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Convention Industry Council partners with Avila Government Services

Online sustainable meeting tool for meeting professionals.

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Convention Industry Council (CIC) announced a new partnership with Avila Government Services, Inc. (Avila) and their online tool for sustainable meetings. CIC member organizations will now have access to the Sustainable Meeting Planning Program (SMPP) to assist in planning, managing and scoring green meetings.

“Since CIC launched the APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting Standards in 2012, we’ve watched the industry continue to curate and share resources on green meetings,” said Karen Kotowski, CAE, CMP and CEO of the Convention Industry Council. “The Sustainable Meeting Planning Program is a prime example. One of the greatest benefits of the software is its scoring system, allowing a planner to better track and benchmark their meetings against the APEX/ASTM standards.”

The SMPP tools help a planner navigate the APEX/ASTM standards through easy to use scoring forms and check lists which work hand in hand with and reference back to the standards.

Features of the SMPP program include:

  • SMPP Policy Manual, to guide meeting planners through the steps of sustainable planning.
  • Checklists to assist meeting planners with sustainable practices.
  • Scoring Forms, for meeting planners to score their meetings and track sustainability improvement against the APEX/ASTM standards as well as the ISO 20121 standard  and GRI  reporting format.
  • Reports, to assist management review and sustainability reporting.
  • Directories on-line, to list Sustainable Meeting Planner individuals and organizations.

A special CIC discount code will entitle the purchaser to a 50 percent discount on the SMPP product.

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