Reducing the impact businesses have on the environment and ensuring that they contribute positively to the regions they operate in is high priority for most industries, including exhibitions.
Exhibitions can contribute to a sustainable world as, in addition to the positive economic and educational impact they have at regional levels, they can reduce multiple travel. By hosting market players at an exhibition, professionals can schedule meetings and develop business relationships with multiple contacts all under one roof.
Many exhibition venues and show organisers priorities social responsibility and have demonstrated their commitment to having a positive impact on local communities.
Exhibitions and events have the power to change patterns of consumption, change patterns of behaviour and help diminish inequalities through gathering powerful influencers and market leaders in one venue.
More specifically, the exhibition industry can contribute addressing the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and UFI is launching a project to report on best practices. The data collection has just started and the objective is to provide an online searchable database prior to Global Exhibitions Day. For more details on this project, see existing entries and enter yours click here.