Sustainability at
Smart Nation Expo​

At Smart Nation Expo​, we are committed to hosting an event that has a positive impact on people and the planet. As a leading platform for showcasing the latest technologies and innovations in the smart city and urban development sectors, we recognize our responsibility to promote sustainability and drive progress towards a more sustainable future.

Our Sustainability Commitment

Smart Nation Expo is dedicated to hosting an event that has a positive impact on people and the planet. As a leading platform for showcasing the latest technologies and innovations in the smart city and urban development sectors, we recognize our responsibility to promote sustainability and drive progress towards a more sustainable future. Learn more below on our sustainability focus areas.

Our Focus Areas

01

Embedding Sustainability into Our Brand and Event

Providing platforms for exhibitors to showcase sustainable solutions and technologies

Organising conferences, seminars, and workshops to discuss sustainability challenges and best practices

Integrating sustainability messaging and content across our marketing and communications

02

Minimising Our Environmental Footprint

Aiming to become carbon neutral, reduce waste, and save more carbon than we emit by 2025

Using sustainable materials for event infrastructure, such as recycled carpets, signage, and stationery

Minimising printed materials and promoting digital alternatives

Encouraging the use of public transportation and reducing local traffic congestion

03

Minimising Our Environmental Footprint

Supporting community-based environmental programs and activities by providing them the platform at the event

Partnering with local organisations to create value for our host cities

Informa plc is ranked #1 in the media sector globally in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Indices 2022. Read more here.

SMART NATION EXPO is now powered by renewable electricity, helping us in our journey to Net Zero. 

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Smart Nation Expo 2024

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How You Can Contribute

We invite all our visitors and exhibitors to join us in our sustainability journey. As a participant of Smart Nation Expo, you can contribute to our sustainability goals in the following ways:

For Visitors

01

Consider sustainable transportation options

Choose to travel to the event using public transportation, carpooling, or other eco-friendly modes of transport to reduce your carbon footprint.

02

Utilise on-site recycling facilities

Look for and use the dedicated recycling stations throughout the venue to properly dispose of waste.

03

Opt for digital materials over printed handouts

Engage with exhibitors and speakers digitally by accessing presentations, brochures, and other materials through your mobile device or event app.

04

Patronise sustainable food and beverage options

Support exhibitors and vendors who offer sustainable, locally-sourced, or plant-based food and drink options.

05

Provide feedback on sustainability initiatives

Let us know your thoughts and suggestions on how we can further improve the sustainability of the event.

For Exhibitors

01

Design your booth with reusable and sustainable materials

Use materials that can be easily repurposed or recycled after the event, such as modular or rented booth structures, recyclable graphics, and energy-efficient lighting.

02

Prioritize sustainable transportation and logistics

Explore options for eco-friendly shipping and transportation of your exhibit materials, and encourage your staff to use public transportation or carpooling.

03

Offer digital alternatives to printed materials

Provide digital brochures, product information, and other collateral that attendees can access on their devices, reducing paper waste.

04

Promote your company's and products' sustainability credentials

Highlight the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives and sustainable features of your business and offerings to inspire visitors.

05

Minimise waste and ensure compliance

Implement waste reduction and recycling practices within your booth, and comply with the event's sustainability guidelines and regulations.

FasterForward

Smart Nation Expo is part of Informa Markets and the Informa Group. Sustainability at Informa focuses on the long term impacts we have on customers, colleagues, the communities we work in and the environment. For this reason, Informa developed the FasterForward approach to sustainable business. Informa’s aim is to become an ever more sustainable, positive impact business. Through the FasterForward programme, we are embedding sustainability into everything we do and seizing opportunities from helping our customers and markets do the same. FasterForward is a structured three-part programme with ambitious commitments and a wide range of activities, covering Informa’s business operations, our brands and products and our broader community impact.

When it comes to sustainability, we’re moving FasterForward.

Contact us and share your story

Would you like to work with us on the sustainability of our event? Would you like to share your own story and efforts? Got an idea? Contact the event team or reach out to Informa’s sustainability team for more [email protected]