Aug 21, 2018

Cobo Center to host EIC's Sustainable Event Professional Certificate Course

On Sept. 11-12  Cobo Center will be hosting the Events Industry Council Sustainable Event Professional Certificate training. This exciting opportunity is provided to event professionals by Cobo and partner agencies throughout Michigan that promote sustainability in the event industry. This is the first training for this certificate offered in Michigan by the Events Industry Council. Register early to secure your seat.

The Sustainable Event Professional Certificate is eligible for eight hours of Continuing Education credits (CEs) toward CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) application or recertification. This program is open to all event professionals (CMPs and non-CMPs). 

Combining active learning and experiential elements, the program is designed to enable participants to implement their own sustainable events. Topics will include understanding the business value of sustainability for the events industry; practical solutions for improving your environmental performance in areas such as food & beverage, transportation, and supply chain management; and effective methods for achieving corporate social responsibility goals. As part of the program, the participants will customize a roadmap for their own sustainable event. 


The link to register for this first-of-its-kind training: Sustainability Training Registration

Cobo Center's commitment to environmental stewardship in the community is demonstrated by its continuous efforts to investigate, validate and implement new and innovative Green initiatives throughout the facility, and by programs designed to educate our employees, vendors, customers, partners and visitors in the importance of the sustainability of our environment.

Cobo Center was the ninth convention center to receive the Green Meetings Industry Council ASTM/APEX facility certification in 2015. It won several community awards including the EcoWorks Sustainable Communities Champion Award and the Keep Michigan Beautiful President’s Plaque. For more information on the Cobo Center sustainability program visit the web: