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Sustainability Critical to Future Events

According to MCI’s President of Asia Pacific, Robin Lokerman, sustainability will not only be a critical part of the success of corporate meetings and events, it may even be mandated.

Addressing approximately 40 key corporate event buyers last week, including The Swiss Consul General Marcus Meli, Lokerman spoke about MCI’s decision to be the first meetings and events agency to sign the UN Global Compact in 2007 and its continued efforts to ensure both MCI and its supply chain partners make sustainability a priority.

“MCI have considerable experience organising sustainable events such as the EU2012 Presidents’ Conference in Copenhagen and we were involved in last week’s Earth Summit 2012 in Rio de Janeiro. So we would like to share our experiences with the Australian market,” Lokerman said.

Sustainable events organised by MCI Australia in the past few years include:

  • Xstrata Coal Qld Sustainable Development Forum 2012
  • Australian GRI Conference 2012
  • Sustainable Urbanisation - A Resilient Future 2011
  • XStrata Coal Queensland Sustainable Development Forum 2011
  • Four Degrees or More? Conference 2011
  • 6th World Environmental Education Congress 2011
  • National Climate Change Forum 2010

MCI’s David Addison and his creative team set the scene with an interactive evening at the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Sculpture Terrace in Sydney. Complete with furniture themed in MCI’s corporate colours of fuchsia and black and a large sculpture of a QR code linking to MCI’s website, the evening culminated with SongDivision helping guests write and perform a song about sustainability and community. All suppliers involved in the event are advocates of sustainable practice and are CSR award winners within the events industry.

For further detail on the information contained in this press release, please contact:

Chelsea May
Marketing & Communication Manager
MCI in Australia
chelsea.may@mci-group.com
1300 365 976

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