German Event Venue serves as Role Model for Sustainability

German Event Venue serves as Role Model for Sustainability
November 15, 2013 Arton Kabashi

Green Globe member, mainzplus Citymarketing GmbH in Mainz, Germany, has demonstrated an innovative approach to responsible practices for years – and with visible success! The philosophy of sustainability is integrated at all levels, making it the core of the company’s corporate strategy. All efforts recently earned Green Globe re-certification.

“We are delighted about our re-certification, and the international recognition of our sustainable ways of thinking and acting,” said August Moderer, Managing Director at mainzplus Citymarketing. “As an event organizer we have to act in a responsible manner and raise awareness among our partners, customers, and staff members. If you want to be successful in the event sector these days, you have to follow the green trend and deliver a sustainable product.”

Environmental goals are specified and operational performance is strictly monitored. The team at Mainz Congress Center supports zero impact events, and meeting planners are encouraged to take advantage of the eco-friendly conference package ‘green plus’. Clients get to use electric vehicles, benefit from round-trip tickets on German national railway Deutsche Bahn, free public transportation in Mainz and neighbor city Wiesbaden, free admission to local museums and city tours. Green electricity and sustainable catering, featuring seasonal and regional products, are included. As part of events and general business activities, mainzplus Citymarketing supports numerous charitable organizations and social projects within the community and worldwide.

The City of Mainz is nominated for the German Sustainability Award 2013, and the state capital is listed in the category “Most Sustainable Major City”, together with Augsburg and Dortmund. This award recognizes municipal authorities, who implement sustainable development within the limits of their resources, and successfully realized outstanding projects in specific sectors. The judging panel is impressed with the development of the city of Mainz as a green meetings and tourism destination.

The award is endorsed by the German Federal Government, the National Council for Sustainable Development, and numerous scientific organizations, such as UNESCO and UNICEF. It was established in 2008 to encourage the acceptance of social and ecological responsibility, and to identify role models in this field. Nominees include companies, cities and individuals, instrumental in promoting the idea of a sustainable society.

About Mainz Congress Center
The Mainz Congress Center is located in the heart of Europe, in the city center of Mainz at the Rhine River – only 20 minutes from Frankfurt Rhine-Main International airport. Mainz is one of the oldest cities in Germany, and the center for culture, business, and media. Last year, Congress Center Mainz changed its name to mainzplus Citymarketing GmbH, as it merged with Tourism Marketing Mainz. The main goal of this umbrella organization is the development of an integrated marketing concept for the city, including the positioning as a destination for conventions and tourism. All three top venues – the modern Rheingoldhalle, the stylish and historical Electoral Palace, or the Frankfurter Hof, make a perfect setting for every event.

Paul Dolega
mainzplus Citymarketing GmbH
Rheinstrasse 66
55116 Mainz
Tel. +49 (0) 6131 242 118


About Green Globe Certification
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