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LCA Executive Summit
November 6-8, 2023
Embassy Suites Downtown Pioneer SquareSeattle, WA

Sustainability

Sustainability at Leading Caterers of America Executive Summit

Social Responsability

We want LCAES 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

LCAES 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
  • Designing our events to eliminate waste, including removing carpet from the conference floor

Sustainable development

Our aim is for LCAES 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 catering and events industries
  • 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.

FasterForward to Zero

FasterForward is Informa’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:

  • 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 about Informa's approach to sustainability

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

For Leading Caterers of America Executive Summit to remain relevant for the next generation of leaders, we must push diversity hard at every turn, changing established thinking. Giving access to opportunities where you can learn more about each other and topics that drive change is our goal. Everything we do goes towards creating the ultimate experience: making a safe, inclusive space for people to gather and celebrate together. LCAES is the place to discover, celebrate and belong.