Legacy Events Launches Sustainable Marketplace

Sustainable events agency and consultancy, Legacy Events, is set to launch a new innovative marketplace, which includes everything needed to organise a successful sustainable event, in one place.

Launching on 13 April, Legacy Marketplace’s mission is to connect and empower anyone in the events industry who wants to create successful, sustainable events and facilitate a positive change in the world. It will include everything you need for a successful sustainable event, in one place.

With time running out to fight climate breakdown, sustainable events have never been more important. In fact, the UK events industry emits 1.2bn kg of CO2e every year. However, events are hugely important for evoking positive behaviour change, with 43.1% of audiences stating that they had changed their behaviour as a result of green initiatives or ideas they had discovered at festivals (Powerful Thinking).

Yet, the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the events industry with many event organisers now wondering whether their safety measures and precautions are enough to encourage attendance at face to face events. This has led to a rise in virtual events. With research suggesting that our digital footprint will increase from contributing 3.7% of global emissions – more than the aviation industry – to 14% by 2050, it’s now more important than ever that businesses consider the impact of their virtual, and in-person, events.

Legacy Marketplace ensures this a reality by helping organisers to book entertainers and other suppliers for their own events. It’ll also have inspiration and guidance on how to make them more engaging and include a range of products and services that will make booking sustainable events simple.

Abena Poku-Awuah, Founder and Managing Director of Legacy commented: “We’re so excited to be launching Legacy Marketplace for the events industry. The platform is a modern way to deliver sustainability without compromising quality or ease. This one-of-a-kind platform connects event organisers to products and services that reduce their environmental impact and contribute to positive social change. It offers a clear way through the jumble for those who want to make a difference but who do not have the time or expertise to source a sustainable solution themselves. Now more than ever, sustainability is a mainstream issue and increasingly under scrutiny in the events industry and attendees are looking to events to lead the way on this more and more.”

Research shows that cost implications, lack of time to make changes and inability of contractors to deliver sustainable options are the main barriers preventing organisers from hosting sustainable events. It’s hoped the marketplace will alleviate these pain points.

The marketplace will launch with an online event on 13 April which is free to attend for all event professionals. It will include networking opportunities, an introduction to the marketplace, tips and advice for hosting sustainable events and a discussion around the future of sustainable events. Register for free here.