AKKC enters partnership with Green Hub: Secures Aalborg’s position as a green city

By: Nathalia Hentze Nielsen
In celebration of the partnership, AKKC lit up its iconic building and stage tower in green. Photographer: Jan H. Pedersen
In celebration of the partnership, AKKC lit up its iconic building and stage tower in green. Photographer: Jan H. Pedersen

Aalborg Congress & Culture Centre (AKKC) has entered a partnership with Green Hub Denmark to secure Aalborg’s and Denmark’s position as a green and sustainable event and business destination.

AKKC is the first and only event place in Denmark certified after the ISO 20121 international standard for sustainable events and the DNV GL’s sustainable development goals certification.

CEO Nicolaj Holm has great ambitions to how the organisation will contribute to Green Hub Denmark:

“Among the more than 500.000 yearly guests in AKKC, you will find some of the country’s most central actors in business, in the political sphere, in larger organisations, and institutions.

When those guests enter our establishment, we want to make sure the experience goes further than that of a regular meeting, conference, exhibition, or cultural experience. We will utilize our knowledge and experience with these people to create a connection and present that Aalborg and Northern Jutland is at the front of the green transition.

Through our partnership with Green Hub Denmark, we can offer our guests regional visits showcasing some of the many green initiatives Northern Jutland so proudly can present.”

Looking ahead to the 2021 climate convention

Green Hub Denmark creates the foundation for green actors to meet, develop, test, and demonstrate solutions for a climate-neutral community.

Michael Stie Laugesen, project manager at Green Hub Denmark, says:

“Aalborg Congress & Culture Centre is an important partner due to their ability to supply the ideal physical environment able to connect businesses, authorities, educational institutions, and the public while co-creating green projects and products.

Furthermore, it is an amazing gesture that the cultural environment is supporting the green transition.”

The partnership will revolve around spreading awareness about the projects that activate the sustainable transition. One of the expected solutions will be to offer business visits to AKKC’s customers within the ‘meetings and fairs’ segment.

These business visits will let the customer get a first-hand impression of the region’s sustainable front-runners and how they work towards the green transition.

Furthermore, AKKC is partnering up with Green Hub Denmark during the NET ZERO pathways climate convention in August 2021. The convention focuses on Denmark’s ambition of reducing the national CO2 emission by 70% by 2030 and how this agenda can create new business ventures and create higher employment rates within the green sector.