Session: Time for inclusive and regenerative tourism to build back sustainability
Who is Guy Bigwood?
For the last 15 years, Guy has been delivering award-winning consulting services focused on helping cities, governments, associations and the hospitality industry step up, scale up and speed up their sustainability programmes and operational practices.
He is a recognised expert on creating sustainable destinations, communities and events through multi stakeholder collaboration. Guy is the Managing Director of the Global Destinations Sustainability Movement; a transformation platform that engages, inspires and enables destinations to become more regenerative, flourishing and resilient places to visit, meet and live in. Today over 60 cities are participating in the www.gds.earth
From 2006 to 2018, Guy was the Sustainability Director of MCI, the world’s largest association management, communications and events agency. He launched and developed a CSR program across the corporation’s 60 offices, developing a business strategy that positioned MCI to be an award winning sustainability champion, and the organiser and consultant of over 1000 events and exhibitions about sustainable development, Smart Cities and energy. From 2004 to 2008, Guy was the Managing Director of MCI Spain.
Guy is a passionate and outstanding communicator, who has delivered over 440 keynote presentations and facilitated workshops engaging over 40,000 participants in more than 40 countries. Guy’s pioneering work has been recognised with 22 sustainability awards including the prestigious Events Industry Council Pacesetter Award and with recognition as a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment. He has co-written 3 Sustainable Event Guidebooks for the United Nations, and helped developed over 10 sustainability standards. He was previously the President of the Green Meetings Industry Council.