Expo! Expo! 2023 achieved Silver Level Certification in EIC’sprestigious Sustainable Event Standards program.

2024.02.22 Expo Expo EIC Silver Certification

Expo! Expo! Upgrades to Silver Level for Environmental and Social Responsibility

DALLAS, 22 February 2024_ – The International Association of
Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE [2]) announced today that Expo! Expo!
IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2023 has been recognized by the
Events Industry Council for achieving the Silver Level Certification in
its Sustainable Event Standards. Expo! Expo! previously achieved Bronze
Level Certification in 2022.

“We are proud to receive the prestigious Silver Certification from the
EIC,” said IAEE President and CEO Marsha Flanagan, M.Ed., CEM.
“Earning this certification, especially moving up a level from our
previous efforts, reflects our ongoing commitment to improving our
sustainability initiatives. EIC’s Sustainable Event Standards provided
us with a blueprint for maximizing our resources and reducing Expo!
Expo!’s environmental impact.”

The EIC Sustainable Event Standards are specific standards for
environmental and social responsibility within the events industry.
Created by the EIC Sustainability and Social Impact Committee in
partnership with industry professionals and leading sustainability
practitioners, the requirements provide event planners and suppliers
with prescriptive actions for producing and delivering sustainable
events.

EIC Chief Executive Officer Amy Calvert congratulated IAEE saying,
“IAEE’s team has demonstrated a commitment to the environmentally
and socially responsible practices that are needed to support long-term
sustainability in our industry. We are pleased to see them achieve an
even higher level of certification this year.”

The standard specifies performance criteria in the areas of
organizational management, marketing, communications and engagement,
climate action, water management, materials and circularity, supply
chain management, diversity, equity and inclusion, accessibility, and
social impact.

The Alliance for Audited Media, a not-for-profit auditing organization,
performed the independent third-party certification of the event’s
compliance with the Event Organizer standard.

“The independent certification process is a rigorous review of the
company’s compliance to the EIC standards,” said Alliance for
Audited Media President Richard Murphy. “We applaud IAEE on this
achievement because it demonstrates their commitment to sustainable
business practices and optimizing their performance year after year.”

About IAEE
Trusted since 1928, IAEE provides quality and value to its members
through leadership, service, education and strong relationships. IAEE is
the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the
world, with a membership of show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition
suppliers. Organizers of more than 20,000 exhibitions and buyer-seller
events around the world are members of IAEE, and the organization
advocates and promotes the awareness of face-to-face exhibitions and
events as the primary medium for business development and growth. IAEE
provides relevant, timely and innovative education to its members and
the industry. IAEE recognizes its strategic partners: 4imprint,
Convention News Television (CNTV), eShow, Freeman, GES | onPeak, Grit
Productions and Expositions, New Orleans & Company, New Orleans Ernest
N. Morial Convention Center and Risk Strategies Company | Buttine
Insurance. Visit www.iaee.com [3] for more information.

About EIC
The Events Industry Council’s global federation includes 33
Association Members representing 103,500 individuals and 19,500
entities, and 22 Corporate Members with global operations and event
teams in countries around the world.

EIC is the global champion for event professionals and event industry
excellence. It promotes high standards and professionalism in the events
industry with the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) program and
signature program activities. The CMP credential is recognized globally
as the badge of excellence in the events industry. The qualifications
for certification are based on professional experience, education and a
rigorous exam.  Learn more at www.eventscouncil.org [4].

About The Alliance for Audited Media
The Alliance for Audited Media delivers impartial, credible media data
to help media buyers buy and sellers sell. In 2023 AAM merged with BPA
Worldwide to become the largest not-for-profit media auditing
organization dedicated to increasing trust and assurance across media
channels. AAM provides third-party event audits to verify registration,
attendance and demographic data, and is an official certifier to the
Events Industry Council’s (EIC) Sustainable Events Standards (SES) and
ISO Management Systems standards. To learn how AAM brings trust and
transparency to today’s media ecosystem, visit auditedmedia.com [5].

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