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Copenhagen cvb at IMEX - #BeeSustain
No, you weren’t dreaming about a warm summer evening with grass between your toes when you saw some buzzing bees at IMEX Frankfurt. The bees were envoys from The Capital of Sustainable Meetings, with a message to all in the meetings branch that they can improve their environmental footprint, and #BeeSustain.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Copenhagen has a strong green and environmentally-friendly image. With its long track record in sustainable meetings management, the Danish capital has earned the nickname Capital of Sustainable Meetings. This May, Wonderful Copenhagen CVB, supported by VisitDenmark, launched the #BeeSustain initiative asking all meeting professionals to share sustainable actions.

“Our meetings industry can actviely influence environmental footprints, for example by working with sustainable meetings management,” Jonas Wilstrup, convention director at Wonderful Copenhagen CVB, says, adding: 

“We can’t save the world just by focusing on sustainable meetings in Copenhagen. Our position as Capital of Sustainable Meetings brings responsibilities, and with #BeeSustain, everyone in the meetings branch is encouraged - regardless of where they are in the world - to focus on sustainability and share their best practices for a higher cause."

On September 25 2014, Wonderful Copenhagen CVB visited our adopted bees at Copenhagen's Botanical Garden:

The legacy of #BeeSustain

#BeeSustain was very well received. During IMEX Frankfurt the hashtag #BeeSustain was used close to 300 times on Twitter and achieved a Tweet reach of close to 500,000. The press release - ‘#BeeSustain: The latest buzz in the meetings industry’ - was also the most read press release on Wonderful Copenhagen CVB’s website.

From mid-May up until now, the #BeeSustain hashtag has achieved a Tweet reach of more than 1.3 million, and that is not just among meetings industry professionals, but everyone from environmental organisations and activists, to bee keepers and opinion-leaders.

Each month, Wonderful Copenhagen CVB rewards a meetings branch professional for a #BeeSustain-initiative. Milda Salciute, Administrator of Knowledge and Events, IMEX Group, won the challenge in June with her tweets from a garden in Brighton where she planted the flower seed marketing material distributed by Wonderful Copenhagen and VisitDenmark at IMEX Frankfurt. You can also win Copenhagen By-Bi honey by sharing your sustainable actions using #BeeSustain and tag @copenhagencvb on Twitter.

Why the honey bee?

The honey bee has been chosen as a mascot and messenger because the bees - and other pollinators - play a crucial role in the ecosystem. At least a third of all our food depends on their pollination, and a world without pollinators would be a disaster. Today the bee, essential to Planet Earth, is an endangered species.

The bees are also connected to Copenhagen in a very specific way. The Copenhagen CSR project, Bybi (‘City Bee’), has released 20 million bees in Copenhagen in recent years and, this spring, Wonderful Copenhagen CVB adopted two bee families in the city’s Botanic Garden to support the initiative. Jonas Wilstrup says:

“The Bybi project matches our general image as a meetings destination. It is clearly concerned with sustainability but also incorporates a broader story about what Copenhagen is all about. Bybi is about responsible thinking and involvement, it's innovative and built on science. It's about maintaining the high quality of life and the flavors of a culinary city. Did you know, you can actually taste where in the city a specific honey has been harvested because the vegetation differs, even in a compact capital like ours? The honey is Copenhagen concentrated in a jar." 

Copenhagen – Capital of Sustainable Meetings

Copenhagen has been appointed ‘European Official Green Capital 2014’ because of its focus on sustainability and green growth, and the city is aiming to become the world’s first carbon-neutral capital by 2025. A meeting or event in Copenhagen is almost bound to have a shade of green whether it is part of your overall strategy or not.

But, as Copenhagen is known as the 'Capital of Sustainable Meetings' with an impressive track record in sustainable meetings management, you can easily choose to create a fully-sustainable meeting if you wish.
Copenhagen holds the world record for organic food consumption; 52% of Copenhageners commute by bike on a daily basis; 71% of the city’s hotel rooms are eco-certified; and wind provides 30% of the electricity used in the city. This is a destination and a country with loads of experience in sustainable meetings management, including the hosting of the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP15 in 2009, and the Danish EU presidency in 2012 – both of which were certified to international eco-meeting standards and IMEX Green Gold Award Winners.

Responsible thinking can easily be a part your meeting too. We believe it can create a bonus for the environment, your participants and your budget. Local organic produce and physical activity is a must in meetings, and the same goes for recycling. Responsible thinking not only sends a positive message, it also helps stimulate the energy of your meeting and is a natural part of the renowned Danish meeting design concept Meetovation too. Responsible thinking is simply part of our DNA.

Explore our #BeeSustain univers – and learn more about sustainable meetings managment and the importance of the honey bee

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