19 - 20 January 2021, Banking Hall, EC3
Banking Hall, London Summer Event Show
Barbican Centre Pond

Most Sustainable Venue Award – Finalists

As we have a focus on sustainability at the event we wanted to recognise some of the great work venues in the industry are already doing to make themselves more sustainable.

We have therefore created the ‘Most Sustainable Venue Award’.

We have audited our exhibitors on their sustainability credentials with the help of sustainability experts Good Business.

Below our top 5 venues and the reasons they have made it onto our winning shortlist:


Barbican – WINNER

  • Ambitious targets for energy reduction: To reduce our energy consumption by 40% by 2025 compared to 2008
  • Zero waste going to landfill and extensive efforts to reduce single-use plastics from the venue
  • Staff Sustainability Action Group and competitions to engage employees on sustainability issues for the venue
  • Extensive efforts to increase biodiversity with reed beds and bee colony


Royal College of Physicians – 1ST RUNNER UP 

  • Zero waste to landfill. All non-recyclable waste used for energy recovery & high recycling rates
  • Efforts to reduce single-use plastic include recycled bamboo food containers
  • 3 star SRA ratings, detailed sustainability criteria for ingredients
  • Detailed breakdown provided for employees and London Living Wage as a minimum for all suppliers too
  • Insect hotel and wormery currently onsite



  • Mindful Garden within grounds
  • Can provide carbon emission per delegate for events
  • Recycling and energy saving efforts translated to saving 1,342 trees and equivalent energy to power a house
  • 3 star SRA caterers
  • Working with local partners to create a clean air walking route from Kings Cross for delegates
  • London Living Wage paid to all staff


Regent’s Conferences & Events – HIGHLY COMMENDED

  • 100% renewable energy
  • Efforts to increase biodiversity – green roofs, bug hotel
  • London Living Wage paid to all staff


St Martins in the Fields – HIGHLY COMMENDED 

  • Efforts to reduce single-use plastic include bamboo cutlery
  • Zero waste goes to landfill
  • London Living Wage as minimum for all employees
  • Community engagement with local charities, supporting refugees and homeless people in London


To meet the teams from these venues and many more, register today to attend the London Summer Event Show taking place on 22-23 January at Banking Hall.