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In the world of event planning, sustainability has become an increasingly important consideration. The concept of sustainability goes beyond simply recycling or using eco-friendly materials. It encompasses a broader framework known as "the triple bottom line," which focuses on the impact of events on the planet, people, and profit.
In this thought-provoking discussion with Danielle Dickinson, an expert in event-based strategies, we explore the evolving role of sustainability in event management and the implications for businesses and attendees.
Danielle emphasizes the need for clear communication with stakeholders and the importance of creating an inclusive and culturally positive event experience. She also notes that sustainability practices can lead to cost savings in the long run.
- The triple bottom line approach in event planning focuses on environmental impact, social responsibility, and financial performance.
- Sustainability initiatives in events include responsible sourcing, waste reduction, diversity and inclusion, and community give-back.
- Selecting vendors and partners who align with sustainability goals is crucial for successful event planning.
- Sustainability practices can lead to cost savings in the long run by reducing waste and improving resource efficiency.
- Attendees are seeking inclusive and culturally positive events that prioritize their well-being.
About the Guest
Danielle Dickinson is Senior Vice President, Events at The Castle Group, a public relations and events management agency headquartered in Boston, MA. She has 18 years of experience creating event-based strategies, managing teams, and executing innovative programs for corporate and nonprofit clients across the globe. Danielle specializes in strategic planning, budgeting, contract negotiation, event design, project management, event logistics, and customer relationships. Danielle is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and holds a certificate in Sustainable Event Planning (SEPC) through the Event Industry Council.
About the Host
Abbie Fink is vice president/general manager of HMA Public Relations in Phoenix, Arizona and a founding member of PRGN. Her marketing communications background includes skills in media relations, digital communications, social media strategies, special event management, crisis communications, community relations, issues management, and marketing promotions for both the private and public sectors, including such industries as healthcare, financial services, professional services, government affairs and tribal affairs, as well as not-for-profit organizations.
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