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  • Turcot

    Chef Q&A: Patrick Turcot, Shaw Centre

      Shaw Centre executive chef Patrick Turcot found his passion for food and cooking when he was teenager and pursued his dream by graduating from the Institute of Tourism and Hospitality of Quebec. Chef Turcot started his career off joining the kitchen brigade at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, returning to work at the legendary Chateau Frontenac and sharing his culinary experience with students at Cégep Limoilou in Quebec City. Throughout his career, Turcot has received numerous awards and accolades and…

    Event Operations, Food & Beverage, People & Profiles

  • YVR

    YVR Earns Top Carbon Accreditation

      Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has received Level 4+ Airport Carbon Accreditation by Airports Council International, making it the first airport in Canada and only one of three in North America to achieve this status. The Level 4+ accreditation recognizes YVR’s role in setting a course for its own carbon reduction while actively working with aviation partners to drive broader emissions reductions. “At YVR, we have a long history of innovation and sustainability and are proud to be at the forefront of creating a greener,…

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    Vancouver Convention Centre LEED Recertified

      The Vancouver Convention Centre announced the recertification of its West Building as LEED Platinum for Building Operations and Maintenance – maintaining its double LEED Platinum status. “Sustainability is at the core of everything we do,” says Craig Lehto, general manager of the Vancouver Convention Centre. “We take pride in the high standards we’ve set for ourselves to not only maintain our sustainable building features but to also incorporate environmental best practices in our day-to-day operations for the benefit of our…

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  • sustainable event

    Future-casting Sustainable Event Design

      As event professionals, focusing on our future is essential. We learn from the past, observe in the present, and then design our upcoming events based on our experiences. What we have learned from the past, and continue to observe in the present, is that sustainable event design and social impact are essential considerations for the future of our industry, and for the industries and communities we serve. Business events create environments for innovation, they act as an economic engine and…

    Event Operations, Green/Sustainable Meetings

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    YVR Receives First Healthy Building Rank

      The terminal building of Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has received a new certification for its highly optimal indoor air quality and water quality. YVR is now the first airport in the world to receive the UL Verified Healthy Building Mark designation by UL Solutions, a not-for-profit organization that conducts global safety certification. Located 12 km from downtown Vancouver on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, and the second busiest airport in Canada, the 378,255 square metre facility recently underwent an extensive process to earn…

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  • food waste

    Best Practices to Reduce Event Food Waste

      Second Harvest works with thousands of food businesses from across the supply chain, and across the country, utilizing logistics and technology to reduce the amount of edible food going to waste. Our inclusive model ensures this healthy surplus food is redirected to thousands of charities and non-profits across the country, providing millions of Canadians experiencing food insecurity access to the nourishment they need. Through our work with the hospitality industry and specifically events teams, we have learned some best…

    Event Operations, Food & Beverage, Green/Sustainable Meetings

  • sustainable hospitality

    New CEO for Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

      Glenn Mandziuk joins Sustainable Hospitality Alliance as chief executive officer, bringing more than 25 years of leadership experience in advancing sustainable practices in tourism, hospitality and economic development. Prior to becoming CEO of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, Mandziuk was president and CEO of Canada’s Thompson Okanagan Tourism Region (TOTA), with its 4,000 industry stakeholders. During his time there, TOTA was recognized as a global champion of excellence and innovation in sustainable destination management and responsible industry development practices. TOTA…

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    GBTA Releases Sustainability Study

      Much of the global business travel industry has already made sustainable business travel a priority with a focus on reducing emissions and its environmental footprint. But the industry as well as external stakeholders, such as policymakers, recognize more needs to be done. These are just some of the insights from an extensive, landmark research study released called –“The State of Sustainability in the Global Business Travel Sector”— from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). The report reveals barriers to achieving more sustainable business…

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  • GBTA

    GBTA Welcomes Senior VP Sustainability

      Delphine Millot has joined Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in the newly created role of senior vice president of sustainability. In this new role, Millot will lead GBTA’s initiatives to create a strong industry focus and public “voice” by working together with members, policymakers and other stakeholders to chart a course toward a more sustainable future for business travel. Areas of engagement include research and insights; industry and member programs, policy and advocacy; and education and certification, as well…

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    Booking.com Launches Sustainable Badge

      Booking.com has launched its Travel Sustainable badge, which is available to any property that has implemented a combination of sustainable practices, allowing travellers to easily identify and select more sustainable accommodations. To develop this framework, Booking.com collaborated with the Travalyst Coalition, the Travalyst Independent Advisory Group and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council to identify five key areas: waste, energy and greenhouse gases, water, supporting local communities and protecting nature. Properties will be assessed and scored for their sustainability practices,…

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