New research into the UK’s conference and meetings sector - UK Conference and Meeting Survey 2017

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Southampton Solent University’s Conference and Events team are delighted to have received not one, but two nominations this year.

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Green City

think-green-logoThe City of Southampton is unique

Below the cities ground are geothermal rocks which provide energy to some of the retail outlets, businesses and venues in the city. Geothermal power is cost effective, reliable, sustainable, and environmentally friendly.

At Destination Southampton we have an environmental policy, and we recognize that the events industry can have an impact on the environment at a local, regional and global level. Consequently we are committed to continuous improvements wherever possible. We recommend suppliers with a good record for using recyclable materials, energy efficient machinery, and sustainable products.
hants_fare_logoLocal food and beverage produce are key to many of our venues, and in most cases, cheese, milk, ice cream, meat, cider, greens and much more are produced locally and purchased by our venue catering teams. For more information visit www.hampshirefare.co.uk

 

recycle_logoFewer copies of the official venue guide have been printed in 2010 and clients are being encouraged to view the on line download version here.

 

hoteliers_ass_logoMany of the hotels in Southampton are part of the Southampton & Region Hoteliers Association and whilst environmental commitments at each property vary, our city and region hotels are encouraged to:

 

  • Use local, organic and free range produce throughout their food and beverage departments
  • Recycle as much as possibe
  • Offer room rate discounts for guests using public transport to arrive at the hotel
  • Turn down radiators instead of opening windows
  • Turn guest TV’s off at the power source rather than left on stand-by
  • Ask guests to place dirty towels in the bath if they need to be replaced rather than automatically refreshing all towels
  • Encourage guests to only boil the amount of water required when making tea and coffee in the room

 
LET’S ALL TRY TO DO OUR BIT!