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 Hello from Positive Impact! 


March has been an exciting month at Positive Impact! The Year of Sustainable Tourism is now a quarter of the way through and we are on our way to achieving our 2017 targets. Read more about our fantastic results in this newsletter.

This month's theme is 'what does gender equality look like in the events industry?' We have two blogs resulting in a very busy month! Allied PRA wrote a great blog about Gender Equality in the Events Industry and our very own Fiona Pelham wrote a blog to celebrate International Women's Day. They both highlighted the importance of respecting and offering fair treatment to women in the workplace and reflected upon how they implemented it within their work environment. We also have two interviews from SITE and MPI who discuss our theme further.

If you want to get involved in writing a guest blog or participate in an interview, don't hesitate to send us an email - support@positive-impact-events.com

We look forward to hearing from you! 

2017 United Nations International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

This Year, Positive Impact is telling the story of the power of events during the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism.

To make the most out of the Year of Sustainable Tourism, we've set ourselves targets. With over 90,000 people educated and 138 ambassadors on board, we are working hard to make a positive impact! Check out our full UN report to find out more about our success.

We have made incredible progress so far but we are a not for profit organisation, so telling the story of the power of events is only possible with your support. Feel inspired, get in contact and get involved! 
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Global Meeting Industry Day

Join us this Thursday, April 6 at 12-1pm BST for our #GlobalMeetingsIndustryDay Webinar!

Click here to register and join our panel of experts to discuss 'What the future of meetings look like and why.' 
 
 

CSR shareday 

Next month we have our #CSRshareday! On the 21st April, we are sharing stories of people who are making a positive impact on sustainability in the world and sharing best practices and creative ideas to inspire others. With hosts from all around the globe, the 24-hour global campaign will have thousands of people watching!

To find out how to get involved, click here and let's make a positive impact!

Palm Springs

We are telling the story of our sponsor's sustainability journey on Twitter during the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism. So we are always very busy retweeting Sustainability news!

Palm Springs is just one sponsor who is supporting the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism. They offer the only Windmill farm tour that is endorsed by Desert Wind Energy Association! Follow us on Twitter to keep up to date.

Become an Ambassador 

Do you want to support the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism?

We are looking for inspiring 
ambassadors who will share provided materials with their local communities to show the power of sustainable events. If you are passionate about sustainability and would like to become more involved with our campaigns, this is an easy and fun way to do so! 

Become an Ambassador and start making a difference!

SITE interview 

As part of our series of telling the story of the power of events during The Year of Sustainable Tourism, we spoke to Kevin Hinton from SITE. Kevin talked to us about gender equality within the events industry, highlighting some of the challenges the event industry faces and recommendations to help improve this issue. To hear the full interview, click here.

What does Gender Equality look like in the events industry?

This month, we asked Allied PRA to write a blog post in relation to our theme of the month, "what does gender equality look like in the events industry?" Annette Gregg's blog post gives suggestions on how to prevent inequality within the events industry, with a further exploration into how she encourages good practice within Allied PRA. Read more here.

Also, listen to our interview with Kristi Sanders from MPI who talks to us about the theme and studies that have been carried out regarding gender equality. 

International Women's Day 2017

To celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th this year, Positive Impact spread the message of female equality on our social media platforms. Reaching a whopping 4,779 people! 

We also encouraged women to share their stories on how they make a positive impact in the world, helping us towards our goal of 1000 examples for our Girls Creating Campaign! One of these stories was from our very own Fiona Pelham. Her International Women's Day Blog shares personal experiences and highlights the importance of empowering women. 

Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate this day. Let's make a positive impact and create equality!

March Events

We think telling our story through the power of events is an essential for creating a sustainable events industry!

The events we attended this month include the International Confex in London, the European Meetings and Events Conference in Granada, then #mødeogeventmessen in Denmark and the AEO / AEV / ESSA Sustainability Working Group. These events were an excellent opportunity to gather event professionals, planners and suppliers together to network, receive education and confront challenges that we face in order to create a sustainable event industry. 

Ambassadors, please get in touch to let us know where you have been this month spreading the word! 

Follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with all the events that we are attending.

Associate Training 

Thank you to everyone that attended our Sustainable Events Associate Training Day in Manchester on the 2nd March. It was great to have the opportunity to expand your knowledge on sustainability through our sister company. We appreciate your commitment towards a sustainable events industry! 

If you were unable to attend the day we also provide online training. Also, if you have any questions, send us an email - emma@sustainableeventsltd.com

Share your sustainable practices with us! 

We'd love to hear about the events you're attending and what has inspired you. Tweet photos of sustainability initiatives you've seen using the #shareapositiveimpact hashtag.

Our favourite example in March was taken in Denmark at #mødeogeventmessen, providing a green lounge for guests shows us that event stands can also be green and eco-friendly!

We'll be sharing some of our favourite pictures on our @positiveimpactevents Instagram page, so get tweeting!

Industry Highlights 

Foreign Affairs - http://foreignaffairs.co.nz/2017/03/29/events-focus-on-advancing-ict-for-development/
BK - http://bk.asia-city.com/city-living/news/sustainability-leaders
Paris 2024 -  http://www.paris2024.org/en/content/press-release-27032017
We really hope you enjoyed reading our newsletter this month and that you found the content both relevant and useful. We are constantly expanding our global community and love to hear any inspiring thoughts or ideas so do get in contact - just hit reply to this email! 

We wish you all a happy, successful and sustainable 2017! 

The Positive Impact Team 
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