BCD M&E was at the fore of the inaugural London Climate Action Week as it assembled event buyers together to discuss sustainability and responsibility in the sector. At the roundtable event, held in collaboration with the London Convention Bureau, guests looked at the attitudes and changing behaviours towards recycling and reduction of food waste in the conference, meeting and events industry.
Hosted at the Natural History Museum on Wednesday 3rd July, the event marked BCD M&E’s support for London Climate Action Week and followed the organisation’s respected thought leadership paper; The Green White Paper. In attendance were 25 representatives from FTSE Top 100 companies who shared best practices and heard from ancillary suppliers on the moves the wider industry is introducing to reduce environmental impact in the live marketing sector.
The roundtable was fittingly hosted in the Natural History Museum’s Earth Hall and was supported by Wise Productions and Food by Dish. The partners shared what they are doing help to support a sustainable future with Food by Dish serving a ‘Wasted’ tasting-menu cleverly repurposing food that that would normally be discarded, such as carrot and radish tops, chickpea water and other by products including barista milk and more while Wise Productions showcased the latest battery powered LED lighting technologies.
Paul Black, head of business events at The London Convention Bureau comments, ‘London Climate Action Week is part of the Mayor’s ambition to make London the world’s greenest city and a leader in tackling issues relating to climate change. The capital has an enormous legacy in hosting events and it’s imperative that we encourage organisations to look at the impact their events - both big and small - have on the environment. BCD M&E has a demonstrable forward-thinking and proactive stance on sustainability, and we are delighted to have partnered with them on this insightful and productive event at the Natural History Museum’.
John Kelly, Director, Marketing EMEA at BCD M&E adds, ‘Our Green White Paper was extremely well-received when we launched 6 months ago, however, we know the pace for change in sustainability and the environment is fast hence we wanted to revisit and look at what is next. It’s very fitting to have supported London Climate Action Week and to be able to lend our support to the Mayor’s London Environment Strategy and also to see what suppliers are doing and what the expectations are from our corporate clients’.