Certifications, awards and voluntary self-commitment are clear affirmations of a successful sustainability model in the Stuttgart Region’s congress sector. The Stuttgart Convention Bureau continues to pursue its activities in the field of environmental protection in order to establish Stuttgart as an eco-conscious congress destination in the long term. Since 2016 Stuttgart is positioned in the Top 5 of the Global Destination Sustainability Index.
For more than 20 years now the Stuttgart Convention Bureau has been the partner of the regional event sector, acting as central and impartial contact for event planners. Besides the classic services which ensure the optimum planning and organisation of meetings in the Stuttgart Region, the involvement of all the congress partners and the congress destination itself with the issue of sustainability is of prime importance. The list of partners whose enterprises operate in conformance with CSR regulations is steadily growing and can be found under www.congress-stuttgart.com in the category “Green Meetings”.
New projects currently under construction:
- 1,500 square metres meeting capacity including 740 square metres ball room in the new Mövenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport & Messe opening in 2019
- Hall 10 extents the capacity of Messe Stuttgart with additional exhibition area of 14,600 square metres from 2018
- Jaz Stuttgart adds 210 square metres meeting space in summer 2017
- 400 square metres flexible meeting space extents the exciting capacity of Convention Center Filderhalle
The staff of the SCB is trained by the GCB German Convention Bureau as sustainability advisers and bundles the region’s “green meeting” offers. The SCB’s portfolio includes supplementary services and information to provide all-round sustainable solutions.
One best practice to mention is the green meetings and events conference 2017, which was held in the Bürgerzentrum Waiblingen with about 250 participants. The conference addressing the MICE industry is initiated by the GCB German Convention Bureau and the European Association of Convention Centres (EVVC) and takes place every second year to discuss the latest trends in the field of sustainable event management. For the first time the social aspect of sustainability complemented the traditional topics event technology, marketing & communication in sessions and the conference setting. The venue Bürgerzentrum Waiblingen as well as its catering partner Remsstuben act as local inclusion companies that employ refugees and people with multiple constraints. This new and sensitive approach rounded off the classic criteria of sustainable venue, transportation, catering and organisation.