We believe that the Meetings and Events industry has a responsibility to prioritise sustainability and support the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). That’s why we have supported several initiatives to reduce our environmental impact and support the UN SDGs.

Join us in our sustainable journey. Together, we can create a better world, one event at a time.

Explore our initiatives and be part of the change!

Meet Ticky the Turtle: Taking on Plastics!


IAPCO 50th Anniversary CSR Campaign – Not Just a Drop in the Ocean – Take the pledge
Ticky the Turtle’s Plastic Pledge is our rallying cry to address the single-use plastic crisis. We’re passionate about raising awareness and challenging you to reduce your plastic footprint. Together, we can make a world of difference.

Healthy Venues: Where Sustainability Meets Wellness


We believe in healthy practices, not just for you but for our planet. Our commitment ensures that meeting and event venues prioritize sustainability, fostering a greener and healthier industry. We support the Healthy Venues initiative committing venue to sustainability and healthy practices.

Tracking Progress with JMIC UN SDGs Online Reporting Tool


We empower meetings industry organizations to monitor and enhance their progress towards the UN SDGs. Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) UN SDGs Online Reporting Tool is your compass for achieving meaningful change by tracking progress.

Net Zero Carbon Emission Initiative


Climate change is real, and we’re addressing it head-on. Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) hosts the Net Zero Carbon Events (NZCE) to connect the events industry globally to the rapidly growing movement towards net zero by 2050 and IAPCO is one of more than 300 signatories in support of the initiative

ECPAT-USA #20by20 Campaign: Protecting Children


We’re dedicated to ending the commercial sexual exploitation of children by 2020 with the ECPAT-USA #20by20 Campaign. Every step we take is a step towards a safer world for our young ones.

Local Legacy Projects: Global Impact


We’re not just global; we’re local too. Our Legacy Projects including those in Burundi, Cape Town, Tokyo, Auckland, Rome, Jerusalem, and the upcoming one in Slovenia are seeds of change, sowing a sustainable and inclusive world.