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Sustainability

Sustainability at IMEX America

Sustainability is a collective effort - it requires the support of our team, our partners and all our event attendees. We're on a mission to make our events more sustainable and reduce our global impact. Find out more about sustainability at IMEX and discover how you can support people and planet while you're at the show.

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What makes IMEX America a zero-waste event?

6,147
KG of serviceware composted locally
92%
of all waste diverted from landfill
81%
of event carpet returned to inventory
6,147
KG of serviceware composted locally
92%
of all waste diverted from landfill
81%
of event carpet returned to inventory

How can you support people and planet?

Small steps can make a big impact.

Here are some simple ways you can support people and planet while you're at IMEX:

  • Take part in our People & Planet Pledge 

  • Read and support the IMEX code of conduct

  • Visit the IMEX | EIC People & Planet Theater and attend sessions on EDI or sustainability 

  • Travel responsibly by carbon offsetting, using public transport or walking

  • Choose sustainable food options (look out for regional, organic, waterwise, vegetarian and plant-based options on our menus)​

  • Talk to prospective partners about their sustainability options during your meetings​

  • Place unwanted items in the donation bins and recycle your show badge when you leave

  • Perform a random act of kindness (buy someone a coffee in the coffee line, help with directions or donate to a charity – see below for suggestions)​

  • Bring these items with you: reusable water bottle, book to donate to Spread the Word Nevada, pronoun badge

A sustainable event  

Our sustainability goals

 
  • Measure our event footprint​

  • Deliver net zero events by 2030 

  • Make sustainability education accessible to all

  • Share what we learn and amplify best practice ​

  • Give back to our local communities ​

  • Champion the positive impacts of meetings and events 
     

With thanks to our Sustainability Consultant, MeetGreen

Our EDI goals

 
  • Create a diverse and inclusive culture at IMEX ​ 

  • Run inclusive and accessible shows that promote, celebrate and educate on EDI ​

  • Promote inclusion and celebrate diversity through all our communication channels​
     

Read more about EDI at IMEX

How we celebrate and champion equity, diversity and inclusion

 
  • Our team is focused on cultivating speaker diversity and welcomes speakers from underrepresented groups with a wide range of experiences and perspectives

  • We’ve created the IMEX code of conduct which is highlighted in emails to our attendees pre-show and placed in high traffic areas at our trade shows​

  • We have created an inclusive language guide for use by all

  • We encourage our staff to wear pronoun badges at our shows to create an open and inclusive environment​

  • We are proud supporters of the Neu Project, a community working to inspire safe, reflective events and environments that allow all people to thrive

  • We’re working on our inclusive and accessible social media presence​

  • Check out our case study from IMEX Frankfurt 2019 for more information about the EDI initiatives in place at our shows

Giving back 

Supporting the local community and our industry colleagues


We proudly support a range of industry charities as well as local charities in Las Vegas. 
 

Clean the World

Clean the World

Clean the World is a social enterprise dedicated to leading a "Global Hygiene Revolution" to recycle soap and bottled amenities from hotel, resort and cruise partners.
 
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The Meetings Industry Fund

The Meetings Industry Fund

The Meetings Industry Fund provides financial assistance to meetings professionals during times of crisis like a disaster, medical illness, or an emergency.
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The Above and Beyond Foundation

The Above and Beyond Foundation

The Above and Beyond Foundation supports individuals in the hospitality industry by providing awards and grants to help them attain their personal and professional goals. 
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The SEARCH Foundation

The SEARCH Foundation

The SEARCH Foundation provides financial help for event, meetings, and catering professionals in crisis.

 
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The Shade Tree

The Shade Tree

The Shade Tree provides safe shelter to homeless and abused women & children in crisis. Offering life-changing services promoting stability, dignity, and self-reliance.
 
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Spread the Word Nevada

Spread the Word Nevada

Spread the Word Nevada is ded­i­cated to advanc­ing early child­hood lit­er­acy by plac­ing books into the hands and homes of chil­dren within Nevada’s at-risk, low income com­mu­ni­ties.
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Noah’s Animal House

Noah’s Animal House

Noah's is a full-service pet facility located on the grounds of a domestic violence shelter. Noah's look to remove the "No Pets Allowed" barrier at women’s shelters for courageous survivors looking to get back on their feet with their pet by their side.​​
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Opportunity Village

Opportunity Village

Since 1954, Opportunity Village has been dedicated to helping people with disabilities find the very best version of themselves.


 
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Meet our Green Squad

Roger Lehner
Roger Lehner
Senior Operations & Sustainability Executive
Ellie Scott
Ellie Scott
Senior Content Manager
Partnership & Sponsorship Manager
Partnership & Sponsorship Manager
Charlotte Willie
David Kries
David Kries
Relationship Manager, Hosted Buyer Programme
Hannah Lee
Hannah Lee
Knowledge and Events Senior Executive
Hilary Clothier
Hilary Clothier
Senior Financial Operations Manager
Liz Brand
Liz Brand
Senior Sales Manager

Meet our EDI working group

Laura Beattie
Laura Beattie
Operations Executive
Alisha Osborne
Alisha Osborne
People and Talent Coordinator
David Broadus
David Broadus
Database Manager
Maria Gaillez
Maria Gaillez
Relationship Manager, Hosted Buyer Programme
Ellie Scott
Ellie Scott
Senior Content Manager
Natasha Richards
Natasha Richards
Director of Impact and Industry Relations
Roger Lehner
Roger Lehner
Senior Operations and Sustainability Executive
Any questions? Check our FAQs page or contact us: 

Call: +44 (0) 1273 227311

Email: enquiries@imexevents.com 
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