At the recent International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend, The Venetian Macao was honored with a partner award for creating the Green IIFA sustainability program. While celebrating the talent and creativity of Indian Cinema–with fun-filled activities that gave fans the opportunity to meet their favorite stars–The Venetian Macao implemented an array of environmentally-friendly initiatives throughout the event.
Among the green initiatives were state-of-the art water flow controllers; advanced energy conserving technologies that monitored lights and air conditioning; and energy-efficient audio-visual equipment. The Venetian Macao also introduced a variety of organic, vegetarian and sustainable seafood items into the food menus, as well as carried out a mass recycling program (including soap recycling in partnership with Clean The World). Even the runway carpet that the film stars walked down was green—literally and figuratively—to represent our shared dedication to sustainability and healthy living.
In the end, these and other sustainability measures helped solidify The Venetian Macao as a leading green meetings venue in Asia.
Gene Capuano, the Venetian Macao vice-president of convention and exhibition operations, accepted the award and said he was grateful to the IIFA for their recognition. “Our entire operations team is on board with creating more environmentally responsible events for our clients,” he said. “Being able to educate and support them with these initiatives is of the utmost importance to us.”
The IIFA’s long-time commitment to sustainability, he said, made the award especially gratifying to receive.