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Conference News partners with GDS-Movement for the CN Sustainability Summit

Conference News partners with GDS-Movement for the CN Sustainability Summit

Conference News partners with international change agency GDS-Movement to support the delivery of its upcoming CN Sustainability Summit 2024

Conference News has partnered with international change agency Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDS-Movement) to support the delivery of its upcoming CN Sustainability Summit 2024 on Wednesday, 24 July at the Chicago Booth London Conference Centre. 

The partnership will involve GDS-Movement’s Jennifer Jensen hosting a panel discussion with UK destination representatives from Manchester, Belfast, Cambridge and Newcastle, on harnessing the power of events to create more regenerative cities. GDS-Movement will also deliver a keynote session to conclude the event with a focus on regenerative MICE strategies and using events as a driver of good.   

Jack Newey, portfolio director at Conference News, commented: “We are really excited to partner with the GDS-Movement through a content partnership. The aim is to help bring awareness and education for event planners around which UK & Global destinations are making a conscious effort to track and promote sustainability and legacy for events. This will bring a new dynamic to the content and will hopefully help bring new global expertise to the discussion at the summit.” 

Jennifer Jensen, Relationship Manager, UK and Ireland at GDS-Movement, commented: “Our partnership with Conference News underscores our commitment to promoting sustainable practices within the events industry. We firmly believe that events have the power to drive positive change. Through this collaboration, we aim to inspire and engage attendees, encouraging them to implement actionable sustainability initiatives within their own organisations.” 

The CN Sustainability Summit 2024 conference programme is now available to view, including GDS-Movement’s panel and keynote presentation, here. 

Attending the CN Sustainability Summit 2024 

Registration is open and FREE to attend for qualifying event organisers here. 




For further information, contact Anja Spice, 


The GDS-Movement is a pioneering, data-driven international change agency that acts to catalyse socio-economic and environmental transformation in cities and regions across the world. Our mission is to empower tourism and events professionals with the mindsets, skill sets, and toolsets to co-create more regenerative and resilient destinations to visit, meet, and live in.  

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The GDS-Index is a trusted performance improvement programme to assess and accelerate the progress of a destination’s regenerative journey. It measures, benchmarks, and enhances the sustainability strategies, action plans, and initiatives of more than 100 destination management organisations, municipal authorities, and their tourism supply chains. 

Co-founded in 2016 by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), City Destinations Alliance (CityDNA), IMEX Group, and MCI, the GDS-Index offers an unparalleled resource for visitors, DMOs, municipalities, and event planners looking for destinations that offer the best in sustainable performance. Find out more at 



Conference News is a leading source for news, insights and thought leadership on the UK conference and meetings and sector. We exist to deliver comprehensive coverage to educate and elevate event professionals by keeping them informed on the latest business events industry developments. Find out more and subscribe at 


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