The Complete Sustainable Events Course

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The Complete Sustainable Events Course is a 6-week online course for event and meeting professionals who want to drive their organisation's sustainability agenda. 

Whether you've already started your sustainability journey or it's completely new to you, the course not only gives you advanced learning to become an expert in sustainable events but it's also fun and engaging with intros and stories from Andy King on his sustainability journey as well as in-depth learning delivered by Anna Abdelnoor from isla and sustainability experts. 

This year's course will start in September.

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REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

FIND OUT MORE: WATCH OUR VIRTUAL OPEN DAY

THE POWER OF CHANGE

It's easy to talk about sustainability but not so easy to know where to start and how to measure the environmental impact of your events and discover the opportunities for positive event legacy.

Our research shows that over 90% of planners felt that they wanted to gain more knowledge on sustainable supply chains, reporting efforts to their audience and reducing their carbon footprint.

The course will give you the skills, tools, and knowledge to be able to plan and report with confidence and become an event professional that is championing the power of change.

WANT TO FIND OUT MORE?

If you're wondering what this year's course will entail, check out our virtual open day from last year and hear directly from Andy and Anna:

At last year's The Meetings Show, Anna was interviewed by our moderator, Samme Allen, where they discussed the course and what you can expect:

BEHIND THE SCENES: ANDY KING ON THE PRIVATE PARTS PODCAST

Towards the end of 2021, Andy joined Jamie Laing and Alex Mytton on the Private Parts Podcast to talk about his attempt to save Fyre Festival, and how he ensures his events are as sustainable as possible. Plus, he shared how event professionals can put his advice into practice with The Complete Sustainable Events Course.

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Thinking about enrolling on this year's course?
Take a look at our 2021 modules to get an idea of what you can expect:

Module 1: Events for good

Vision, purpose, goals & stakeholder engagement

Module length: 45 mins - 1 hour 

Reading: Case Studies from Purpose Disruptors

Expert: Jonathan Wise, co-founder of Purpose Disruptors

Release date: 8 November 2021

Module 2: Supply chains & stakeholders

Venues, sourcing, food, equality & circular economy

Module length: 45 mins - 1 hour 

Reading: Proseed framework

Expert: Guy Bigwood, Managing Director of Global Destination Sustainability Movement

Release date: 15 November 2021

Module 3: Destination known...

Destinations, travel, offsetting & short supply chains

Module length: 45 mins - 1 hour 

Reading: TRACE carbon measurement 

Expert: Helen Hodgkinson, co-founder of CACTUS

Release date: 22 November 2021

Module 4: Eating green, eating clean...

Smart menu designs, F&B impact

Module length: 45 mins - 1 hour 

Experts: Dr Vincent Walsh, founder of HERBLABISM and James Buckley, Director of Culinary, Levy UK

Release date: 29 November 2021

Module 5: It’s all about the doughnut...

Circular economy in practice for production & consumables

Module length: 45 mins - 1 hour 

Reading: Event Management Plans

Expert: Thomas Leech, co-founder of Department 22

Release date: 6 December 2021

Module 6: It’s a learning curve...

Creating a carbon report & understanding reduction opportunities

Module length: 45 mins - 1 hour 

Expert: Andy King, co-founder of Inward Point

Release date: 13 December 2021

MEET ANNA  ABDELNOOR: CO-FOUNDER AT ISLA 

Anna is the co-founder of isla, a non-profit organisation focusing on a sustainable future for events. Anna is the driving force behind isla and articulates the sustainability vision with support from members, the board and specialist consultants. Having worked on large-scale events for global clients, Anna knows just how capable the industry is of delivering huge projects under pressure and believes the same collaborative attitude is integral to addressing the climate crisis within the events sector.

MEET ANDY KING: CO-FOUNDER AT INWARD POINT

After the overwhelmingly positive feedback at The Meetings Show's keynote session last year we're beyond excited to have the one and only Andy King joining us to introduce each module and share his stories from his sustainability journey. 

Andy King has built his career as an experienced event producer that has spanned three decades and has helped top brands, foundations, and celebrities execute sustainable large-scale events and experiential campaigns. From catering his first wedding at age 16, he went on to become a sought-after event producer in New York City and was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal as America’s first ‘corporate concierge’ for PepsiCo. Andy then co-founded Inward Point, a zero-waste event company, working with celebrity clients such as Leonardo DiCaprio and The Rolling Stones, and corporations including Disney, Goldman Sachs, Taboola, Victoria’s Secret, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. 

Take a look behind the scenes at filming for last year's course:

Frequently Asked Questions 

When does the course start? 

The next course will start in late September 2022.

How long does it run for? 

The course runs for 6 weeks.  

How do I access the course? 

The course will be hosted on Swapcard, and you can watch the lectures wherever you are in the world. Joining instructions will be provided. 

Is the course accredited?

Yes, the course is accredited by the Continuous Professional Development Standards Office. 

How much does it cost?

£595 + VAT per student. If you'd like to discuss group bookings, please contact Ross Barker  rbarker@ntmllc.com.

Can I ask questions? 

There will be a live Q&A that happens twice throughout the course and you'll be able to submit your questions. 

Who is the course for? 

The course is designed for event and meeting professionals from agencies, corporates, and associations, and suppliers including hotels, venues, and destinations. 

Are there activities and coursework? 

Yes, there are optional activities that you can participate in if you wish, such as quizzes and questionnaires. Anna will also help you create your event plan and show you how you report on that post-event. Anna and her team will review your plan so you'll get helpful feedback and insights for your next event. 

Are the sessions available on-demand? 

Yes, all sessions are pre-recorded and are available on-demand so that you can consume the course at your own pace.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST FOR THE 2022 COURSE STARTING LATE SEPTEMBER

If you’re interested in group bookings, please contact Ross Barker: rbarker@ntmllc.com

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Take a look at what the class of 2021 had to say:

The Complete Sustainable Events Course provides events organisers with in-depth knowledge about carbon emissions and the importance to reduce the events' footprint while at the same time equipping event organisers with a powerful toolkit to apply the gained knowledge to create greener and more sustainable events. 
Adriana Rayo - Senior Marketing & Sponsorship Officer, EBRD
Anyone who is serious about making their events more sustainable should take this course. Excellent content and hands-on advice and tools.  
Lene Corgan – Head of Business Development - Business Events, Copenhagen Convention Bureau
Great course for those wanting to learn more about how to create sustainable events, presented in an easy-to-digest way. Prior to this course I wanted our events to be more sustainable but wasn’t sure how to go about it, however, thanks to these sessions I am now much more aware of what to be looking for and what to be asking suppliers and venues to learn more about their approach and practices. 
Amber Crighton – Marketing Associate, Yardi
I really enjoyed The Complete Sustainable Events Course.  Very professional presentations from experienced events management teams with real-life scenarios I could relate to. Updates on whole issues of Greenhouse gases and our planet's energy consumption which affect carbon footprints. The course was easily digested and well presented, and very clear with great materials to read.
Dawn Bond - Medical Education Events, EVF
I really enjoyed the course - a perfect mix of content and anecdotal stories to bring it to life. It doesn’t matter what level you are at, or stage in your sustainability journey, you can always learn more!
Danielle Ward - Event Manager, CNN

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