The archive is now available via Storify – https://storify.com/tracibrowne/earth-day-chat-greening-trade-shows#publicize
Since a certain infographic titled Trade Shows Creating Most of The World’s Waste was shared on the chat today I’d like to take the time to counter that with Travis Stanton’s (@stantontravis) editorial in Exhibitor Magazine .
ExpoChat Topic for Wednesday April 23, 2014 – 3pm ET
Moderator – Michelle Bruno (@MichelleBruno)
In honor of Earth Day and the continuing interest in green meetings and trade shows, it’s time to take a good hard look at how the trade show industry-allegedly one of the least green of the MICE industries–weighs in on this issue. In this edition of #Expochat, Michelle Bruno forces you all to come clean on green. Here’s what we will talk about:
How has your company or organization dealt with carbon emissions, waste or environmental sustainability?
What are the green “trade show” best practices that you are familiar with?
What are the long-term benefits for the trade show industry of being green?
What examples of green-ness have you observed at trade shows?
Why are some trade shows green and not others?
Have you been asked to demonstrate that you have green policies in effect in order to obtain a contract or take advantage of an opportunity?
What green products or services do you offer?
What sorts of green special interest groups do you participate in?
What can/should industry leaders do to help organizers be more green?