Events Industry Council Sustainability Standards

Eating at a Meeting Podcast Episode 108

A baldheaded smiling man with glasses who is leaning to the right in front of green sustainability walls. He chairs the She works for the Events Industry Council Sustainability CommitteeSmiling woman with long black hair in a purple dress with the words Sustainable Development Goals on the front. She is carrying a purple bag as well. Both were made from recycled signage showcasing sustainability efforts by a conference. She works for the Events Industry CouncilIn this final session recorded at IMEX America 2022, Tracy chats with Yalmaz Siddiqui, Vice President, Corporate Sustainability at MGM Resorts International and Mariela McIlwraith, Vice President Sustainability and Industry Advancement at Events Industry Council.

Learn how MGM Resorts and the Events Industry Council are working together to advance sustainability practices within the events industry. They are both “dedicated to providing globally-relevant resources that champion the adoption of sustainable and socially impactful practices.”

EIC states that our global events industry “has the ability and responsibility to drive meaningful change, create welcoming communities and improve society through our actions.”

Understand how and why the standards are being rewritten to make them more adoptable and relevant for all meetings and events.


Connect with Mariela McIlwraith —   LinkedIn  |  Website

Connect with Yalmaz Siddiqui —   LinkedIn  |  Website

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