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Green Events Report 2013: How Green Is the Event Industry?

The Green Events Report 2013 is based on a survey amiando conducted and, in which various event organisers worldwide participated. amiando’s report outlines the most important facts of the survey and gives effective tips for the successful organisation of green events. In cooperation with ClimatePartner, carbon emissions can be balanced and offset through high quality carbon offset projects.   

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Fact 1: Green Events have a higher importance for event professionals than in previous years
61% of event organisers indicated that green and sustainability issues are higher on their agenda than in the past. 23% of the event organisers say that green issues remain just as important as in previous years. 

Fact 2: Green Topics find their ways into event companies  
The survey result illustrates that green topics are becoming more important to the event organisers: A CSR policy is important to a majority of the industry; only 34% of the event professionals do not have such a policy.

Fact 3: Know-how and budgets are restrictions for a more sustainable working practice 
The answers to this question are explicit: over 31% indicated that a lack of both knowledge and funds are the main issues. Only 21% explained that their main reason for the lack of more sustainable working practices is due to “time” and “company buying in”.

About amiando

amiando is a pioneer in online event registration and ticketing. Since its foundation in 2006, amiando has become a leading software-as-a-service platform for professional events. 

amiando’s products help event organisers to reach a professional level of event organization which, until now, was only reserved for large corporations and event agencies. All tools are online-based and immediately available for use, without the need for software installation. Over 180,000 event organisers worldwide use amiando, including prestigious names such as Facebook, BMW, UNESCO, and Telefónica O2.  

amiando has been awarded numerous prizes for its innovative products, among them the “Technology Pioneer of 2010” at the World Economic Forum, and the “eco Internet Award” as the best business client portal.  

amiando has been part of XING AG since January 2011, an operator of the business network XING. Its headquarters are based in Munich, additional offices are located in London, Paris and Hong Kong.