Bella Center signs an accord to create the world's first sustainable meetings region

Together with other partners, the largest Congress Center in Scandinavia, Bella Center, has signed an accord to create the world’s first sustainable meetings region.

Bella Center has an ongoing focus on sustainability in connection to all aspects of the business. Therefore, the largest congress venue in Scandinavia has chosen to sign an accord to create the world’s first sustainable meetings region.

The accord is signed by a host of convention bureaus, destination marketing organisations, venues and agencies from the five Scandinavian member countries of the International Congress and Convention Association. The countries include Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden and all have signed the accord to become the world's first sustainable meetings region.

‘’For Bella Center it is an obligation to be a part of the initiatives taken to encourage our region to become a sustainable event destination. We already have a great focus on sustainability and being a part of this collaboration with other Nordic partners fits well with our sustainable strategy,’’ explains the Congress and Events Director Lene Mortensen.

The accord outlines 10 specific actions that all signatories agree to commit to; its purpose is to advance sustainable development within the meetings and events industry. The accord was signed at the annual meeting of the ICCA Scandinavian Chapter in Tampere, Finland.

By the time of writing there are more than 40 signatories. And in the coming months the chapter will expand the number of signatories by contacting business leaders across the five countries.

Read more about Bella Centers sustainable strategy – Sustainable Awareness

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Congress and Events Director Lene Mortensen, lmo@bellacenter.dk

PR Manager Sugasini Sooriyakumaran, sso@bellacenter.dk

 

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Bella Center is Scandinavia’s biggest trade fair and congress centre which each year houses several events of all kinds from trade fairs for fashion, food, cars, boats and holidays to large events such as the MTV awards and Danish and international congresses such as the UN climate change conference COP15 and the IOC Session and Olympic Congress. Bella Center A/S also consists of Copenhagen Fashion House (permanent showrooms for fashion) as well as BC Design Center (a permanent exhibition platform for furniture and interiors with Scandinavia’s first materials library), International House – centrally located serviced offices with all modern facilities and offices in all sizes, Bella Center Services, which offers catering for up to 15,000 guests at a time, and Forum Copenhagen – a subsidiary since 1997 where a wide range of concerts, exhibitions and parties are held. The latest addition to the group is the Bella Sky Comwell Hotel Copenhagen, the largest hotel complex in Scandinavia which is due to be inaugurated in spring 2011. Read more about Bella Center A/S at www.bellacenter.dk.

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