Showcase’s drive towards sustainable events has led it to become partners with two leading sustainability organisations, CleanHub and ecolibrium. CleanHub’s mission is to “empower brands to minimise their plastic footprint, while ecolibrium is a live events industry response to the climate crisis by taking action to reduce travel impacts and invest in climate solutions.
Showcase first worked with CleanHub at World Retail Congress in April and was impressed with how it is building a global platform for waste collection, as wells as a movement empowering brands and consumers to help collect plastic before it reaches the ocean. The fact that CleanHub also helps provide jobs in areas around the world, where unemployment is high, is very attractive to Showcase.
CleanHub has provided Showcase with a personalised tracker enabling the company to monitor its impact, and have set the company a goal of recovering 1,320KG of ocean bound plastic. Showcase has also been partnered with ecoBali, a Waste Collection & Recycling project in Kuta Utara, Indonesia. ecoBali was founded in 2006 on the idea of ‘getting responsible with waste’ due to the lack of waste management available in Bali. The “make – take – dispose” linear behaviour is sadly still happening a lot on the island. ecoBali seeks to implement a more circular way to approach waste.
This project had specific appeal to Showcase as its founder Ben Collings has close family connections with this part of the world.
Showcase has been a partner with ecolibrium since early 2022 and applauds its mission to promote sustainable development by the promotion of sustainable means of achieving economic growth and regeneration.Showcase has been tracking its travel throughout the entire event cycle, including site visits & meetings, the event itself as well as the impact of subcontractors, whilst monitoring all forms of transport: planes, trains and automobiles. Ecolbrium’s impact on the event industry has been important as these figures prove:
- 6,293,720 travel miles balanced
- 1,324 tonnes of carbon dioxide mitigated
- 15 climate projects supported
- 1,030 acres of rainforest protected
- 5,000 trees planted
- 19.3 million total travel miles balanced to date
In-house at Showcase
Showcase has its own Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Policy, which states that they actively encourage staff to cycle, walk, or use public transport to get to work, go to suppliers and customer meetings, where it is practical and cost-effective. They also use the train for European travel, and only travel to meetings by car when absolutely necessary. To this point two of the team have hybrid cars.
When it comes to sales and purchasing they are as equally aware of their impact on the environment. They monitor record and reduce the purchase of all office consumables including paper and identify other opportunities to reduce office waste, purchase electricity from a supplier committed to investing in renewable energy sources and use couriers that are making efforts to combat CO2 emissions or offset carbon trade.
For the design and build of the events they create, Showcase recycle and reuses as many elements as possible into future designs, to reduce waste and extend the product life through multiple ownership. This can be achieved through hire or part-hire, part- purchase. They also ensure that raw materials such as wood and ply are either recycled or sourced from sustainable source; they have FSC accreditations on wood.
Clients know that when they come to Showcase that they will endeavour to find the most cost-effective and sustainable solution for their clients, whilst maintaining high levels of service and working practices. This is usually achieved by using local labour and suppliers/manufacturers.Showcase is proud to be in these two important partnerships and continues to strive to improve its impact on the planet in every aspect of their business, which is creating outstanding events that respect not just their clients but the planet as well.
our event services
We realise your meeting or event set up with 3D renders, so that event planners and conference organisers can visualise all aspects of the event venue and set up before build.
Our design team is made up of creative, architectural trained designers who are responsible for creating all aspects of event design. As well as offering full event design services, our skills include 3D rendering, CAD space planning and large format graphic printing.
Set & Stage
From large scale indoor exhibitions to outdoor festivals and events our set & stage designers will ensure your brand and event has impact. Set design and production is tailored to the client’s.
Our exhibition department offers exhibition stand design and production of a range of exhibition solutions. From off-the-shelf to bespoke exhibition stands created by one of our exhibition designers. Our conference exhibition event services include set-up and stand clearing.
Large Format Printing
Branding is the most important part of any commercial event. We offer quality design and production of exhibition graphics that can be used as an exhibition or stage backdrop.
Showcase’s dedicated video production team provide filming and video editing services. Including green screen technology, animation and content creation.
Showcase has a range of AV equipment for hire. Audio visual equipment hire can be incorporated into a larger event as part of the event design or hired individually. Sound equipment hire is available for hire for both indoor and outdoor events.
Showcase can produce all aspects of content creation including film shoots, video editing, info graphics, speaker presentations and mapping content. Our in house event designers work with you to reflect your brand.
From big screen hire to smaller digital advertising screens, Showcase has a number of cutting edge exhibition screens for hire. These can be used to ensure brand awareness is key at any conference or event.
Our team has over 20 years experience of conference, exhibition, outdoor events, award dinners and gala event production. Each project has a dedicated project manager to ensure your event runs smoothly.