'Responsible Hospitality Day 2017' conference by BC Hospitality Group wins Danish Events & Meetings Award 2018 by MPI Denmark

Press Release June 11, 2018

Just as BC Hospitality Group accepted Copenhagen City's much-coveted Copenhagen Business Award 2018 for the group's wide-ranging sustainability initiatives, it rounded off the same week by taking home a Danish Events & Meetings Award 2018 (DEMA18) by MPI Denmark for its Responsible Hospitality Day 2017' initiative. The group is pleased to see the local meetings & event industry embracing the need for further discussion, innovation and knowledge sharing of sustainability.


Staff members of BC Hospitality Group receive the Danish Events & Meetings Award 2018 as winners of the non-profit category with the initiative 'Responsible Hospitality Day 2017'.


At the recent Danish Events & Meetings Awards (DEMA18), hosted by MPI Denmark (the local chapter of Meeting Professionals International) for the meeting and events industry, BC Hospitality Group took home one of the eight prestigious DEMA awards. The award came in recognition of the group's extensive efforts in the field of sustainability and followed on the heels of a Copenhagen Business Award that same week.


In its statement on awarding BC Hospitality Group the "Non-profit" award for the establishment of a new sustainability conference called "Responsible Hospitality Day", the DEMA18 jury wrote: "The jury would have liked to attend this event, which brought an important issue to light and gathered leading industry figures, including competitors, to embrace a strong industry responsibility."


Morten Jensen, Marketing Director at BC Hospitality Group and one of the minds behind Responsible Hospitality Day 2017, welcomes the recognition and hopes that it will be accompanied by true action:


"Sustainable growth is quite simply the way forward, so why not take proactive action? The group is delighted with the award, as it reflects our success in taking the role as incubator for the creation of a new and important forum where people from inside and outside the industry can discuss and share knowledge, gain inspiration, and network with each other regarding sustainable solutions."


"There's always a bit of a risk when launching an initiative of this nature, but the response has been really good, and we're already a long way into the planning of Responsible Hospitality Day 2018, which is both free and open for all. We hope that the DEMA18 award will help attract even more 'sustainability enthusiasts' to this year's conference on 30 August - especially our companions in the hotel and conference venue industries. In return, we promise to deliver interesting talks, workshops, etc," says Morten Jensen.


DEMA18 started in the afternoon with a conference, where award nominees had the opportunity to give presentations on their initiatives to more than 100 of the evening's 240 attendees.


An expert jury selected the following DEMA18 winners:

- Conferences and professional events, BtB: PS Communication - IBM Watson Summit
- Conferences and professional events, BtC: Culture Works - Creativity World Forum 2017
- Non-profit: BC Hospitality Group - Responsible Hospitality Day 2017
- Internal meeting or professional event: Eventually - Novo Nordisk - NGI 2017
- Internal teambuilding or incentive: Humanic Group - Novo Nordisk Device R&D 4D Challenge
- Internal social event or celebration: Eventually - Central Insurance Companies' Incentive Trip 2017
- Low cost: Kurhotel Skodsborg - MMM - Mai's Monday Morning
- Radical innovation: Seedster - Entrepreneurs' Conference 2.0


The awards dinner also included the presentation of "Comwell Meeting Planner Award 2018", which went to Didde Steinmann from CPH Lounge based on votes by the evening's DEMA participants.

Read the press release on the DEMA18 winners, the nominees and the expert jury here.


BC Hospitality Group named one of the city's best companies
On the same day as the DEMA18 awards presentation, the City of Copenhagen also chose to honour BC Hospitality Group for its sustainability efforts with the Copenhagen Business Award. BC Hospitality Group won the award in the category "Environmental Responsibility, CSR and Socioeconomic Businesses". In connection with the award presentation, Deputy Mayor for Employment and Integration Cecilia Lonning-Skovgaard praised the group for taking social responsibility and making a big difference in terms of showing the way in many respects, including good integration initiatives.


Read the press release on the winners of the Copenhagen Business Award here.

Read more about BC Hospitality Group and its Responsible Hospitality strategy, and follow and share information about the group on Linkedin.

Read more about Responsible Hospitality Day 2018 on 30th August at the Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers right here

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About BC Hospitality Group

BC Hospitality Group employs more than 3,000 people and is one of Copenhagen and Denmark's largest companies in the hotel, conference and trade show industry. The group serves more than 1.5 million Danish and international guests annually, and currently has more than 79 nationalities in a diverse and flexible workplace. The group operates with a holistic and strategic approach to sustainability in the hospitality industry, which it calls "Responsible Hospitality".

Contact information

Morten Jensen, Marketing Director - BC Hospitality Group, m: (+45) 5060 4400, e: moj@bchg.dk

Anne Marie Barsøe, Head of Media Relations - BC Hospitality Group, m: (+45) 8188 4842, e: anba@bchg.d


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