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Building your Green Event Team
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Building your Green Event Team: Create Successful Stakeholder Partnerships

Sustainability 101

April 13, 2011 



Develop the Green Team for your event in collaboration with the venue, suppliers, volunteers and thosevery important sponsors.Building a partnership with each of these stakeholders is the key to success.You will learn how to:

  • Identify what is in it for them and for your organization.
  • Work together to increase the sustainability initiatives.
  • Measure your success.
  • Tell your story to the world and give each of the stakeholders a competitive advantage.

GMIC Guest Presenter: Nancy J. Zavada

Nancy J. Zavada, CMP is a leader, innovator, and entrepreneur in the meeting planning and events industry.  She began her career in the industry in 1978.  Nancy is a principal with MeetGreen, a conference management and consulting firm specializing in green meetings.  She founded the firm in 1994. Mrs. Zavada and business partner Amy Spatrisano provide green meeting management and consulting services for their diverse clients representing both national and international organizations.  MeetGreen won the IMEX Award for Environmentally Responsible Meetings. Internationally recognized as a leader in the environmentally responsible meeting and event management field, Nancy served on the Live Earth Global Green Team and was named one of "The 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry" by Meeting News Magazine in 2003 and 2008.  She is co founder of the Green Meeting Industry Council and currently serves on the Board’s Executive Committee.  Nancy is coauthor of "Simple Steps to Green Meetings and Events.”  Her blog, "Pretentious Musings of a Meet Green Martyr” shares resources, tips, ideas and funny stories about the life of a green meeting planner.