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Seeing green at Cisco Networkers

If you had to pick a color to describe this year’s Cisco Networkers, it would have to be green.

In line with growing corporate awareness of the need for sustainability, the environment is high on the agenda in almost every facet of the event.  For a start, the location itself was chosen in part for its green credentials. Barcelona is committed to sustainable development through a plan called Agenda 21, and the event venue has a range of environmentally friendly features, from natural cooling to recycled building materials. 

There are also efforts to minimize the environmental impact of Networkers 2008 with easily located recycling bins, minimal use of disposable materials for sessions and catering, services provided by environmentally-friendly suppliers and reusable materials in stand construction. Much of the merchandise for the event is also environmentally friendly and paper use has been reduced where possible, for example by providing online tools for registration and scheduling.

All delegates are being asked to do their bit, for example by traveling on foot or by public transport. 

Last but not least, Cisco is promoting sustainable IT through a green stand in the World of Solutions area, a green IT white paper and a series of videos that have been shot specifically for the event. We will be posting these imminently; check back to this blog for more details.   


Join the online community around Cisco Networkers

Cannot wait to meet people at Cisco Networkers 2008? Well, worry not: thanks to Cisco Networkers 2.0, you can get in touch with attendees right now, before the event.  

Cisco Networkers 2.0 is an online community initiative running alongside the physical event and giving you the ability to expand your professional network before, during and after Networkers.  

To get started, simply register with the Cisco Networkers Connect community site; this will allow you to build an online profile, learn about other attendees, contact people securely, share views and reviews, connect with Cisco experts, upload material and participate in discussion topics.

The Cisco Networkers 2.0 initiative also covers this Blog. It is the first time that this range of social networking tools has been available at a Networkers event and we are keen to get your thoughts and feedback, so please let us have your comments.  


Welcome to the Cisco Networkers blog!

Hello everyone, and welcome to the new blog we’ve created for the Cisco Networkers 2008 event in Barcelona. Here you’ll find all kinds of information, about the event, Cisco technologies, and what to do in Barcelona. Hope you find it interesting and useful and take the time to post your own comments and join the debate.

 Feel free to ask any questions you have here and we’ll try our best to find the answer.