MEA Announces Global Sustainability Partnership
Meeting & Events Australia has announced its partnership with the Sustainable Events Alliance (SEA) which is a global affiliation of organisations, events and individuals who are focused on improving the sustainability outcomes of events.
SEA is committed to advancing and promoting sustainable development through the delivery of events and to unite event professionals across the globe to work towards increased attention and knowledge of sustainability in event management.
This partnership will provide support for MEA members to learn about what should be considered in terms of sustainability issues management for events and provide access to the following SEA’s resources includes access to the how-to-guides, the sustainable event roadmap, SEA Accredited Professional program and you could be listed in the Sustainable supplier database.
Robyn Johnson, CEO of MEA, commented, “MEA is very pleased to be partnering with the Sustainable Event Alliance. While we have checklists to help guide event practitioners towards sustainability, this partnership will provide our members with a great opportunity to work with a global organisation that is continually working in this space refining best practice and training the industry worldwide to meet ISO standards”.
SEA will offer MEA members an annual fee of AUD$75 to join regardless of organisation type, (individual, event, supplier, venue). Organisations and events can use the SEA logo once the membership Charter has been signed and membership dues are paid. SEA has created a specific MEA information page.
Meegan Jones, Chairperson of the SEA, commented, “We are extremely happy to welcome members of MEA on their sustainability journey. Sustainable event management is now a must-take and a skill all events professionals need to acquire. We are looking forward to supporting the MEA and its members to build capacity in this area, and through our competency accreditation program give clients and employers the confidence that the sustainability management of their events are in safe hands.”
MEA is working with SEA to develop a general sustainable event management training course that it hopes to launch before the end of the year.
MEA encourages its members to sign up for the Charter.