Podcast: Sustainability at events is environmental and humanistic, says EBD

Life Sciences partnering events company EBD Group discusses the importance of communication, education, and the trials and tribulations of organizing an event with sustainability in mind.

Millie Nelson, Editor

June 27, 2024

52 Min Listen

This episode of our monthly podcast Voices of Biotech brings you a slightly different conversation in this series about sustainability with Claire Macht, portfolio director, Europe and Manuela Hildebrand, regional delivery director, both from the EBD Group.

Together, they discuss how sustainability measures are implemented from an operational standpoint at conferences such as reuseable booths, less food and beverage wastage, more plant-based/vegetarian options, and even the much-debated topic of carpet or no carpet in the exhibition hall.

Additionally, Macht and Hildebrand discuss how and why sustainability is also tackled from a wellbeing perspective at EBD events. For example, providing attendees with healthier food and drink options, a massage booth, lounges to relax, fun runs, and more.

While both acknowledged and spoke in-depth about the need to educate and communicate with attendees and staff members on why certain decisions have been made to create a “buy-in” mentality, Macht and Hildebrand did not shy away from some of the challenges the team faces when planning an event with sustainability and the FasterForward initiative at the forefront.  

EBD’s next partnering-focused event is ChinaBIO, taking place in Shanghai, China September 10-11th, or virtually on September 16-17th.  Two months later, BIO-Europe will take place in Stockholm, Sweden on November 4-6th.

The latest episode can be found here or through the BioProcess Insider Expression Platform at, Spotify, Apple iTunes, Google podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.

About the Author(s)

Millie Nelson

Editor, BioProcess Insider

Journalist covering global biopharmaceutical manufacturing and processing news and host of the Voices of Biotech podcast.

I am currently living and working in London but I grew up in Lincolnshire (UK) and studied in Newcastle (UK).

Got a story? Feel free to email me at [email protected]

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