UK sustainability body isla launches venue forum

isla, the sustainability body for the UK events industry, is hosting its first forum to engage venues in accelerating the  transition to Net Zero and creating sustainable destinations for events.

Taking place on 28 June at ExCel London, the forum will include senior representatives and sustainability leads from a select group of prominent UK venues, with the idea of working towards the common goal of a sustainable industry.

Venues participating in the isla Venue Forum include ExCel London, ICC Wales, De Vere, Edinburgh International Conference Centre and Manchester Central. The Association of Event Venues, national tourism organisation VisitBritain and membership organisation Unique Venues of London will also take part in the forum.

With a focus on collaborative action, the round-table style forum will explore how to align activity to deliver sustainability consistently and help move the UK events industry towards Net Zero faster.

isla co-founder Anna Abdelnoor said: “We believe that events can change the world and that the UK, as a world leading industry, should (and can) take the lead on creating a sustainable destination for events. We see a huge opportunity to work collaboratively to champion the UK as a destination, to retain domestic work and attract international events.”