GMIC’s keynote presentation brought together four sustainable meetings pros to discuss "The Value of Sustainability Across Brands, Organizations, and Sectors." The panel included (from left) KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, CEO & founder, Sustainable Brands;
Jenifer Willig, founder, Whole World Water; GMIC Board Member Paul Salinger, event designer, vice president, Oracle; and
Shawn Rosenmoss, senior environmental specialist, San Francisco Department of the Environment.
Meeting and trade show veteran Heather MacKenzie is the senior events manager at Autodesk, where she leads—and has expanded—the company’s sustainable events efforts. MacKenzie led a session called “Bridging the Gap Between Events and Business Objectives.”
Practical steps for trade show practices
Tom Bowman, president of Bowman.Change and chairman of the Sustainability Committee for the Exhibit Designers and Producers Association (left), and Jeff Chase, vice president, sustainability, Freeman Companies, led a session at GMIC’s conference called “Taking Practical Steps and Making Good Choices” focused on exhibit hall and onsite practices.
Social media expert Jeremiah Owyang, chief catalyst and founder of Crowd Companies, spoke to GMIC’s conference participants about how large companies are tapping into the collaborative economy.
Professional facilitator and meetings consultant Ann Hansen, event designer & founder of MeetOvation