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28 Oct

McCormick Place in Chicago, the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando and the Sands Expo and Congress Center at the Venetian and the Palazzo in Las Vegas have now been certified to the ASTM Venue Standard. McCormick Place, the largest venue in the US with 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space and Orange County Convention Center, the second largest at 2.1 million sq. ft. obtained Level One certification to the ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meetings Standard pertaining to Venues.

The Sands Expo and Congress Center (the fifth largest at 1.3 million sq. ft.) has the distinction of being the first venue in the world to achieve Level Two certification.

iCompli performed the independent third party certification and has been endorsed by GMIC (Green Meeting Industry Council) the organization that led the development of the ASTM Standards as an official certification body.

04 Oct

First city outside the U.S. to receive prestigious certification

TORONTO (October 4, 2013)– Tourism Toronto has become the first convention and visitors association outside of the United States to reach a new international sustainability standard. The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Certification is awarded to destinations that achieve high standards in environmentally sustainable meetings, trade shows, and conferences. Tourism Toronto has been recognized as achieving Level One certification.

04 Sep

Expo and Convention Venues Are First in World to Achieve Advanced Level of Industry Certification for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings, Events, Trade Shows and Conferences

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Sep 4, 2013) - The meetings complex that includes Sands Expo and the Congress Center at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas has further solidified itself as a true industry leader by being named the first venue in the world to achieve the advanced "level two" industry certification for environmentally sustainable meetings, events, trade shows and conferences.

The certification -- called Level Two Certification to the ASTM Standard -- is a designation of the meeting industry's comprehensive standards for environmentally sustainable meetings, created through a partnership of the Convention Industry Council's APEX initiative and ASTM International.

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