Environmental innovator Austropa Interconvention first to offer green meetings
- Pioneering role: Austropa Interconvention first congress organizer to offer licensed green meetings
- Award from environment minister Niki Berlakovich
- High environmental standards in planning, organization and implementation of congresses and events
On 19 May 2011, Austropa Interconvention became the first Austrian congress organizer to receive the new “Green Meetings” environmental award from envi-ronment minister Niki Berlakovich. The Verkehrsbüro Group subsidiary has therefore assumed a pioneering role in environmental protection and sustainability in the congress and events industry. “As Austria’s first licensed congress organizer, we intend to establish a strong position on the promising green meetings market. We have already organized ‘World’s Large Rivers’, the first international green conference in Vienna. Our customers’ interest in sustainable and ecologically responsible congresses is growing,” explains Maria Danklmaier, director of Austropa Interconvention. Each congress delegate consumes 151 litres of water a day and produces nine kilograms of rubbish. The new environmental award is a clear declaration in favour of environmental protection. Austropa Interconvention is one of the leading PCO & DMC in Vienna, offering an extensive portfolio of congress services.
We hope to be able to handle your next event for you – which might also be a “green meeting”! We look forward to hearing from you.