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Epoc Messe Franfkurt GmbH goes carbon neutral

11 August 2010 12.00 GMT

(UAE) - Epoc Messe Frankfurt GmbH has announced that their upcoming exhibitions in October – including Light Middle East - will be carbon neutral.

In a move that reflects global efforts to reduce CO2, the carbon footprint for the shows will be calculated and the equivalent amount worth of emission reduction credits will be purchased in order to counter these emissions.

Light Middle East, which takes place from October 31 to November 2, already has an environmental friendly element to it, with a key focus on sustainability and innovation in design and organisers see the move towards becoming Carbon Neutrality as the next logical step.

According to Mr Wilbert Heijmans, Group Exhibitions Director, Epoc Messe Frankfurt GmbH: “Environmental issues are at the forefront of today’s society and it is important that everyone contributes in some way to helping the cause.  Our upcoming trade fairs cover pertinent topics for a greener environment within their fields and so we wanted to make further efforts to show our dedication to environmental concerns in general.”

He added: “Through our partnership with EcoVentures we have been able to calculate the Carbon Footrpint that these industry focused exhibitions generate. Every conceivable element that goes into producing the events, such as flights, carpet and electricity is considered when calculating our footprint. We will then buy back emission reduction credits so that the two exhibitions became Carbon Neutral.”

Light Middle East concentrates on urban, architectural, theatrical and retail lighting solutions and as such is a dedicated lighting platform explicitly relevant to the Gulf and MENA regions for architects, developers, consultancies, lighting design specialists and municipality officials.  The Light Focus Conference will be an integral feature of the event, focusing on energy efficient lighting solutions such as LED technology. 






Mr Armen Vartanian, Director, EcoVentures and Mr Wilbert Heijmans, Group Exhibitions Director, Epoc Messe Frankfurt

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