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About Eric Wallinger

Eric is the Director of Sustainability whose focus on resources and the environment is complemented by 15+ years experience in event & conference planning and delivery. His areas of expertise include sustainability initiatives, process improvement strategies, stakeholder communications, and data management.

Straight Talk About SDGs

The UN Sustainable Development Goals have been ushered into the events industry by influential corporations. They are taking the lead as these goals integrate directly with their organizationsā€™ overall sustainability initiatives. The SDGs offer an opportunity to drive policy and report in an aggregate manner. Event organizers have a critical role in achieving these goals [...]

By |2019-09-16T23:21:23+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Blog, SDGs, Sustainability|0 Comments

This Sustainable Event is No Easy Feat for 24K Feet

IMEX America continues to raise the bar for event sustainability. Through its integrated planning model and long-term approach, IMEX America embeds green practices across all core functional areas, vendors and business partners from contracting & procurement through post-event reporting. This is no easy feat for a 12K+ attendee hosted-buyer tradeshow held annually at the Sands [...]

By |2018-05-11T17:16:31+00:00May 9th, 2018|Blog, Case Study, Sustainability|0 Comments

Skipping the Single-Use Plastics at Events

Spring and summer are synonymous with event season. Whether it be conferences, concerts, community events or festivals, chances are we are all heading to at least one in the next few months. In honor of Earth Month, now is a great time to reflect for a moment on impacts these events are having on the [...]

By |2018-04-12T21:34:52+00:00April 12th, 2018|Green Meetings, Sustainability|0 Comments