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RIA Edge West
October 7-9, 2024
Ritz-Carlton | Marina del Rey, CA

Championing sustainability at RIA Edge West

We're committed to running an event which is both environmentally sustainable and socially responsible.

How are we building a sustainable event?

We believe a sustainable event should focus on:

Social responsibility

We want RIA Edge West to be ran in a socially responsible manner. To do so, we are dedicated to:

  • Doing business safely and ethically
  • Considering wellbeing and accessibility
  • Creating a positive impact on our host cities and measuring this impact
  • Supporting sponsors and partners in donating to local and industry-related charities

Environmental responsibility

In hopes of delivering RIA Edge West in an environmentally responsible manner, we have directed our focus toward:

  • Reducing carbon emissions
  • Creating less waste and discouraging giveaways from exhibitor stands and media partners
  • Considering sustainability credentials for every item sourced for the event

Sustainable development

Our aim for RIA Edge West is 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 committed to: 

  • Using our content to support the sustainability of the wealth management market
  • Developing close partnerships with 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 and more

Sustainability practices

The Marina del Rey Ritz-Carlton is not only a stunning waterfront venue, but is also a trusted supporter of our sustainability efforts at RIA Edge West

An eco-responsible venue

In collaboration with Ritz-Carlton, we are significantly reducing the carbon footprint of our event via:

  • Automatic shut-off timers for the lights in guest rooms and event space
  • Electric vehicle chargers available on-property to support EV use
  • Separate food waste, recycling, and trash in front and back of house
  • Refillable bath amenities in guest rooms to reduce plastic waste
  • Kitchen sourcing from local vendors

Eliminating single-use materials

From flooring to lightbulbs, we are rapidly moving away from the use of single-use exhibition builds. Here's how:

  • Banners: we encourage exhibitors to consider sustainable materials when producing banners so that they can be recycled or used again
  • Flooring: the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey expo space is carpeted, eliminating the waste of one time carpet usage
  • Digital app: exhibitors are encouraged to minimize handouts by utilizing our digital download QR code technology at their booths.

What you can do to help

  • Bring your own bottle and help reduce single-use water bottle waste - water refilling stations are available throughout the venue
  • Paper-only name badges without plastic holders will be administered – please keep track of your badge throughout the conference to avoid duplicate printing
  • Consider opting for vegetarian and vegan food options and avoid waste
  • Reusable coffee cups and mugs will be provided on-site

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 >>