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Standard ID GB/T 42496-2023 (GB/T42496-2023)
Description (Translated English) Guidelines for green exhibition operation
Sector / Industry National Standard (Recommended)
Classification of Chinese Standard A16
Classification of International Standard 13.020.01
Word Count Estimation 11,115
Date of Issue 2023-03-17
Date of Implementation 2023-03-17
Drafting Organization China Foreign Trade Center Group Co., Ltd., Shanghai Institute of Quality and Standardization, National Convention and Exhibition Center (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Textile Industry Branch, China Post and Telecommunications Equipment Group Co., Ltd., Reed Huabo Exhibition (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Xiamen Exhibition Jinhongxin Exhibition Co., Ltd., Shanghai New International Expo Center Co., Ltd., Beijing Huayi Oriental Exhibition Co., Ltd., Beijing Derby Image Planning Co., Ltd., Beijing Kunlun Yifa Technology Co., Ltd., Lingtong Exhibition System Co., Ltd. Company, Beijing Dianyi Space Exhibition Co., Ltd., Shenzhen Kastone Exhibition Co., Ltd., Guangzhou Jiade Exhibition Co., Ltd.
Administrative Organization National Convention and Exhibition Industry Standardization Technical Committee (SAC/TC 348)
Issuing agency(ies) National Convention and Exhibition Industry Standardization Technical Committee (SAC/TC 348)

Standards related to: GB/T 42496-2023

GB/T 42496-2023
ICS 13.020.01
CCS A 16
Guidelines for green exhibition operation
Issued by: State Administration for Market Regulation;
Standardization Administration of PRC.
Table of Contents
Foreword ... 3
1 Scope ... 4
2 Normative references ... 4
3 Terms and definitions ... 4
4 Basic principles ... 5
4.1 Principles of environmental protection ... 5
4.2 Forward-looking principle ... 5
4.3 Principle of synergy ... 6
5 Key points in operation of the organizer (co-organizer) ... 7
5.1 Preparatory phase ... 7
5.2 Move-in stage ... 8
5.3 On-display stage ... 8
5.4 Move-out stage ... 9
5.5 Summary stage ... 9
6 Key points in operation of exhibitors ... 10
6.1 Preparatory phase ... 10
6.2 Move-in stage ... 10
6.3 On-display stage ... 10
6.4 Move-out stage ... 11
7 Key points in operation of exhibition venue operators ... 11
7.1 Preparatory phase ... 11
7.2 Move-in stage ... 11
7.3 On-display stage ... 11
7.4 Move-out stage ... 12
8 Key points in operation of exhibition service providers ... 12
8.1 Key points in operation of exhibition construction project enterprises ... 12
8.2 Key points in operation of transportation and logistics enterprises ... 13
8.3 Key points in operation of information service enterprises ... 13
8.4 Key points in operation of catering service providers ... 14
8.5 Key points in operation of waste disposal companies ... 14
References ... 15
Guidelines for green exhibition operation
1 Scope
This document provides guidance on the entire process of green exhibition operations,
clarifies basic principles, and provides stakeholders of the exhibition with guidance and
measures for green operations at different stages of the entire exhibition process.
This document applies to the operation of green exhibitions.
2 Normative references
The following documents contain the provisions which, through normative reference in
this document, constitute the essential provisions of this document. For the dated
referenced documents, only the versions with the indicated dates are applicable to this
document; for the undated referenced documents, only the latest version (including all
the amendments) is applicable to this document.
GB 3095-2012 Ambient air quality standard
GB/T 24001 Environmental management systems - Requirements with guidance
for use
GB/T 26165-2021 Trade exhibition - Terminology
GB/T 41129-2021 Evaluation guidelines for green booth
3 Terms and definitions
Terms and definitions defined in GB/T 26165-2021 and the following apply to this
3.1 stakeholders of the exhibition
Relevant individuals or organizations involved in the entire exhibition process of
preparation, move-in, on-display, move-out, summary, etc.
NOTE: Exhibition-related parties include but are not limited to the organizer (co-organizer), exhibitors,
exhibition venue operators, exhibition service providers, etc.
3.2 operation of green exhibition
Relevant parties in the exhibition collaborate with each other to implement the principle
of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle throughout the entire exhibition process, giving priority
to elements such as environmentally friendly design, technology, processes, equipment,
facilities, materials, and venues to achieve sustainable development of the exhibition.
4 Basic principles
4.1 Principles of environmental protection
It is crucial that the entire exhibition implementation process follows the 3R principle
of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle:
a) Reduce: Use fewer resources to achieve exhibition functions;
b) Reuse: The materials used can be used repeatedly in their original form or after
repair and renovation;
c) Recycle: The resources used can be recycled and reused economically.
4.2 Forward-looking principle
Stakeholders of the exhibition should assess the situation, pay attention to
developments and changes, and plan scientifically and systematically. The following
measures are crucial:
a) Stakeholders should assume social responsibility, pay attention to, implement,
and jointly promote the concept of green development of exhibitions and
national requirements for sustainable development, such as carbon emissions,
plastic ban, etc.;
b) It is advisable to pay attention to the development of science and technology,
and promote the green development of exhibitions through the introduction of
scientific and technological means, environmental protection and energy-
saving measures, online and offline technical means, etc.;
c) Incentive measures can be taken appropriately to encourage the
implementation of measures for the operation of green exhibitions. It is
advisable to carry out green exhibition stand evaluation in accordance with
GB/T 41129-2021 and explore the implementation path of carbon peaking and
carbon neutrality for exhibitions;
d) It is advisable to cooperate, pay attention to and control the friendliness of the
working environment, provide protective devices and equipment, and ensure
including but not limited to domestic waste, solid waste, hazardous waste, etc.
5.3.4 It is appropriate to promote the green concept of exhibitions and demonstrate the
results of green exhibition operations during the exhibition through some channels or
5.3.5 Green-themed exhibition selection and exchange activities can be held during the
exhibition, with themes including but not limited to green exhibitions, green materials,
green transportation, etc.
5.4 Move-out stage
5.4.1 It is appropriate to standardize and supervise the operating procedures of
exhibitors, exhibition construction project enterprises, waste disposal companies, and
other stakeholders of the exhibition involved in the move-out of the exhibition, so that
they comply with green environmental protection requirements.
5.4.2 It is advisable to implement green booth evaluation in accordance with GB/T
41129-2021, focusing on monitoring the recycling of professional exhibition equipment
and the recycling and disposal of solid waste.
5.5 Summary stage
5.5.1 It is appropriate to evaluate and summarize the experience and shortcomings of
the green implementation of the exhibition according to the PDCA principle (referring
to Plan, Do, Check, and Action), formulate improvement measures, and form a report.
Improvement measures should be included in the green exhibition operation plan for
the next cycle of exhibitions.
5.5.2 It is appropriate to analyze the green operation of this exhibition based on the data
of the entire exhibition process and the evaluation indicators determined in the plan.
The indicators such as green booth popularizing rate, air environment data, and waste
disposal volume shall be analyzed emphatically with reference to GB/T 41129-2021.
5.5.3 Post-exhibition reports should be sent in an information-based manner.
5.5.4 Customer relationship maintenance should be carried out through video
and reduce the collection of paper business cards.
6.3.5 It is advisable to give priority to green travel, such as public transportation, and
choose accommodation that has obtained green-related certifications and is close to the
public transportation system.
6.4 Move-out stage
6.4.1 Green and low-carbon methods should be used to return exhibits.
6.4.2 It is appropriate to recycle booth decorations, promotional materials, etc.
6.4.3 Unnecessary but fully functional exhibits and other materials can be donated to
local schools or social welfare groups.
7 Key points in operation of exhibition venue operators
7.1 Preparatory phase
7.1.1 It is advisable to recommend the implementation of green exhibition operations
to organizers (co-organizers) during the approach stage of an exhibition.
7.1.2 Priority should be given to providing exhibition venue rental services to exhibition
organizers (co-organizers) with complete and feasible green exhibition operation plans.
7.1.3 It is advisable to take advantage of the venue and use exhibitions to disseminate
the concept of green development of exhibitions to the public.
7.1.4 Garbage sorting points should be established and provided.
7.2 Move-in stage
7.2.1 Exhibition service providers who cooperate with exhibition venue operators
should be required and supervised to implement green measures.
7.2.2 It is advisable to provide guidance and support in aspects such as transportation,
construction, catering, and garbage disposal.
7.3 On-display stage
7.3.1 Traffic diversion should be strengthened to reduce the negative impact on nearby
7.3.2 It is advisable to monitor the detection values of dust and harmful gases in the
exhibition building to ensure compliance with the requirements for Class II functional
areas in GB 3095-2012.
7.3.3 It is appropriate to optimize and upgrade the exhibition building guidance system,
enrich visual and digital guidance methods, provide differentiated signage and guidance
functions according to different uses and different exhibitions, and reduce temporary
7.3.4 Energy-saving and water-saving equipment should be used in public areas.
7.3.5 Barrier-free facilities should be provided and their normal operation should be
7.3.6 It is advisable to provide convenience for the organizer (co-organizer) to hold
exchange meetings on green themes such as exhibitions, exhibition materials, and
7.4 Move-out stage
7.4.1 It is advisable to cooperate with the organizer (co-organizer) to supervise whether
the stakeholders of the exhibition participating in the move-out of the exhibition have
implemented green implementation measures and operating procedures as required.
7.4.2 It is advisable to cooperate with the organizer (co-organizer) to formulate move-
out plans for booth dismantling, exhibit transportation, and exhibition rack
transportation, and do a good job in personnel management, logistics transportation,
garbage cleanup, etc.
8 Key points in operation of exhibition service providers
8.1 Key points in operation of exhibition construction project enterprises
8.1.1 When a booth is designed, it should comply with the principles of reduce, reuse,
and recycle and the development trends of simplicity in decoration, standardization of
components, and environmentally friendly materials.
8.1.2 When a booth is constructed, professional exhibition equipment AND energy-
saving and environmentally friendly equipment should be used; materials that are
lightweight AND easy to install, disassemble and transport should be used; modular,
component-based and other operating methods should be adopted.
8.1.3 During booth construction, it is crucial to take environmental protection measures
8.4 Key points in operation of catering service providers
8.4.1 Measures such as energy and water conservation, meal guidance, garbage
classification, wastewater and waste gas treatment should be formulated and
8.4.2 It is advisable to carry out on-site publicity to encourage reasonable dining and
reduce waste.
8.4.3 It is crucial to use food raw materials that comply with relevant hygiene standards.
8.4.4 It is advisable to reduce packaging or avoid unnecessary packaging, and use
harmless and environmentally friendly materials for packaging.
8.4.5 It is advisable to reduce the consumption of disposable tableware. If it is really
necessary to use it, give priority to biodegradable materials.
8.4.6 It is crucial to implement measures for garbage recycling and classified treatment.
8.5 Key points in operation of waste disposal companies
8.5.1 It is crucial to implement waste classification and resource recycling measures
throughout the exhibition process.
8.5.2 It is advisable to formulate a garbage classification plan in advance and determine
garbage classification points, resource recovery points, etc.
8.5.3 It is crucial to classify, recycle and process domestic garbage and solid waste AND
to follow the following principles:
a) When handling domestic waste, adopt the principle of "no classification, no
collection and transportation";
b) When handling solid waste, adopt the principle of "classification,
concentration and harmlessness";
c) If the treatment of hazardous solid waste is involved, the company must have
a hazardous waste business license and handle the waste in accordance with
the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Law of the People's Republic of China on
the Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Waste.
8.5.4 It is crucial that garbage collection, classification, and disposal comply with the
requirements of the local government's garbage classification system.