SOLEX; A Brighter Shade of Green 

In 2022, we made the bold decision to transform Solex into a carbon neutral event, a big challenge! 

We knew that it would be a difficult task, but we were determined to make it happen. So, in collaboration with Planet Mark, we took the first steps towards making our event a better shade of green. 

Thanks to the guidelines provided by Planet Mark, we were able to measure our carbon footprint. We realised that data gathering is key to achieving our goal. To that end, we started asking all visitors to let us know their mode of transport at registration. Although the first year (2022) was a bit of a challenge, with some attendees neglecting to include their details or postcode, last year, nearly everyone got on board. 

We also measured the electricity, gas, water, waste, and courier freight usage.

We were thrilled to see that our travel carbon footprint dropped from 97.9 to 95.5, thanks to the efforts of our exhibitors, and visitors alike. While our waste emissions stayed the same, our water usage went up slightly. However, our courier freight dropped significantly from 20.3 to 17.5. 

The result? A total score of 19 out of 20, which we’re extremely proud of. 

We couldn’t have achieved this without you. 

We’re grateful to all exhibitors and visitors who attended SOLEX and helped us to monitor our carbon footprint. We want to say A BIG THANK YOU to everyone, you’ve made a real difference. 

So, when you register this year for SOLEX 24, please remember that your feedback counts. It might take an extra minute to key in your postcode or let us know how you’re travelling to visit us, but we promise you it’ll be worth it in the end. 

Planet Mark has given us some top tips for attendees and exhibitors to keep in mind. For those who can, we encourage you to visit SOLEX by train, as the NEC has its very own train station that drops you right in the centre of the venue. 

If you’re coming by car, why not car share with your colleagues? Turn up the tunes and get some car karaoke on the go!  And, for exhibitors, have you considered using transport route optimization software to find the most efficient routes and reduce your mileage? And last top tip, when you’re loading your vehicles, ensure you reduce empty truck space and optimize product density. 

Let’s continue working together to make SOLEX an even greener event, and we hope to see you all there! 💚

Register today.

SOLEX Exhibition | 9-11 July 2024 | Hall 5, NEC, Birmingham.

You must be registered to attend SOLEX so if you haven’t registered yet, what are you waiting for?

See you there!


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