by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 23, 2014
The IMEX Group has released its sustainability report for IMEX America 2013, which showed improvement over 2012 figures. The benchmarking report, compiled and audited by IMEX’s sustainability partners MeetGreen, demonstrates that the trade show’s overall compliance with the APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Event Standards improved by 9 percent, to 72 percent. Significant reductions in energy and water usage, combined with a 10 percent improvement in waste sent to landfill and a marked increase in composting rates, defined the show’s green performance for 2013. In addition, 8,590 pounds of show materials (mainly signage and carpeting) were donated to local charities. The full report can be accessed here: