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ICC Sydney secures sustainable development award

ICC Sydney secures sustainable development award
June 24, 2020

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has announced that ICC Sydney has secured the UFI Sustainable Development Award 2020.

The UFI Sustainable Development Award 2020 was designed to recognise companies that have implemented a successful Waste Management approach for exhibitions. The jury selected the “Waste Reduction Program” conducted by ICC Sydney as the winning entry because of their comprehensive approach to the topic, the clarity of their road map, and their strong results.

Philippe Echivard, UFI Sustainable Development Working Group Chair and Director of Environment and Security at Palexpo (Switzerland) notes “Waste Management is one, if not the most important environmental issue of exhibitions and the extremely high level of the selected entries demonstrates that the industry can develop strong programs in that area, as part of their overall sustainability strategy. Overall, the jury selected sixteen best practices, from thirteen different countries. ICC Sydney stands out for their full scope practical and successful approach.”

ICC Sydney Chief Executive, Geoff Donaghy adds “we are honoured to receive the UFI Sustainable Development Award for ICC Sydney’s waste reduction program. As a venue we are committed to sustainability and fostering positive event legacies for our clients. We also recognise our responsibility to demonstrate leadership and make a positive contribution towards the waste crisis in Australia and the global exhibitions industry. Delivered via multiple initiatives, our program targets key waste management issues which has been critical to its success. We look forward to expanding the program, guided by lessons learnt, to continue to create ongoing positive waste management outcomes.”

ICC Sydney will be invited to present their entry during the 87th UFI Global Congress.

For more details on the UFI Global Congress, please visit www.ufi.org/congress2020.

Image: Solar panels at International Convention Centre Sydney, Darling Harbour.

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