program of the green hospitality conference
"ALL ABOUT WASTE"
G.R.E.E.N. Hospitality is holding an online series leading up to
the main event on 24th September 2020
It is a series of short talks with speakers as we are trying to make the event
accessible to the general public who are interested in sustainability. Please join us through the links below:
Fire Presentation +Moderator
Founder & CEO
Food Made Good HK
In November 2019, Heidi led the launch of Food Made Good HK (FMG HK) – a chapter of the UK’s Sustainable Restaurant Association (the SRA). She will be heightening the sustainability agenda for the foodservice sector and extending the SRA influence outside of the UK, reaching not only traditional restaurants but also workplaces, landlords, schools and university caterers, amongst its membership.
Sustainable Development Manager
Cathay Pacific Catering Services
Henry Ho is currently the Sustainable Development Manager at Cathay Pacific Airways - Subsidiaries Shared Service team which majorly develop and implement sustainability strategies and stakeholder engagement to improve company’s overall sustainability performance across four CX Subsidiaries including Cathay Pacific Catering Services (H.K.) Ltd.; Cathay Pacific Services Ltd.; Hong Kong Airport Services Ltd.& Vouge Laundry Service Ltd.
Executive Director of Sustainability
Sands China (Macau)
Originally from Belgium, Meridith spent 4 years working in Africa with the EU and UN on Health development programs before discovering Macao 14 years ago. She joined Sands China Ltd in 2006 at the beginning of its development in Macao and worked over the years across different departments from Human Resources to Finance, and Operations Excellence before taking the lead of the Sustainability team in 2018. In ...
Senior Manager of Sustainability Department
New World Development Company Limited
Venisa Chu is the Senior Manager of the Sustainability Department at New World Development Company Limited, where she focuses on evangelizing the “New World Sustainability Vision 2030” across the Group’s business operations, and leads the standardization of sustainability practices across K11 Concepts Limited. With over 12 years of experience in the sustainability, technology, and education sectors, her expertise lies in ...
The University of Hong Kong
Dr Christelle Not is an assistant professor at the Earth Science Department and Swire Institute for Marine Science of the University of Hong Kong. As the leader of the Environmental, Geochemistry and Oceanography Research Group at HKU, she is investigating the marine environment in order to understand the impact of human ...
Plastic Free Seas
Dana Winograd is the Director-Operations of Plastic Free Seas (PFS), having joined when it started in 2013. She has lived in HK for over 24 years and first got involved with environmental issues in 2007 when she helped drive recycling in Discovery Bay where she lives. Seeing that it would take more than recycling to help ...
Senior Environmental Protection Officer (Waste Reduction and Recycling) 2
Environmental Protection Department
Shirley Yuen is the Senior Environmental Protection Officer (Waste Reduction and Recycling) 2 of Environmental Protection Department. She is currently responsible for the land support and planning of new recycling infrastructure for the recycling industry in Hong Kong. With more than 20 years of ...
Founding Partner& Advisor
Anne has over 30 years of experience in environmental and social risk management and due diligence, sustainability strategy development, management and reporting, and stakeholder engagement and training. Through her consultancy firm, Copeland & Partners Limited (established in 2008) that ...
Group Senior Sustainability Manager
Melanie has extensive experience and professional knowledge in running Corporate Social Responsibility Programmes and Sustainability Projects including Stakeholder Engagement, Environmental Management, Community Engagement, Heritage Conservation and ....
S. Lo Limited
Lo Eli is the Principal Designer of S.Lo studio, an interior design and creative branding firm that explores holistic approaches to design. Lo guides clients in making design choices that are visually, behaviorally, and environmentally conscious; and has designed spaces such as Banyan Workspace in Quarry Bay.
Founder & Ecopreneur
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Bobsy has been pioneering socially responsible businesses in Hong Kong since 1992. As an ecopreneur, he has sought to build healthy and sustainable communities through ecologically viable food and has founded or co-founded many of the vegetarian eateries that ...
Recycling Today Media Group
Brian Taylor joined the Recycling Today Media Group in September 1997 and serves as senior editor for the media group.
The Recycling Today Media Group is part of United States-based GIE Media Inc. The Group’s products include a stable of e-newsletters, the monthly periodical Recycling Today and the bi-monthly magazines Construction & Demolition Recycling and Waste Today. The company’s e-newsletters include one for ...
Founder & Lecturer
Soap Cycling /
The University of Hong Kong
David Bishop is a founder of Soap Cycling - Asia's first and largest soap recycling charity that works with students, hotels, corporates and volunteers in recycling soap to reduce waste and prevent hygiene-related diseases. David is also a co-founder of the Fair Employment Agency and believes that many of society's largest problems can be addressed through social business, and sharing in the impact is the right and responsibility of the entire community.
Joint Venture Representative
New Life Plastics Limited
Nigel is leading the team of New Life Plastics Limited to develop Hong Hong’s first advanced plastic bottle reprocessing facility being built in EcoPark. Nigel is a Chartered Engineer and Resource and Waste Manager with more than 45 years’ experience and has been responsible for studies, design, finance and project management of numerous resource management schemes in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.
panel 4: CIRCULARITY IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
PANEL 3: Waste Management & Treatment
panel 1: FOOD WASTE AND CLIMATE CHANGE
panel 2: THE PLASTIC PROBLEM
Founder & Managing Director
Ocean Recovery Alliance
Mr. Woodring is one of Asia's leading experts on the topic of plastic pollution in the environment, and in 2018, he was awarded the coveted global Prince's Prize for Innovative Philanthropy from Prince Albert II of Monaco for his work. He is the Founder and Managing Director of Ocean Recovery Alliance, a non-profit organization focused on ...
Director of Food & Beverage - Design & Sustainable Development
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Iris Lam is the Director of Food and Beverage, Design and Sustainable Development for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (MOHG), and supports the design and development of restaurants, bars, and banquet facilities across the group, working with various stakeholders to translate from conceptual phase into the final F&B operation. Iris actively ...
Director of Sustainability
Langham Hospitality Group
Carmen Ng is the Director of Sustainability at Langham Hospitality Group. In her role, she leads and drives the sustainability strategy within the Group. She is responsible for a diverse range of sustainability programmes including strategy and policies development, management system, capacity building, stakeholder engagement, communication and reporting. She also ...
Shared Value Project HK
With 20 years global experience in the luxury goods industry, Gaëlle is passionate about the positive impact the private sector can have on society and believes CSV can pave the way for new business models.
Gaëlle’s extensive marketing and business development background includes roles in New York, Europe and Asia with ...
Lucia manages all the activities of the G.R.E.E.N. Hospitality and her interest in sustainability started while studying at the university where her research revolved around the impact of tourism and the traditional food heritage. She holds a joint master degree in Tourism Management with a strong focus on on ESG and creation of ...
Merrin is a facilitator and connector. He has a wide range of international experience working for government departments, SMEs, international companies and NGOs in stakeholder engagement roles, quality assurance, auditing, and sustainability. He brings with him his land surveying and ...
The Purpose Business
Diana’s training covers a holistic approach, from research to strategy to communications. She joined The Purpose Business to help influential businesses realise and create organisational change towards sustainability. Her fluency in both English and Mandarin and work experience in mainland China perfectly positions her ...
HK & Southeast Asia
Amelie joined CDP in April 2018 as Project Officer for corporate engagement in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. In her role at CDP, she focuses on liaising with companies, investors and partners in the region, and working to champion CDP's initiatives with regional stakeholders to drive the mission of mainstreaming ...
Tania is the co-founder of bakbamboo a consultancy and supplier of environmentally sustainable products for the hospitality sector. Tania is also a seasoned financial services lawyer and manager having worked in the industry for over 20 years in London, Australia and Hong Kong. She has also worked for a number of NGOs and not for profits and started sinfreestraws in Hong Kong prior to bakbamboo.
Angelica Klein is a Project Manager at Rooftop Republic, and she holds a B.A. in Environmental Science from Whittier College, and a MSc. in Food Security from the University of Edinburgh. She is passionate about soil and composting, and teaching communities on how they can grow food, reduce food waste and embrace a more sustainable local food system.
Business Development Manager
Food Made Good
Philippe has extensive experience working with different corporates in advising and executing sustainability strategies, in areas such as waste management, life cycle analysis and sustainability communication. Prior to his role, he worked at HK Recycles which provides smart waste management solutions and SOW Asia Foundation, a local impact investor, where he helped incubated ...
Food Made Good
Barney recently joined Food Made Good as a Sustainability Strategist after five years at the Fairtrade Foundation in the UK. His background is in responsible sourcing and ethical trade, which he developed through working with a range of food businesses to strengthen their supply chains and impact through Fairtrade certification. Prior to Fairtrade Barney worked ...
Projects and Community Assistant
Food Made Good
A recent graduate in Food and Nutritional Science from the University of Hong Kong, Karen has always had a passion for food, having gained experience in both front-of-house and back-of-house operations as well as in airline catering. New to the world of sustainability, she is an advocate for sustainable food systems and reducing our impact on the environment.
Corporate Engagement Officer
Elim Kwok is part of the corporate engagement team at CDP, an international environmental non-profit that drives climate, water and forest data disclosure.
Elim supports corporations throughout their sustainability journeys by advising companies on environmental reporting and by implementing CDP's global supply chain ...
The G.R.E.E.N. Hospitality Conference is a
not-for-profit event funded by the Council for Sustainable Development in Hong Kong SAR.
The event became completely free after we decided to shift it online due to public health concerns.
Currently, seats are available upon invitation only. Remaining tickets will be made available to the public on Monday, 21 September 2020.
conference host & co-organisers
The G.R.E.E.N. Hospitality Conference is hosted by Soap Cycling and is funded by Environment Bureau's Sustainable Development Fund in partnership with The Foundation for Shared Impact and the Faculty of Business and Economics of The University of Hong Kong (HKU).
Soap Cycling was founded in 2012 as a charity organization that collects single-use soap bars from hotels in Hong Kong, to be reprocessed and distributed to disadvantaged communities which lack access to sanitary resources. Soap Cycling is devoted to youth empowerment and community engagement by providing these members of the community with practical and meaningful work experiences, and exposure to social responsibility.
Soap Cycling has grown its hotel partnership network to over 80 in Hong Kong, and more than 100 hotels overseas. Since 2017, Soap Cycling has added bottled hotel amenities to its recycling program, and the MEY Program has also been introduced as an empowerment initiative for disadvantaged youth and elderly by providing them with employment opportunities with a fair wage.
sponsors & partners
Even though the event is shifted online, we would like to appreciate our venue sponsors for their patience and flexibility in this difficult time.
We hope to see you all in person when it is safe to do so.
Blueprint is Swire Properties’ premium co-working and event venue space. A platform for all sorts of entrepreneurial and cross-industry collisions, Blueprint’s innovative and flexible design allows constant creativity and conversations to flow. Whether in their flexible workspaces, their well-equipped and spacious Town Hall, or their cozy Taikoo Sugar-themed meeting rooms, Blueprint is the address to make all your ideas come alive.
The Loop is Swire Properties' sustainable development exhibition centre at the heart of Taikoo Place. The interactive space aims to increase environmental awareness and encourage Taikoo Place tenants and the wider community to incorporate sustainable practices into their business operations and their everyday lives. Located in Devon House and spanning 4,000 square ft, The Loop features a retrospective exhibition of the company’s sustainability work in Quarry Bay, a recycling centre, food waste composter and green wall, as well as an outdoor edible garden.
PUREALL is a business with a purpose and makes daily sustainability mainstream. Our business not only provide plastic alternatives but supports companies that have a social impact through following Fair Trade practices and products. We look forward to working with hotels, hospitality consultants and aviation solutions companies looking to bring eco-friendly options through small yet significant offerings to their guests.
New World Development Company Limited was founded in 1970 and was publicly listed in Hong Kong in 1972. Its core business areas include investment in property and property development, and investment in and/or operation of roads, commercial aircraft leasing, construction, insurance, hotels and other strategic businesses, boasting operations in Greater China.
SpiceBox Organics is a boutique USDA National Organic Program certified organic food store and café, and a socially conscious company that specializes in the sourcing and distribution of high quality food that is healthy, environmentally friendly and tasty. Located in Mid Levels and Kennedy Town, SpiceBox Organics offers over 1000 products, freshly prepared grab & go meals, and full service café counters. Known as Hong Kong’s one-stop-shop for all organic pantry needs and more, the company’s mission “the conscious choice” aims to inspire and educate the local community on making better food choices.
Launched in 2018, Sqwishful is an award-winning home-care brand for eco-minded homes. Inspired by ordinary things that remind us that every day is a clean start, Sqwishful's zero waste sponges are the Winner of Best Products' Cleaning Awards 2020. Proudly small, woman-owned, and Martha Stewart's sponge-of-choice, Sqwishful is available nationwide at Whole Foods in the U.S. and select retailers worldwide.
"Soaper Delights" conscious of a greener and fairer living. We provide options for a low impact lifestyle. Products are mostly local-made, Eco-friendly and yet skin-loving daily items. We bring sustainability into all that we do, from the source of ethical quality raw materials, to our local cooperative partners, to our Eco-friendly packaging. Stuff that we and Earth can feel great about!
Founder of Green Queen
Sonalie Figueiras is the founder and editor-in-chief of Green Queen, Asia's largest eco wellness media platform, advocating for social and environmental change using original, inspiring content. She is also the founder and CEO of Ekowarehouse, the global sourcing platform for certified organic products, with a mission to make safe food accessible and affordable for all.
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