MEETYOO Conferencing GmbH (MEETYOO) has been recognized as a WBA Winner for Business Sustainability in the World Business Awards 2022. The World Business Award for Business Sustainability [BSA] recognizes organizations that have successfully implemented initiatives that demonstrate leadership and commitment to sustainable business practices.
A study from 2020 suggests that the event industry alone is responsible for more than 10% of global CO2 emissions, i.e. the annual equivalent to the yearly GHG emission of the entire United States. One of the most efficient ways to reduce CO2 emissions in the events industry is to host sustainable virtual events. Studies show that digital events can reduce an event’s carbon footprint by 94% and energy consumption by 90%. MEETYOO is at the forefront of this initiative. Their mission is to decarbonize the event industry by creating outstanding digital events. MEETYOO does this across all levels: within the organization, their client events, and raising awareness for participants.
Founded in 1999, MEETYOO provides a premium all-in-one platform for immersive virtual and hybrid event experiences. MEETYOO has organized numerous digital events such as trade shows, town halls, conferences and career fairs for clients like SAP, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, L’Oréal, Commerzbank, the Fraunhofer Institute, Continental, the University of Adelaide, and many small and midsize companies. With offices and employees in Berlin, Mannheim, Denver and San Francisco, MEETYOO is among the world’s leading virtual event providers and award-winning IT companies. MEETYOO wants to inspire and empower businesses to join the age of digital transformation. For many years, MEETYOO has been committed to sustainable business events and practices and to ensuring social and ecological standards within their company. MEETYOO digital events involve lifelike virtual environments with round tables and breakout lounges, opportunities to network and connect with like-minded experts, and engagement opportunities by interacting, asking questions and being part of the discussions. Their mission is to decarbonize the event industry by creating outstanding digital events across all levels: within the organization, their client events, and raising awareness for participants.
MEETYOO accounts for and offsets direct and indirect carbon emissions for their clients’ events by taking a simple yet effective approach divided into four steps.
Avoid: MEETYOO encourages their clients to switch from an in-person event to a virtual one, thereby reducing their carbon footprint by 94%.
Reduce: MEETYOO is working with their partner Plan A to minimize the CO₂ emission of all business operations.
Replace: MEETYOO replaces in-person events with hybrid, digital twins, allowing participants to decide to attend online and reduce their carbon footprint.
Offset: Finally, MEETYOO compensates for its platform’s direct and indirect carbon emissions caused by events by partnering with certified environmental organizations. In 2021, MEETYOO emitted 136t of CO₂ in total for their business operation, including server, employee travels, home office, heating, and electricity.
Overall, MEETYOO has provided a digital event to over 1,000,000 users on their platform, , up to 375 webcasts are streamed and recorded on their platform daily, and more than 80 countries are represented within their client and user bases. Additionally, MEETYOO’s events can hold up to 50,000 participants, and over 5,000 virtual events are planned and executed yearly.