MEA announces new global sustainability partnership

Meeting & Events Australia (MEA) has announced a new global sustainability partnership with the goal of improving the sustainability outcomes of events.

The new partnership with the Sustainable Events Alliance (SEA) will provide support for MEA members in terms of sustainability issues for events. This includes access to SEA’s resources such as how-to-guides, the sustainable event roadmap, the SEA Accredited Professional program and the opportunity to be listed in the Sustainable supplier database.

Meeting & Events Australia CEO Robyn Johnson said they were very pleased to announce the new partnership.

“While we have checklists to help guide event practitioners towards sustainability, this partnership will provide our members with a great opportunity to work with a global organisation that is continually working in this space refining best practice and training the industry worldwide to meet ISO standards,” she said.

The Sustainable Events Alliance will offer MEA members an annual fee of $75 to join regardless of organisation type, (individual, event, supplier, venue), whereupon they can use their logo.

“We are extremely happy to welcome members of MEA on their sustainability journey,” said Meegan Jones, chairperson of the SEA. “Sustainable event management is now a must-take and a skill all events professionals need to acquire.

“We are looking forward to supporting the MEA and its members to build capacity in this area, and through our competency accreditation program give clients and employers the confidence that the sustainability management of their events are in safe hands.”

Meeting & Events Australia is currently working with SEA to develop a general sustainable event management training course that it hopes to launch before the end of the year.