The meetings and events industry is one of the fastest growing industries in our country today. According to MEETING PROFESSIONALS INTERNATIONAL (MPI), this industry employs over 1.8 million people each year. That’s a really big footprint! No, we don’t mean big like “Big Foot.” Big as in the CARBON FOOTPRINT this industry leaves behind on our planet. The responsibility of meeting and event professionals to recognize the opportunities we have to create better solutions to protecting our planet has become more and more evident. KONCEPT EVENTS is an organization that takes this responsibility seriously and after experiencing GREEN MEETINGS INDUSTRY COUNCIL (GMIC) at their event in SAN FRANCISCO, we are inspired more than ever to be a part of the positive developments in meetings and events. One of the things we learned at GMIC2014 was that each organization has their own unique journey to going “GREEN” and it’s important to share it. So here’s a bit about ours.
Koncept Events has always been a leader in the events industry. We take risks and we accept challenges that many other DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANIES (DMC’S) do not. So the idea of aligning our organization with best practices that encourage conservation and sustainability in an industry that is still intrigued, but not always active, in the notion of going green; was nothing more than another way for us to be ourselves. While supporting causes has always been a thread in our carefully woven brand, we recognized the need to begin making green a consistent and concrete foundation in the message of who we are and what we stand for. One of the most important things we’ve learned is that we can chip away at our strategy, piece by piece, and continuously set new goals for our organization. It doesn’t have to be done all at once and disrupt the entire structure of our business. Our 2014 efforts have begun with some very simple steps. We will add to our goals each year progressively to make the transition natural and healthy for our brand.
Join us and follow our journey to a greener and more sustainable organization by following our blog or follow us on any of our social media found at WWW.KONCEPTEVENTS.COM to watch us continue to evolve. Tell us about your changes and how you are making your organization greener. We want to hear your story too and we may even share it with our audience. Green solutions come from us removing the veil of competition and learning to work together and share best practices. Koncept Events welcomes you to the green team!