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BUILDEX Alberta Exhibitor Manual
October 23-24, 2024
BMO Centre at Stampede Park

Wed Oct 23: 9:30am - 6pm
Thurs Oct 24: 9:30am - 3pm

Sustainability Survey

All exhibitors are required to fill out the Exhibitor Sustainability Survey by September 23, 2024. This survey should take no more than a few minutes and aims to assess your booth design's impact in regards to sustainability as well as provide necessary feedback to help BUILDEX Albertaidentify, understand and address these impacts to achieve continual improvement year after year. Filling out this survey automatically enters you to win the BUILDEX Alberta Sustainability Award.

Sustainability

Prioritizing sustainability is critical to BUILDEX Alberta team, and parent company Informa as we understand the environmental impact of the events industry. BUILDEX Alberta strives to identify, understand, and address these impacts to achieve continual improvement year after year.

Better Stands is Informa’s Program to eliminate singe use, disposable stands at all our events as part of our Faster Forward commitment to become a zero waste, net carbon business. Follow some of these tips to create a more sustainable booth at the Show and across your participation with BUILDEX Alberta.


Stand structure and walls

  • Structure and walls that that allow components to be taken apart and repurposed or donated (i.e no adhesive)
  • Design your booth to be reusable, this way it can be used at multiple shows to reduce the impact on waste


Flooring

Did you know that flooring is not mandatory at BUILDEX Alberta, so you can do any of the following to demonstrate sustainable usage

  • Do not install flooring in your booth
  • If you are installing flooring, make sure that the flooring in your booth can be reused across multiple events


Furniture and Equipment

  • Choose construction methods that allow components to be taken apart and reused or donated (i.e no adhesive). If you have materials to be donated, please contact your local Habitat for Humanity here.
  • Avoid materials like Styrofoam/Polystyrene, PVC, fiberglass, Sintra
  • Disposal of any products onsite is prohibited, and all materials must be taken away with you
  • You should consider making all signage you can reuse at multiple shows
  • Signage should be produced on 100% recyclable substrate
  • Signage should not include foam core or PVC materials
  • Reduce use of one-time use vinyl signage


Lighting and Energy

  • The use of electrical power in your booth can be easily managed and reduced by following certain reduction protocols.
  • Lighting should be LED to reduce usage. You should try and reuse lights show over show
  • Electronic displays used in your booth space should be energy efficient or hold the Energy Star certification
  • Turn off/power down all equipment or powered items in your space at the end of each show day


On-site Promotions

  • Reduce or eliminate handouts onsite
  • Switch any required printed materials to FHC certified or materials with environmental credentials
  • Provide some sort of digital QR code scan (Check out this link for tips)
  • Communicate your sustainable initiatives onsite – Spread the word!


Getting to BUILDEX Alberta

  • Choose the most sustainable option possible for your journey to and from the event for you and your staff. Whether this is travelling by Public Transport (Frequent service is available by C Train. Disembark at Centre Street Station for venue access. Service is free within the TD Free Fare Zone along 7th Avenue SW) or carpooling with your colleagues to save on emissions.
  • Consolidate your shipments that are arriving at the facility and use shipping companies that are Smart Way certified or have some sustainable credentials
  • Consider purchasing carbon offset credits for your staff travel to and from the Show


How are you engaging with clients, partners, and others in the community?

  • One key area of sustainability is building sustainable businesses, relationships and communities around you and your business. Whether you are a company that operates a smaller regional company or a larger multi-national company, there are ways to build and support the community around you.
  • Are there things that you are doing within your business community to create a more sustainable industry?
  • Are you involved in associations to help maintain good standards, work practices, promote industry recruitment and sustainable industry awareness?
  • What DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusive) initiatives is your company embedding in business practices? Is your booth accessible?
  • Are there environmentally sustainable business practices in place at your office, manufacturing facility, job sites, etc.?
  • Is your company involved with any local non-profit organizations?
  • If you have any questions regarding your sustainable booth practices, please reach out. We would also love to hear what you are doing in your booth and in the industry community around you so we can share on social media. Contact Cassandra Pelis at cassandra.pelis@informa.com.


Accessibility

  • BUILDEX Alberta is committed to excellence in serving all customers. We want people with disabilities to have the same opportunity to access our show and allowing them to benefit from the same services, in the same place. To ensure your visit to BUILDEX Alberta is a rewarding experience, contact us in advance to let us know how we can better assist you. Please contact us three weeks prior to the show so we can work together to meet your accessibility needs. Please email BUILDEXshows@informa.com
  • Calgary Stampede has wheelchairs available from Guest Services for $3 per hour with a $50 refundable deposit.
  • Please click here to view the Calgary Stampede Guest Services Guide for additional information.