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Member Spotlight: Taubie Motlhabane from Tshwane Tourism

Every month we shine the light on an Event Greening Forum member who is making noteworthy achievements in their event greening efforts. This month we feature Taubie Motlhabane, a mover and shaker, and the Divisional Head at Tshwane Tourism.     Q. WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AT TSHWANE TOURISM, AND WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT IT? My role at Tshwane Tourism is that of Divisional Head. I’m responsible for the strategic direction and management of the Division. Our role is to market the City of Tsh
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SAACI 2018 Congress puts sustainability first

It’s that time of the year again, and SAACI is gearing up for its 2018 Congress! The Congress will be held at Misty Hills in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 29 -31 July 2018, and will be greener than ever before. SAACI has upped its sustainability game by incorporating a sustainability plan for this year’s Congress and beyond. The sustainability plan, set up by Zoe van Niekerk, who sits on the SAACI 2018 Congress Local Organising Committee (LOC), has helped raise the bar. She says, “SAACI is a
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UFI recognises Scan Display for best practices in sustainable exhibiting

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has announced the results of its 2017 Sustainable Development Award. Due to the high standard of entries submitted, the judges could not agree on a single winner. Instead, UFI awarded six companies the title of “Best Practice for Sustainable Exhibiting” – including exhibition display specialist, Scan Display. Scan Display’s entry was the Sustainability Village it designed and built for South African Tourism’s trade show, Meetings Africa 201
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Member Spotlight: Nishanthi Lambrichs from Climate Neutral Group

Each month we shine the light on an Event Greening Forum member who is making noteworthy achievements in their event greening efforts. This month we feature Nishanthi Lambrichs, a carbon advisor for Climate Neutral Group (CNG). Nishanthi is also the Programme Manager for GreenDreams and GreenSeat, both initiatives developed by CNG which help the accommodation and the travel sectors, respectively, take action on climate change. . Q. WHEN AND WHY DID YOU, PERSONALLY, START TO DEVELOP AN AWARENESS
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Executive Mayor of Tshwane inspires confidence in a greener future, at the EGF Conference

Councillor Solly Msimanga, the Executive Mayor of Tshwane, officially opened the Event Greening Forum’s (EGF) sixth annual conference on 14 June at the forum | white light. The EGF is a non-profit organisation promoting sustainable MICE events (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions), so Cllr Msimanga’s address outlining his plans to help position the City of Tshwane as a leading responsible event destination was warmly received. Cllr Msimanga explained that the City had already taken
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Conferencing with a conscience at The Maslow delivers clean cooking to communities

The Maslow in Sandton is making sound progress towards optimizing the eco-friendliness and resource efficiency of its conferencing facilities. As part of its efforts to achieve its green goal to be carbon neutral, The Maslow Sandton has partnered with GreenDreams, an initiative developed by Climate Neutral Group which helps hotels take action on climate change. At no additional cost to customers, The Maslow Sandton will offset the carbon emissions generated by the use of their meeting rooms and
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Entries now open for the World Responsible Tourism Awards

It’s that time of year again when you can apply for the World Responsible Tourism Awards. Considering that you have all worked so hard to become a part of Africa’s Most Responsible Tourism Portfolio, we suggest that you apply so that you can be recognised for your efforts! The winners will be announced at WTM London from 5 – 7 November 2018. The WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards are free to enter and are presented each year at WTM London, in front of an audience of 600 key i
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Please participate in our research – and help us create a more sustainable industry!

The Event Greening Forum has contracted the University of Pretoria to conduct research into the use of wood and wood products in the exhibition industry (read the announcement here). As part of this research, we need you to participate and share your experience and knowledge of this subject. You can do this by completing the appropriate survey below. It should take roughly 13 minutes. Thank you in advance for your time and contribution! You are helping us to create a more sustainable events indu
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One future outcome every event can (and should) plan for

  The term “future-proofing” was first used in the electronics industry. It describes a design goal to make software, computers and other electronics usable long after they’re sold, despite the constant improvements and developments that technology undergoes. Since then other industries have picked up the term, as they recognise the need to anticipate threats, trends and opportunities to make sure they stay relevant in the marketplace. The problem While future-proofing can seem quite daunti
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Member Spotlight: Grace Stead from Steadfast Greening

Every month we shine the light on an Event Greening Forum member who is making noteworthy achievements in their event greening efforts. This month we feature sustainability consultant and the founder of Steadfast Greening – Grace Stead. . Q. WHEN AND WHY DID YOU START TO DEVELOP AN AWARENESS ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY, AND A DESIRE TO CHAMPION IT THROUGH YOUR WORK? While working as a town planner for the municipality, I was asked to coordinate the Local Agenda 21 Program, which is the UN program
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