Disposable stands create significant environmental, health and safety and wellbeing issues onsite at our events. By replacing these with reusable stands we will see many benefits throughout the programme implementation.
Across Informa in 2019, we saw that disposable stands/booths equated to over 80% of our total waste generated at events. Proactively addressing this practice globally, at individual events, is key to achieving our Faster Forward targets.
Better Stands has a renewed focus and has been introduced as a reporting requirement for each event. Informa now expect all exhibitor stands to have reached at least a Bronze level in the Better Stands program, meaning all stand structures are of a reusable system.