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New SEA Accredited Professionals

Meet our Newest SEA Accredited Professionals

The Sustainable Event Alliance is proud to announce our newest SEA Accredited Professionals from Singapore, Australia, Portugal and USA. 

As the global events industry is in a hiatus, those of us not being consumed by the pivot to virtual have had time to think more deeply about sustainability and how that might be applied to events as we move out of this global crisis. It is obvious that moving forwards, events must be purpose-led and responsibly address four key concerns: covid-safe, climate impact, single use plastic, and inclusivity.


Off the back of our Global Hackathon people have been inspired to get their house in order and establish their credibility and qualifications for sustainable event management, ready to produce responsible and purpose-led events into the future.

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Becoming a member of the SEA has allowed me to connect and learn from some of the brightest minds in the sustainability and events space, something I hope to continue as a SEA-accredited event sustainability specialist. 

Completing the accreditation has enabled me to gain an in-depth understanding of a wide range of sustainability issues, from ethical and sustainable supply chains through to energy and water conservation; responsible waste management; social innovation; or sustainable travel. I have really enjoyed this practical learning experience which I have already applied, and will continue to use in my sustainability work.

Trang Chu Minh Singapore

Meet our newest Accredited Professionals

We are pleased to introduce you to the newest cohort of Sustainable Event Alliance Accredited Professionals.

Specialists are recognised for their up-to-date knowledge and experience within the field of sustainability in event management and their competency to advise, assess or train others.

Practitioners are events professionals with skills and competency in sustainable event management that demonstrate they are able to apply this to their event production roles.

Trang Chu Minh 
Singapore

Mark Rochford
Australia 

Ana Pinheiro
Portugal 

The SEA Accredited Professional programme independently assesses event professional's knowledge and application of sustainable event management best practice. Applicants must meet pre-requisites to apply.

Ana Pinheiro

Passionate stage manager with 15 years of experience in producing, and  management of sport, corporate and cultural events.

Experience as a creative producer, working with various performers and supporting light, video, sound and stage crew work. Working with larger crews every year, stakeholders and budget management, working on different types of venues. Embracing a new sustainable perspective on how to deliver event services. 

Ana is the principle of Green Mind Events, operating in Portugal, offering sustainable event production for weddings, corporate, and parties.

www.greenmindevents.pt

Trang Chu Minh

Sustainability Professional | Social Enterprise & Women’s Rights Advocate | Storyteller 

Based out of Singapore and Indonesia, as Head of Summits and Sustainable Events, Trang leads a global sustainability and diversity and inclusion project for Refinitiv (formerly Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk).

Highlights of her sustainable events work include:

  • developing Refinitiv’s first sustainable events policy;
  • launching the company’s first diversity and inclusion policy targeted at creating more diverse speaker faculties and more accessible events;
  • rolling out a venue sustainability screen globally to ensure that sustainability is embedded as a key criteria in sourcing processes;
  • going plastic-, paper-, and merchandise-free at key proprietary events;
  • replacing give-aways with a donation to charities committed to the UN SDGs;
  • actively engaging social enterprises as event suppliers;
  • developing a post-event sustainability scorecard to measure the effectiveness of the policy, and to eventually integrate event sustainability in the company’s annual sustainability report.

In addition, she divides her time as Asia Correspondent for Causeartist, looking after the media platform’s coverage of the region, as a freelance contributor to publications focused on social and environmental issues, and as a consultant on international development projects on topics ranging from climate change mitigation to education or women’s rights. 

Her previous consulting projects include working on development cooperation with the EU Mission to ASEAN and the EU Delegation to Indonesia, as well as USAID’s Alliance for Sustainable Palm Oil Initiative.

www.causeartist.com/author/trang_chu_minh
www.causeartist.com/lessons-learned-from-running-sustainable-events

Mark Rochford

I grew up on an organic farm and was raised with respect for nature and a deep understanding of environmental issues. An understanding and respect that I have advocated for throughout my career.

My first ever paid job was with the local paper recycler. At age 14.

Twenty four years later I started Frank Wild, an events agency with a dedication to sustainable design and production. Through previous years of music, corporate and commercial events I was able to identify major issues and cultivate a viable approach to addressing changes in policies and procedures that were necessary to develop a model for my own sustainable events agency.

I’m proud of the work we do in inspiring clients to commit to sustainability practices despite the challenges they may face along the way. Every client has a unique set of circumstances that requires particular attention, but we always approach each project from the same starting point – How do we help them make this more sustainable?

I always encourage and support my team at Frank Wild to speak up, contribute and collaborate with the intention of continuing to push the boundaries of sustainable design and production, and I see our company’s responsibility in the industry as one to encourage others to do the same.

www.frankwild.com.au

Fabric Upcycling

The first UK supplier to offer a Fabric Upcycling Scheme.

The aim is that 100% of the fabric Harrison Creative print is recycled or upcycled.

Any used flags, scrim and other fabric displays are returned to so they can turn them back into useful items and give them a new lease of life.

They can transform them into sports bags, shopping bags and tote bags that are ideal to purchase for giveaways for your next event.

They also produce dog toys that that are donated to local dog welfare charities and centres. These items are handmade in the Harrison Creative studio, and they can make bespoke items.

https://harrisoncreative.co.uk/

https://harrisoncreative.co.uk/environmentally-friendly-branding/

Event Farm

Event Farm is an experiential marketing platform. We combine our expertise and suite of event technology—including attendee texting, wearable tech, and cutting-edge websites—to make your innovative events possible.

https://www.eventfarm.com/

Event Farm

Bring Your Events Into the Virtual World

Event Farm has partnered with VirBELA to bring a revolutionary, virtual events experience to market. By combining a virtual venue with event engagement technology, The Echo offers a social engagement and communication solution that transforms run-of-the-mill, physical events into unforgettable virtual networking and learning experiences.

The virtual world environment is designed to promote social interaction and collaboration among participants and is scalable to support 10,000+ users concurrently from anywhere in the world.

Why Choose The Echo?

The Echo allows you to conduct an online event that includes the same presenting, learning and networking opportunities as physical events, while also boosting attendee engagement before and during your virtual event. Leverage The Echo to:

  • Offer online registration
  • Promote your event
  • Welcome and check-in attendees
  • Keep everyone connected via an attendee app
  • Send SMS texts and polls
  • Offer keynotes, panel discussions, small breakouts, Q&A sessions, networking and more

End-to-End Support for Your Virtual Event

The Echo includes functionality that’s backed by comprehensive support to ensure a memorable and effective experience for host organizations and participants. Functionality includes:

https://www.eventfarm.com/the-echo

6Connex

The 6Connex Virtual Events Platform will enable you to host a Virtual Trade Show, Virtual Job Fair, Virtual Summit, Virtual Benefits Fair and even establish an E-Learning Program for your organization.

6Connex announces "the way to do virtual," powered by the new release of the company's software platform. Virtual Destinations Version 7.1 brings intuitive and social virtual programs to every device, enabling even greater connection with customers, employees, partners and more. (PRNewsFoto/6Connex)

Demio

Run more effective webinars with less work.

Only Demio provides a simple, no-download webinar experience for your audience, as well as all the marketing tools you need to generate better results.

https://demio.com/

Shindig

Shindig is a turnkey solution for online video chat events. Its unique technology offers the dynamics of an in-person event at internet scale. Shindig enables a host to give a video conference, lecture, seminar, interview or media event in front of an online audience of thousands.

Hosts can share the stage for face-to-face interactions with audience members before the entire gathering or sidebar with participants privately. Meanwhile, unlike other video conference or webinar meeting technologies, audience members themselves are also able to network, discuss and socialize with one another in their own self initiated private video chats just as they would naturally at in person events.

Prominent organizations and individuals ranging from CNN, The Economist, Forbes and Conde Nast Publications to Bill Gates, Sheryl Sandberg and Jim Cramer are among Shindig's early adopters.

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