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Mark Your Calendar for Next Year's Event!
September 18-21, 2023Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Mark Your Calendar for Next Year's Event!
September 18-21, 2023,
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

CHAMPIONING SUSTAINABILITY AT BIOPROCESS INTERNATIONAL

At BPI, we are committed to running events which are both environmentally sustainable and socially responsible. From the innovative ways we interact onsite to the radical changes in the way we build our exhibition - here is a breakdown of how we are embedding sustainability in everything we do.

Sustainability Initiatives

We are proud to deliver you a sustainable event by launching several new initiatives noted below.

Digital Agenda

Our event guide will be delivered in a 100% digital format through our ConnectMe app this year, significantly reducing our usage of paper products during the live experience.  

Lanyards & Name Tags

After the event concludes, turn your badge and lanyard back in to Registration in the North Lobby so that we may recycle it! Thanks to our Terracycle Zero Waste boxes, all lanyards and badges will be recycled.

Food & Beverage

During the event, you will find compostable cups, various receptacles to recycle paper, plastic and glass waste. Also don’t miss our entirely vegetarian lunch on Friday in the exhibit hall and more healthy and vegetarian options throughout the food services at the event!  

Rescuing Left Over Cuisine

We will be working with volunteers from RLC every day during the event to make sure any food remaining from the day can be brought to local nonprofits providing meals to the food insecure.

Greater Boston Food Bank

Evitria will be sponsoring natural cotton grocery totes in partnership with the GBFB. Bags can be returned to the Registration Desk at the end of the week along with any leftover inventory will be donated to the food bag to be used to transport food to insecure families and individuals. 

Attendee Wellness Activities

Stay physically fit during the live event week by joining fellow attendees during our wellness activities:

  • Attendee Fun Run | Thursday Sept 29 @ 6am | Casual 5k run around the city, all skill levels welcome!
  • Rise n' Shine Yoga | Thursday Sept 29 @ 6am | Join this certified instructor-led yoga class before the sessions begin!

For both activities please meet at the registration desk by 5:50am.  

Life Science Cares

During the event be sure to stop by the Pall/Life Science Cares Lounge inside the exhibition at Booth # 801 to help us put together hygiene kits & wellness kits for Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program.

Global Learning Scholarship Program

BPI is proud to participate in the Global Learning Scholarship Program (GLSP), providing opportunities for scientists, researchers, pharmaceutical, and medical device professionals from low- and middle-income countries to access the latest ideas, science, technology and partnerships to make a positive impact on fighting global disease.


Our ‘Better Stands’ approach

Through our commitment to the evolution of the exhibitions industry, we aim to ensure that we are delivering the best possible experience for our customers. We believe that by moving away from the use of disposable exhibition booths we will improve the ease, quality, safety and sustainability of the exhibitor experience at our events.  We aim to further minimize exhibition waste by removing carpet in our aisles, using digital signage options as much as possible or using eco cardboard. Finally encouraging our exhibitors to minimize handouts by utilizing our digital download QR code technology at their booths.

Renewable Energy

In addition to ensuring our venue is using energy efficient lighting, this year our event will also be fully powered by Renewable Energy

Going Carbon Neutral

Going carbon neutral means that we will continue to reduce as many greenhouse gas emissions as possible and compensate for the remaining carbon emissions our show emits (from travel, hotel stays, energy-use, waste, etc.) through the purchase of high-quality carbon offsets.

Planting a Million Mangroves

We will be planting one mangrove for every attendee that downloads the ConnectMe app!

LEED Certified

In 2016, the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) was certified LEED Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED, which stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design”, is an internationally adopted “green building” rating system, which evaluates a building’s environmental footprint in terms of its resource consumption, waste management practices, and overall operational efficiency.

Energy Efficiency

Both the BCEC and the Hynes have state-of-the-art Lutron Lighting Systems installed throughout the facilities and sensor-controlled lighting in all meeting rooms. To improve building efficiency, lighting and HVAC are reduced during show move-in and move out.  In a year alone, 1,300,000 kwH were saved due to LED lighting upgrades at the BCEC.

Recycling

The BCEC and the Hynes recycle over 800 combined tons of material, including cardboard, plastic, paper, glass, and food waste with an average waste diversion rate of 47% at the BCEC. Annually, over 600,000 lbs of food waste are sent to be used for anaerobic digestion with any residuals being pelletized and land applied. In 2019, the MCCA also started an office organics collection program, currently available in four locations at the BCEC and one at the Hynes.

Boston Children's Chorus

During the event, we will be hosting a performance of the BCC during our opening reception. We are thrilled to partner with the BCC again this year and will be providing a donation for their participation!

CarbonNeutral® Event Certification

CarbonNeutral® Event Certification is a designation that demonstrates our event has achieved carbon neutrality in line with the CarbonNeutral Protocol. This certification is administered by Climate Impact Partners, and is a global standard managed for over 20 years to deliver clean, conclusive, and transparent carbon neutral programs. The carbon footprint of our events are verified by a third-party company, Bureau Veritas. This initiative is part of the FasterForward - Faster to Zero commitment to becoming completely carbon neutral as a business by 2025 by our parent company, Informa.

HOW ARE WE BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE EVENT?

We believe a sustainable event focuses on three main aims...


Social responsibility

We want BPI to be run 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 our impacts
  • Supporting sponsors and partners in donating to local and industry-related charities

Environmental responsibility

BPI 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

Sustainable development

Our aim is for BPI to promote long-term sustainable development - in the way that we run the event but also in how it's implemented in the market as a whole. We are committing to: 

  • Using our content to support the sustainability of the bioprocessing 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 impact on the environment & more..

Mark Your Calendar for Next Year's Event!
September 18-21, 2023,
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION AT BPI

Our mission is to give our colleagues, the markets we serve, and our wider communities access to extraordinary people and diverse insights that brings us together and celebrates authenticity. Through our live and data-driven digital services, we cultivate connections, provide meaningful content, and strive to remain a global leader. We celebrate unique perspectives and sharing all ideas within a safe and transparent environment. We believe in sustainability and continuous learning as it strengthens everything from our people, our products and our markets. We understand that to be more, we need to 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.

FASTERFORWARD TO ZERO

FasterForward is BPI's approach to sustainability, moving faster to become a zero waste and net zero carbon business. 

A series of activities and commitments carried out between 2020-2025 will ensure our events become ever 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

See the full list of commitments and find out more >>