Company & Role: Responsible Events, Founder/Director
I am an event professional with over 20 years' experience in strategic planning, production and project management of events (conferences, corporate events, forums, training programmes, professional networks' events, charity events, webinars, hybrid events and online conferences). I also have a sustainable event business helping organisations with sustainable event management and event sustainability consultancy.
I am personally responsible for a number of key successes, including:
- Delivering a carbon neutral hybrid conference and exhibition event. This involved carbon footprint measurement, a waste management plan, sustainable suppliers management, setting-up and managing the Cvent platform and on-site project management.
- Searching and liaising with sustainable venues in London and Birmingham and suppliers for entertainment and carbon measurement, offering a sustainable private dinner package with suitable sustainable venues, menu suggestions and a magic act aiming to position the client as an expert in the hospitality sector and a leader in sustainability.
- Conducting a review for a client evaluating:
Its operations including event location visits to determine the way in which sustainability issues were relevant to the company’s unique business
Its existing practices and opportunities through staff interviews
The sustainable events approach taken by competitors
The review assessed the current management approach and identified opportunities for improvement in sustainable event processes.