Initiatives to Reduce Event Impact 


Sustainability is expansive and addresses all aspects of economic and social activity within the Sultanate of Oman. Oman Sustainability Week (OSW) aims to create a deep and tangible impact across all areas of sustainability through events, CSR, and community engagement. OSW is organising responsibly with an aim to minimize the impact on society, thereby propagating the sustainability shift to all parts of the social community.

Some of the initiatives undertaken to reduce the environmental impact of organising events:

  • Repurposing of event builds – The event feature areas, set and stage are repurposed for multi-usage.
  • Repurposing stand fabrication  – The exhibitor stands are produced with reusable wood stands. 
  • Sustainable Stand Construction Awards – To encourage exhibitors and contractors to use recyclable material for fabricating the stand, special recognition for the best sustainable stand construction is awarded.
  • Digital registration – Online registrations and e-badges are introduced for granting entry to attendees at the event.
  • Replacing printed literature with digital material – The pre-event marketing campaign comprises digital material and non-print media for promotions, including e-invitations, e-leaflets, digital advertisements, etc.
  • Digital Show Guide – The traditional print show guides are replaced with digital show guides enabling easy navigation of information for users on mobile or laptop.
  • Reducing single use plastic – Single-use plastic is replaced with recyclable glass, wherever applicable. 
  • Reducing food wastage – To minimize food wastage, experienced F&B partners are contracted for precision in food quantity.