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Our CEO Bonnie May was a panellist for isla’s ‘Supply Chain in Action’ discussion which formed part of the content for its recent Member Update. Focussing on key event sustainability issues, it delivered insight into the challenges and opportunities that the industry is currently facing.

Bonnie shared some of the sustainable initiatives that we’re currently implementing and highlighted that whilst revealed that everyone is quick to look to plant-based catering for reducing an event’s carbon footprint, that in many cases, good quality local produce can be the better option. For example, certain fruits and vegetables do have a higher environmental impact which is why we have a ‘dirty 15’ list that includes avocados and kiwis.

Bonnie was joined on the panel by Tom Sabin, managing director of specialist services company Diagon and Scott Holman, commercial director of interactive technology supplier Immersive AV. Collectively they discussed how engaging with suppliers as early as possible and drawing on their expertise can made a big difference to an event’s carbon footprint.

Other speakers included Marina Lunn, senior project manager at global experiential marketing agency TRO who shared how they delivered the inaugural 3-day thought-leadership event Anthropy held at the Eden Project in Cornwall in November 2022 sustainably.

You can read more about the isla’s Member Update here.

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