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by Matt Alderton | October 15, 2015
To help its members "green" their meetings, United Networks of International Corporate Event Organizers has chosen the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) as its official partner on all matters related to sustainability, it announced this week. 

As part of its partnership with UNICEO, GMIC will organize professional training sessions on sustainable practices and social responsibility for UNICEO members, as well as supply specialized content on sustainability as it relates to the planning of corporate events.

"Becoming a sustainable partner of UNICEO is really significant for the GMIC as it means being directly part of the epicenter where decisions are made," said Javier Sánchez, president of GMIC's Spain-Portugal Chapter, which will lead GMIC's effort to support UNICEO. "This will allow us to advance enormously in the spread of the culture of sustainability."

Added UNICEO Vice President Debora Piovesan, "This partnership with a flagship association will allow our members to exchange and receive quality information on the key issue of sustainability."