Green Meetings Industry Council - Dutch chapter

The Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) is a non-profit organization. The Council is a membership-based professional organization which provides educational resources to planners, suppliers, and venues seeking to meet the ever-rising standards consumers set for sustainable meetings.

Mission

The Council seeks to transform the global meetings industry through sustainable practices which incorporate environmental considerations throughout all stages of a meeting in order to minimize the negative impact on the environment. The Council will promote environmentally responsible strategies through the collaborative efforts of meeting industry stakeholders, balancing economic, environmental, and community objectives. Your support is an integral component of our success.

According to the Green Meeting Industry Council a green meeting incorporates environmental considerations throughout all stages of the meeting in order to minimize the negative impact on the environment.

Dutch chapter

In September 2010 Holland launched a Dutch GMIC chapter, making Holland the first European country with a GMIC chapter. GMIC-NL wants to effectively inform its members on developing sustainable events. In addition, it aims to realise an increase in 'green' accommodations, services and business meetings. A minimum of thirty members is required to set up the Dutch chapter. The membership can be on a personal or business basis. The interim board of GMIC-NL consists of Ivo Lammers (Parthen), Babs Nijdam (Amsterdam RAI), Eric Bakermans (NBTC), Wietse Bijzeit (Dorint) and Charlotte Kamermans.

For more information please visit www.greenmeetings.info.