Brings Environmental Awareness to Agile Operations Summit Brings Environmental Awareness to Agile Operations Summit

With highly sustainable Artists for Humanity venue, hosts Reduced Waste Event for finance and operations leaders – November 6, 2019 – Boston

BOSTON – Oct. 24,, the Agile Travel Management™ company that provides a super simple way to book, manage, report, and save on business travel, is bringing environmental awareness to its first Agile Operations Summit, a Reduced Waste Event. Kicking off in less than two weeks on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 in Boston, the Summit is bringing focus to reducing as much waste as possible at events through planning, recycling, and education. Finance and operations leaders are coming from all over the country for valuable agile practices to help them grow their organizations.

“ is an environmentally conscious company, so we are extending those goals to our Agile Operations Summit,” said Emily Parker Woodland, Marketing Programs Manager at “We are hoping to bring public awareness about recycling and general waste reduction to our event, in hopes that others will follow, as this aspect is often overlooked in event planning. We are thrilled to have secured a uniquely vibrant, innovative, and highly sustainable space to reach our goals.”

One of the most important aspects of hosting a Reduced Waste Event or a Zero Waste Conference is finding a venue that will work with your waste goals. The Agile Operations Summit is being held at the award-winning EpiCenter at Artists for Humanity (AFH), the first venue in Boston to achieve LEED Platinum certification, the highest designation for energy sustainable buildings. AFH has taken a series of major deliberate steps to more effectively achieve its mission with the goal of long-term sustainability.

AFH provides under-resourced teens the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design. Its Youth Arts Enterprise employs hundreds of Boston teens, bringing diverse young people from communities across the city together as a community of artists. Training and employing urban teens offers them a key solution to economic disenfranchisement, and has a powerful positive impact on their lives, their families, and their communities.

A Reduced Waste Event focuses on four main areas – 1) planning to minimize waste, 2) food, 3) transit, and 4) miscellaneous items like ID badges and gift bags. Attendees will receive a pdf program of the Agile Operations Summit prior to the event; no paper programs will be available. A Virtual Event Bag that includes offers and downloadable content from event sponsors avoids print outs. Plus, attendees can view the content before the event.

Lanyards are also being made from recyclable materials, and badges are recyclable and will be collected at the end of the Summit. All utensils, plates, and napkins will be reusable. Instead of plastic water bottles, Presenting Sponsor of the event, American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), the world’s leading partner for managed travel, is providing refillable water bottles.

A wide range of business topics are being covered by a diverse group of speakers, including the founder of Coffee Cup Collective, Alison Rogers, who is presenting on how companies can become more environmentally friendly. Coffee Cup Collective is the coffee cup equivalent to bike sharing. The company cleans, distributes, and tracks reusable coffee cups for independent coffee shops in Boston. Coffee Cup Collective is providing reusable coffee cups for attendees to use throughout the day. Paper cups will not be available at the event.

Summit attendees have the opportunity to see first-hand how new and innovative technology can help achieve maximum ROI, get personal branding and career guidance from top performers, network with over 200 industry peers, and more.

Regular tickets include access to all the content, breakfast, lunch, snacks, and a spot at the one-of-a-kind after party with food and open bar. VIP tickets add a reserved seat in the first three rows for the keynote featuring Barbara Corcoran, “Shark” on ABC’s hit reality TV show, Shark Tank, a copy of her best-selling book, Shark Tales, and an exclusive meet and greet where she will sign your book and take a picture.

For more information, including a “justification to your boss” letter, speaker or sponsor application, or to register to attend, visit:

About Agile Operations Summit

On Wednesday, November 6, 2019 in Boston, is hosting the first of its kind business event to equip finance and operations leaders from around the country with information to help them become more agile. In these times of unprecedented market disruption and uncertainty, agile finance and operations teams are able to more quickly and confidently make decisions, better adapt amidst change, and positively affect financial growth. Join at the award-winning EpiCenter at Artists for Humanity, providing under-resourced Boston youth with paid employment in art and design, to help your company gain a competitive edge through agility. Register at:

About makes Agile Travel Management real by providing a super simple way to manage, book and report on business travel, saving employers and travelers time and money. Happy employee travel experiences within a policy can be set up in five minutes. uses machine learning and 24/7 support to help travelers easily book trips, while empowering managers to create policies, view budgets and expenditures, and monitor their globetrotting team efficiently. Based in Boston, the company was founded in 2015 by Paul English, co-founder of the travel booking site KAYAK, and is led by CEO Mike Volpe, previously CMO at HubSpot. For more information, visit and connect on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Tracy Wemett

About the Author: Kathleen Burns
Kathleen Burns was a Content Marketing Associate at from 2019-20.