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    The revolution is here,
    where are you?
    Join over 50 cities in the leading sustainability
    benchmarking & improvement programme
    formeetings & events destinations
    around the world.

    The 2019 benchmarking period is open
    from June 5th to September 5th.

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    This is your wake
    up call...
    Join over 50 cities in the leading sustainability
    benchmarking & improvement programme
    formeetings & events destinations around the world.

    The 2019 benchmarking period is open
    from June 5th to September 5th.

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    The revolution
    is here!
    Where are you?
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    Join a network of
    over 50 leading cities
    Who are fixing our future
    Join over 50 cities in the leading sustainability
    benchmarking & improvement programme
    formeetings & events destinations
    around the world.

    The 2019 benchmarking period is open
    from June 5th to September 5th.

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    Creating better
    places to live,
    meet & thrive in.
    Sustainable Destination,
    Management Trends,
    Best Practices and Insights.

What is the GDS-Index?

The Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) is the leading sustainability benchmarking and improvement programme for meetings and events destinations around the world.

The mission of the programme is to engage, inspire and enable destinations to to become more sustainable places to visit, meet and thrive in.

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We provide an Index of global destinations that event organisers can use to assess event destinations and gain information that helps them to make their events and meetings more sustainable and impactful.

What is a

Sustainable Destination?

Sustainable Destinations are places that have achieved long term equity for people and planet by recognising the systemic and dynamic nature of change.

They actively account for the current and future economic, social and environmental impacts of their events and tourism industry, while engaging and listening to the needs of the host communities, the environment, visitors, and the industry.

They have collaboratively developed a long-term and regenerative vision, and take the lead as stewards and catalysts in making a better place to visit, meet, and thrive in.

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Our Blog

A few of our latest blogs below. Stay up to date and follow our blog for all our latest news.

Announcement: Brisbane Joins the GDS-Index

The GDS-Index is delighted to announce that Brisbane has become the 50th city to join the GDS-Index. As such, the city will actively participate in the collaborative platform to: • Benchmark the sustainability…

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#InnovationFlashback

As we begin receiving applications for this year’s Innovation Award, we wanted to pay tribute to past winners of the award. Let’s get inspired as we take a trip down memory lane. Last year, Copenhagen…

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Stockholm Sweden

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