People and planet pledge

Make a pledge for people and planet

We’re on a mission to support both people and planet by telling stories and seeking action. Whether you’re a booth coordinator or a buyer, we’re asking you to make a pledge to champion social impact and environmental responsibility at IMEX Frankfurt.

By each committing to four simple actions, together we can create a show that’s both inclusive and conscious of our impact on the planet.
We’ll highlight participating booths with a green booth number and in a listing at the IMEX-EIC People and Planet Village.
Everyone supporting the pledge can collect a ribbon at the IMEX Info Zone in Hall 9 to emphasize their participation.


People and planet pledge for all

Choose four (or more) of the following:
  • Read and support the IMEX code of conduct.

  • Visit the IMEX-EIC People and Planet Village

  • Attend a diversity, equity and inclusion, or sustainability education session

  • Bring a pronoun badge to wear at the show

  • Travel responsibly by carbon offsetting your travel, using public transportation, or walking to and from the show
  • Download the TraffickCam App (to help combat human trafficking)

  • Choose sustainable food options (look out for regional, organic, waterwise, vegetarian and plant-based options on our menus)

  • Talk to prospective partners about their sustainability options during your meetings
  • Perform a random act of kindness (buy someone a coffee in the coffee line, help with directions or donate to local Frankfurt charities)

  • Place your unwanted items in the donation bins and recycle your show badge when you leave

People and planet pledge for booths

Here are some actions for booth coordinators

Commit to four (or more) of the following:

  • Talk to your booth constructor about using sustainable materials and what they can do to reduce waste
  • Order sustainable catering (regional, organic, waterwise, vegetarian, plant-based)
  • Reduce or remove all single-use plastics and paper, including brochures 
  • Only offer sustainable gifts or giveaways

  • Read, support and share the IMEX code of conduct with your booth partners and staff

  • Support the use of pronoun badges for your show team

  • Encourage your show team to download the TraffickCam App (to help combat human trafficking)

  • Travel responsibly by carbon offsetting your team’s travel to the show

    The deadline to sign up to the booth pledge is TBC for 2025.

With special thanks to MeetGreen®
A huge and heartfelt thank you to our sustainability consultants MeetGreen for supporting us on our sustainability journey.
Contact Eric Wallinger on to find out how MeetGreen can help with your next event.
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Roger Lehner
Roger Lehner
Senior Operations & Sustainability Executive
Ellie Scott
Ellie Scott
Senior Content Manager
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