No doubt you’ve heard a lot about the Net Zero Carbon Events pledge and movement – but do you really understand it?
Find out more from Alex Alles, executive director of the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC), the global industry body that is hosting this initiative and working on it in collaboration with UFI, AIPC and ICCA, among others.
Following Alex’s presentation there will be time for a Q&A discussion, so your questions can be answered.
Date: Thursday, 20 July 2023
Time: 10AM (CET)
Venue: Online (details TBC)
Net Zero Carbon Events is a global initiative by the meetings and events industry to address climate change as a collective ecosystem. The initiative was launched in 2021 and now counts over 550 supporters in over 50 countries. It is free of charge and open to all stakeholders from the events industry: all direct operators within the value chain of events (organisers, venues, service providers, logistics…) as well as partners such as destinations, associations, media etc.
The aim of the Net Zero Carbon Events initiative, that is fully supported by UNFCCC, is to help the industry stakeholders in building sustainable practices across the sector and facilitating the transition to a low-carbon future. The initiative recognises that the events industry, like many others, has a significant environmental footprint.
The NZCE Pledge was released at the COP26 in Glasgow, which commits signatories to become net zero by 2050 and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030. A Roadmap, which outlines the strategic vision and key objectives for transitioning the meetings and events industry to a net-zero carbon future was released at the COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh.
Meet Alex Alles
Alex Alles joined JMIC Joint Meetings Industry Council in August 2022. There he is responsible for the overall operations of the association as well as the project office of the Net Zero Carbon Events (NZCE). NZCE is an industry-wide initiative aiming to help stakeholders of the meetings and events sectors to decarbonise.
Before joining JMIC, Alex held different positions, including marketing and finance. He was mainly dedicated to investment and trade promotion between Europe and Asia. Throughout his career, Alex has been organising numerous business events, from small meeting to large conferences.