Our Sustainability Pledge
Together we can create a healthy environment where the hospitality community and the world can flourish.
Questex is committed to creating sustainable, healthy spaces that make a positive impact on the communities we touch. We have joined the Net Zero Carbon Event initiative alongside our vendor partners and colleagues in the commitment to be Net Zero by 2050. To support this goal we have joined the ISLA membership association focused on event sustainability and we will implement their TRACE tool to measure and reduce carbon emissions associated with this year's event.
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Our commitment to the Net Zero Carbon Events Initiative for which we strive includes:
Measure and track
Bringing sustainable operations to the forefront of our program
Tues Jun 27 2:00PM & Wed Jun 28 11:00AM
The Venetian Resort: Sustainability Tour
Tour the recycling docks, dry cleaning facility, and Palazzo Suite. Email [email protected] to sign up.
Thurs Jun 29 10:45AM
The Intersection of Technology Innovation and Global Sustainability
Thurs Jun 29 12:30PM
Thurs Jun 29 3:30PM
Reduced carpet: majority of aisles will be uncarpeted, all carpet at event will be reused
No on-site print guide: all attendees will have access to the event mobile app for information and networking
Approximately 95% of onsite graphics will be recycled or reused
All property waste is properly sorted at The Venetian onsite recycling dock
Event Materials will be donated to local charities where possible
100% of The Venetian’s electricity is from renewable sources through purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)
Event lights will be reduced to 50% during move in, and the Evening Reception on Wednesday
The Venetian runs one of the largest rooftop solar-thermal systems in U.S.; it provides hot water for all swimming pools, spas, and a portion of the Palazzo tower
LED lighting has been installed throughout the Expo and meeting rooms and approximately 90% of the property
Low flow water fixtures are installed in all restrooms and guest suites
Single use water bottles will not be provided. Water stations will be available throughout the venue.
All Access Pass holders will enjoy a Zero Waste Lunch on both Wednesday and Thursday
All food waste is donated to charities, when possible, or is sent to a local farm to be composted or used as pig feed
Plant based options will be available at all coffee stations and meals
Reusable or compostable glasses, dishes & utensils will be used rather than disposable options
Travel and Transportation
Travel information is being collected via our registration system in order to estimate Carbon Emissions
We have partnered with Isla & Earthly to offer a Carbon Offset Donation option through the event registration page, allowing attendees to offset their carbon emissions for travel. Donations will benefit the TIST Agroforestry Project.
The Venetian was selected with travel reduction in mind. Events & education are hosted on property, and group transportation will be provided for off site events.