Working with Visit Malta, SMS Events and the Westin Dragonara Resort Hotel, we ran a retrospective Carbon Consultancy process on an international company’s annual conference in order to guide and advise on how they could enable their events programme to become more sustainable and reduce their carbon footprint for future events.
Number of Delegates: 150
Customer head office is located in Paris, with 6 regional offices in Europe and an additional office in the USA. This was their first face to face meeting post pandemic, with 150 delegates attending a 5-day conference at the Westin Dragonara Resort hotel in Malta.
80 delegates travelled from France with the balance of delegates attending from the European offices and the USA office being represented by 6 delegates.
By running this as a retrospective exercise, we have made numerous suggestions as to how we would have reduced the impact on this event that can be utilised for future events. We would have achieved a 25% reduction in carbon footprint, saving 67 tonnes in the process.
Aside from those recommendations already made, there are also a number of practical initiatives that will be implemented in the future. For example, using an event app cuts down on printed materials used, advising delegates to bring refillable water bottles and their own pads and paper also has a positive impact. Delegate badges will also now be made with recyclable materials.