The Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe has just concluded its highly productive second annual meeting of 2023. Held in the picturesque city of Luxembourg at the European Convention Center Luxembourg (ECCL) and the Hotel Le Royal Luxembourg, the event brought together key players from across Europe's convention and business events landscape.
The gathering proved to be a remarkable display of collaboration and dedication to shaping a sustainable and equitable global business events industry. The meeting, hosted with graciousness by François Lafont (C.E.O at Luxembourg Convention Bureau G.I.E.), saw two days filled to the brim with engaging discussions on project development, budget planning, and current industry topics. The members of the Alliance were particularly proud to unveil the progress made in the development of their Whitepaper, which charts the path towards a greener future for business events in Europe.
One of the standout highlights from the meeting is the upcoming presentation at PCMA Convening EMEA in Copenhagen. The session, titled How to Make Europe the First Carbon-Neutral Destination for Business Events?, aims to foster a collective effort in shaping a more sustainable and eco-conscious business events landscape.
The Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe has taken a monumental step by collaborating with leading platforms like Net Zero Carbon Events to launch a collaborative action plan. This plan outlines strategies and concrete actions aimed at driving sustainability in the business events sector. The Alliance is enthusiastic about the prospect of engaging industry stakeholders in an interactive conversation on realizing the vision of a carbon-neutral European business events landscape.
In another exciting development, the meeting welcomed Aurore Braconnier and Hannah Elston from Event Leaders Exchange (ELX) as guests. The discussion revolved around future collaborations, highlighting the immense potential for content cooperation on topics like sustainability and artificial intelligence. Moreover, the Alliance expressed its eagerness to introduce ELX to the most innovative destinations in Europe each year, further advancing the crucial exchange of knowledge and expertise.
I'm always amazed at how great the Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe is in pushing itself and the joint projects forward.This statement reflects the dedication and passion with which the Alliance continues to forge ahead in its mission to create a sustainable and innovative future for European business events.
In conclusion, the Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe's annual meeting in Luxembourg has concluded on a high note, with the promise of exciting initiatives on the horizon. As they continue to collaborate, innovate, and advocate for a greener, more sustainable future, the Alliance is undoubtedly an influential force in the ever-evolving world of business events in Europe.
Aneta Ksiazek, Head of the Poland Convention Bureau, emphasized:
While Poland may be at an earlier stage in our sustainability journey, we are eager to learn, collaborate, and contribute. We see this as an opportunity to join hands with industry leaders, educate ourselves, and take meaningful steps towards a greener and more responsible future for business events in Europe. Poland's commitment to learning and collaboration underscores their dedication to catching up and actively participating in the Alliance's sustainability initiatives.
Poland is a founding member of the association. Visit the website of the Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe and find out more about its members and projects.