The impact of tourism in Barcelona

When a city becomes the destination for tourism it inevitable effects those who choose to live in that city. Now that I’ve moved to Barcelona I am keen to highlight the positive and negative impact of tourism. Included in ‘tourism’ of course is the world of events. The impact of a successful industry ripples prosperity across […]

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Going Green in more than name

Before the Scottish referendum (September 2014) The Scottish Green Party (SGP) membership stood at just over 1000. Fast forward just over twelve months and membership is over 9000. For any membership body, whether an international professional body, national trade association or political party, this is one of those problems you would like to have. However a 900% increase in […]

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Sustainable Event barriers and how to overcome them

5 BARRIERS TO A Sustainable Event and tips on how to overcome them During the Tech Fest in 2015 event a group of experienced Events Organisers were asked “what are the five biggest barriers you face when creating a Green or Sustainable Event”. In a short session the attendees looked to “start a conversation” or to […]

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Sustainable Events

Sustainability is slowly creeping back on event planners radar. It’s been posted missing for the last few years. It’s not a great thing to admit but as an industry (I speak only about the events industry in most European countries) running sustainable events has not been at the top of many companies or event organisers list […]

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