Go Green or Go Home: Sustainability and Events in 2023 and Beyond
Monday, September 4, 2023 | 3 – 4 p.m. CET
Registration Cost: Complimentary
Our industry and the events we host cause an unavoidable impact to our planet. Most organizations feel ill-prepared for the regulatory and consumer expectations surrounding the issues of sustainability, which are critical to your long-term success.
Therefore, how can your venue mitigate harm and drive lasting sustainability as part of your event operations?
The good news is there are opportunities event organizers can take to ensure they operationalize sustainability and meet well-defined, long-term sustainability goals – meeting regulatory standards as well as the expectations of your audiences.
Join Peter Ward, Vice President, ESG & Major Events, at Momentus Technologies and special guest Marloes van den Berg, Chief Sustainability Officer, at Jaarbeurs as they share valuable insights into the future of sustainability, the differences between ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), and practical guidance on how to implement sustainability practices in your organization.
- Define the differences of ESG vs CSR.
- Distinguish ways to implement sustainability into your venue operations.
- Identify sustainability goals and best practices in venue and event management.
Marloes van den Berg
Marloes van den Berg is Chief Sustainability Officer and member of the Board of Directors at the Royal Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Before taking up the challenge of leading the Jaarbeurs in becoming the most sustainable organizer and facilitator of Europe by the end of this decennium, Marloes was the Jaarbeurs’ commercial director and responsible for the Jaarbeurs brand portfolio.
In 2022 Jaarbeurs won the UFI Sustainability Award and Marloes is Head of the Food & Food Waste Stream within the Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge.
Marloes has over 15 years of experience in the events industry.
The mission of Jaarbeurs
Our goal is clear: we want to be the most sustainable conference and events venue in Europe. We have a genuine drive to make our organization a forerunner in society and in the events industry.We believe in a world where we care for and respect each other and our environment. Where the impact on the earth is reduced by reusing raw materials, managing and reducing waste and generating our own green energy. Where we walk, and travel by bike and train. Where we are aware of our differences and embrace them, without leaving anyone behind. We believe in a world that is bigger than our venue. With the 2.3 million guests we welcome each year, we can make a positive impact on our environment, our surroundings and the people we meet. There is much to be gained in the field of sustainability; that is why we would like to contribute to solutions to achieve that sustainability.
Peter Ward is Vice President, ESG & Major Events, at Momentus Technologies. Prior to this role, Peter was the founder and CEO of WeTrack, acquired by Momentus technologies in April 2023. WeTrack provides sustainability, planning, and control room incident management software to some of the world’s best events, venues and sports.
WeTrack’s range of modules provide consistency and continuity throughout event planning and delivery, venue management, venue-wide project/risk management and sustainability tracking, saving organisations time, money and stress. Clients include Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, World Cups, ASM Global, Saudi Motorsport, Ascot Racecourse, Wimbledon, Arsenal FC, Southampton FC, Abba Voyage, and many others.
In founding WeTrack, Peter was inspired by experiences at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, where he worked both as Readiness Tracker for the Project Delivery Office, and as Deputy Manager in the Olympic Park Operations Centre. Since WeTrack became part of Momentus Technologies Peter will now be able to focus on two of his favourite topics: improving sustainability across the industry and helping teams to deliver major events. Together, WeTrack and Momentus Technologies will have a significant impact on the event industry, providing venues with the tools they need to achieve their environmental, social and governance goals.
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