Sustainability at Network X and Informa Tech

Sustainability is at the heart of Network X, from creating a positive environment to creating a safe space for all. These efforts are ongoing and evolving, and the commitment to these values from the venue, the attendees, our sponsors and partners are critical.


Sustainability at Informa Tech has five key elements: people, communities, environment, customers, and governance. Being an ethical, sustainable business is central to how we behave, how we make decisions, and how we do business every day. At Informa Tech, our evolution of producing sustainable events is fueled by insight, innovation, and collaboration. We are proud of our commitment to having a positive environmental and social impact on both the communities and industries we work within.

Sustainability initiatives at Network X

Energy consumption

Throughout the event we use energy-efficient lighting, as well as smart meters and sensors. Central cooling runs via electricity and district heating is mostly used by the venue; Any residual heat is used via the city grid. Where gas is used, it is 100% green gas.

Water consumption

All attendees are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles and water stations will be available. Sensors and aerators are installed to minimise water consumption.

Food and beverage

Network X provides food from sustainable and fresh ingredients from Paris. No red meat will be served during the event and both vegan and vegetarian options will be available. At the event we will endeavour to have no single-use plastic unless absolutely necessary. Food is available from the outlets on the show floor at all times during show hours.

Event content focused on sustainable initiatives

Network X speakers will be addressing the impact of telecoms on the environment, as well as the need for the industry to become more inclusive and diverse. More specifically our Headliners Stage, partner workshops and conference tracks will address best practice for telcos looking to build an ESG strategy, as well as networks and services that have a positive impact on the environment (mobile/5G and fiber).

Exhibition floor

We will continue to limit the use of printed signage onsite and will instead use digital screens where possible to minimise waste. All carpet used throughout the event will be 100% recyclable. Sustainability advertising onsite will look to encourage attendees to think about their carbon footprint as well as publicise what we are doing to be a more sustainable event. The lanyards given to all attendees used will be made of recycled materials and badges will come without plastic holders to avoid single-use plastics. We encourage all attendees to return their lanyard before leaving so we can either use again or hand over to the sponsor for them to reuse.

Exhibitors and contractors

Network X exhibitors have been provided with Informa's Checklist for Exhibiting Sustainably at a Physical Event. Moving forward we encourage all our exhibitors to help us in not using disposable exhibition stands. This means that all core elements such as walls, archways, counters etc. should be constructed in a way which will ensure they are reused, such as system build or stock panels. In parts of EMEA the majority of stands are already built in this way, and through Better Stands we aim to help guide the rest of the region who do not yet benefit from this construction practice. Next year this will become part of our stand regulations and compliance will be monitored throughout the exhibiting process, from stand plan submission through to onsite review.


Network X will host it’s annual morning run for all attendees to join if they chose. Rest area’s will be available on the show floor and Mobile Massage will be onsite again for 2023 to work towards reducing: stress, anxiety and depression, boost a heathier immune system and so on. Should any attendees require access to a private room (e.g a mother’s room or prayer room) we are more than happy to accommodate, we encourage attendees to visit the registration desk if required


Network X is committed to making the event accessible for all both pre-event and onsite. We understand how important it is to know specific information about the event before registering and we are available to answer any questions you may have, please contact Justine at or +44 (0)7919 533925. If you are unable to register online you are still welcome to register for the event over the phone by calling +44 02 3377 3279. As part of the registration process we ask all registrants if they have any access requirements so we can support wherever possible.

As part of the 2023 event we will be encouraging all clients building their stands to incorporate a usable shelf less than 0.8m with a void in the lower part of at least 0.3m deep, 0.6m wide and 0.7m high allowing the passage of feet and knees of a person in a wheelchair. Any stand with a floor higher than 2cm must be equipped with an access ramp. These requirements will also apply to all informa built areas on the show floor.

Pets are not allowed at Network X, guide dogs or assistance pets will be permitted.

We will be announcing more details on our initiatives in the run up to the event, so keep visiting this page to stay up to date.

Health & Safety at Network X

Informa’s Health, Safety and Security (HSS) team are industry-leading experts based around the globe and supports all business lines to deliver safe and secure events – from planning to build to breakdown. The HSS team own the ‘Safety Operating Model’ within Informa which is a bespoke framework and process all event teams are trained in and follow. The team regularly conduct ‘Event Safety Assessments’ to ensure compliance and continued high safety standards.

Code of Conduct

We believe our community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to  providing a safe, friendly, and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual  orientation, disability, ethnicity, or religion. Our code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behaviour, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behaviour, for pre-event, in-person and on the Event App.