WASHINGTON, D.C.—Green Venue Report, a leading group of event industry professionals committed to the advancement of venue sustainability, announce the launch of the third annual survey to compare sustainability practices and performance across convention and exhibition centers worldwide. Venues are invited to participate in the survey beginning March 15 through April 30, 2017.
The 2017 Green Venue Report will offer these results in a comprehensive overview of convention centers around the world, building on the participation and momentum of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 reports. The report compares performance over a wide-range of areas, including: energy, efficiency, waste management, water usage, food and beverage services, cleaning practices, staff involvement, communications, health and well-being, and certifications. The report, to be published in July 2017, will compile information from convention and exhibition centers around the world.
At this date the following convention and exhibition centers have confirmed participation in the 2017 survey and report: Allstream Centre, Amsterdam RAI Convention Center, Anaheim Convention Center, Austin Convention Center, Baltimore Convention Center, Bangkok International Trade and Exposition Centre, Boston Convention and Exhibit Center, Broward County Convention Center, Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center, Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB), Centre de Congres de Lyon, Cobo Center, Colorado Convention Center, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Congres et Expositions de Bordeaux, DeVos Place Convention Center, Enercare Centre, Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, George R. Brown Convention Center, Georgia World Congress Center, Greater Richmond Convention Center, Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hynes Convention Center, Indonesia Convention Exhibition, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Kap Europa Congress Centre (Kap Europa Kongresshaus der Messe Frankfurt), Los Angeles Convention Center, Maison de la Mutualité, Mandalay Bay, Marina Bay Sands, Melbourne Convention Center, Metro Toronto Convention Center, Moscone Center, Music City Center, Nice Acropolis, Oregon Convention Center, Palais Brongniart, Palexpo, Palmer Events Center, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Rhode Island Convention Center, Saint Paul RiverCentre, San Diego Convention Center Corp., San Jose Convention Center, Sands Expo and Convention Center, Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shaw Conference Centre, Square Brussels Meeting Centre, The International Centre, Vancouver Convention Center, Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Virginia Beach Convention Center, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Whistler Conference Center, Wildwoods Convention Center, and World Forum.
More convention and exhibition centers are being added every day. Check the website for the most up to date information. Interested convention and exposition centers can visit the website for more information, and to sign up for the 2017 survey and report.
Venues are often the most influential event partner for the show management team and greatly influence the sustainability performance of their events. Embracing sustainability can lead to many benefits to the venue and coordinator, including increased efficiencies (and potentially associated cost savings), more engaged staff, satisfied customers and a competitive green distinction within the industry. By collecting and comparing performance data and identifying innovative practices, venues can see how they perform against their peers and the industry can better understand its aggregate impact, progress, best practices, and innovations.
The 2017 survey currently represents centers across Asia, Europe, North America, and Australia.