sustainability

In light of the COP26 Conference that took place in Glasgow, Kongres Magazine conducted interviews with representatives of the most sustainable destinations worldwide. Their trailblazing destinations spearhead sustainable change and facilitate the transformation of the meetings industry into a carbon-neutral sector.

Below are the top five exclusive interviews with the representatives of the most sustainable destinations in the meetings industry.

TALLINN – THE MOST SUSTAINABLE BALTIC CITY

Kongres Magazine talked to Made Pandis-Raie, Business Tourism Project Manager at Tallinn Convention Bureau on Tallinn’s approach to decarbonising the meetings industry and how Estonia is tackling climate change.

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Photo Credit: Jana Laigo

Made Pandis-Raie: “My hope is that sustainability becomes an integral part of events”

SYDNEY – STRIVING TO DECARBONISE THE GLOBAL MEETINGS INDUSTRY

Exclusive interview with Lyn Lewis Smith, CEO of BESydney on Sydney’s approach to decarbonising the meetings industry, how Australia and Sydney are tackling climate change and why every event matters.

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Photo Credit: BESydney

Lyn Lewis Smith: “The local action we each take animates change”

COPENHAGEN – ONE OF THE MOST SUSTAINABLE CITIES IN THE WORLD

An eye-opening interview with Kit Lykketoft, Convention Director of Copenhagen Convention Bureau on Copenhagen’s sustainable endeavours, how to start living sustainably and how Copenhagen Sustainability Guide is spearheading change.

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Photo Credit: Wonderful Copenhagen

Kit Lykketoft: “Sustainability has become part of Copenhagen’s DNA”

MELBOURNE – NO.1 SUSTAINABLE CITY IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION

In-depth interview with Julia Swanson, the Chief Executive of Melbourne Convention Bureau, who elaborated on MCB’s Sustainability Strategy and why Melbourne is one of the most sustainable destinations worldwide.

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Photo Credit: MCB

Julia Swanson: “We are committed to embedding sustainability in our operations”

GLASGOW – HOST DESTINATION OF COP26

Kongres Magazine chatted with Aileen Crawford, the Head of Tourism and Conventions at Glasgow Convention Bureau, who contributed to Glasgow becoming the host destination for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference.

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Photo Credit: Glasgow Convention Bureau

Aileen Crawford: “In Glasgow, we are putting sustainability into the heart of what we do”