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ASTM WK22056

New Guide for Standard Practice for the Evaluation and Selection of Hotel and Meeting Accommodations related to meetings, events, conferences, conventions and trade shows.

1. Scope

The acquisition, promotion, and dissemination of knowledge, stimulation of research and the development of standards relating to sustainability and sustainable development. The committee shall include environmental, social, economic, and other issues relating to sustainability.
This committee shall support and serve as a resource for other ASTM committees in their activities that include sustainability issues. This support may include dissemination of specific requests for standards throughout ASTM's existing committee base, as well as the maintenance of appropriate liaison relationships internal and external) related to this subject area.
The committee will not duplicate the efforts of existing ASTM technical committees. The work of this committee will be coordinated with other ASTM committees and other organizations having mutual interest.

Keywords

Meeting accommodations, rooms, hotels, conference centers

Rationale

There is tremendous interest in green meetings, however, without standards meeting planners and suppliers (hotels, A/V companies, catering companies, transportation companies) are challenged to design and implement more sustainable meetings. In the marketplace, there are a range of approaches or attempts to codify what constitutes a green meeting. As the umbrella organization representing thirty-four organizations, the Convention Industry Council (CIC) and its members realized the value of creating one standard that all industry participants agree upon. Because CIC doesnt represent just one constituency in the meeting industry, and in fact includes on its board representatives from every member organization, it truly serves as the voice of the industry without competition. It therefore is in a unique position to drive the development of industry standards without concern for gaining an unfair advantage over another group. The ASTM process offers CIC value in establishing an internationally recognized standard. The standards will be voluntary and will likely be adopted by a vast array of parties involved in planning meetings, conferences, events, and trade shows including but not limited to meeting planners, conference service managers, catering personnel, hotel staff, convention center staff, conference center staff, audio/visual companies, trade show managers, and trade show exhibit managers.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

Details

Committee: E60

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Date Initiated: 12-04-2008

Technical Contact: Susan Tinnish

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