This conference marked a breakthrough for our building in terms of sustainability. Following the audit carried out by AENOR, we were awarded digital certification for our carbon footprint and the Sustainable Tourism Smart Label. This initiative is part of Valencia's digital sustainable tourism scheme and forms part of a pioneering pilot project at global level. Thanks to blockchain technology, this label provides information on the carbon footprint generated by the Centre's activities in real time, as well as the measures implemented to reduce and offset it. For more information on the project, click here.
Another major challenge was to bring together a large part of the MICE tourism industry at the Valencia Conference Centre in order to give the sector some encouragement. The event was organised in conjunction with Visit Valencia and was attended by the Director of AECOC, José María Bonmatí; the Director of the Valencia Marathon, Paco Borao; the Programme Director of World Design Capital Valencia 2022, Corinna Heilmann, and Rafael Espartero, Secretary of the UGT Confederal Organisation, who explained why he chose our building to host this year's 43rd UGT Confederal Congress.