The committee replaces the previous Technology, Innovation and Environment Committee and will be chaired by Leigh Cowlishaw, director of partnerships at Capita Travel and Events.
Focuses for the committee in 2015/16 include showcasing new innovations in technology and providing sustainability guidelines, trackers and checklists to enable members to deliver activities which considering their global impacts. It will aim to strengthen awareness of sustainability and cultivate a sustainable culture within the industry.
Cowlishaw said: "Sustainability isn’t a new thing. Venues, event organisers and agents have been championing the green agenda for years, and yet we continue to call sustainability a future development issue.
"Corporate responsibility is a long-term view and should be a pre-requisite in the way we work. Acting now will set businesses up to thrive in years to come and we are delighted to see it back as part of meetings and events objectives."
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