EGF welcomes steady membership growth and what it signals for the events industry

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Following an inevitable drop off in members during the Covid pandemic, the Event Greening Forum (EGF) NPO is happy to report that its membership base is showing steady growth, with many new event industry players joining the organisation and citing a commitment to making their business and events more sustainable.

EGF chairperson Morwesi Ramonyai says, “The increased interest in joining the EGF is a healthy indication that more business owners are looking to decarbonise their activities and join the movement towards a net zero future. We are encouraged by this shift, as while there has been broad agreement on the value of being more sustainable in the past, there has often also been a hesitation to take the first step towards improved sustainability.”

New members who have joined the EGF recently include:

  • Carlamani Events 
  • Century City Conference Centre
  • Emma Kumalo
  • Event Synthesis
  • EXBO Online
  • Exposure Marketing
  • PCO Alliance Network
  • Specialised Exhibitions – a division of Montgomery Group
  • The Green Net  
  • Up-A-Tone Events

They join many greening stalwarts and long-term EGF members such as:

  • 3S Media
  • AAXO
  • African Mamas Crafts
  • Bar Motion
  • Basilmin
  • Borena Energy
  • Business Events Africa
  • Chat’r Xperience
  • CTICC
  • Earth Probiotic Recycling Solutions
  • Event Africa
  • EXSA
  • Fedhasa
  • Flock Eventing Platform
  • Heritage Environmental Management Services
  • IFEA Africa
  • Louis the Lawyer
  • Lynn McLeod
  • MICE Academy
  • Pippa Naude
  • Potters Hand Activations
  • RX Africa
  • SA Roadies
  • SAACI
  • SACIA
  • SATSA
  • Scan Display
  • Seven Colours Communications
  • South African National Convention Bureau
  • Spier Resort Management
  • Steadfast Greening
  • Technology Partners
  • The Forum Company
  • The Solutions Company
  • Two Way Exhibitions & Events
  • University of Pretoria
  • The Vineyard

Morwesi shares that this year a big focus for the EGF will be to support the local events industry in understanding and adopting the Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge. “The Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge is a significant global movement, and one that is critical for the long-term viability of our industry. We intend to unpack what it involves and help local businesses understand and interpret it in very practical terms.”

Look out for more details about the EGF’s events on this topic, which will be announced in the coming months.

Should you be interested in finding out more about the EGF’s membership options, costs and requirements, please visit www.eventgreening.co.za/membership or contact Lynn McLeod on lynn@eventgreening.co.za.