Industry sustainability body isla is expanding its Advisory Board from three to 10 roles to ensure it better represents all industry stakeholder groups from corporates and agencies to venues, suppliers and industry associations.
The Advisory Board was created to contribute to the success of isla’s primary aim of supporting the events sector’s transition to a more sustainable future. Its expansion will provide insights and sentiments from across a variety of sector and stakeholder groups and organisations, driving increased collaboration.
At the isla Members Forum, held at The Meetings Show at ExCeL London on Wednesday 29 June, Jason Megson, MD of Freeman EMEA (pictured) – incoming Chair, urged members in the room to get involved and nominate themselves or colleagues to join the Advisory Board.
CEO & co-founder Anna Abdelnoor said: “Collaboration is fundamental to ensure a common vision as we advance our industry. We want to create an inclusive, representative, and committed Advisory Board to enable us to better inform, and accelerate, the work we’ve achieved since our launch in September 2020.
“Make no mistake, we’re in a race against the clock. We know aligned action is paramount to success, and this is the reason we are here. We know climate, we know events. We’re here to save time and make the transition for the industry easier and our Advisory Board will play a fundamental role in that journey.”
The new Advisory Board roles will be appointed in September with the current 12-month term being expanded to 24 months.
The isla members forum included a panel discussion featuring representatives from companies including Imagination and Collaborate Global, and round table discussions to share the currently challenges members are facing in their journey to being more sustainable, as well the opportunities available.
TTA also shared its experience of using the isla TRACE carbon measurement tool, launched earlier this year, which is now being used by more than 50 members.
Isla also held its first Venue Forum at ExCeL London on 28 June to engage UK venues in the challenge of accelerating the UK’s transition to Net Zero and creating a sustainable destination for events.