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EarthCheck to deliver Sustainability Master Class at EVOLVE 2019

Released by Evolve on Tuesday, 12 March 2019

EarthCheck to deliver Sustainability Master Class at EVOLVE 2019

Meetings and Events Australia, the leading events industry association, is delighted to announce Melinda Watt, Vice President Relationship Management, EarthCheck, will be delivering a Master Class at EVOLVE 2019 titled Developing & Delivering Sustainable Events, at EVOLVE 2019.

EarthCheck is the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for travel and tourism. Since 1987, EarthCheck has helped businesses, communities and governments to deliver clean, safe, prosperous and healthy destinations for travellers to visit, live, work and play.

By completing the Masterclass and subsequent EventCheck tool, participants will be able to take the first steps in assessing their current practices and preparing an action plan to deliver a more responsible and sustainable event.

A scientist by profession, Melinda has been involved in the evolution and application of EarthCheck's benchmarking indicators and standards for more than a decade. Her current role of Vice President, Relationship Management sees her responsible for the day-to-day world-wide operational management of the EarthCheck programme. She was a board member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) for 2 years as well as a continuing member  of the International Standards working group which sees her working closely with other sustainability leaders internationally.

Globally the events, meetings, conference and exhibition sector has become a multi-billion dollar industry. The challenge is balancing the collective economic benefits of the sector with social and environmental outcomes. Put simply, how can we now deliver more responsible and sustainable events? Melinda stated “EarthCheck takes a holistic approach to how we address sustainability. Our session will help you develop a roadmap to set up, manage, verify and market a sustainable event as well as how to engage your suppliers, staff and key stakeholders.”

“Meetings & Events Australia is committed to assisting the events industry to develop and implement sustainable practices and processes to minimise how our industry impacts the environment. We are delighted to be partnering with EarthCheck on this session at EVOLVE2019 and encourage you to attend and learn how you can introduce simple changes to achieve improved outcomes”.