Successful seminar kick-off in Frankfurt

Fit for Green Meetings

The Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU) is backing a project of the GCB German Convention Bureau e.V. to train 500 sustainability advisers in the event sector. The response to the first seminar on May 2, 2012, at the Maritim Hotel in Frankfurt confirms the organiser’s objective of promoting the sustainable events available inGermany.

The 1.5-day training course was consistently positively assessed by the seminar participants, as a survey of the participants showed. “My expectations were exceeded: Innovative input and sharing of ideas were very good.” “The workshop was super. I came away with many new ideas”, was one participant’s comment. The practical nature of the training and the workshops were especially frequently cited.

“The positive feedback from the seminar participants makes one thing clear: With our seminars we have met the expectations of our participants. Both the organisation and the content and know-how transfer were judged as very good by about 70 % of participants”, Matthias Schultze, managing director of GCB German Convention Bureau e.V. happily reported the good score.

The decisive reason for the very good score are certainly the competence and experience of the speakers. The seminars are held by experts from the competence network. Besides theory, the seminar impart specific practical solutions for staging events sustainably. In workgroups, the participants develop their own ideas and measures for green meetings, which are then checked for feasibility.

The seminar to be held June 27 to 28 in Cologneis also already fully booked and only a few places are still free in the event at the beginning of July in Hamburg. Further events will be held in Berlin, Munichand Frankfurtthis year. The dates for 2013 in Düsseldorf, Hanover, Leipzig, Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Bonnare also already fixed. Each course is designed for 20 participants. You will find the precise dates and an enrolment form at

The GCB team will be happy to inform you personally about the seminars for sustainability advisers during IMEX, May 22 to 24, 2012, Messe Frankfurt, at theGermanystand (F100 / 73). On May 24, trade fair visitors can also find information in the Esprit room from 15.00 to 16.00. There, Dirk Walterspacher, co-initiator of the competence network, will provide an overview of the seminars offered and the content they cover.