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ShowGreen –

Practices for responsible
Event Design

These days, everyone is talking about sustainability. We are as well, and sustainability has been a firmly established principle of our company since 2011. We feel a sense of obligation towards our community, our environment and our future and, for this reason, we have committed to executing events in a responsible and ecologically correct manner. In our own way. Without fancy certificates, carbon footprint calculators and carbon offset payments, but with a great deal of sincerity, the will to bring about change and ideas which will have an impact on the event sector. 

Sustainability is an aspect of corporate responsibility today. For us, this means a sustained commitment to creating events whose resource consumption does not exceed an ecologically responsible level, and ensuring that everyone involved is fairly included in the process. As part of the event sector, we try to make our views clear through exemplary conduct and by carefully considering our use of materials, and to encourage others to follow suit. This includes our customers, to whom we point out ways to execute projects in a well-thought-out and sustainable manner.

The trash problem
To counteract the mountains of trash which we have become accustomed to at events, and the "throw it away" mentality, satis&fy relies upon its maxims: avoiding, reusing and recycling. Our goal is to bring events to and on the stage in an eco-friendly manner, conserving resources whenever possible, but without sacrificing atmosphere or emotional brand impact. We have taken great strides in this direction, even inventing new ways when necessary, both with regard to the big picture and in the details. It was only through considered action, creative thinking and the constant search for alternative solutions that we have achieved sustainability.

A different kind of growth
Before we can present ourselves to the world as a sustainable event services provider, we must first examine our own operations. And that is exactly what we did. In 2013, we decided to prepare a "common good balance sheet" alongside our financial balance sheet, in order to measure the extent to which our company serves the common good and promotes quality of life. Now we know where we stand and where we want to go, as we try to align our business in accordance with social and ecological criteria in an increasing number of areas.

No words without action
It is not enough to talk or write about sustainability. There are many issues where problems can be easily tackled and solutions implemented. For example, we can pay attention to durability, locally manufactured products and ecological certifications when investing in new equipment. However, there are still challenges which will require much work to overcome. The creation of recycling chains in Germany proved to be tricky, e.g. for carpets and other materials used at events. Complete recycling documentation is often missing for plastics. Electricity is often included in the rent for the location, so that conserving electricity is not rewarded. Sustainability is still not used as a fixed criterion when awarding contracts. But doing so would increase pressure for sustainable events and promote the execution of events in an eco-friendly and socially responsible manner. And most importantly, demand will have to increase, since there are still too few real examples of sustainable event execution in the day-to-day event and trade show business. 

For your good conscience

Is it important to you for your event to have a positive impact in the sense of sustainable implementation? Do you want to set a good example and encourage others to follow suit and reflect? We will gladly help you plan your event in a responsible and ecologically correct manner, with tangible advantages for you.

We will advise you efficiently and effectively in event-specific areas of relevance to us.

In doing so, we begin where most guidelines for sustainable event planning leave off: with technical and structural implementation.

We will show you which technical and structural conditions can be created in order to design a sustainable event; and we will let you know what options you have to return and/or dispose of the materials you use after the equipment is dismantled.