Co-ordinated and written by not-for-profit, Positive Impact Events, the acceleration action promotes the event industry as a way to ensure Sustainable Development Goal number four (quality education for all) is achieved. It is titled “Engaging the global event industry in the UN SDGS: By 2030 ensuring the over 1.5 billion people who attend events every year acquire knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development”. Funding support has been provided by Maritz Global Events, IMEX, PCMA, CVent and Oregon Convention Center.
Contributions have been gathered via an online survey, which received special dispensation from the UN SDG action campaign, as well as praise for the way it was adapted and promoted within the global events industry, to a reach of more than 1.7 million. The events industry survey marked the first time the UN has supported a campaign of this sort within the event industry and event professionals are being asked to build on this momentum by taking to social media during the summit and sharing the actions they take to create a sustainable event industry using #Act4SDGs.