The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) recently became the first venue in Malaysia to partner with Food Aid Foundation to connect surplus with the world of needs. The foundation is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that rescues surplus food and groceries and distributes it to people in need. Under the partnership, the Centre will be providing its surplus food and raising awareness surrounding the importance of limiting food waste amongst its team members and the general public.Read more
The impact of event performance
Focus topics at Sustainable Development Forum
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The performance of an event relies on a positive balance between its economic, social and environmental impacts. How these different dimensions of impact can be delivered, measured and improved will be the focus of the UFI Forum on Sustainable Development, which will take place from May 13 to 15, 2020 at the Palais des Congrès de Paris, France. The core part of the programme will include presentations by sustainability champions followed by a series of workshops designed to facilitate knowledge exchange between participants on a series of key issues. Optional instructive site visits are proposed for the Friday. The topics covered will include: collaboration along the value chain, energy strategy, exhibitors and visitors expectations, global frameworks and standards (GRI, ISO), green procurement, jobs, measurement, reporting and communication, social programmes, transport, UNSDGs and waste management. Speakers include Vincent Larquet, Strategy and Sustainability Director, UNIMEV - Union Française des Métiers de l'Evénement (French Meeting Industry Council) for a National Association from Europe, Orachorn Wongpan-ngam, Director – MICE Capabilities Department, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) for a National Convention Bureau from Asia, Stephanie Mathas, CSR & Sustainability Manager, RAI Amsterdam (the Netherlands) for an Urban Venue, Franck Teyssier, Technical Director, Paris Air Show (SIAE, France) for a Large International Event, Ben Wielgus, Head of Sustainability, Informa Group (UK) for a Global Organiser, and Emmanuelle Coratti, Head of Sustainability, GL Events Headquarters (France) for a Global Player in All Segments.
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The outbreak of novel coronavirus COVID-19 is impacting the global exhibitions and events industry, as events of all kinds are being postponed or cancelled.Read more