news
Business Intelligence
NSW gets a ‘Machine Learning’
2,500 professionals met to discuss.
business intelligence
ibtm events announces merger
to create ibtm americas.
business intelligence
The Nordic MICE Summit
8-10 March in Malmö 2018.
Award
Reykjavík
named best MICE destination in Europe.

BCCK Shines at Malaysia Best Employer Brand Awards,
World Harvest Festival Culinary Competition 2017.
Business Intelligence
Madrid
new member of BestCities.
Business Intelligence
The Philippines
will host the 6th UNWTO Conference on Tourism Statistics.
the convention industry
Paris back as number one
in the city rankings for international congresses.
Africa Meetings
Africa Rising
in the ICCA statistic 2016.
RSS
rss_icon
Links
Poken to deploy digital event technology at the United Nation’s Bonn Climate Change Conference

Poken, the 360º event platform, today announces that in partnership with Climeworks, it will deploy its digital event technology at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Bonn Climate Change Conference, taking place May 16 – 26 in Bonn, Germany.

UNFCCC hosts a series of conferences which have led to the Kyoto Protocol and most recently at the COP21, to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The Bonn Climate Change Conference will bring together over 2,500 delegates from countries around the world, to continue discussions on climate change initiatives and prepare for the COP22.

The UNFCCC has partnered with Poken, a leading global event technology supplier and Climeworks, a Swiss technology company that provides solutions for efficiently capturing CO2 out of ambient air, in order to improve the carbon footprint of the event.

The Poken technology will provide a digital handshake between UN delegates, exhibitors and other visitors and offer a platform for the digital exchange of documents and brochures helping exhibitors ‘go green’ by eliminating paper waste. All delegates will be provided with an interactive USB stick allowing them to collect documents by swiping their device on digital readers at each exhibitor booth and in a media collection area within the conference. The technology deployment is sponsored by Climeworks.

Zhanna Zhussupova, Associate Observer Organisations Liaison Officer at the UNFCCC says: “Using technology to enhance the green credentials of our event has been a priority. Poken’s leading-edge approach to conference document management, and its proven track record with other UN and UN-like organisations convinced us to implement its technology at our event.”

Stéphane Doutriaux, Founder & CEO of Poken, adds: “Our event technologies have been successfully deployed at a number of previous UN events including the Third Conference on Climate change and Development in Africa, in 2013 in Addis Ababa, the Conference of Ministers in 2014, in Abuja, Nigeria, the African Development Forum IX in Marrakech, Morocco, the Conference of Ministers in 2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the ICE Nairobi, in February 2016 and the CoM16 in Addis Ababa, March 2016.

“We are delighted that our technology tool set has been adopted so broadly, especially in the context of the UN’s efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of its events.”

Poken was awarded the Green Meeting Industry Council award as a green event technology supplier in 2015, by the Northern California chapter of the GMIC.