Where to go for meetings that are not just green but also socially responsible?

Photo: Jan Potente

Photo: Mövenpick Airport Messe

The congress industry in the Stuttgart region is strongly committed to green meetings: Stuttgart Convention Bureau, for example, supports "right and fair", the sustainability code of the German-speaking events industry. Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH has successfully passed the Sustainability Check of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, while the city of Stuttgart has been a certified “Sustainable Destination in Baden-Württemberg” since 2014.

It goes without saying that Stuttgart Convention Bureau helps event planners with all sustainability-related questions. In addition to environmental aspects, the social component is also gaining importance. Stuttgart Convention Bureau is also committed to this issue. At its so-called Social Days, conference attendees and company staff can lend a helping hand for a good cause. The Convention Bureau arranges project partners for social CSR activities. The aimis to build bridges between guests and social projects in the region.

Partners include the "Stiphtung" of stand-up comedian Christoph Sonntag, which commits to environmental education and projects such as saving Max-Eyth Lake in Stuttgart as well as helping disadvantaged children and young adults. The Blue House of the Stuttgart Society for Children with Cancer, which offers families of small cancer patients a temporary home during hospital stays, also works with Stuttgart Convention Bureau.

Numerous partners and major companies also make a contribution: For example, Mövenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport. The airport hotel has not only won several Green Globe awards for its special commitment to environmental concerns. Director Jürgen Köhler and his team also regularly host charity brunches, which are usually sold out quickly, with half of the proceeds going to the Tübingen Society for Children with Cancer.

The hotel was also part of the Mövenpick initiative "A Kilo of Kindness" in September. It collected bottle caps during its "Caps against Polio" campaign. In total, seven German Mövenpick hotels collected 254 kilos of caps. The proceeds were used to perform 250 polio vaccinations on disadvantaged children.