Last month, we talked about dreams for the future - and challenged you to dream big for your next event. Did you do it? Did you come up with a list of things to try at your next event? How did the process feel? Were there some moments of negativity? If so, that's OK! You should be proud that you put that aside and came up with ideas you are passionate about! We would love to hear about those ideas, so drop us a note to tell us what is on your list.
What’s your dream? That can be challenging for event planners because we don’t think like that, right? We are so worried about achieving the goals set by leadership, such as event attendance, lead generation, or coming under budget. What if we had a vision for every event we did? Would that make a difference when you planned events?
What began in 2008 as a moral epiphany to stop the seemingly endless waste associated with events and conferences has led to 15 years of innovation and an increased understanding of sustainability throughout the event planning industry. When Meeting Revolution founder Amanda Gourgue began her quest to make business events more sustainable and earth-friendly, she was driven by a desire to make events that weren’t just better for the planet but were more profitable for the planners working so hard to pull them together.
It has been nearly two years since the world was changed irrevocably by a global pandemic and while many industries are rebounding, the events industry is one that has been irrevocably changed.
As we approach the festive holiday season, social distancing, increased teleworking and other safety measures are changing the way we gather and celebrate. How we celebrate may be different but virtual holiday parties and open houses provide fun and innovative ways to make memories during the season.
What happens to the materials that we recycle? And are we even recycling them properly? The short answer is no - improper recycling and inefficient processes costs our national recycling system more than $300 million each year. David Muller, Meeting Revolution’s Sustainability Director, recently participated in a national collaboration project aimed at improvements to the overall PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) plastic recycling process and shared a few key lessons with our team.