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The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (Credit: Green Hotelier)

The meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) sector has a bigger role to play in measuring and promoting sustainable travel according to Stewart Moore of EarthCheck.

The MICE sector represents big business, delivering major economic benefits that are a key contributor to the growth in tourism and leisure development worldwide. And the benefits from MICE extend far beyond the actual hosting of the event, with trade opportunities being generated in both host and visitor countries: tourism represents 5% of global GDP and contributes to more than 8% of total employment.

“The sheer size and reach of the tourism and travel sector now gives it a substantial voice, but it is important to recognise that you can’t manage what you can’t measure,” EarthCheck CEO and founder, Stewart Moore said.

Mr Moore said he is surprised that MICE operators and tourism groups worldwide, who are doing excellent work in sustainability, seem to be still hesitant to share their stories.

 

Read the full article what the MICE industry can do more to promote sustainable travel here.

By  for The Green Hotelier.

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by Stewart Moore, CEO, EarthCheck

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Stewart Moore, CEO, EarthCheck

Stewart Moore, CEO, EarthCheck

The MICE Sector and Responsible Meetings and Events

In the first part of this two part series, we introduced you to the size and economic importance of the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Events (MICE) sector in the Asia Pacific region. In that blog entry we looked at its direct and indirect economic contribution to host countries and the need to balance economic contributions with social and environmental considerations. We explained the simple steps that an event organiser or venue can take with EarthCheck to deliver more responsible and sustainable events and meetings.

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by Stewart Moore, CEO, EarthCheckStewart Moore, CEO, EarthCheck

Disclaimer: The views, opinions and positions expressed by the author(s) and those providing comments on these blogs are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or positions of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) or any employee thereof. We make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, timeliness, suitability or validity of any information presented by individual authors and/or commenters on our blogs and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries or damages arising from its display or use.

Stewart Moore, CEO, EarthCheck

Welcome to a two part series of entries related to the business events sector, sometimes referred to as the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Events (MICE) sector. Three aspects of this industry will be discussed in this first blog: 1) The economic significance and reach of the sector; 2) Why we need to take action to ensure that economic benefits are balanced with social and environmental outcomes; and 3) What operational systems need to be in place to deliver sustainable meetings and events.

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MICE and Sustainability

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13 May 2015 – ISO 20121:2012 Event Sustainability Management Systems (requirements with guidance for use) is suitable for ensuring that events, ranging from local celebrations to “mega events” (e.g. Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) leave behind a positive legacy on the environment and its natural resources. The standard is relevant to the entire event industry supply chain including organizers, event managers, stand builders, caterers, hoteliers, travel companies and logistics suppliers. Read more

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Asia has been slow to embrace sustainability. But gradually more sectors of the business events industry — from Australia and Singapore, to the Philippines and Hong Kong, are realising that being sustainable is not merely the right thing to do — it’s the smart thing to do. Steve Cray. Read more.

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