IOFM Spring Conference and Expo

May 19-21, 2024 |  Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort  |  Lake Buena Vista, FL


Our Pledge

As a leader in the global expositions and conference industry, Diversified Communications, the organizer of IOFM’s Spring Conference & Expo, recognizes its responsibility to understand and prioritize actions to reduce the carbon impact of the events it produces.

IOFM Spring Conference and Expo

At Our Event

Our sustainability initiatives onsite
We are committed to reducing our environmental impact through ongoing efforts to save energy and water, recycle, and purchase environmentally preferable products. Some of the steps we are taking onsite include removing aisle carpet, limiting printed materials, encouraging use of our mobile app, and more!

At Our Company

Our global commitment
Diversified Communications has signed a pledge committing to support the goal of net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, in line with global efforts set out by the Paris Agreement to limit warming to 1.5°C and reduce total global GHG emissions by 50% by 2030, and to actively promote and advocate for industry efforts throughout the value chain.
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And beyond

Supporting actions of our partners
We support our partners’ own efforts to create a more sustainable industry. See below for more information.

Learn how our partners are contributing to sustainability initiatives:

Attendee Sustainability Requests

While you are attending, here are some ways you can choose to reduce your carbon footprint:

Air Quality / CO2 Impact

  • Carpool or take public transport to/from the airport and to/from your hotel
  • Take advantage of Disney’s shuttle services around the resort … or even better, walk if possible
  • Consider offsetting your travel to/from the event (learn more here)

Waste Reduction

  • Use a refillable water bottle and coffee cup throughout the event
  • Take only what you need at food functions
  • Download the official event mobile app (in place of a paper map/guide onsite) 
  • Ask for a recycling bag for your hotel room if one isn’t in place

Energy Conservation

  • Turn off lights and thermostat when leaving your hotel room
  • Take advantage of natural light whenever possible
  • Unplug chargers when not in use

Water Conservation

  • Participate in your hotel’s Linen Re-Use Program by refraining from swapping out hotel linens daily
  • Take shorter showers to save water and time

Exhibitor Sustainability Requests

Going green doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Thinking sustainably can help reduce the environmental impact of exhibiting while helping save your business money. Here are a few eco-friendly trade show ideas and tips for exhibitors:

Reduce Signage Waste

  • Re-evaluate your print needs by considering what information you can send out digitally. This helps vastly reduce paper waste at expos. You can also use environmentally conscious local printers to avoid the costs and carbon footprint of shipping.
  • If you must print, create reusable non-dated signs.
  • Consider using durable cardboard for structural application as opposed to aluminum because it is much more biodegradable. You can also use cotton or bamboo fiber materials instead of vinyl for banners.

Reduce Booth Waste

  • Avoid carpet and bring your own flooring if needed, like puzzle foam flooring that can be reused at all your shows.
  • Break down ALL cardboard boxes and put in the correct recycling bin.
  • Request additional booth bins for recycling and compost collection.
  • Use the stickers provided at the Exhibitor Services desk to mark your materials for recycling or donation.
  • Set a goal to leave no trace behind by shipping out all booth properties and packing materials and donating extra giveaways.

Please reach out to Kara O’Brien, Event Manager, at [email protected] to learn more about how IOFM is focusing on sustainability at our events.

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