bodies all know ISO and GRI to be best practice, so we may find that there is an increase in pressure from those bodies external to the event industry to start using these systems and frameworks.


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