SEA announces new partnership with Meetings & Events Australia

11th September 2019

 

The Sustainable Event Alliance (SEA) today announces its new partnership with Meeting & Events Australia (MEA).

 

This partnership will provide support for MEA members to learn about sustainability issues management for events and provide access to SEA’s resources. This includes how-to-guides and resources, up-to-date information on recent advances in sustainable event excellence, discounted access to online training in sustainable event management and implementing ISO 20121 the international standard in sustainable event management.

MEA members keen on sustainable event management also have the chance to network and share learnings with event sustainability specialists from across the globe. The SEA has an Accredited Professional programme which is accessible to MEA members, and event producers that are members of MEA and the SEA could be listed in the Sustainable supplier database if their services include sustainable event management.

Robyn Johnson, CEO of MEA, commented, “MEA is very pleased to be partnering with the Sustainable Event Alliance. While we have checklists to help guide event practitioners towards sustainability, this partnership will provide our members with a great opportunity to work with a global organisation that is continually working in this space refining best practice and training the industry worldwide to meet ISO standards”.

SEA will offer MEA members an annual fee of AUD$75 to join regardless of organisation type, (individual, event, supplier, venue). Organisations and events can use the SEA logo once the sustainability charter has been signed and membership dues are paid. SEA has created a specific MEA information page.

Meegan Jones, Chairperson of the SEA, commented, “We are extremely happy to welcome members of MEA on their sustainability journey. Sustainable event management is now a must-take and a skill all events professionals need to acquire. We are looking forward to supporting the MEA and its members to build capacity in this area, and through our competency accreditation program give clients and employers the confidence that the sustainability management of their events are in safe hands.

MEA is working with SEA to develop a general sustainable event management training course that it hopes to launch before the end of the year.

MEA is an Australian, independent not for profit organisation dedicated to servicing the needs of the meetings & events industry and promoting professionalism and excellence in all aspects of meetings and event management.

SEA is committed to advancing and promoting sustainable development through the delivery of events and to unite event professionals across the globe to work towards increased attention and knowledge of sustainability in event management.

For further comments please contact:

Robyn Johnson
Meetings & Events Australia
(02) 99295400, rjohnson@mea.org.au

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