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Save the dateNovember 30, 20238:00 AM - 10:00 AM (UTC-05:00 EST) Add to Calendar
Venue Location
Venue Location

Washington Dulles Marriott Suites

13101 Worldgate Drive
Herndon, Virginia

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Organizer
Organizer
Organizer: FLEX: Fairfax Loudoun Event Executives
Contact Person: Claire Marble / Phil Rappoport
FLEX Breakfast Program: Sustainable Meetings
FLEX Breakfast Program: Sustainable Meetings

What are your organization's goals to achieve sustainable meetings? Do your attendees care about sustainability? What does a sustainable meeting mean to you?


A reduction or elimination of plastics? Recycling initiatives? Net carbon neutral? Sustainable food and beverage options? An energy-efficient venue?


One of the largest hospitality companies lists these points in their industry marketing:

  • Reduce single-use items and printed collateral
  • Alternative food and beverage menu offerings
  • Minimize food waste
  • Conserving water
  • Reducing energy use and carbon emissions


During this interactive conversation, share the feedback you've elicited from members and participants and any obstacles you've encountered.


Hear examples of what your fellow planners are implementing for their events.

Our breakfast sponsor, Destination Toronto, will be raffling a pair of VIP tickets to an upcoming Washington Capitals game, including seats up close and near the ice plus all-inclusive food and beverage service in the VIP Club. Must be present to win.


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Special mention: FLEX supports community efforts to assist meeting professionals in need. The Meeting Industry Fund is hosting its first annual "Giving Tuesday" fundraiser on Nov. 28 in Falls Church. No registration fee is required but a $20 donation at the door is suggested.

Agenda
Agenda
  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

    Breakfast & Networking

    Breakfast & Networking

    8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

    Welcome & Introductions

    Welcome & Introductions

    8:50 AM - 9:00 AM

    Sponsor presentation

    Sponsor presentation

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Panel Discussion, moderated by Phil Rappoport, Virlybird

    Panel Discussion, moderated by Phil Rappoport, Virlybird

Panelists
Panelists
  • Dawn Jones (Director, Operational Execution of Freeman)

    Dawn Jones

    Director, Operational Execution of Freeman

  • Meredith Flanagan (Associate│Workplace Experience Manager at Gensler)

    Meredith Flanagan

    Associate│Workplace Experience Manager at Gensler

Sponsors and Partners
Sponsors and Partners
Community
Community

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Tickets
Tickets

Meeting Planner/Organizer

Registration for meeting planners employed by associations, nonprofits, corporations, government agencies, NGOs, and independent meeting professionals.

Complimentary

Supplier

For individuals representing themselves or companies who provide goods and services to event organizers. Includes hospitality providers and properties, convention and tourism bureaus, destination management companies, audio/visual and technology providers, photography, exhibition and sponsorship sales, consultants, speakers, publishing entities, Internet-related services, transportation or freight services, signage/printing companies, premium incentives, and others who do not specifically organize events.

FLEX reserves the right to limit the number of representatives from the same company.

In order to maintain the integrity of a favorable planner-to-supplier ratio, suppliers will be notified if their registrations are approved, and then they may proceed to payment.

$50

Student/Faculty

Currently attending or teaching at a local college or university, with a program related to hospitality, tourism management, and events.

Complimentary