Meetings No 01
This is no ordinary meeting magazine.
Cover Story
Johan Johansson
encourages us to challenge our thought patterns.
Psychological Meetings
Meeting People
Gordon slowly opens the door just a little bit.
Ecological Breakfast
A great success.
Richard Gatarski
Gatarski Questions the Myth of Total Presence
Please turn on your mobile phones!
Shari Swan
Swan on New Ways of Working
and an ever present focus on the street.
Take a Break with Cottam
Excerpts from Mothers Pearls: 27 short autobiographical chapters of aha moments of realization.
Business Meetings Management
A five part masters programme.
Jonas Bodin
Meeting With Meaning
CSR in practice
Jan Rollof
On Creativity
and its impact on meetings.
Mind Check
The Significance of Colours
Tomas Dalström picks the brain of Karl Rydberg.
Business Intelligence
Four Years Before the London Olympics
What's on, Barbara Jamison, at visit London?
Per Hörberg
Hidden Agendas
Affecting meetings everywhere.
Meeting Architecture
Dr Elling Hamso an the most significant book ever.
Spread the Message
Nature's Ten Best Tips
To suddenly become green in your meeting concept is not as easy as it sounds.
Meetings Industry Research
Lund University conducts research into the meetings industry.
A way of communicating.
Roger Kellerman
A Buyers' and Meetings Planners' Magazine
Why Meetings International goes international.
New knowledge
Brain research
shows added value live events.
BTM World 2020
transitions to virtual.
post-pandemic momentum
Dubai Tourism forms Business Events Stakeholders committee,
host first meeting as industry resumes activity.
hotel news
Scandic expects
occupancy of 30-35 percent for September.
Covid developer
Scandic Hotels
launches the largest network of coworking spaces in the Nordic countries.
planned for 16-17 Sep
Update on GIAF
- New dates set for 5-6 November 2020.
Sands Expo and Convention Centre
is now a carbon neutral venue.
positive impact
The Hague webinar
celebrates partnerships and first anniversary of Ottawa MOU.
expanding network
ICCA Partners up
with Geneva International Associations Forum (GIAF).
Sponsored Content
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Nature's Ten Best Tips

To suddenly become green in your meeting concept is not as easy as it sounds. Here follows ten simple tips to help you become more environmentally friendly. What is obvious for you is not necessarily obvious for others.


  1. Draw up an environmental policy for the meeting and ensure that those who implement it understand what it entails. They should be on the same level at least, and preferably enhance your goals.
  2. Use paperless technology. Use new technological media to cut down on paper consumption. Create a meeting website where people can register and receive answers electronically. Your sponsors could also be included as advertisers.
  3. Hold the meeting in a geographical location that is close for the majority of people taking part. Hire local speakers and use environment means of transport. Choose a town in which most of the participants live. The hotel or conference facilities should be near the airport for those who have to fly to the meeting. If you are using several hotels, choose hotels that are close to each other, preferably within walking distance.
  4. Practice the three Rs, Reduction, Reuse and Recycling Practice. These seem simple routines, and they are if you ensure that the three Rs are implemented. Recycle paper, plastic and glass.
  5. Ensure that those who organise your food and drink at the meeting have good purchasing procedures that include taking care of packaging and glass, who wash up environmentally, and who ensure that salt, pepper, sugar, cream and other table produce is purchased in catering size packaging.
  6. In the same way, ensure that your hotel and conference provider has a good environmental policy for taking care of their towels and packing their soap and shampoo in the guest rooms, etc. Small details which, when multiplied by the factor that you rent 200 rooms for three nights, could be quite comprehensive. Then multiply by 365 days and ten and 20 years. Even a small hotel suddenly becomes a large consumer.
  7. Eat green. Try to get as many as possible to eat vegetarian and use local produce as far as possible.
  8. Use vegetarian ink and recyclable paper for all material you have to print during the meeting. Use both sides of the paper.
  9. Save energy. Find out whether the hotel/conference facility has an environmental policy that includes low energy light bulbs. Ensure that the air conditioning and lights are off when nobody’s using the room.
  10. Spread the message! Tell your meeting participants, speakers and local media about your environmental policy during the meeting. You will be surprised how environmental efforts pay off. It also catches on. When your participants notice how serious you are they pass the ideas on.