Updated: Jan 11
Imagine a more virtuous event industry promoting eco-friendly events ...
From crisis comes opportunity
The suspension of events during the current pandemic may just be the spark to transform the way events are planned in the future.
No one could have imagined the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on health or the economy, but, for us at Riviera Organisation, it’s given us all an opportunity to challenge what really is a necessity and to reflect on how we can do things better. As event professionals, we can act together to make a difference and, moving forward, we have a duty do things differently.
The good news is that it’s not as daunting as we’d think. Revolutions start with a whisper, so right now, we just need to change our mindset and begin the journey. As the event industry moves into the next stage of its post Covid-19 development, now is the perfect time to make a fresh start.
There are many ways that our approach to planning events can make a real difference. By encouraging those around us to do the same, collectively we have the potential to make the world a better, safer, healthier and brighter place. It’s about time!
Reduce transport – Are all the journeys really necessary?
The single biggest carbon footprint from events comes from transport, so here is where we can all make the most important difference. Cutting out unnecessary journeys, optimising deliveries, staff car-sharing and using electric vehicles can reduce up to 80% of an event’s carbon footprint. (www.ademe