The hosts, VGCT and IULTCS, commit to sustainable congress management

Sustainability is a mission not only for the leather industry. The concept of the congress includes a sustainable congress management, which the national host, VGCT, and its Dresden Congress Management Agency,CMD, have implemented right from start.

It comprises all areas involved in congress organisation: mobility and traffic, location and accommodation, procurement and services, food and catering, waste management and waste avoidance as well as social aspects. The aim is to reduce the environmental impact to a minimum.

The congress venue, the International Congress Centre Dresden (ICCD), is a state-of-the-art building with excellent technical equipment thus avoiding additional logistics and transportation. ICCD is run by Maritim Hotels Group, which is already engaged in an initiative implementing the sustainability codex of the event industry.

The Maritim Hotel, located in immediate vicinity to the Dresden Congress Centre, is the official conference hotel in which the majority of the participants will be accommodated. More reasonable room contingents are arranged in hotels that are in close proximity to the congress centre or well connected to public transport.

The organiser attach great importance to the commitment of regional and local enterprises when engaging service providers in order to keep communication, transport and logistics routes short. Besides, service providers are requested always to give preference to regional suppliers when procuring materials.

Suppliers of conference catering are encouraged to use regional and seasonal products. Furthermore, it has to be ensured that food products originate from sustainable production and meet ethical requirements in terms of human health, animal welfare and environmental protection.

Furthermore, suppliers and service providers are requested to make their contribution to waste avoidance, for example by avoiding disposable products and packaging as far as possible.

The organiser are contracting service providers and suppliers that guarantee compliance with social standards in their companies and fair and equal payment for their employees.