Today, companies must increasingly consider the impact that their activities have on the environment. It is therefore important to consciously make the choice that is best not only for your wallet, but also for the planet. Fortunately, it does not have to be one or the other. With Fairtual Technologies you have the best of both worlds.
Let us compare a physical event with a virtual one. This fictitious event will take place over two days and can expect as many as 5000 visitors. In terms of content, there is little or no difference between the two events, as an online event in 3D can replicate the experience of a physical event down to the smallest detail.
Under normal circumstances, 4800 of these visitors will travel to the event by car. The average distance travelled to the exhibition centre is about 80 km. 150 of them will make the trip by train. In addition, 50 of them will make the journey by air from abroad. In this simulation, we assume that one has taken the flight from London to Brussels. It is therefore valid that these 50 visitors will spend one night in a local hotel.
In a digital event, on the other hand, these factors are immediately absent. Here, visitors can attend the event from just about anywhere in the world. Not to mention the emissions that setting up a physical event entails, compared to a digital one.
In total, we then arrive at these emissions for both similar events:
As you can see, the emissions from a physical event are much higher. In fact, for just one event of that size, as much as 18 hectares of forest are needed to compensate. Even opting for a hybrid approach would have an enormous impact on the environment, since it would mean cutting down on transport.
We are of course aware that not every event can go completely digital. But the more digital or hybrid we begin to think, the smaller the environmental impact of the events sector will become.
Fairtual Technologies at least takes responsibility for taking that step in the right direction. Although our ecological footprint is already relatively small, we want to go even further. Therefore, we are proud to announce that from now on we will be will plant trees to fully offset our emissions per event. In this way, we are doing our bit for a cleaner world.
In addition, we also make sure that all our online platforms are hosted completely green, thanks to Combell. Their commitment to sustainability is therefore a big plus for us.
So you see. By working with Fairtual Technologies, you can be sure that you are contributing to a better future. Ready to take the plunge? Then be sure to contact us!