We are going GREEN
Printed program books are out the window; in the age of digital, we will have a Congress App with the whole program on your mobile and more. Customise your agenda each day, look up speaker profiles, receive timely notifications and take your Congress experience to the next level.
Digital Abstract Book
We are excited to be expecting a large number of abstracts submitted for the program. How will we be publishing these abstracts? In an E-Abstract Book displayed on the Congress website. No printed proceedings and by doing so will save thousands of sheets of paper.
No Plastic Bags
Plastic bags take 1000 years to decompose and a lot of them end up in our oceans, strewn amongst our landscape, or in rubbish piles. Because of this WCPAG 2019 will not be offering any plastic bags to delegates, we welcome delegates bringing and using reusable bags where possible.
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is the first convention centre in the world to be awarded a 6-star Green Rating and have a Gold Accreditation with the world’s sustainability benchmarking organisation, EarthCheck.
By partnering with some of Australia’s leading charities across health, housing and food sustainability, MCEC believe they can make a real impact to people in need.
Valuing long-standing relationships with Launch Housing and OzHarvest they are proud to provide ongoing support to kids in need through the Starlight Children’s Foundation, Variety – The Children’s Charity and the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
By choosing local produce, MCEC support the growth of small businesses, decrease their food miles and put Victorian producers on the world stage for visitors like you to enjoy.
The MCEC sustainability and community approach includes:
- Maximum natural light – 18 metre tall glass façade
- Energy efficient lighting
- Displacement ventilation
- Solar hot water
- Sustainable use of building materials
- Ongoing community engagement
Melbourne Bike Share
Bike riding uses minimal fossil fuels and is a pollution-free mode of transport. Bikes reduce the need to build, service and dispose of cars.
What better way to explore Melbourne? Don’t get stuck in traffic. Download the Melbourne Bike Share app, rent a blue bike, and see the city.
Check out some of the great new tours you can do and further information at the following link: https://www.melbournebikeshare.com.au/