Success Key: 5 Curious Tips for a Greener Event in Portugal
As companies and organisations are becoming more concerned with the environment, hosting sustainable events is becoming a trend in the MICE industry. Discover why Portugal is a great destination for ecological events and some tips to make your event greener.
Why Should Companies Host More Ecological Events?
People in general are becoming more aware of the importance of preserving natural resources. By reflecting on these matters and applying them into practical measures, companies have the opportunity of taking responsibility and bringing positive impacts to the planet. This is important for the employees, as they feel part of a company that worries about their social responsibility and for the public reputation of the organisation.
By hosting an ecological Incentive Travel Event, companies can reinforce their values and social responsibility, but also find creative ways to help the environment and involving the whole team in doing so. Some people tend to think that an ecological event is more expensive than others, but this is not necessarily true. In fact, when thinking about the organisation of a sustainable event it is even possible to balance costs and end up with a better value than for other type of events.
Incentives Portugal is a Portuguese company that offers unique programmes, as they have specialized in hosting sustainable incentive events and meetings. Therefore, there are some important tips to take into consideration when organising this type of event:
For you to have a successful eco-friendly event, the vision is the first (and more important step). This is what guarantees that your event is coherent, and that sustainability is at the core of your event and has been materialized in every detail: from the hotel, the suppliers, the transportation, amongst others.
The Venues and Location
If you are organising a meeting or congress, the Congress Centre of Estoril has the gold certificate of the Earth Check. If you are planning a Corporate Event, there are some ecological hotels and lodges that are leading the eco-friendly way, as the Inspira Santa Marta Hotel – an hotel in the heart of Lisbon that offers ecological lighting, thermal heating, recycling, water flow reducers, amongst other measures that aim to make a difference without sacrificing comfort.
The MealsWhether you are organising an entire Corporate Event or a single meeting, the meals are a big part of any event. And this is one of the things in which is possible to make a difference. Choose suppliers that offer alternatives and work with locally sourced products. Think about ways in which the meals can reflect the vision of the event: if it makes sense, offer vegetarian meals on certain days; or rely as much as possible in organic products from local producers.
The Team Building Activities
Water HikingThanks to its proximity to the sea, Portugal is an excellent destination to practice water-hiking, which consists in swimming and watching sea life with a snorkel and sea glasses. This is an excellent way of getting your team to be aware of the richness and beauty of natural life and wanting to preserve it even more.
Trekking Team Challenge
TIf you feel inspired to host a sustainable event and you would like to make it in Portugal, contact our expert team. With the most creative ideas and a green philosophy, we will help you to organize an eco-friendly event that suits the needs of your organisation!