Oracle Open World 2013 facts

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Oracle has published some facts of this big show they’re presenting this year in San Francisco. If you think for a moment what a show of this size involves in terms of logistics, you can be very happy managing your E-Business Suite upgrade instead of a project !

Expecting 60,000 attendees and more than 2.1 million viewers online. There’s going to be a live YouTube channel and multiple keynotes and sessions can be watched live
Of course the government of San Francisco is very happy because it is expected more than $120 million
Attendees coming from 145 countries. In my meetings I met at least people from 20 countries
More than 500 partner exhibits in 300,000 square feet of space
More than 2,500 sessions for attendees across 15 venues featuring over 3,500 speakers
48,000 gallons of filtered tap water served to attendees in compostable cups or reusable water bottles
150,000 cups of coffee
More than 64,000 lunches served.

But all these huge amount of people generate waste and Oracle put together an Eco-friendly plan:
· 777 metric tons of waste was diverted from landfill by Oracle and event suppliers through event recycling, composting, and donation programs since 2008.
· 85% of menu ingredients served at major functions are sourced within 250 miles of the bay area, helping support California growers.
· 69,355 water bottles eliminated, saving one ton of plastic, by using water refill stations since 2008.
· 97% of all event signage is reused, recycled or repurposed post-event.
· 14,400 lbs of gently used event supplies were given to 17 different local charities in 2012.
· 8,000 square feet of non-recyclable cling signage was eliminated in 2012, enough to over 4.5 volleyball courts.

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