Sustainable Event Professional Certificate Programme


Combining active learning and experiential elements, this programme is designed to enable participants to implement their own sustainable events. Topics will include understanding the business value of sustainability for the events industry; practical solutions for improving your environmental performance in areas such as food & beverage, transportation, and supply chain management; and effective methods for achieving corporate social responsibility goals. As part of the program, the participants will customize a roadmap for their own sustainable event.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand how to communicate the business value of sustainable events, including improving brand reputation and cost savings.
  • Learn how to design elements of your events to be more environmentally and socially responsible. This includes reducing energy and water usage, improving accessibility and selecting suppliers in areas such as food and beverage, venues and accommodation, audio visual, transportation, materials resource management, marketing and exhibitions.
  • Learn how to develop effective community service projects that support organizational objectives.
  • Learn about international sustainable event standards and measurement and reporting methodologies that can provide guidance in implementing your next sustainable event.

Course modules include:

  • Introduction to Sustainable Events and the Science of Sustainability
  • Creating a Sustainable Event Plan
  • Marketing, Communications and Public Relations
  • Sustainable Food and Beverage
  • Designing Accessible Meetings and Events
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Materials Resource Management
  • Sustainable Practices for Exhibitions
  • Designing Effective Community Service Projects
  • Measurement and Reporting
  • Financial Considerations of Sustainable Event Management

*The Sustainable Event Professional Certificate is eligible for 8 hours of Continuing Education credits (CEs) towards CMP application or recertification. This program is open to all event professionals (CMPs and non-CMPs).

Upcoming dates for the Sustainable Event Professional Certificate

Detroit, Michigan, USA, 12 September, 2018
As part of the Cobo Center Green Committee’s commitment to environmental stewardship in the community, on 11-12 September in Detroit, Michigan, the venue will be host to the Events Industry Council's (EIC) "Sustainable Event Professional Certificate." 
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Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 15-16 November, 2018
Registration is open for the Sustainable Event Professional Certificate Programme, to be held immediately preceding the CMP Conclave. 
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 The Events Industry Council thanks the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, the Premier Development Partner of the SEPC programme.