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Mr. Guy Bigwood

Expert

Managing Director

at Global Destination Sustainability Index (Scientific / Technical)

Spain

Partner of programme: Sustainable Tourism

Areas of interest

About my work

The Global Destination Sustainability Index is a multi-stakeholder partnership created to unleash the power of the meetings, events and business tourism industry to accelerate the sustainable development of destinations. Initiated by leading event industry organisations (IMEX, MCI, ICCA and European Cities Marketing), the partnership works with +60 cities worldwide. We work by: - Benchmarking and ranking the sustainability performance of destinations - Providing advice, training and tools on how to develop or improve a sustainability strategy based on the SDGs - Building a community of Destination Management Organisations (DMOs) and Convention Bureaus to share insights and promote best practice interchange - Recognising innovation, performance and improvement through an annual awards programme. Our goal is to empower DMOs to tackle UN-SDG goals 9-Industry innovation and infrastructure, 12-Responsible consumption and production, and 11-sustainable cities and communities.

Areas of expertise

Sectors of activity

Food & Beverage, Tourism

Regions

Africa, Asia / Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America / Caribbean, Middle East, North America