Sustainability at CMWorld

At UBM we achieve sustainable commercial success through thoughtful market focus and superior results for our customers. Being a sustainable business is central to how we run our events, how we make decisions, and how we do business every day.

Our continuing evolution is fueled by insight, innovation, and collaboration. We are proud of our commitment to having a positive environmental and social impact on both the communities and industries we work within.

We are committed to continually improving the sustainability of Content Marketing World and aim to stay at the forefront of driving change within the events industry.

Here are some examples of how we are implementing sustainability at CMWorld:

    • Cleveland Convention Center is a LEED Gold Facility, earning its certification for green design and construction in the areas of energy use, lighting, water, and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies. More info about the Cleveland Convention Center’s Reduce, Reuse & Recycle Program can be found in a recent press release and on their website.
    • Conference guides are being printed on 100% recycled paper and are being abbreviated to use less paper. We encourage attendees to use our digital mobile app for all event info!
    • We are also asking our sponsors for help with our sustainability goals by offering them the option to provide digital collateral in our mobile event app instead of using printed material in our bags and in sessions.
    • We’ve reduced total printed signage (print signage being replaced with digital signage wherever possible). New for 2019 we are also replacing our printed Content Marketing Awards printed display with all digital signage.
    • We’ve replaced foam core signage with signage made from 100% recycled cardboard substrate.
    • Our carpeting is made from recycled materials, reducing our carbon footprint and the demand for virgin materials.
    • Speaker gifts are made from recycled and “upcycled” materials.
    • We’ve eliminated paper speaker evaluations in favor of electronic scoring in our mobile app.
    • With the help of our venue and caterers, all catered food is locally grown and sourced.
    • We’ve eliminated plastic water bottles in meeting rooms and our networking events in favor of using reusable water bottles. New for 2019 we will also be using water boxes in our box lunches, replacing plastic water bottles. Our lunch containers are also made from 100% post-consumer recyclable materials and are compostable.
    • Once again we are partnering with a local, relevant charity called The Orange Effect Foundation. OEF’s mission is to ensure children with speech disorders receive the speech therapy and technology they need. We will be raising money and awareness for this great cause throughout the conference.


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