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Event Sustainability: A Holistic Approach to Maximize Impact

April 17, 2024

Webinar Description:

In today’s world, we hear daily about the implications of climate change, impacts on biodiversity, loss of the natural environment and social issues facing many. And through it all, we are told we must change events in order for our industry to thrive and survive. This session takes all that noise, breaks it down into digestible parts for immediate understanding and implementation. It will give you the tools you need to rethink your planning process and implement sustainability with ease. You will walk away with a new approach and new way to track your impact for measurable and reportable results.

After participating in this session, you will be able to:

  • Define the specific areas of sustainability that pertain to exhibitions and events and how to apply solutions to your process.
  • Implement solutions that provide the most impact on measurable goals.
  • Activate a new planning approach that makes sustainability feel holistic instead of something separate on your to-do list.

This session/course/webinar is eligible for 1 clock hour.

IAEE webinars are free to members and available to non-members for $49. Eligible to earn 1 Clock Hour.

Presenter Information:

Courtney Lohmann, CMP, CSEP, Founder, Courtney Lohmann Consulting

Courtney Lohmann is an award-winning leader, CSR and sustainability expert and sought after speaker. With 23+ years in the events, hospitality and tourism industry, she took her adventurous spirit and poured it into becoming a sustainability and social responsibility expert. She is a Certified Sustainable Events Professional and served on the Events Industry Council’s Center for Sustainability and Social Impact Committee for six years, two years of which she was the committee chair. In 2023, she launched her own consulting agency to help business owners and planners reach their sustainability and social impact goals.

She is the Founder of Courtnely Lohman Consulting and has developed a new approach to understancding sustainability and implementation by using a long-standing tool, the design thinking process.  She has led companies and clients through the process to help them see how best they can align their business and/or event goals with sustainability and social impact goals.  By blending them together, a seamless approach to change and impact can be achieved.

Courtney has been a speaker at top conferences including IMEX America, IMEX Frankfurt, MPI WEC, IBTM Americas, PCMA’s Convening Leaders, SITE Global and CMP Conclave. She weaves together the design thinking process with sustainability and social impact initiatives to help individuals see a simplified pathway to implementation.  She has co-hosted several webinars with topics ranging from CSR activities to food waste reduction tips. Courtney has been recognized as a trailblazer for her work being named to: Smart Woman in Meetings (Innovation) 2023, BizBash’s Top 1000 People in Events in 2019, Meetings Today 2019 Trend Setters list, BizBash’s Top 500 People in Events in 2018 and was a MeetingsNet 2018 ChangeMaker.




10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CT | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET | 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM PT | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM GMT | 12:30 AM – 1:30 AM for Singapore and Beijing (GMT + 8)

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