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21 September 2009

PLASA BS 8901 Sustainable Business Management Courses

For those interested in gaining an understanding of sustainable business practices, PLASA is working in partnership with SEG to provide a series of one-day courses designed to provide members with a working knowledge of the concept of sustainability, the updated version of BS 8901 and their relation to event management.

Members attending the new Understanding BS 8901:2009 seminars will gain an understanding of key sustainability and environmental management concepts, such as issue identification and evaluation, legal requirements, designing stakeholder engagement programmes and setting objectives and targets.

The one-day seminars will be of interest to members who plan or deliver live events or who are intending to tender for 2012 Olympic contracts.

After attending the course, members will understand the importance/benefits of a management system to improve the sustainability of events, and also have a clear idea of where the standard fits into the 2012 Olympic strategy.

PLASA Members can attend for the special rate of £261 (normal price £290).

To register to attend e-mail ruth@plasa.org or call +44 (0)1323 524125. Further details can be found on the website below.

www.plasa.org/bs8901

Notes to Editors:

PLASA is the lead professional body for businesses that supply technologies and services to the event, entertainment and installation industries. Operating from offices in Europe and North America, the Association provides business support services to its growing worldwide membership, writes industry standards, leads the development of qualifications and focuses on improving the business practices adopted by the industry. With over 1100 members worldwide, it represents one of the largest member networks in the industry.

PLASA also runs successful media and events divisions and is responsible for the industry-leading magazines Lighting&Sound International, Lighting&Sound America and Protocol and the PLASA Show in London, together with the European and North American regional PLASA Focus events.

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