program of the green hospitality conference
"ALL ABOUT WASTE"
24th September 2020 @ Blueprint
*Program details are tentative and are subject to change
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 her role, Meridith is responsible ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 engineering expertise, as well as, his experience in ...
Founder & Director
Sustainability professional, cultural and societal change seeker. Entrepreneur, OD, D&I and learning practitioner. 15+ years of experience in the areas of HR, Organisational Development and Sustainability, as an independent consultant and entrepreneur, Maria specialises in individual, group behaviour and cultural change, enabling personal and ...
Marine and Historical Ecologist
Jonathan Cybulski is a historical ecologist and science communicator, National Geographic Explorer, Swire Scholar, and Smithsonian Fellow. Jonathan is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of Hong Kong as part of Dr David Baker's coral biogeochemistry laboratory. Jon's job is to tell the story of ecosystems through time - what they were like in the past ...
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 ...
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 ...
Being the Warehouse Manager of Soap Cycling, Mr. Mo is responsible for organizing the warehouse to increase safety and productivity, handling soap/bottle collections from hotel partners and distributions to charities, and managing the flow of volunteers from all sources. He is also tasked to ...
panel 4: CIRCULARITY IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
PANEL 3: Waste Management & Treatment
panel 2: THE PLASTIC PROBLEM
panel 1: FOOD WASTE AND CLIMATE CHANGE
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.
The G.R.E.E.N. Hospitality Conference is a
not-for-profit event partially funded by the Council for Sustainable Development in Hong Kong SAR.
Financial gains from the ticket sales will be used to cover the cost of the conference and any proceeds will be donated to the Soap Cycling charity.
conference host & co-organisers
The G.R.E.E.N. Hospitality Conference is hosted by Soap Cycling with the financial support of the 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.
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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.
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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