Manage my Carbon Footprint


MWC Los Angeles 2019 Donation Room

For the third year running the GSMA is offering a ‘Donation Room’ to all exhibitors during MWC Los Angeles 2019.

Our Donation Room team can pick up any materials from your booth during move out. You can pre-register any materials you would like to donate by contacting us via the below email, or any of the hall managers on-site. There is a limited amount of items that can be taken, so pre-registering is recommended.

Process: Exhibitor is to pick up Donation Room item stickers at Freeman/LACC Service Center at the end of the show. Please attach the sticker on the item(s) you would like to donate. Once complete, Freeman will pick up Donation Room item(s) on the final day of the event (Thursday, October 24, 2019) until 7:00 PM.

Contact: sustainability@gsma.com

Click here for a list of items that we are interested in. However, if you have items that are not listed, please let us know and we will check if we can make use of them.


MWC Los Angeles Green Working Group

We have set up a Green Working Group to discuss ideas on what can be done to improve sustainability efforts at MWC19 Los Angeles. If you would like to contribute, please contact us on sustainability@gsma.com.


MWC Los Angeles Green Stand Initiative

Why not participate in this year's MWC Los Angeles Green Stand Initiative to calculate your stands carbon footprint and receive your free fully confidential carbon footprint study in turn help GSMA to gain more detailed information about our carbon footprint and to reduce this in the future.

The Green Stand Initiative will be limited to 30 carbon footprint studies and participation will be on a first come, first served basis, however, numbers permitting, requests to participate will be accepted until the last day of MWC Los Angeles (October 24, 2019).


How to participate:

  1. All participants have to be Space Only exhibitors at MWC19 Los Angeles. Any exhibitors with booth packages such as meeting rooms, or shell scheme stands cannot participate
  2. A completed 'MWC Los Angeles Green Stand Initiative' application form needs to be emailed to sustainability@gsma.com.
  3. GSMA’s environmental consultants, will send you a data sheet to complete. You or your stand-building supplier will need to provide the following information:
    • Details regarding the type, amount and transport of materials used to build your stand
    • Transport and accommodation details about your stand-building crew
    • Transport and accommodation details about your exhibition staff

When will you receive your results?

Participants will receive their fully confidential Carbon Footprint Studies circa December 2019/January 2020.


MWC Los Angeles Environmental Exhibition

We would like to encourage all participants of the MWC Los Angeles 2019 to take a moment to read through this section. Our aim is to provide exhibitors and contractors with ideas of how they can minimize their impact on the environment during their participation and plan for environmentally friendly solutions in preparation for the event.

The following are our suggestions:

  • Send e-brochures by e-mail on request rather than providing expensive printed hard copies.
  • Allow attendees to download relevant content via a QR code available at your stands
  • Take advantage of new mobile phone technology and download the documents you need instead of printing them out
  • If absolutely necessary, only ship as much printed material as appropriate. Try and minimize the amount of printed material distributed and re-use excess marketing material after the event
  • Use paper packaging rather than plastic
  • Use recycled paper where possible
  • Use giveaways made from sustainable sources or recycled materials
  • Minimize the use of water where possible
  • Encourage your Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (EAC) to apply environmentally friendly principles in the design of your booth such as low-voltage lighting, maximum of re-usable elements such as system stands etc. Ask your EAC to provide you with information about how they can reduce the environmental impact of your booth and insist on contracting local staff and companies
  • Purchase biodegradable or porcelain tableware for your stand rather than plastic
  • Promote utilizing our FREE Hotel Shuttle Services, car sharing or public transportto reach the venue every morning
  • Purchase signs that are made from 100% recyclable cardboard and avoid signage made from non-recyclable Foamcore
  • Purchase banners that are made from phthalate-free material. Vinyl banners contain toxic phthalates

Please visit Los Angeles pLAn for more information on the city of Los Angeles’ safe environment practices/ordinances and how your business can participate.

The following are green practices city of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Convention Center:

  • Los Angeles has adopted the most ambitious and comprehensive energy and water efficiency law for existing buildings of any U.S. city.
  • Los Angeles has already reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% below 1990 levels as of 2013, nearly halfway to our goal of 45% below by 2025.
  • The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) is a steward of environmental sustainability and is proud to be the first of its size in the U.S. to achieve LEED EB+OM Gold recertification (2015).
  • The LACC is now a plastic straw FREE facility.
  • The LACC is 36% more energy efficient than the median building in the Entertainment Building use category
  • The LACC has a 75% overall waste diversion rate for the calendar year 2016


Keep in mind that there are many ways to compensate your Carbon emissions. We are always open to suggestions. If you have any comments please contact: sustainability@gsma.com