Sustainable actions

Following the guide proposed by “Tourisme Montréal” and the Sustainable Event Council (Conseil québécois des événements écoresponsables) [1], some of the sustainable actions undertaken by the AWC23 organization and the conference center are listed here.


Waste Management :

  • Name tags and lanyards will be reused for other events. When you leave, please deposit them in the boxes at the foot of the stairs and escalator (conference level).
  • Recycling bins will available at the conference center. In Montréal: blue bin = recycling, black bin = general waste and brown bin = compost (sometimes recycling is in a green bin, look for this logo on the bin ).


Responsible Consumption :

  • QR codes displayed at the conference venue will give you access to the most up-to-date program, conference proceedings and WIFI information.
  • No distribution of reusable bags.
  • Prize draw rather than systematically distribution of gifts or promotional items.
  • For energy conservation, we'll keep the indoor temperature at a comfortable 21 degrees Celsius.


Food & Beverage :

  • A vegetarian option will be available for all lunches and the gala dinner.
  • During the gala dinner, 40% of the main course options will be vegetarian. As a result, the availability of meat or fish dishes is limited, and they may become unavailable if pre-ordered in entirety. We highly recommend opting for vegetarian selections to ensure an enjoyable dining experience for all while supporting our sustainability efforts.
  • The "Plaza centre-ville" conference center donates all surplus food to local food banks.
  • The coffee station will be “zero waste”.
  • Food will be served in washable dishes.
  • Single-use plastic or glass water bottles will not be distributed.


As a participant, you can also help us make AWC23 a sustainable event. Some guidelines for participants are also given in the guide [1].


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