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Sustainability is a vital mission for conferences in the modern world to heal the planet and empower ethical leaders. By embodying sustainable principles in every aspect of the event, we can create a positive impact, cherish our resources, and inspire attendees to embrace eco-friendly habits.

The ACEM ASM 2024 is making every effort to reduce the carbon footprint and ensure sustainability practices are being followed where possible:

Digital Satchels
ACEM ASM 2024 will not offer delegate satchels to reduce our waste to landfill.

Name badges
We encourage all delegates to return their name badges at the conclusion of the ASM so that they can be repurposed for other events.

Meeting app
We are proud that our Meeting app contains all the information about the program and the sponsors, eliminating the need for paper-based materials. Our app enables delegates to interact with each other and with the session facilitators through Q&A features. We strongly urge all delegates to install the app and politely decline any paper documents.

If you’re coming from interstate or internationally to join ACEM ASM 2024, we appreciate your efforts to reduce your carbon footprint. Many airlines have a simple way for you to offset CO2 when you book your flight.

Sustainable Travel

From off-grid accommodation to organic wineries, sustainable dining and eco-friendly tours and wildlife encounters, check out these itineraries for the best environmentally-friendly things to do in South Australia.

Conference Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre

Adelaide Convention Centre’s commitment to sustainability and eco-friendly practices

  • EarthCheck Master status: The Adelaide Convention Centre is the world’s first convention centre to achieve EarthCheck Master status, which is a global benchmark for environmental performance.
  • 99% diversion from landfill: During 2022/2023 Adelaide Convention Centre achieved a greater than 99% diversion from landfill rate. To date, they have donated over 200,000 unused meals to support local community organisations.
  • 84% Greenhouse gas emission savings: The Adelaide Convention Centre installed Adelaide’s first WasteMaster recycling system that turns food and organic waste into fertiliser and compost, resulting in greenhouse gas emission savings of up to 84%
  • 97% Locally sourced: A local food policy with 97% of produce sourced from local, sustainable environments through partnerships with local artisan and First Nations producers. 
  • Fighting the war on plastic: Supporters of and compliant with the SA Government Single-use and Other Plastic Products (Waste Avoidance) Act 2020. Introduction of reusable crockery, cutlery and glasses, with the use of the Australian Standard (AS4736) commercially compostable and biodegradable cups, napkins, bin liners, cutlery and straws. All green waste is diverted from landfill and converted into compost, either onsite through the WasteMaster or via commercial composting services. 
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