Sustainability will be a major focus at Hotelympia 2010, conference organiser Fresh RM has revealed.
The company will outline its commitment to sustainability by running the show under the new sustainable event standard BS 8901, which sees every operational element comply within set criteria.
In addition, Hotelympia will host sustainability seminars on the Main Stage; include sustainability as a pre-requisite for entries in Hotelympia's Innovation Awards; and feature sustainability competition criteria at the Salon Culinaire Internationale de Londres for the first time.
A dedicated area has been created, called ‘Sustainability in Action', helping visitors better understand how to make their operation more green. Exhibitors already signed up include Carbon Trust, Veolia, Waterscan and Kingspan.
In addition to this area, visitors keen to engage with sustainable suppliers can drop into the ‘Innovation Pod', situated within the Sustainability area, which incorporates sustainable furniture and use of energy-saving products.
Touch-screen units will showcase the ‘Innovation Awards' finalists, sustainable nuggets from the ‘Inspiration Team', plus other event information and a small seminar area where exhibitors can showcase sustainable products and ‘know how' via professional speakers and chefs.
Toby Wand, group exhibition director at Fresh RM, said: "It's our responsibility to share information to help people build their businesses and sustainability is an area we wanted to help demystify.
For further information and to register for your free Hotelympia ticket and save the £30 entry fee, go to www.hotelympia.com
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