November 4–6, 2024,
Sustainability at BIO-Europe
EBD Group is committed to running events which are both environmentally sustainable and socially responsible. Learn more about our sustainability efforts and the steps you can take to make a difference below.
Supporting the Life Science Community
This year at BIO-Europe, EBD Group will donate 1 euro for every 20 partneringONE™ meeting request responses during the event to promote the development of new therapies, finance the training of doctors and scientists, raise awareness for rare diseases, honor outstanding medical discoveries and help in individual cases of disease diagnosis through clinical treatment.
Turn partnering into research resources and help us support the patients for whom we are all working.
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Every donation benefits all projects directly.
At EBD Group we believe that running all of our events responsibly, with consideration for the sustainability of our markets and our industry, can help us deliver better events, better business and a better world.
BIO-Europe will be delivered in a 100% digital format, which means that no paper products will be used onsite. We will have QR codes in several locations that can be easily scanned to pull up information.
This includes the event floor plan, promotional materials, session information, partnering and presentation schedules and any other relevant documentation.
Food and Beverage
In our efforts to minimize our footprint, we will be reducing meat consumption during BIO-Europe overall, as well as introducing a dedicated vegetarian day.
Chinaware and cutlery will be available and in case of disposables, we have switched to fully biodegradable materials.
Lanyards and Name Badges
Paper-only name badges without plastic holders will be administered at the event.
Furthermore, lanyards will be collected and fully recycled post-event. We do encourage all attendees to place their lanyards post event to the recycling boxes at the entrance of the Messe München.
Better Stand Program
As per our commitment to the evolution of the exhibition industry, we are moving away from the use of disposable exhibition booths. This will not only improve the ease and quality of the booths but it will also contribute to safety, as well as sustainability.
We encourage our exhibitors to minimize handouts by utilizing our digital download QR code technology at their booths.
Energy usage at the event is powered by 100% renewable electricity, through solar and geothermal systems, from either onsite sources or through local renewable energy providers.
The Messe München has one of the largest roof-mounted photovoltaic systems in the world.
A massage lounge will be available onsite as always, to help our delegates restore their energy between partnering meetings.
Break & Breathe sessions will also be organized throughout the conference to offer delegates a moment to switch off from their busy schedules for a time and re-focus for their next activity.
We aim to contribute to the industry in any way we can and this year is no different.
Company presentations will take place each day of the conference to ensure that all participating companies of all levels, geo and sizes have the opportunity to present their hard work and network with potential partners.
We also have panels and fireside chats that focus on leadership and management, as well as, key trends and leading company profiles.
And of course, we will be recognizing startups through our Spotlight competition.
Encouraging Public Transport
We encourage delegates during their attendance to use public transport for their travel, apart from the occasions where transportation will be provided by EBD Group.
Visit our PLAN YOUR VISIT page for more information on ways to get around and to/from Munich.
Like every year, we have some very exciting outdoor activities to compliment your attendance at BIO-Europe, providing you a chance to experience Munich and BIO-Europe in a different way.
Munich Walking Tour
On this exciting tour through Munich's old town, you will discover the most important sights and get to know the state capital through interesting anecdotes and funny facts told by our guide.
THIS TOUR IS NOW FULLY BOOKED!
Rise & Run
Join us for a morning run around beautiful Munich and get energized for your demanding day ahead.
We encourage you to sign up in advance.
Join BiotechBikers for a networking ride through the countryside around Munich.
Two rides will be offered (~30km and ~60km), with a chance to re-fuel and enjoy some German Gemütlichkeit at the end.
Important: These are two separate tours. Registration is required for each.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION AT BIO-Europe
Our mission is to give our colleagues, the markets we serve, and our wider communities access to extraordinary people and diverse insights.
Through our live and data-driven digital services, we cultivate connections, provide meaningful content, and celebrate authenticity. We strive to create a safe and transparent environment where unique perspectives and all ideas can be shared and acknowledged.
We believe in sustainability and continuous learning as it strengthens our people, our products, and our markets. In order to be more, we must do more. Together, we will continue to listen, innovate, and act as a driver of change to build a business that reflects the communities we connect.
HOW ARE WE BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE EVENT?
We believe a sustainable event focuses on three main aspects...
We want to run BIO-Europe in a socially responsible manner. To do so, we are focusing on:
- Doing business safely and ethically
- Considering wellbeing and accessibility
- Creating a positive impact on our host cities and measuring those impacts
- Supporting local charities, such as the Care-For-Rare Foundation, which promotes the development of new therapies, finances the training of doctors and scientists, raises awareness for rare diseases, honors outstanding medical discoveries and helps in individual cases through clinical treatment.
BIO-Europe will be run in an increasingly environmentally responsible manner, focusing on:
- Reducing carbon emissions
- Designing our events to eliminate waste
- Considering sustainability credentials for every item sourced for the event
Our aim for BIO-Europe is to promote long-term sustainable development — not only in the way we run the event, but also for the market in which we operate, committing to:
- Using our content to support the sustainability of the biotech industry
- Developing close partnerships with relevant charities, companies and associations, and giving them a platform to promote their work in the field
- Facilitating discussions on pertinent topics including: diversity & inclusion, gender balance, sustainability trends, the industry's impact on the environment and more
- Improving access to our events for young companies and the next generation of biotech leaders
FASTERFORWARD TO ZERO
FasterForward is BIO-Europe's approach to sustainability — moving faster to become a zero waste and net zero carbon business.
A series of activities and commitments carried out by Informa and its partners between 2020-2025 will ensure our events continue to become more sustainable, delivering a truly positive impact to the markets we serve. We will also actively help our partners, customers, and wider markets to achieve the same. Our FasterForward commitments include:
- Enable one million disconnected people to access networks and knowledge by 2025
- Become carbon neutral across our events by 2025
- Halve the waste generated through our events by 2025
- Embed sustainability inside 100% of our events by 2025
CONTACT US AND SHARE YOUR STORY
Would you like to work with us on the sustainability of our event? Would you like to share your own story and efforts? Contact the event team or reach out to Informa’s sustainability team for more information: email@example.com