Sustainable practices at Advanced Engineering

30 & 31 October 2024

NEC, Birmingham

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30 & 31 Oct 2024 | NEC Birmingham

Making Advanced Engineering an impactful & responsible event for our community.

Easyfairs is committed to running Advanced Engineering in an environmentally and socially responsible manner by:

Tracking our progress at Easyfairs

The world is changing, fast. In today’s global economy, businesses must adapt quickly and integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategies more deeply than ever before.

At Easyfairs, we’re highly aware of this shift. In fact, our innovative approach has already positioned us at the forefront of sustainable exhibition hosting. We’re proud of this progress but understand our move towards sustainability and corporate responsibility is an ongoing journey.

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For an impactful responsible event

As part of the Easyfairs group, we are members of the Net Zero Carbon Events pledge and commit to being net zero by 2050 and to halve our greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Our main initiatives at the NEC:


The venue takes energy-saving measures, produces renewable energy through solar panels and takes measures to save water​


  • We limit our energy consumption by strictly controlling ligthing, heating and HVAC levels
  • The NEC venue and stands are equipped with LED lighting with PIR/motion detection

Production & Waste

We implement a strict waste management and waste reduction plan and we limit the use of plastic at our events​

Production & Waste

  • We sort waste generated by our events
  • Our Smart Badge technology allows significant reduction of paper by our exhibitors
  • We use 100% recyclable carpet on this event

Travel & Accommodation

We reduce travel emissions and select our preferred accommodation providers based on sustainability criteria​

Travel & Accommodation

  • The venue is equipped with EV charging stations
  • We recommend a carpooling situation
  • We encourage visitors to use sustainable transportation
  • The venue is within 5-15 mins walking distance from the nearest train station

Food & Food Waste

We apply sustainable food sourcing principles at our catering points and work to reduce food waste.

Food & Food Waste

  • We ask our suppliers to exercise portion control at catering points to reduce waste
  • We apply sustainable food sourcing principles at our catering points
  • Vegetarian and vegan options are available at the catering points

Freight & Logistics

Our all-in stand model reduces transport emissions and waste and we select our suppliers based on sustainability criteria​

Freight & Logistics

  • We apply sustainability criteria in contracts and RFPs
  • We select our suppliers based on sustainable transportation criteria

Social Responsibility

We strive to be an inclusive team, embrace diversity with equal opportunities for all and embed sustainability at the core of our event

Social Responsibility

  • Our content programme features subjects surrounding sustainability
  • We provide a platform to start-ups to present their breakthrough innovations
  • Dedicated talks and content to reduce the carbon footprint.
  • Onsite Sustainability Trail
  • Digital event guide with the show app

More about our commitment to sustainability:

Find our sustainability icon on the website to discover the practices we follow and encourage all attendees to adopt during their visit.

Find our sustainability icon on the website

Exhibitor tips

Dear Exhibitors:
Join our green team and act for the future!
When exhibiting at Advanced Engineering, you are playing an essential role in helping us create a sustainable event.

Here are some actionable tips on how to make your participation more sustainable:

Select a reusable all-in stand model from the organiser or design your own stand so that the structure will be reused multiple times, year after year. Work with your stand builder to make your stand as sustainable as possible! Avoid creating a disposable stand just for one event… Create reusable signage (without any date on it) made from recyclable materials and with eco-friendly ink when possible Use LED lighting and other energy efficient equipment for your stand and don’t forget to turn it off at the end of the day Try not to use carpet, and if your really need it, chose preferably reusable carpet tiles.

When possible, chose public transport or carpool with your colleagues

Choose a hotel within walking distance and/or applying eco-friendly practices

For your transport, consolidate your shipments and use preferably transport and logistic companies applying sustainable practices

Favour local suppliers to support the local economy and reduce transport

Favour suppliers presenting environmental and social credentials

Bring your own reusable water bottle to take advantage of our water fountains and help us reduce the use of single-use plastic

If you serve food on your stand, select preferably locally sourced and plant-based options and avoid the use of single-use plastics

Avoid wasting food and only order the quantity needed

Take an active part to the multiple initiatives and discussions during the event which will support the sustainable development of your sector

Inspire visitors by showcasing the sustainable credentials of your products

Visitor Tips

Dear Visitors:

Join our green team and act for the future!
We cannot do this alone! Help us make this event more sustainable!

Here is what you can do to help:

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