Legacy Events is set to launch a new marketplace that aims to provide everything needed to organise a successful sustainable event in one place. Launching on 13th April, Legacy Marketplace’s mission is to connect and empower anyone who wants to create successful, sustainable events.
With time running out to fight climate change, Legacy Events believes that sustainable events have never been more important. In fact, the UK events industry emits 1.2bn kg of CO2e every year. However, events are hugely important for evoking positive behaviour change, with 43% of audiences stating that they had changed their behaviour as a result of green initiatives or ideas they had discovered at festivals (Powerful Thinking).
The Legacy Marketplace will help organisers book entertainers and other suppliers for their own events. It’ll also have inspiration and guidance and include a range of products and services that will make organising sustainable events simple.
Abena Poku-Awuah, founder and managing director of Legacy comments: “We’re so excited to be launching Legacy Marketplace for the events industry. The platform is a modern way to deliver sustainability without compromising quality or ease.
This platform connects event organisers to products and services that reduce their environmental impact and contribute to positive social change. It offers a clear way through the jumble for those who want to make a difference but who do not have the time or expertise to source a sustainable solution themselves. Now more than ever, sustainability is a mainstream issue and increasingly under scrutiny in the events industry and attendees are looking to events to lead the way on this more and more.”
The marketplace will launch with a free online event on 13 April. It will include networking opportunities, an introduction to the marketplace, tips and advice for hosting sustainable events and a discussion around the future of sustainable events.