November 2019 Program - Green is the New Black

  • November 21, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA 22102
  • 25



Our Educational/Networking Programs are free to planners, thanks to our sponsors. Seating is limited, so don’t be a “no-show.”

If you need to cancel your registration, please email RHMP at by the Monday before the program so that your seat can be given to another meeting professional.

Green is the New Black - 11.21.19 Breakfast

Green is the New Black

Sustainability in meetings and events will continue to be an important business consideration in 2020.Sponsors and attendees are increasingly looking for companies that implement sustainable practices. In addition, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are helping to drive home the message that sustainable business practices have real consequences for a company's brand and bottom line. Learn how organizers and suppliers can set priorities and implement new event industry standards while engaging and communicating to stakeholders, and  taking action towards preserving our natural environment.

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Suzanne Morrell, MBA

Event producer

Suzanne has been creating events for over three decades. She is the founder of STM|enterprises,, and D.C. Event Food Waste Coalition, and an International Conference Officer with the Major Events and Conferences Staff at the State Department. Suzanne works with event teams on event concept, design, food and beverage management, venue and site selection, contract negotiation, and logistics. Suzanne brings together change makers to reshape how we approach events to reduce food waste, increase sustainability and combat local hunger. She is a member of the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic’s U.S. Food Waste Summit subcommittee on supporting food donation systems and a regional consultant in advance of the United National Environmental Assembly.

Reston Herndon Meeting Planners (RHMP) is a CMP Preferred Provider. RHMP's November 21st Breakfast program meets the requirements to receive continuing education (CE) credit for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential.  The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Pre-Check logo is not an endorsement by the Events Industry Council of the quality of the session. For more information about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visit

RHMP's November 21st Breakfast program is eligible for a total of 1 clock hour towards CEM recertification. If you have questions on how to submit your credits, please contact

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