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In this one hour complimentary webinar, two ISO20121 experts from SGS and global event agency MCI will provide an overview of the standard, share experiences of how it has been successfully implemented and detail the business case for investing in ISO 20121.


May 19, 2015, 17:00


May 19, 2015, 18:00



It is now 3 years since the ISO 20121 sustainable events management system standard was launched, and hundreds of event organisers, venues and suppliers have implemented this International Standard.

The webinar will share insights on today’s key sustainable event trends and share a view on where sustainable events are going. We will look at key sustainability issues affecting organizations producing events, and the challenges faced by Global High Profile Events such as the Qatar 2020, and Rio 2016.


Launched in 2012, the ISO 20121 standard was a landmark in sustainability and has accelerated the events industry’s focus on reducing its environmental footprint, and increasing its positive contribution to the economy and society in general. The events industry touches nearly all sectors of society and business, and has a significant positive role to play in sustainable economic development. Many countries, associations and tourism bureaus are realizing this to their advantage and developing the sustainability of their event industries to promote and position sustainability as a value add to the visitors. Thailand is one particular exemplar that we will highlight.
The arrival of ISO 20121 provided a needed guide to support organizations to implement an effective management system, which can be used by any organization – from large stadia, sports events organizers, conference organizers and suppliers - who host or produce events or are part of this value chain.
This webinar builds on a series of successful webinars delivered by SGS to support the growing awareness needs of professionals (and especially sustainability and communications professionals) across the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) Industry and in the wider Travel, Leisure, Tourism and, Hospitality. It is also aimed at events’ organizers and venue owners in the global Sports sector. This webinar builds on the professional competence requirements for professionals operating in the events sector by building their knowledge of the sustainability solutions for their sector.


Dr. Colin Morgan
SGS Global Product Manager – Social Responsibility Performance Assessments
Guy Bigwood
MCI Group Sustainability Director

Target Audience

This complimentary webinar is aimed at anyone who works in the events organization field and wants their organization to stand out as making positive progress on sustainability, particularly the following:

  • Event Organizers
  • Companies that Organize Events
  • Companies in the Events Sector Value Chain and Supplying to Events
  • Corporate Communications / Internal Communications Professionals with Responsibility for Organizing Internal Conferences
  • Marketing Professionals Organizing Product Launches
  • Exhibition Organizers
  • Sports Organizations
  • Event Venue Owners
  • Event Commissioning / Purchasing Professionals
  • Local Authorities with Functions that Run Events 
  • Businesses involved in building and fitting out hospitality and events locations e.g. stadium or exhibition venue construction companies

Session 1 schedule 
04:00 p.m. Singapore, Kuala Lumpur (Singapore Time)
09:00 a.m. London (GMT Summer Time)
10:00 a.m. Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Amsterdam (Europe Summer Time)
05:30 p.m. Darwin (Australia Central Time)
Session 2 schedule
11:00 a.m. New York (Eastern Daylight Time)
04:00 p.m. London (GMT Summer Time)
05:00 p.m. Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Amsterdam (Europe Summer Time)
12:00 p.m. Brazil (S. America Eastern Standard Time)

Cost: No Charge
Language: English

For further information, please contact:

Nelirene Dablio
Global Interactive Marketing Manager
t: +63 2 848 0777 loc. 8772