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Sustainability Sampler à la Montréal Webinar
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Sustainability Sampler à la Montréal
GMIC Sustainability in Action Series

March 13, 2012 - 9:00am PST



Sustainability is a journey. Montreal does not promote itself as a sustainable destination, and yet has a number of initiatives in place that distinguish it from other destinations. Join us as a team from Montreal, host city of the GMIC 2012 Sustainable Meetings Conference, explores how they integrate sustainability into their cultural events and festivals; how the Quebec sustainable event standard was created and then launched in June 2010; and the stakeholders that drove some of the first true green conferences. Sustainability is a journey, and you can learn from their experience. Bon voyage!

BONUS Pecha Kucha (20 slides, 20 seconds per slide): The first six minutes of the webinar will feature the Gamification of the 2011 GMIC Sustainable Events Conference in Rhyming Couplets. It's like taking sustainable events and game mechanics and adding a BIG dose of Dr Seuss!

GMIC Guest Presenter: Geneviève Leclerc and Philippe Lanthier

Geneviève Leclerc, CMP, Manager of Strategic Planning, JPdL International

Geneviève Leclerc is a Certified Meeting Professional and one of JPdL’s most senior team members, with 20 years of experience in congress planning and management. She has overseen events of all scopes, and has extensive experience working on the international stage with projects that include the World Energy Congress, the World Congress on Environmental Education, the World Deaf Congress and the World Conservation Congress. She has developed specific expertise in several topics surrounding event planning such as strategic meeting management, sustainability, technology and social media. Geneviève currently looks after strategic planning and business development for JPdL International and carries out consultation mandates with national and international associations

Philippe Lanthier, Project Director, Takt-etik

Philippe Lanthier, is a graduate of HEC Montréal in Management and sustainable development and is a Project director at Takt-etik, a firm specialized in eco-advising for organizations and events. With over four years of experience in the field of consultation and having worked on numerous projects with clients in both the public and private sectors, Philippe has developed an expertise in accompanying organizations in strategic planning for sustainability, managing sustainable events and waste management. Actively following the emerging best practices and leading organizations’ new achievements, Philippe aims to spread awareness in order to help Canadian organizations find profitable and sustainable solutions. To this end, Philippe has been actively involved in the Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montréal as director of sustainability for the last two years. Philippe Lanthier works at Takt-etik in order to promote sustainable and responsible business practices.

Marion Ancel, Environmental Consultant, Tourisme Montréal

An Environmental Consultant for Tourisme Montréal, Marion Ancel is in charge of implementing the Montréal tourism industry’s Green Plan. Before joining Tourisme Montréal, Marion worked with Transfert Environnement to develop an environmental management system for the Institut de Tourisme et Hôtellerie du Québec. Through her own involvement in the Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism launched by the United National Environment Programme, Marion is implicating Tourisme Montréal in international sustainable tourism development. Thanks to the performance audit she did as part of her Master’s on a company in the health and social economy sector, Marion was awarded the "Performance globale d’entreprise 2010” prize by the Centre des Jeunes Dirigeants de France.

Marion holds a Master's degree in Sustainable Development Administration and Management granted jointly by the Université de Sherbrooke and the École supérieure de commerce de Tours, France. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree from HEC Montréal that included specialization courses in Tourism Management and Administration taken at the Université de Québec à Montréal.