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SAACI National Conference 15 th - 17 th August 2010. Lessons of a new Greenie:. 1. Understand the three ‘R’s: Reduce (e.g. Drink tap water) Re-use (e.g. Bottled water) Recycle – “re-think”. Lessons of a new Greenie:. 2. Start somewhere: - My old car

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SAACI National Conference

15th - 17th August 2010

Lessons of a new


  • 1. Understand the three ‘R’s:

  • Reduce (e.g. Drink tap water)

  • Re-use (e.g. Bottled water)

  • Recycle

  • – “re-think”

Lessons of a new


2. Start somewhere:

- My old car

3. Don’t be bamboozled into doing nothing:

- Like BEE (Imagine “understanding bee “ as a topic)


Lessons of a new


4. It’s not just about the trees:

- Soweto Sewing Centre

5. Make others aware:

- Children

- Office

- Green agenda

Lessons of a new


6. Greening is happening whether you believe in climate change or not:

- We are running out of resources

- Carbon tax on cars

- Public transport

* Gautrain

* Rea Vaya

* My Citi

- Green Peace

Lessons of a new


7. Walk the Talk:

- share Lifts

- Recycle the towels

What is the Event

Greening Forum?

  • Another Association?

  • Do we need it?

Growth in greening

awareness for events

  • Copenhagen

  • Cop17 – Un Climate change conference Sa

  • Topics –SAACI Conference

    - EXSA Conference

Growth in greening


Government Green stand at Soccerex

Two Oceans - greening

of sports events


  • The Event Greening Forum promotes and embraces a sustainable and ethical investment principles within the events industry in South Africa, with an initial focus on meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibitions and events (hereafter called ‘events’ industry)

  • Concerned people

  • Want action

  • Committed to change


  • To provide a platform for sharing information and best practice around event greening principles and practices;

  • To ‘walk the talk’ through our actions, based on the triple bottom line principle of people, planet and prosperity.

Industry sectors:

  • Professional Conference Organisers (PCOs) and Destination Management Companies (DMCs)

  • Exhibition and Event Organisers

  • Suppliers and Sub-contractors (infrastructure, AV, transport, products etc)

  • Venues

Northern Team

Justin Hawes

Shona Young

Hanlie Delport

Adene Pringle

Amanda Rogaly

Grant Medcalf

Irvan Damon

Joy Donovan

Lynn Browne

Lynn Chamier

Nicolette Elia

Sandra Galbraith

Sonja  Walls

(Scan Display)


(Tshwane International Show)


(Kadoro Events & Communications)

(Coca-Cola dome)


(Trade Show Training)

(Duma Expo)

(Specialised Exhibitions)

(ICC Durban)

(Specialised Exhibitions)


  • All representatives of different sectors

Southern Team

Brian Little

Chris Naude

Grace Stead

Graham Jeffery

Karin Diederichs

Lance Gibbons

Robyn van Oudtshoorn

Rolf Greiner

Sasha Hendrikz

Shaheen Jutzen

Teri Kruger

Julia Barton-Hill

(Complete Events)

(EXSA/Three City Events)


(EXSA/Oasys Innovations)

(KD & Associates)

(EXSA/ The Event Newspaper)

(SAACI/ Vineyard Hotel)

(MICE/Wedgewood SA)

(The Event Newspaper)



(International Conferences

& Events)

  • Below the radar

Where do we want

to get to?

  • Awareness of Greening at all levels in our industry:

  • Have to get management to buy in first…

  • Have to get to shop floor level

How do we achieve


1. Awareness created

through events– Earth Hour

2. Training

3. Information sharing

– website

- email newsletter

4. Code of conduct

How do we achieve


  • Row your own boat

  • Big ships do the work

  • Dunkirk

The big ships!

We are doing it because we have to


We are all in – Dunkirk


  • Sustainable huge momentum

  • Everyone involved – Big ship

  • - Small ship

Event Greening Training: 2 September 2010

Venue: Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg

Entry Level Training: Morning

Advanced Level Training: Afternoon