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Net Zero Carbon Events names SEC as gold sponsor at IMEX

by Louisa Daley

The Net Zero Carbon Events initiative has named the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) as its latest gold sponsor.

The announcement took place at IMEX’s People and Planet area, and was welcomed by Kai Hattendorf, managing director, UFI, who represented members of the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC), one of the founding partners of the initiative. They were joined by Kathleen Warden, director of conference sales at the SEC, who was also behind the inception of the initiative.

The initiative, launched at COP26, aims to connect the events industry, globally, to the growing movement towards Net Zero by 2050. SEC recently announced its own aspirations towards Net Zero by 2030.

Commenting on the announcement, Hattendorf said: “Reaching a Net Zero Carbon events industry is a massive task, and therefore it is important to have leading players from across the industry driving implementation. Having hosted COP26, the SEC has already given the industry a great example of forward-thinking action and we value their active support.”

Warden added: “A key part of our strategy is integrating the legacies of COP26 into what we do, both as a venue in our own right, and by looking to inspiring our industry. We have already outlined our ambitions for Net Zero by 2030, our support for Net Zero Carbon Events extends this supporting to the rest of the industry.”

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