The One Of A Kind Show is committed to sustainability at every level of our event. We encourage exhibitors to push their creativity by designing booths that are not only gorgeous and unique, but environmentally responsible as well. Here are a few of our favourite tips and tricks:
Choose wisely - Source materials that meet the standards for low environmental impact such as wood sustainably certified to the FSC or PEFC standards and low-VOC paint. Also look for rapidly renewable materials.
Build with de-construction in mind - Build with screws instead of nails and limit your use of adhesives. Your booth is much more likely to survive move-out (and live to see another show!) if you use a drill instead of a crowbar during the dismantling process.
Upcycle materials – Resources like the Re-Store are excellent for small-scale construction supplies such as trim, tile, shelving and lighting. Décor-wise, incorporate items you already own, which can be returned to their permanent home after the show.
Consider the final destination - For single-use items, choose recyclable options over materials which will end up in a landfill.
Source local materials – Local choices will support your local economy, require decreased shipping and boast a traceable origin.
Dispose responsibly – Take the time to sort materials to proper waste and recycling outlets.
Embrace a circular economy – When the time comes to move on from your current booth setup, post your booth for sale on the One of a Kind Facebook group for other members within the OOAK maker community. https://www.facebook.com/groups/oneofakindshowartisans
Stay low-energy – Invest in LED lighting and other products that meet energy-saving criteria.
If you have other sustainability suggestions to share with your fellow exhibitors, feel free to send them to email@example.com so that we can add them to our list.
Sustainability Quick Start Guide for Exhibitors
As a part of Informa, One Of A Kind will be aligning our efforts to contribute to our company’s commitment in building a sustainable business. Through the FasterForward program, our aim is to become a positive impact business by embedding sustainability into everything we do, and seizing opportunities to help our customers and communities to do the same. Some of our key ambitions include becoming zero waste and net zero carbon by 2030 and developing brand initiatives to promote the achievements of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Here at One Of A Kind, we define sustainability as making positive change socially, economically and environmentally. You can read more about what we are doing and what we have achieved so far with the link below.
As an exhibitor at the Show, there are small steps you can take to ensure sustainability is top of mind. We have put together this quick start guide for you as you prepare for the upcoming event. Feel free to let us know if you have any feedback and suggestions to make this document more useful and relevant!
In this guide you will find some key categories related to your participation at One Of A Kind, and some suggestions on how you can take sustainability measures to drive change.
It is worth noting that when you embed sustainability into your business outlook and operations, chances are you will also identify new ways to be more cost-effective. If you have some examples, feel free to let us know!
Ready to take this journey? Let's start and review the Quick Start Guide!