From March 24 to 26, 2017, the Palais des congrès de Montréal will host the 20th annual Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert. In addition to promoting healthy and natural eating, the organizers of this consumer show also focus on making it a greener event year after year.
Green all the way!
Environmental measures are applied at every phase of the planning process, but the biggest challenge for the Expo’s team remains managing residual waste. All the dishware used in the booths has to be compostable and waste must be sorted and supervised by a team to ensure that recycling and composting are done optimally. In 2016 alone, over 2 tons of tasting containers were diverted from landfills, that’s on top of the cardboard, plastic and metal that were carefully sorted thanks to the cooperation of the Expo’s visitors and employees.
For years, the Expo’s organizers have made communicating with exhibitors and raising their awareness a priority. By working together with the Palais’ team, measures that were deemed special or extraordinary 10 years ago have now become commonplace with this event!
A sustainable Expo
Since 2002, when Expo Manger Santé switched to the Palais as their venue, the event’s success has been growing unabated. Nearly 195,000 visitors have attended the show to discover new food, recipes or products to improve the quality of their overall health.
The Palais, green and accessible
Located in the downtown core, the Palais des congrès is readily accessible via public transit or on foot, especially since it is directly linked to the metro network and Montréal’s underground city. The Palais is also ASTM and BOMA Best certified, making it the perfect venue for Expo Manger Santé, thanks to the tangible environmental and social practices the convention and exhibition centre rolls out in keeping with its sustainability action plan.