FRESH and European Sustainable Events Conference 2014
26th – 29th January 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark
The European Green Capital 2014 Copenhagen is hosting the FRESH and European Sustainable Events Conference (ESEC) 2014 at the beginning of 2014. For the first time, both events will be running in parallel at the sustainable venue Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers Hotel. This unique collaboration will be supported by the Convention Bureau – Wonderful Copenhagen, and the national tourism organisation – Visit Denmark.
The three-day event will bring together unique professionals which will be offered innovative solutions to increase their skills and contacts in strategic meeting design and sustainable event planning.
FRESH is an annual conference that gives coverage to the latest techniques, tools and knowledge in conferences, meetings and events planning. It seeks to provide event designers, planners, producers and owners a refreshing and applicable improvement.
The theme of the FRESH14 is Present People, and will discuss the power of meetings and maximising human interaction in meetings. The preliminary programme is available here.
European Sustainable Events Conference 2014
The ESEC conference hosted annually by the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) will gather professionals from all sectors related to the meetings and events industry to discuss how to integrate sustainability into the entire life-cycle of event organisation.
The 2014 theme is Building Bridges and will link to the FRESH theme by showing how people create ideas through collaboration that enable new sustainability strategies that inspire powerful brand experiences, which create business value.
Copenhagen European Green Capital 2014
The European Commission will officially handover the European Green Capital title from the current European Green Capital Nantes, France, to Copenhagen, Denmark at a prestigious event in Brussels on Wednesday, 18th December 2013.
Copenhagen was singled out by the Jury as a good model in terms of urban planning and design. It is also something of a transport pioneer, aiming to become the world’s most practicable city for cyclists. Its goal is to have 50% of people cycling to their places of work or education by 2015 (35% cycled to their workplace or school in 2010), helping the city reach an ambitious goal of being CO2 neutral by 2025.
For more information on the European Green Capital Award click here.