17 May

Green in More Ways Than One

A few years ago, I had a conversation with Paul Colston from Conference News and C&MW about taking the train from London to Frankfurt in a more eco-friendly manner.   That conversation has been sitting in the back of my mind for a long time.

This year, as my Dezika colleague and Co-Found for Venue Success, Sebastiaan Douma and I sat planning the trip to IMEX Frankfurt we realized that taking the train had a lot of advantages:

  • It is more environmentally friendly
  • It takes about the same amount of time as flying from Heathrow
  • We can work on a big joint project that we needed to get done
  • It is more comfortable
  • It is less expensive than flying

Ok, we both love train journeys, even if they start at 6:18am but…

If you are questioning point two about the time – here is the break down –

1 ½ hours to Heathrow from SE London

2 hours in advance to check in

2 hours on the plane (if we are lucky)

1 hour Frankfurt – passport control & taxi into town

6 ½ hours

The train will take us 5 ½ hours not including 40 minutes to the station on the London end so is ultimately faster and easier.

So tomorrow morning Seb and I will jump onto Eurostar to Brussels and then switch to the ICE which runs high speed directly to Frankfurt and leaves us a short walk from the Messe.

This isn’t the only way that Dezika is eco-friendly.   We have automated the commission collection system which means that you can now invoice, chase/pay and doing reporting for your commissions without having to print a single piece of paper.

Dezika also helps to save time and stress which is great for you as well as for the earth.

For more information – Rachellejv@Dezika.com

 

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