Together into a greener future. The topic of sustainability and the green future of events is particularly close to our hearts. You can expect lectures and panels on the topic of sustainability in the event industry. In addition, sustainability-oriented exhibitors and their products will be marked separately so that interested trade buyers can find the suppliers they are looking for more quickly.
Green events are not just wishful thinking, but should become the standard for all events. How can this goal be achieved and in what time frame? Where does the industry currently stand? And how should it position itself in the future?
Organised by the EVVC (European Association of Event Centres), all four days of the trade fair will feature lectures and panels entitled "Green Sessions" with representatives from venues, manufacturers, educational and scientific institutions, agencies and innovative start-ups.
In addition to organisational and technological steps towards climate-neutral events, the main topics include social sustainability, environmentally friendly tour management, sustainable large-scale events, sustainability communication and resilience.
During the 2024 event, Prolight + Sound offers you professionally moderated, free trade fair tours on the subject of sustainability.
The Green Tours give you a compact, about one hour, overview of the fair. Experts from the companies will present new products, innovations and technologies that are particularly sustainable.
Your personal guide for the Green Tours will be Falco Zanini. Falco Zanini has been working in the event industry since 1980 and has done almost every job in it. He discovered his preference for organisation and coordination, which he later deepened in the course of further training as a business economist IHK, master craftsman for event technology and as a specialist for occupational safety.
In his day-to-day work, he combines his extensive knowledge for customers in the event industry as a consultant with a sense of proportion and in-depth industry expertise. His many years of experience in the industry and his knowledge of sustainability make him the ideal guide for the Guided Tours.
Tuesday, 19.03.2024: 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Wednesday, 20.03.2024: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Thursday, 21.03.2024: 11 a.m.
The tours are free of charge. Please arrive at the information counter in Hall 12, Via Ebene, West Foyer in good time before the start of each tour.
The programme is created in close cooperation with the European Association of Event Centres (EVVC) with the support of the Association of Media and Event Technology (VPLT).
Sustainable event operations at Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt's sustainable development is being driven forward with its own Sustainability Board. Messe Frankfurt has also signed the "Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge". This commits us to climate-neutral event operations by 2040 at the latest.
Measures that are already being actively implemented today are, for example:
- Photovoltaic systems on the exhibition grounds: these can generate a total of 2.4 gigawatt hours per year the equivalent of energy for 500 households!
- Stand, hall and grounds power supply completely with green electricity since 2020
- Efficient management of recyclable materials: 90 per cent of the waste produced at trade fairs on the grounds is returned to the material cycle
- E-cars: More and more company vehicles run on electricity - numerous charging stations are available on the grounds.
- Green oases: There are "green oases" on the exhibition grounds themselves: over 890 trees even 244 vines and beehives can be found on the grounds.