Putting Your Event's Economic Impact to Good Use
According to the latest report from UFI, the global exhibitions industry contributes to business travel for millions of professionals around the world each year. It also moves millions of dollars into host cities each year. Join Michael Doane, CadmiumCD Marketing Manager, on this week's #Expochat to explore how we as event professionals can make sure those dollars make a positive impact, both within our industry and the cities that host the events we organize and attend. Questions: 1. Have you seen examples of community service or giving back at any of the events you've been to? 2. What can host cities do to engage organizations that host events in their cities in community service projects? 3. Attendees are usually very busy. What are some ways to increase engagement in community service projects? 4. Outside of formal projects, how can exhibitors, speakers and attendees give back to the communities in these cities while at an event? 5. There tends to be a lot of waste at exhibitions and events (food, carpeting, etc.). Do you know of any programs that take this potential waste and donate it to charitable causes? 6. How can event professionals engage local students or youth groups while in a host city? 7. What are some ways that organizations, exhibitors, and attendees make sure that the money they're bringing into the city goes to local causes or businesses? 8. What incentivizes exhibition organizers to host events in downtown, central locations, and how can host cities encourage engagement with lesser-known neighborhoods throughout their city?