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Strategy Think Tank
Think Tank: 10 - 12 October 2021
Schedule runs on Gulf Standard Time (GMT +4)
Think Tank: 10 - 12 October 2021
Schedule runs on Gulf Standard Time (GMT +4)

Strategic Innovation Forum to Aim to Halve Carbon/Waste by 2025

We are working to minimise the impact our operations have on the environment and on the communities we serve with measures including the reduction of waste from single use plastics and printed materials; the offset of our carbon emissions with the use of renewable energies; and empowerment of the communities with educational events and purpose-driven partnerships.


We know sustainability is important to our attendees and exhibitors, as well as to our market as a whole. Not only are we committed to running our event in an environmentally and socially responsible way, we also want to go further and inspire the sustainable development of the industry we serve. By connecting people with relevant networks and knowledge at our event, we’re helping them to solve some of the biggest challenges facing the sector to ensure long-term, sustainable growth.

Strategic Innovation Forum has been developed in line with an industry-leading event sustainability programme, focusing on:

  • Inspiring sustainable development
  • Running an environmentally responsible event
  • Running a socially responsible event


We focus on:

  • Using our content and partnerships to help support the sustainability of the market our event serves.
  • Inspiring our suppliers, exhibitors and other stakeholders to deliver a sustainable event 

We focus on:

  • Reducing our event’s carbon emissions
  • Creating less waste
  • Considering the sustainability credentials of the items sourced for the event

We focus on:

  • Doing business safely and ethically
  • Ensuring our event is a welcoming environment for all
  • Considering wellbeing and accessibility
  • Creating a positive impact on our host cities


Here are our top tips on how you can help make this event even more sustainable:

  1. Reduce the brightness of your screen and remember to hibernate your computer when not in use to help reduce your energy usage.
  2. Make sure you take a break at regular intervals throughout the day. Getting away from your screen for a minute to stretch your legs, staying hydrated and having a healthy snack will improve your ability to get the most out of the event. 
  3. Be aware of our code of conduct and help us ensure a welcoming atmosphere of respect for all.
  4. When talking to exhibiting companies remember to ask them about the sustainability credentials of their business and their products.
  5. Most event resources have been designed to be easily viewed online or via a mobile device so please avoid printing where possible to help reduce paper waste.
  6. Consider eating a healthy meat-free lunch during the event, it’s good for you and for the planet.

WELLBEING AT Strategic Innovation Forum

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can make a huge difference to your well-being and physical and mental performance, whether in the office, at home, or at an in-person event. Although virtual events may not be as physically demanding as in-person events, they can be mentally challenging.

Check out our tips on how to make the most of virtual events:

Start your day off right with some light exercise, yoga, meditation or stretching

Stay hydrated throughout the event with regular water breaks or other healthy options like fruit juice or tea

Take regular screen breaks between sessions, stretch, get up from your desk and move around