Your conference and sustainability: a given in Flanders
2 billion and counting.
So many hits you get when you type the keyword "sustainability" on Google. The topic is high on the agenda worldwide, including in Flanders.
Sustainability is an integral part of VISITFLANDERS Convention Bureau's vision of the future and is included in our strategic objectives. Congresses in Flanders will be sustainable, high-quality and experiential, rather today than tomorrow.
In order to achieve this, we participate in the Global Destination sustainability Index on a yearly basis. This allows us to monitor the sustainability performance of our destination and take concrete actions to improve.
In 2022, as part of the VISITFLANDERS Sustainability Plan, specific goals were formulated to to increase the sustainability of our conference offer and operations. Here are some examples of what we have planned:
- of the core conference locations in the conference cities and the conference locations financed by VISITFLANDERS, 25% have a thirdparty sustainability certificate in 2024 and 100% in 2030.
- all conference locations that are part of the Flanders Heritage Venues and Special Meeting venues will complete an accessibility track by 2030 with a view to maximising accessibility.
- these venues will also follow a sustainability training course.
- as of 2023, every conference and event VISITFLANDERS supports will operate based on a sustainability framework provided by us, in order to optimally reduce our ecological footprint.
Would you like to know more about the sustainability of your conference in Flanders? Sylvie Lejour will be happy to give you more information.