• AEG Releases 2016 Sustainability Report

     
    POSTED October 28, 2016
     

At SXSW Eco, AEG announced their release of the 2016 AEG Sustainability Report. They also revealed their goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.

The company is committed to reducing their eco-footprint. So far, they have been able to reduce emissions by 13 percent—an equivalent to eliminating 3,200 vehicles on the road.

Their goals for 2020 are to reduce GHG emissions by 3.2 percent per year, reduce potable water at water-stressed sites by 2.3 percent each year, and divert 70 percent of waste from landfill.

“We are excited to share another chapter of our sustainability story and to announce AEG’s new 2020 Environmental Goals,” says John Marler, senior director, energy and environment for AEG. “We put a lot of thought into these goals, and I hope our story inspires further action on the important issues of greenhouse gas reduction, potable water conservation, and waste reduction.”

Highlights from the 2016 report included The O2 in London reaching 100 percent sourcing of renewable electricity, they’ve reduced annual potable water consumption by 27 million liters and the Los Angeles Convention Center has received LEED Gold recertification.

Meetings & Events Pulse Survey also reveals that a majority of companies are currently hiring.

 

The SaaS platform, Wix.com, has released a new builder for business owners, planners and venue operators to create customized seating maps. Users can also assign ticket pricing based on the location of individual seats, and any variation of seating can be mapped, including tables, rows of seats, areas with general seating (e.g., a standing-room-only area), reserved VIP sections, or a combination of options.

 

If the early registration numbers for IPW, the annual international trade show of the U.S. Travel Association, are an indication, global hospitality professionals are ready to return to the United States. By the end of March, more than two months ahead of the June 4-8 gathering in Orlando, Florida, registrations by international buyers and media had nearly doubled last year’s delegate count.