Course Details

Implementing Sustainable Events Management ISO 20121:2012

Course Area


Course Duration

2 Days

Continuing Education Units


Course Fee

USD $1250.00

Early Bird Price*

USD $1150.00

Upcoming Sessions
Jun 17-18, 2024 - Live Online - Full DayEnroll
Sep 25-26, 2024 - Live Online - Full DayEnroll
Dec 18-19, 2024 - Live Online - Full DayEnroll

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Course Details

ISO 20121 is the international standard for sustainable events management. It outlines how to deliver quality events that maximise their contribution to sustainable development. ISO 20121 can be used by anyone involved in all types of events, throughout the event management cycle. And now you can implement your own sustainable events management system to maximise return on investment,  reduce resource intensity  and satisfy your sponsors, clients and attendees.

The standard is designed for organizations of all sizes and can be applied to venues, contractors and organizers. This course follows on from our introductory training and shows you how to implement an ISO 20121 management system. We’ll help you interpret requirements so you can apply them to your business. And we’ll show you how to use the ISO 20121 tools and techniques every day.

How will I benefit?

  • ISO 20121 will not only help improve the sustainability of your event, it may also improve your financial performance. 
  • The standard outlines ways to achieve greater efficiency across the full spectrum of  event management, helping you to improve resource management and streamline your delivery. 
  • You will identify where you can reduce waste, create stakeholder win/wins  and identify the full range of value to be derived from the event – in maximizing your event’s contribution to sustainable development and your positive reputation.
  • You will also be able to go beyond ISO 14001 Environmental Management to deliver more for your clients, sponsors and attendees.

What will I learn?

Upon completion of this training, delegates will be able to: 

  • Interpret the requirements and identify the right resources to implement the standard successfully 
  • Develop policies, procedures, targets and ways to measure performance so you can design an ISO 20121 sustainable event management system specific to your business 
  • Integrate this with ISO 14001 Environmental Management or ISO 5001 Energy Management

Who should attend?

This course is recommended for anyone involved in events from corporate sustainability managers to communications and procurement professionals.


2 days

What will I gain?

On completion, you’ll be awarded an internationally recognized BSI Training Academy certificate.


There are no formal prerequisites, however, it will be useful for delegates to read the relevant standards before attending the course.

Course Materials

Soft Copy: You will receive an email prior to the course with instructions on how to access the online Student Handbook, which can be viewed, downloaded or printed.

NOTE: Copies of the standards are not included in the class fee.

BSI will make reasonable efforts to have loaner copies available for use during the class, but students are encouraged to have their own copy. Soft copies of the digital loaner standard cannot be printed or downloaded.

Course Logistics

If your class is Live Online:

  • Students need to connect to the class from any internet accessible location.
  • Webcam and Microphone are REQUIRED.
  • ALL course times shown are US EASTERN TIME.

If your class is In-person:

  • You are encouraged to bring a laptop with you to class.
  • *Session lengths could vary depending on amount of class discussion.

All Upcoming Course Dates

Date and Time Location Fees Enroll
Jun 17, 2024 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM ET
Jun 18, 2024 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM ET
Live Online - Full DayUSD $1250.00Enroll
Sep 25, 2024 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM ET
Sep 26, 2024 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM ET
Live Online - Full DayUSD $1250.00Enroll
Dec 18, 2024 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM ET
Dec 19, 2024 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM ET
Live Online - Full DayUSD $1250.00Enroll

The venues for scheduled courses are tentative until receipt of a course confirmation from BSI.

Live Online Classes

Certified, convenient, and interactive, with no travel costs.

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