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    Helps destinations to engage
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    Want to showcase your destination’s
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    Best practice in event sustainability
    Looking for a collaborative platform
    to share best practice in event sustainability?

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.

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Top 6 Destinations for 2018

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GDS-Index Destination Rankings for 2018

Our latest rankings are live. Check out our top 4 destinations below!

Gothenburg Sweden

Göteborg & Co

    Gothenburg is one of the world’s most progressive cities when it comes to addressing…
Copenhagen Denmark

Wonderful Copenhagen

    Copenhagen holds the world record for consumption of organic food/ 52% of all Copenhageners…
Reykjavik Iceland

Meet in Reykjavik

    The City of Reykjavik won the Nordic Nature and Environment Prize 2014 and was awarded…
Oslo Norway

Oslo Convention Bureau

    Oslo is located at the head of Oslo Fjord, surrounded by forested ridges. Strict…


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Organising High Performance Sustainable Events

Its been a while since we shared any of our presentations on trends, best practices and top tips. This week I had the pleasure to speak at the Associations World Congress in super sustainable Gothenburg.…

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Our House is on Fire

Whether it’s your children on strike from school, a David Attenborough documentary or a front page in your newspaper you can’t deny that society wants greater action from governments and corporates…

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Driving Responsible Events in Green Monaco

A small principality of just two square kilometres that is perhaps best known for its glittering blue seas and its Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, Monaco might not be the first name that comes to mind…

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