The Green Meeting Industry Council will host a Future Leaders Forum here in Chicago, at McCormick Place Convention Center, on April 7th, 2013. The forum is free to the first 50 students who register. This event is of potential interest for those studying and/or working in the hospitality industry, or for green business/entrepreneurship students interested in the field of meeting planning. This event will have special relevance to students in Roosevelt University’s Hospitality and Tourism Management program.
According to the GMIC’s event promotion email to college faculty:
Sustainability touches all areas of business. Another common denominator in organizations of all sizes is the use of meeting to transact business. In the hospitality sector, much attention and progress has been made around creating more sustainable meetings and events.
The Future Leaders Forum (FLF) program, created in partnership with IMEX (www.imexamerica.com/), MCI Group (mci-group.com) and Meeting Professionals International (mpiweb.org) and the Green Meetings Industry Council (gmicglobal.org) has been developed to encourage the best and brightest students to learn more about sustainability in the meetings and event industry.
FLF challenges students to understand the environmental and social impacts of meeting planning and at the same time engage with industry stakeholders to create the perfect event of the future. This event will balance strategic meeting management skills (planning, partnering, implementation and evaluation) with sustainability frameworks and standards (process and metrics of green events).
Date: Sunday April 7, 2013
Location: McCormick Place, Chicago IL