San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Sustainable Meetings Conference (SMC), hosted annually by the Green Meetings Industry Council (GMIC), brings together professionals from all corners of the meetings and events industry — planners, suppliers, service providers, and destination representatives — around a single mission: transforming an industry by integrating sustainability into the entire life-cycle of event planning and execution.
The event is an opportunity to gain new tools, share best practices and transferable lessons, network with peers and leaders in the industry, and get inspired to continue your efforts alongside like-minded professionals in the community. We invite you to join us April 15-17, 2014 in San Francisco, one of the world's greenest cities, for three days of empowered learning.
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Green Meetings Industry Council
The Green Meetings Industry Council (GMIC) is a global organization dedicated to furthering sustainability in the meetings industry. Our goal is to help create better meetings through increased efficiency and reduced environmental impact, all the while improving the attendee experience. We accomplish this goal in a number of ways:
- Providing Expertise + Knowledge
- Creating A Supportive Community
- Fostering Innovation + Efficiency
Created in 2004, GMIC works to provide the global meetings industry with best practices gleaned from the world's top experts in sustainable meetings. Our tools and educational events can help your organization create better, more efficient and truly sustainable meetings, whether you are just starting out or taking the next step to enhance your existing sustainability goals.
Mission | The mission of the GMIC is to transform the global meetings industry through sustainability.
Vision | By 2020, GMIC envisions a transformed meeting and event industry, driving towards sustainability which:
- Achieves strategic goals that serve the economic, environmental, and social interests of all stakeholders.
- Incorporates the principles of sustainability as standard operating practice
- Integrates international sustainability standards into its management, organization and reporting
- Impacts positively on the local and global society through diversity and inclusivity
- Promotes health, well-being, creativity and business effectiveness.