Find your roadmap to sustainable business meeting and events

– and support your brand and corporate strategy in all your live B2B or B2C contacts points.
Copenhagen, October 30, 2017

Responsible Business Events is held back-to-back with Sustainable Brands, the world’s leading supplier of CSR conferences – attracting delegates from global brands as Unilever, Coca Cola, IKEA, LEGO, NovoNordisk and General Motors. By attending Responsible Business Events you will automatically also get access to Sustainable Brands’ general opening keynote session and their opening reception.

CMP Continuing Education Credits
The conference is a CMP Preferred Provider and is approved for up to 7 hours of Continuing Education Hours (CEs) from the Events Industry Council (read more).


08.30 RegistrationNetworking breakfast
09.30 Panel: UN year Sustainable Tourism for Development - the Nordics in the lead of development?
Room: Denmark
Allan Agerholm, CEO, BC Hospitality Group - and Deputy Chairman of the Board, HORESTA
Camilla Brückner, CEO, UNDP Nordic, Danish Office
KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, CEO/Founder, Sustainable Brands
Inge Huijbrechts, Vice President Responsible Business, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Moderator: Guy Bigwood, Director of the Global Sustainability Index
10.30-11.00Networking Break / Activation hub
Break-out Sessions 1
Sustainable Growth
Room: Norway
Session 1: Management
New Green
Room: Casino
Session 2: Facilitation
Room: Denmark
Session 3: Procurement
Brand activation through responsible live communication

Host: Claudia van’t Hullenaar, Sustained Impact, Owner, Sustainability Committee Member of the Events Industry Council
Managing food resources through a sustainable mindset

Host: Unilever Food Solutions, Frank Jakobsen, Culinary Advisor and Head Chef
Challenges for Ethical Procurement - and practical tools

Host: Mariela McIlwraith, CMP, Director of Sustainability Events Industry Council

Case: Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
12.00-13.00Lunch / Activation hub
Break-out Sessions 2
Sustainable Growth
Room: Norway
Session 4: Procurement
New Green
Room: Casino
Session 5: Management
Room: Denmark
Session 6: Facilitation
Ecolabels from a strategic perspective

Host: Ecolabelling Denmark, Consultant Ingrid Elmedal.

Cases: Scandic Hotels and If P&C Insurance
Communicating Sustainability – how to make your delegates and clients love your green initiatives

Host: Guy Bigwood, Group Sustainability Director, MCI Sustainability Group and Trine Plambech, Principal Green Urban Designer & Team Leader, Alexandra Institute

Green Solution House Bornholm, Guldsmeden Hotels
MCI Presentation
Alexandra Inst. Presentation
The Efficient Meeting and how to benefit from ISO 20121

Host: Søren Stochholm, Partner Worldperfect and Sofie Randel, Indehaver Rethink Events

Cases: Aalborg Kongres & Kultur Center and Kuoni Destination Management Europe
14.00-14.30Networking Break / Activation hub
Break-out Sessions 3
Sustainable Growth
Room: Norway
Session 7: Facilitation
New Green
Room: Casino
Session 8: Procurement
Room: Denmark
Session 9: Management
Sustainability is good business

Host: BC Hospitality Group
Responsible procurement – ensuring efficient compliance in challenging supply chains

Host: Factlines
Dagny Nome, Senior CSR Specialist and Siri Engesæth, CEO

Norwegian Hospitality Association (NHO Reiseliv Innkjøpskjeden)
Diversity as a driver for efficient meetings

Host: Heidi Rottbøll Andersen, Founding Partner Living Institute
15.30Networking Break / Activation hub
WIN GREAT PRIZES Hand in your answer on the activation partner quizz on how to make your events more sustainable!
Great prizes.
15.45Announcing the WINNERS of the Activation Partner Quizz Scandinavian Foyer
16.00 Sustainable Brands General Opening Keynote Session
18.00 - 20.00 Sustainable Brands Opening Reception


Target audience
The three themes “Sustainable Growth”, “New Green” and “Human” are throughout the conference used to zoom in on current key issues for Corporate Event and Meeting Organizers, CSR managers, Procurers and CEO’s to guide in the pursuit for organizing and hosting meetings with a sustainable dimension and outcome.

Target group of the conference is organizers and suppliers of sustainable meetings – from meeting bookers to CSR executives, both in or outside the hospitality sector as stakeholders concerned with business, travel, and meetings: the tourism industry, meeting experts, key opinion leaders, academia as well as NGOs and authorities.


3.995 DKK / 790 USD excl. VAT


CMP Continuing Education Credits

The Responsible Business Events 2017 Copenhagen Conference is a CMP Preferred Provider and is approved for up to 7 hours of Continuing Education Hours (CEs) from the Events Industry Council.

In order to automatically receive the CE credit towards earning your CMP certification or re-certification, you will need to first create an account with the Events Industry Council.  If you’ve never created an online profile with the Events Industry Council, click on the “Login” in the upper right-hand corner of then click the “Get Started” button and follow the prompts.

Please note: you must use the same email when creating your Events Industry Council portal account and when registering for the conference.


The Responsible Business Events conference is organized with Sustainable Brands by Improvement and CSR LINK.

For more information – contact Jens Prebensen at