The deadline for destinations to submit their most innovative sustainability initiative if fast approaching! In the meantime, we have gathered an amazing jury panel, composed of seasoned events professionals…Read more
What is the GDS-Index?
The GDS-Index is a collaborative business initiative created to help Destinations, Convention Bureaux, event planners and MICE suppliers drive the adoption, promotion and recognition of responsible practices in the business tourism and events industry. The GDS-Index does this by measuring and comparing the social and environmental sustainability strategies, policies and performance of participating destinations and by sharing best practice from around the world.Read more
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The GDS-Index is a unique example of how collaboration, including the sharing of best practices and expertise, can improve performance of destinations for the benefit of both our clients and our communities. It has provided us with opportunities and inspiration that has helped position Copenhagen as a leader in Sustainable Meetings.
Deputy CEO and Convention Director at Wonderful Copenhagen
Being involved in this project has been a great inspiration to Gothenburg. Through the benchmarking and sharing of best practices, we have improved and elaborated our services towards our clients and congress delegates, and made sustainability a key part of what Gothenburg stands for.
Deputy CEO and Director of Gothenburg Convention Bureau – 2012 and 2013 Index Award Winner
Helsinki works continuously to be a model city of smart and sustainable development. The Index challenges us to reflect on our values as a member of the society. It encourages us to improve our performance in all matters related to environmental, social and financial responsibility including transparency and open democracy.
Convention Director at Helsinki Convention & Events Bureau
One of the main hurdles for Convention Bureau professionals is the threat of “another thing on my to do list and another bill to pay”. CVBs need to understand that participating in the GDS-Index actually saves time and money, and helps them in their role of promoting their destination.
Convention Bureau Manager Uppsala, Sweden - 2013 Index Award Winner
A few of our latest blogs below. Stay up to date and follow our blog for all our latest news.
After Dublin who joined the GDS-Index in 2017, we are thrilled to welcome the addition of Cork, Kerry, Shannon and Galway for the 2018 benchmark. Ireland is stepping up and embraces sustainability practices…Read more
For the third year running, the GDS-Index will bring together a panel of experts that will recognize the most innovative sustainability initiative. Destinations will submit their applications by the end…Read more