October 2015

GMIC Partners With UNICEO for Sustainability

Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC), the worldwide association dedicated to the spread of sustainable event practices, has signed an agreement to collaborate with the United Networks of International Corporate Events Organizers (UNICEO) and become the official partner of the organization in questions of sustainability.

GMIC will organize professional training sessions on sustainable practices and social responsibilities, as well as supply specialized content concerning sustainability in the organization of corporate events.

Furthermore, the agreement includes the publication of a white paper on the integration of sustainable practices in the organization of events, with GMIC being responsible for the write-up.

The Spain-Portugal Chapter of GMIC will be in charge of providing support to UNICEO in terms of training and development of the activities to be put into action.

“Becoming a sustainable partner of UNICEO is really significant for the GMIC as it means being directly part of the epicenter where decisions are made,” Javier Sánchez, president of the GMIC Spain-Portugal Chapter said. “This will allow us to advance enormously in the spread of the culture of sustainability.”

This strategic alliance shows the growing obligation for companies to comply with social and environmental responsibilities, particularly in the organization of events. The partnership will aim to provide a valuable focus for creating the necessary basis to better undertake positive sustainable development.

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