The Association of Exhibition Organisers, the British Exhibition Contractors Association and the Exhibition Venues Association commissioned the report last year (Event, February). The study will run until June when the project group will release further details and make recommendations.
The workshop included presentations by The Environment Agency and David Middleton from the Midlands Environmental Business Club, which conducted the survey on behalf of the three associations. Government-funded independent body Envirowise presented a case study of waste management initiatives in other industries to show what lessons can be learned.
NEC Group corporate development director John Cole chairs the SEXI project group. "The purpose of the workshop was to get people to think about their own activities and to talk through practical steps towards improvement, such as improving the way a stand is designed or making sure waste is compartmentalised on site,