After winning IMEX’09 Green Exhibitor Award, for “its combination of ingenuity and inventive thinking in stand design with a concerted effort to think outside the box” (as referred to by the judging panel during the Award presentation at IMEX Gala Dinner) this year ECC invites all visitors to place a paper flower on its stand wall, underpinning a personal commitment to reduce carbon footprint. ECC will use cork panels on the floor, one of Portugal’s main export product (100% natural and biodegradable) along with cardboard stand furniture. The stand is provided by EcoWall, manufacturer of 100% ecological stands.
The cardboard stand will be brought back to Estoril to be reused at ECC. Company information will be reduced to one USB, a 4 page leaflet regarding its Green services. All leftover material will also return to Estoril in the end of the fair.
The ECC team also chose to stay at a nearby accommodation, walking 15 minute to and from the IMEX grounds, and offset all carbon emissions from travel, hotel and merchandising transport, with emission – a Portuguese carbon company. This business partner is measuring ECC carbon emissions from its activity, within the commitment for 2011 to obtain the ‘emission neutral’ certification.
Source = Estoril Congress Centre