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Webinar: Best Practices in Waste Management for Events
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Webinar Announcement: Best Practices in Waste Management for Events

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GMIC Webinar Series: Best Practices in Waste Management for Events

June 17, 2016

8:00 AM PDT / 11:00 AM EDT 5:00 PM CEST.

Join us for a discussion on best practices to reduce event waste. The webinar will discuss specific actions that help planners, venues and destinations, including:


1. Best practices for minimizing waste, including sourcing materials, communication with stakeholders and waste diversion.

2. Promoting circular economy practices in the meetings industry, including opportunities for turning waste into revenue.

3. Practical steps for reducing food waste.

4. A case study on how the Oregon Convention Center's waste management strategies helped it to achieve LEED Platinum status.

5. What to look for on a site inspection and during your event to ensure waste management goals are met.


Gemmeke de Jonghis the Founder of GDJconnect. Gemmeke has several years of experience as a planner and supplier in the meetings industry. She started off as event and meeting planner, represented the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Congresses in Brussels as Marketing Consultant and later, became head of the International Sales Department of a large Conference hotel in the Netherlands. Gemmeke was President of the MPI (Meeting Professionals International) Belgium Chapter 2012 to 2014. This past year, she has led the development of a four-part series for the MPI Belgium Chapter titled "Meetings Go Green" that examines multiple ways for meetings to reduce waste, including turning waste into revenue, and minimizing food waste.

Rick Hodges, LEED APis the Sustainability Coordinator for the Oregon Convention Center where he is responsible for leading resource conservation efforts in the areas of energy, water and waste as well as for the tracking, analytics, and reporting of evaluation metrics. The Oregon Convention Center was the first convention center to earn the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings certification. In 2008, the facility was recertified at the Silver level. In 2014, they earned LEED Platinum, the highest certification level.

This webinar is eligible for 1 CE hour towards CMP certification or re-certification.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.





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