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Bringing People together for Climate
Events Industry Council leads panel at COP25
Events Industry Council leads panel of industry experts highlighting efforts to deliver sustainable events. Representatives from the EIC, IACC, MGM Resorts International and the Spanish Ministry for the Ecological Transition participated in a session held during the UN Climate Change Conference COP 25.
The session, Bringing People Together for Climate: The Role of the Events Industry took place in the Action Hub, a events-space used by non-party stakeholders to stage live and digital events giving a voice to concrete climate action. Amy Calvert, CEO of the Events Industry Council notes, “The Events Industry Council is honoured to have been invited to participate in COP25. Through our Centre for Sustainable Events and strengthened by the reach of our global membership, partners and stakeholders, we are equipping event professionals to deliver more effective and sustainable events. We have launched new provisional event standards that support this goal.”
The presentation focused on the role of events in bringing people together to act on climate, as well as practical and meaningful ways to actively address climate impacts. The panel included Mark Cooper, 2020 Chair-Elect of the EIC Board of Directors and CEO of IACC, Mariela McIlwraith, CMP, CMM, MBA, EIC’s Director of Industry Advancement, Marta Muñoz from the Spanish Ministry for the Ecological Transition, and Yalmaz Siddiqui, Vice President, Corporate Sustainability for MGM Resorts International.
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