The World Meetings Forum Sustainable Edition 2019 has started
The event is held for the first time and is based in the Costa Rica Convention Center. The objective is to implement sustainability practices in events
The first version of the World Meetings Forum Sustainable Edition 2019 (WMFSE) will be held for 3 days at the Costa Rica Convention Center. It is a platform that seeks to generate business ecosystems for attendees through four strategic pillars: Business, learning experience, networking and a clear social contribution; This model, which is exported for the first time outside of the Mexican territory, is aligned on the occasion of the Sustainable Edition with global sustainability trends based on the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, Rafael Hernández, Chairman of the Forum, reported.
"Costa Rica is a destination that offers a complete and varied infrastructure aligned to sustainability for international meetings planners; 50,000 rooms, an offer that will increase in the coming years with the opening of 11 new hotels and a new convention center of 15,000 square meters with capacity for 4,595 people, which was built under the guidelines of an avant-garde ecological design using glass ceilings to reduce electricity consumption, rainwater recycling systems, automatic closing keys, LED lighting and 10,000 m2 of panels solar to power the facilities, "said Rafael Hernández, Chairman of WMF.
For his part Rafael Quesada, Coordinator of the Tourism Strategy of Meetings of the ICT, commented: “The confirmation of Costa Rica as the venue of this important event fills us with joy and pride, because precisely sustainability is the pillar of our development model tourist. It also validates the marketing strategy to position Costa Rica as a solid destination in the tourism segment of meetings and congresses, due to the quality of services and for having international and competitive quality venues such as the Costa Rica Convention Center ” .
It should be noted that WMF, through the World Meetings Forum Foundation (WMFF), performs in each event the inclusion of people with disabilities by hiring these people to be part of the WMFF team, with the aim of raising awareness about the industry about of how important it is to accommodate this group of society and thus contributing to the objectives of sustainable development 8 and 10 that refer to decent work and economic growth and reduction of inequalities respectively.