Net Zero Carbon Events

Decarbonising the events industry, together.  At RX, we’re serious about sustainability. We are founding members of the Net Zero Carbon Events pledge to make our company, our events and the wider events industry net zero. We commit to being net zero by 2040 and to make a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. In 2023 we published our pathway to net zero, setting out our reduction strategy with key milestones for all our events. Given the complex nature of our supply chain and the emissions associated with a show, it is only by working together as an industry that we will be able to reduce our impact. The RX roadmap to Net Zero sets out how we will reduce carbon emissions and waste at all our events along with supporting venues to make sustainable supplier choices and power our events with clean, renewable energy sources.

To learn more view RX's Net Zero Roadmap.

 We are building a company of net zero heroes to take action and ensure a sustainable future. It’s only by working together as a retail industry that we will achieve our goals. 

What we are doing to support our sustainability goals at QME?

We promote the use of reusable cups and bottles onsite to reduce waste.

We are working with venues to provide additional waste streams and better signage for waste disposal. 

QR codes will be used for onsite registration, removing the use of paper forms, counters, and labour.

RX offers sustainable stand packages for exhibitor upgrades and have introduced sustainable criteria for custom stand designs to raise awareness and to promote exhibitors to use sustainable alternatives.

We encourage exhibitors to hire as many components for their stand as possible where the items can be re-used. 

We strive to use products that have a full life cycle that come from and can be recycled. We encourage our exhibitors to do the same. 

All exhibitors and contractors must use LED lighting only. The use of Halogen lights is now banned.

All lanyards are made from plant silk, which uses 60-75% less carbon

Digital signage is used for our free-to-attend conference, and printed signage is reusable for next year

The Digital Trade Guide, Floorplan and Conference agenda are digital

Water stations are provided at the venue. We encourage all attendees to use reusable bottles.

How can you be more sustainable at QME?

Use public transport to and from our event.

Access the floorplan, exhibitor list, and conference agenda from your phone.

Use the designated recycle bins around the show floor to dispose of your waste.

Refill your own water bottles using water fountains and bring your own reusable coffee cups.

Join us on our Path To Sustainability - every step together counts towards creating a more sustainable future.