Green Meetings & Conferences

There is a growing demand from meeting and conference organisers for venues and destinations to have active sustainability programmes in place. These include eco-certification for hotels, restaurants, conference & convention centres etc.

5 Irish Convention Bureaux have recently signed up to the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-INDEX) which measures a destinations sustainability performance and provides this information to planners and buyers worldwide. Cities are ranked on the following;

Environmental Performance

– Social Performance

– Supplier Performance (Hotels, venues, caterers, PCO’s, DMC’s, etc.)

– Convention Bureau Performance

The Certification Programme (Eco-label and Award) directly supports hotels in achieving certification which will add to the destinations score. Our Approval programme enables smaller businesses, such as restaurants, to demonstrate that they are engaged in sustainable actions also. Contact us directly to become a or member.

The 5 Convention Bureaux are – Dublin, Cork, Kerry, Shannon/Limerick and Galway

Additional Information

A Guide to Running Green Meetings and Events – Failte Ireland

Global Destination Sustainability Index – Whitepaper – Trends & Insights 2017

Global Destination Sustainability Index website –

Green Hotelier – What is a Green Meeting