Oracle has shared some of the factoids behind the giant event which starts Sunday. What a logistical feat!
- Expecting 60,000 attendees and more than 2.1 million viewers online ( btw, they are showcasing a People Counter at the event - an interesting use case for the growing Internet of Things)
- Generates more than $120 million for the Bay Area economy
- Attendees hail from 145 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 (boxed and hot lunches)
Also some interesting “green facts”
· 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.