GDS-Index

The brands that organise events and the consumers that attend them are demanding greater responsibility and performance from destinations and their suppliers.

To view the sustainability performance of the pioneering cities benchmarked under the Global Destination Sustainability Index please click the button below.

Who are we?

We are a collaborative business initiative created to help Destinations, Convention Bureaux, Event Planners and Suppliers drive the adoption and recognition of sustainable practices in their city and in the global events industry.

GDS-Index

The brands that organise events and the consumers that attend them are demanding greater responsibility and performance from destinations and their suppliers.

To view the sustainability performance of the pioneering cities benchmarked under the Global Destination Sustainability Index please click the button below.

Who are we?

We are a collaborative business initiative created to help Destinations, Convention Bureaux, Event Planners and Suppliers drive the adoption and recognition of sustainable practices in their city and in the global events industry.

What we do

IDENTIFY

We identify and compare the sustainability strengths and challenges facing destinations and their event industry.

SUPPORT

We support Convention Bureaux, cities and private-public initiatives to efficiently craft and implement long-term sustainability strategies.

PROMOTE

We help highlight and promote destinations with strong performance, best practice and innovation.

INSPIRE

We engage and inspire corporate, association and government clients to prize destinations with strong event sustainability initiatives.

How do we do this?

BY BENCHMARKING

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We help identify the sustainability strengths and challenges facing destinations and their event industry.

Our benchmarking process is designed with efficiency in mind, while providing third party evaluation.

The GDS-Index is based on a performance review of four key areas:

BY ASSESSING AND PROMOTING

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We analyse destination strategies, policies and initiatives, identifying gaps and opportunities for improvement.

We highlight and promote destinations with strong performance, best practice and innovation.

TRADITIONAL MEDIA

KEY MICE EVENTS

SOCIAL MEDIA

REPORT

BY CONSULTING

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We support Convention Bureaux, cities and private-public initiatives to efficiently craft and implement long-term sustainability strategies,helping destinations achieve their sustainability goals.

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Benefit by getting involved

INCREASE SUSTAINABILITY PERFORMANCE
ACCELERATE INNOVATION
RESPOND TO & DRIVE CLIENT DEMAND
BUILD & PROMOTE BRAND REPUTATION
CATALYSE COLLABORATION

Testimonials

Co-ordinating Partners