Auckland Convention Bureau (ACB), part of Tātaki Auckland Unlimited, is the department dedicated to delivering business events and supporting the events industry in Tāmaki Makaurau. In its efforts to stand out against international cities as a hotspot for events that could provide sustainable solutions, ACB enlisted Anthem’s help to showcase the sustainability credentials of its suppliers and members who help deliver events.
Anthem interviewed eight members of ACB’s supplier database, including SkyCity, the New Zealand International Convention Centre, Hotel Britomart, Fullers360, Urban Gourmet, Cordis Hotel, Ananda Tours and EcoZip Adventures.
Anthem then crafted powerful and punchy case studies summarising the varying environmental and social sustainability initiatives of these members, highlighting the ease with which event organisers can find sustainable solutions in Auckland.
Some of the top examples include New Zealand’s first 5 Green Star Hotel; a historic cargo shed on Auckland’s waterfront with a 400sqm solar panelled roof; and venues that work with accredited caterers providing sustainability-conscious solutions such as locally sourced produce, sustainable menus and eco-friendly cutlery.