IMEX-GMIC Innovation in Sustainability Award


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Working with our partners, GMIC, we've launched a new IMEX-GMIC Green Award for 2017 - the all-encompassing Innovation in Sustainability Award, designed to celebrate inspiring event professionals driving sustainability forwards through innovation, collaboration and idea sharing. The Award recognises the meeting owner, planner, venue or other key suppliers, rather than individual achievements by a single supplier or event. We'll present the Award at the Gala Dinner at IMEX in Frankfurt.

The deadline to apply for the 2017 award has now passed. 

Please contact Milda Salciute for further information.



Take inspiration from our winners' case studies

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Commitment to the Community 

Bee Part of the Melipona Community – Banyan Tree Mayakoba

The Commitment to the Community Award celebrated innovative efforts to benefit a charitable initiative. Banyan Tree Mayakoba picked up the award for their incentive trip ‘Bee Part of the Melipona Community’ which saw delegates to work with locals to help produce honey soap from the Melipona beehives.

Paola Rubio, CSR Manager at Banyan Tree Mayakoba, explains: "Since discovering the endangered Mayan queen bee, also a symbol of maya culture and traditions, we have been committed to developing our project - “bee part of the Melipona community”. This project, its honey soap workshop and interactive tour, has enabled us to support the creation of new jobs, the empowerment of women and family businesses, and promote local production of goods, giving several families a sustainable income."

Read the full case study here

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Green Meetings  

Greenbuild 2014 International Conference & Expo, U.S. Green Building Council and Informa Exhibitions US 

The Green Meetings Award rewarded a specific event based on the planner’s efforts to prevent and reduce environmental impact. The 2016 winner was the Greenbuild 2014 International Conference & Expo, the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building.

Kate Hurst, Vice President of Community Advancement, Conferences and Events for U.S. Green Building Council, comments:
"When our Board of Directors went to New Orleans to assist with the Hurricane Katrina clean-up, USGBC made a commitment to bring Greenbuild there. Greenbuild New Orleans is a prime example of how the conference is not only a platform for us to educate attendees, but also enables us to transform a city’s infrastructure, impact the health and wellbeing of its residents, benefit the environment and leave a lasting impression for generations to come."

Read the full case study here


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Green Supplier

Levi’s® Stadium

The Green Supplier Award recognised a meeting supplier that made innovative efforts to reduce the environmental impact of their operations. The Levi’s® Stadium, one of the world’s pre-eminent sport venues, won the Green Supplier Award in 2016 for environmental initiatives covering energy efficiency, waste minimisation and water conservation.

49ers President, Al Guido, says: “Levi’s Stadium and the San Francisco 49ers believe it is our responsibility to use the platform that professional sports provides us and take a leadership role in promoting the importance of sustainability in society. We look forward to continuing our search for new ways to positively impact our environment and are extremely proud to be acknowledged among industry leaders for those efforts."

Read the full case study here


Your application for the IMEX-GMIC Innovation in Sustainability Award will be judged by a panel of industry experts and audited externally.

The panel includes:


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