EBACE2024 Exhibitor Sustainability Pledge

To augment the efforts by EBAA and NBAA to make EBACE2024 a more sustainable event, exhibitors are invited to participate in the EBACE2024 Sustainability Pledge. The pledge identifies your company as one that is making positive steps to producing a more sustainable trade show. Simple practices for managing waste, water and energy at your exhibit, and making sustainable procurement decisions can have a big impact when multiplied across hundreds of exhibitors.

All tenders for EBACE suppliers systematically include sustainability criteria. We encourage all exhibitors to join us in our sustainability efforts.

All Exhibitor Sustainability Pledge participants will receive the following recognition:

  • An Exhibitor Sustainability Pledge icon will be displayed next to their company name on the online exhibit hall floor plan and directory.
  • NEW! A special green badge ribbon with the text “Sustainability Pledge Exhibitor” will be distributed before the show floor opens.

By signing the Exhibitor Sustainability Pledge, exhibitors agree to follow sustainable exhibiting practices when producing their booth, as well as operating more sustainably while on-site.

Sustainability Pledge Checklist

Review the following list for ways exhibitors can be more sustainable while exhibiting at EBACE2023. Exhibitors must pledge to a minimum of five action items to receive Exhibitor Sustainability Pledge recognition.


  • Business aircraft flown to Geneva International Airport for EBACE will use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) or participate in a book-and-claim program
  • Company will provide carbon offsets for staff travel to and from the event.
  • Hosted transportation for staff and clients while on-site is energy efficient or EV transportation.
  • Staff will take advantage of the free Geneva Transport Card provided at hotels to use public transportation.

Energy Conservation

  • LED or compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) are used.
  • All displays, monitors and exhibit lighting will be powered down each night after show/setup hours. If equipment cannot be shut down, it will be put into sleep mode during non-exhibit hours.

Stand Build & Graphics

  • Display elements are reused from past exhibitions or will be reused at future exhibitions.
  • Graphics are designed for reuse by avoiding dates and specific information and created to be taken down and stored for reuse.
  • Graphics and signage are printed on 75% recycled materials and are void of any virgin resources.

Shipping & Packaging Practices

  • Shipments are consolidated into a single shipment.
  • Polystyrene is avoided in exhibit shipment (i.e. packing peanuts, Styrofoam, #6 or foam plastic).
  • Biodegradable or recyclable packing materials are used instead of single-use options.
  • Padding materials and exhibit crates are reused for shipping during move-out.

Waste Management

  • Environmentally friendly cleaning products are used in exhibits.
  • A plan to give away unused exhibit items to local charities is communicated in advance to the company contact. Examples being pre-packaged foods, plants, furniture, pens, bags and notepads.
  • Pack-in/pack-out policy is in place to reuse or repurpose any items brought to the trade show floor.

Marketing Materials

  • Literature that has a one-time use is not produced.
  • Giveaways are made of either recycled material, responsibly grown natural fiber, non-toxic and biodegradable materials, or made in the host country.
  • Giveaways are sourced from companies that are women- or minority-owned or support a positive social good.
  • Electronic giveaways are made with replaceable or repairable parts.
  • All printed materials use 100% recyclable or 50% post-consumer recycled content paper.
  • Post QR codes that point attendees to marketing materials, instead of using paper copies and business cards.

Food & Beverage

  • No single-use beverage bottles or vessels are used.
  • Compostable serviceware is ordered for all hospitality, including branded napkins.
  • Refillable, non-plastic water bottles are used.
  • Reusable or eco-friendly glass, dish and flatware is used for all food and beverage functions.