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April 9-11, 2024 
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Sustainable Events

As a major organizer of events and exhibitions, Aviation Week, a division of Informa, has the opportunity and responsibility to lead the sustainable development of our industry. Our attendees, exhibitors and colleagues are all clearly telling us that sustainability, socially, economically and environmentally, is something that is no longer a “nice to have” but a necessary part of our success. 

We also have the potential to go further than our responsibility to deliver our events sustainably: we can design our events to provide a place to work in partnership with our customers and inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve.  For more information on Aviation Week and Informa’s overall commitment to sustainable events click here.

Our three pledges

Inspiring Sustainable Development

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Sustainability Initiatives at MRO Americas

Accountability

Aviation Week Network is happy to discuss any questions or concerns regarding sustainability at our events.  For further information please contact:

Jennifer Roberts
Vice President Marketing/Events

T: +1.917.699.6231
E: [email protected]


Purposeful Partnership

Airlink is a global humanitarian organization delivering critical aid to communities in crisis by providing airlift and logistical solutions to nonprofit (NGO) partners, changing the way the humanitarian community responds to disasters around the world.

Leveraging the power and speed of aviation, Airlink is the industry’s disaster/humanitarian crisis response organization. Delivering the right aid at the right time is made possible with the help of Airlink’s 50+ airline and logistics partners and industry supporters.   

Airlink's expertise in disaster logistics, and our strong connections and partnerships across the aviation and freight forwarding sectors, fill critical knowledge gaps within many NGOs. By funding transport costs Airlink allows NGOs to devote resources to service delivery and procuring more aid. This expands the amount and range of assistance available to people post-disaster and supports long-term recovery efforts.

Visit Airlink to learn more about aviation's role in humanitarian response and how Airlink reflects your corporate ESG and CSR goals, and your personal charitable giving interests.

Airlink is a proud purposeful partner of the Aviation Week Network.


Aviation Week Network/Informa and Diversity Org (DO).

Diversity Org recognizes that statistically, low-income students choose college majors that lead to lower paying careers, and they also graduate less often, thus perpetuating a cycle of economic disparity. By partnering with companies like Aviation Week/Informa, they produce events that expose students to large corporations where they engage in professional development workshops. They also help students obtain internships to help companies acquire diverse and qualified interns.

By engaging with DO to bring these students to MRO Americas  we have the unique opportunity to introduce them to our industry and showcase the exciting opportunities that careers in aviation and commercial MRO provide.  As an industry that is always looking to the future and for the next generation of workforce we are excited to help customers and communities seeking more workforce diversity and economic equity come together . Through interactive panel workshops that are high-energy including Q&A, and networking Aviation Week’s MRO Americas and the Diversity Org will expose these students to higher earning jobs and help them discover their most suitable careers.


Aviation Women Inspiring Next Generation (a.k.a. A-WING)

From inception Aviation Week Network has supported the non-profit Aviation Women Inspiring Next Generation (a.k.a. A-WINGboth in concept and mission to increase the number of women throughout the aviation, space, and defense industry.  During the pandemic, we officially became the media partner as A-WING set lofty goals of creating a space for industry employers to meet with students, the unemployed, and jobseekers of all walks of life.  We are proud to have A-WING host the annual A-WING jobfAIR at MRO Americas. 

Sustainability Guidelines for Exhibitors

Follow these tips to make sure your sustainable booth strategies are cost-neutral or even cost-saving! Leave an impact on the show floor, not the environment.

BEFORE THE SHOW — Booth Structure 

  • Option 1: Multiple Use Use Forest Sustainable Certified (FSC) wood to build your booth and crates. Get creative! Design your booth with a small shipping footprint to minimize carbon emissions. 
  • Option 2 Rent locally from  local suppliers to reduce both shipping costs and carbon emissions. 

 CARPET

  • Option 1 Rent rather than buy carpet to save on shipping, cleaning, and storage. Rent carpet or floor coverings that can be reused at least four times.
  • Option 2 Color Use darker-colored carpet, which is easier to reuse and recycle. 

SHIPPING

  • Online + before deadline = better bottom line. Take advantage of early-bird pricing and consolidate shipping when ordering supplies.
  • Choose reusable shipping padding. Avoid packing peanuts and foam plastic materials that never decompose.

GRAPHICS

  • Option 1 Multiple Use Print on a durable substrate without dates, event names, or locations.
  • Option 2 One-time Use Print on 100 percent recyclable materials which are just as cost-effective as PVC. 

PRINTING

  • Reduce printing and go digital with your booth literature.
  • Print locally. Supporting local businesses while reducing shipping? It’s a win-win.
  • Print on at least 50 percent post-consumer recycled paper. 

ON  SITE - Save Energy

  • Use Energy Star-rated equipment for audio-visual equipment and monitors.
  • Power down. Turn off equipment at the end of each day.
  • Light up your booth with CFLs, LEDs, or other energy- efficient lighting.

MOVE OUT

  • Educate your installation and dismantling teams about recycling and donation processes.

SHIPPING OUT

  • Pack in, pack out. Leave no traces on show site.

LEFTOVER MATERIALS

  • Remember to label. Clearly label recyclable leftover material for disposal.
  • Donate the rest. Ask about local donation programs.

TYPICALLY* DONATE-ABLE

Furniture: Purchased items
Home furnishing: Décor staging materials
Unused raw materials: Plywood, subflooring, non-laminate wood
Flooring: 100 square feet of flooring. Excludes carpet.
Left over giveaways: Pens, pads of paper, sunglasses, USBs, etc., left over in your promotional giveaway

TYPICALLY* RECYCLABLE

Cardboard: Used for signs or shipping boxes
Glass: Green, brown, clear
Plastics: Shrink-wrap or plastic banding used to secure shipments; water/soda bottles; plexiglass (acrylics) clear, smoked, or tinted; Visqueen used to protect flooring
Metal: Aluminum cans/ steel banding
Paper: Fliers, brochures, programs, tickets, office paper, newspaper, magazines, paperboard
Wood: Non-laminate wood