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Be the best – be green: Submissions now open for IMEX-GMIC Green Awards

Be the best – be green: Submissions now open for IMEX-GMIC Green Awards ( Applications are open for the prestigious IMEX-GMIC Green Awards 2015 honoring outstanding environmental and social initiatives. Jointly run by IMEX and the Green Meetings Industry Council (GMIC) and now in their 13th year, these awards recognize outstanding achievement in green meetings planning, sustainability and corporate social responsibility. The deadline to apply for the IMEX-GMIC Green Awards is March 1, 2015.

The awards span four categories covering key aspects of the green meetings sector: Green Meeting Award (small), Green Meeting Award (large), Green Supplier and Commitment to the Community Award.

Environmental awareness among meeting organizers is recognized by the Green Meeting Award, which judges a specific event based on a planner’s efforts to prevent and reduce environmental impact. The Green Supplier Award recognizes a meeting supplier that has made innovative efforts to reduce the environmental impact of their operations. Finally, the Commitment to the Community Award honors those who have demonstrated innovative efforts to benefit a charitable initiative.

Nominations for the IMEX-GMIC Green Awards are judged by a panel of international industry experts and awards will be presented at the prestigious IMEX Gala Dinner (May 20) taking place at the Frankfurt Alte Oper, during IMEX in Frankfurt (May 19-21, 2015).

See for further details and to view case studies of previous winners.

Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group, comments: “The IMEX-GMIC Green Awards have been developed to recognize organizations within the industry that are excelling in their efforts to minimize their environmental and social impacts.

“As companies and planners alike seek out ways to give back to the local communities and destinations where they gather, these programme elements become ever more important to the overall impact of the event. We are proud to support and recognize such meetings and events that have a positive impact that goes beyond the meeting room.”

MEDIA CONTACT: Emma Ward, IMEX PR Team, Tel: + 44 1273 227 311, Email:

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