We are conscious that there is still much work to do and we would be glad to receive your ideas on how to improve! Please do not hesitate to contact Mélinda Müller at melinda.mueller[at]escmid.org.
Environmental protection and mobility
To encourage participants to use more environmentally friendly transportation, we are currently working with a company to get discounts for train tickets.
We will keep you updated as soon as we have more details about it!
Conscious of the environmental impact of printing, we have, in the past years, progressively decreased the amount of printed material (no printed Congress Programme Book, no newly printed flyers, etc).
As in 2023, you will find the complete and continuously updated Scientific Programme online as a PDF document to download and on our Congress app.
Delegates will find all the news and necessary information through QR codes available throughout the venue and on our app, website and social media.
If participants prefer to receive this information per email, the ESCMID team is at your disposal at all times.
Stand building and temporary constructions
A-Booth is in charge of building stands and temporary constructions. This company is active in applying sustainable practices in its business. With the mindset to strengthen its effort in developing an effective sustainability policy, in early 2023, a sustainability assessment was conducted within the company. Based on the assessment, A-Booth is building its sustainability policy further for the coming years, taking into account resources and waste, energy and water, and climate change with a road map to 0% emission in 2030. In addition, A-Booth uses sustainable materials in their stands, such as multiple types of aluminum frames. The advantage of aluminum is that it is lightweight, which results in less space and CO2 emissions during transport. They currently have a large stock of ready-made walls and frames that they use time and time again, according to the needs of their clients. Find out more information reading the sustainability report of A-Booth here.
Over the years, ESCMID has been reusing material from previous ECCMIDs as much as possible. For instance, the photo booth, post card station, brochure rack and most of the TV studio furniture will be built reusing the material from last year. Moreover, for temporary structures like the prayer room, the cloak room and the material desk, we chose the reusable shell scheme system.
More information regarding the venue, the catering, the waste recycling system… will come soon!