Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Speak now, or forever hold your peace

We're on the edge of a shift in the event industry. Around the world national working groups are staging discussions to enable public comment on the Draft International Standard (DIS), ISO 20121 - Event sustainability management systems – Requirements with guidance for use. This standard will significantly influence how events of all types approach and evaluate sustainability programs.

Now it's your turn to have a say, Canada!

There are two key ways that you will be able to contribute to the public review process. The first is to read the DIS, and then to submit comments through a set form that you will be provided with. The second is to participate in one of a series of face-to-face consultations being conducted in the following cities across Canada by members of the Canadian Mirror Committee:
  • Halifax (June 27)
  • Vancouver (July 5)
  • Montreal (July 6)
  • Calgary (date TBD)
Final deadline for comments to the review committee is July 15, 2011.

If you are interested in contributing to the public review process, please leave a comment or email me directly at shawnamckinley@gmail.com and I will advise you as to next steps and provide you with necessary documentation.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. With your help, we will continue to enhance the sustainability of the Canadian event industry!

If you are from another country, please contact your national standards council for information on how to participate.

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