Tourism and hospitality are among the fastest-growing industries. While they are a driver for exponential economic growth, such growth, without a comprehensive industry-wide focus on sustainability, will continue to take a significant toll on the environment and the wellbeing of local communities.
The flagship initiative of the G.R.E.E.N. Hospitality Network was its G.R.E.E.N. Hospitality Conference held on 26 April 2019 in Hong Kong, hosted by Soap Cycling, with the support of the Environment Bureau's Sustainable Development Fund. The event aimed at encouraging businesses to work together and bring about innovative, sustainable, cross-border advancements to the global hospitality industry, so as to collectively integrate sustainability into the fabric of society.