The SEEDIS Forum

SEEDIS

SEEDIS is an independent, nonprofit civil society initiative that promotes solutions for the sustainable development and operation of the built environment and its stakeholders.  SEEDIS profiles the private-, public- and third-sector providers of the solutions and features them and their services on the SEEDIS platform and at SEEDIS events.

SEEDIS encourages the interaction and engagement of all stakeholders in our communities to further the sustainable development and use of land, buildings, and infrastructure.  Sustainable development calls for social, environmental and economic solutions during the construction, operation, maintenance and deconstruction of the built environment.

SEEDIS aims to foster constructive dialog between the different stakeholders in our communities to ensure an objective, balanced and fact-based advocacy of a sustainable built environment.  The relevant stakeholders in the development and operation of the built environment are invited to engage with us and promote their services and solutions.

The Forum

The Sustainable Development & Investment – Solutions for Hospitality & Cities forum advances the latest intersector solutions for the sustainable development and operation of hospitality and real estate.  The forum allows for cross-functional collaboration and promotion of the solutions along the entire project value chain.

The sustainable development of projects calls for the engagement of all project stakeholders throughout the project and property life cycle (see Program).  The forum is for the involvement and collaboration of all stakeholders who participate in or are impacted by the development and operation of hospitality and real estate projects and the discussion of the latest solutions.

The forum is being organized for project participants, national, regional, and local government authorities as well as civil society to promote and learn about the latest solutions for sustainable hospitality and city development projects.  Its topics range from the project concept, business case, financing, and project development to investing, asset management, operation, and property disposition.

Forum Stakeholders

The key forum stakeholders are the speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors who will promote their services and solutions for sustainable hospitality and cities at the forum.  Their engagement assumes their commitment to furthering the sustainability of the built environment.

The forum is intended for professionals in the hospitality and real estate sectors and other community development stakeholders.  These include city and government building authorities, property developers, architects, designers, contractors, consultants, lenders, investors, operators, suppliers, destination managers, and travel and tourism promotion bureaus plus the citizen groups where the projects are realized.

Private-sector stakeholders and their trade organizations can promote their services and solutions and invite their business partners, clients, colleagues, and contacts to engage with us in discussion.  The academic community and nonprofit civil society organizations are encouraged to present their research, resources and tools for facilitating the transition towards sustainability.  Public bodies and their representatives are also encouraged to participate.

The forum is being organized as an annual event in or near Vienna, Austria, for the solution providers and stakeholders in urban hospitality development projects in Western, Northern, Central and Eastern Europe.

Your Engagement

The General Terms of Your Engagement in the Forum

As a forum speaker, your entitlements are (1) the presentation and discussion of your services and solutions during the podium discussion on the agreed topic; (2) the exhibition of your services and solutions throughout the event; (3) your invitation of business partners, clients, colleagues, and contacts at a discount of 20% using your unique promo code; (4) a ticket for you to the event; and (5) the opportunity to sponsor the event facilities and food and beverages (see Sponsoring).

As a forum stakeholder, you are asked to (1) promote the event and your engagement; (2) invite business partners, clients, colleagues, and contacts; (3) attend the full event; and (4) contribute/donate €1,375 plus VAT to help offset the costs of the forum and the SEEDIS sustainable development initiative.  Please note that for every four registrations via your promo code, you will receive a complimentary ticket for a business partner, client, colleague, or contact.

For the engagement of third-sector organizations, the contribution (donation) is voluntary.  However, a commensurate donation to help offset the costs of the SEEDIS advocacy and the forum would be much appreciated.

We will prepare and coordinate your engagement in the forum with you.  Communication of your involvement in the event and invitations must be coordinated with us.

Those who you invite can indicate their interest in engaging with you, speaking about their solutions, leading a discussion, or exhibiting when registering using your promo code, which will be sent to you.  Registrations using your code will be credited to you.

Your interest to speak about your solutions, lead a discussion, or exhibit, is submitted via the SEEDIS Forum Interest form.   Session moderators are requested to invite the discussion panelists.

Communication of your involvement in the event and invitations should be coordinated with us, to ensure the most effective promotion of your involvement in the event.  This person is designated on the SEEDIS Forum Interest form (see Communication Manager at the end of the form).

Your Entitlements

As a speakers, you will engage with us on a suitable topic (see Program), promote your solutions in podium discussions, and exhibit your products and services at the event.  You must indicate the suitable topics of interest and the nature of your service/solutions via the SEEDIS Forum Interest form.

Speakers can also exhibit your services and solutions at the event (see Exhibiting for details).  You also have the opportunity to sponsor the event refreshments, and food and beverages (see F&B Sponsoring).

If you lead (moderate) a podium discussion, you can invite business partners, clients, colleagues and contacts to engage with you on the topic and discuss with them and the audience your services and solutions.

For every four registrations via your promo code, you will receive a complimentary ticket for a business partner, client, colleague, or contact.  You will also receive an invitation to the Developer & Investor dinner on the evening before the forum and the opportunity to nominate one attendee to accompany you.

SEEDIS actively promotes the services and solutions of the event stakeholders for the sustainable development and operation of hotels and the built environment on the SEEDIS platform (e.g., Colliers or IHG).  Your engagement at the event will be announced and communicated via social media and other media channels.

Your Commitment to the Sustainable Development of Our Communities

Stakeholders in the SEEDIS forum can choose a 1-year honorary membership in SEEDIS – Social, Environmental and Economic Development Intersector Solutions if you can (a) agree to endorse and uphold the highest sustainability principles and development standards for the built environment and (b) agree to these Terms of Engagement.

The honorary membership in SEEDIS is voluntary and involves no fees or other financial obligations.  Instead, it is intended to facilitate and advocate your support of sustainable development of the built environment.

SEEDIS is a platform for professionals and practitioners in the built environment to interact, collaborate and advocate sustainable development and use of land, buildings and infrastructure.