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Across its existence, GREEN Hospitality has hosted a series of Think Tanks - small industry roundtables - to connect key hospitality stakeholders with industry experts, technology start-ups, solutions providers, civil society organisations, and academia, with the aim of defining the most pressing challenges and opportunities for the sustainable evolution of the sector, as well as finding innovative solutions to address these issues.

 

At the "GREEN Conference 2022 - Hospitality Agenda 2030" we will take a closer look at 6 of these topics with the support of local and international experts, with a vision to devise a clear action plan for the industry in Hong Kong and beyond. 

Program Overview

Tue 5 July

Wed 6 July

Thu 7 July

Fri 8 July

AM

Food Technology

Employment and Empowerment

Waste Management and Circularity

PM

Food Technology
& Tasting

Textile Innovation

Green Building and Net Zero

Interactive Workshops

Sustainable Tourism and Events

Day 1 - Opening & Food Technology

Tue, 5th July

09:00 - 09:30  Welcome & Opening Keynote

Speakers:

  • Lucia Loposova, Executive Director - GREEN Hospitality

  • Luciane Zanella, Projects & Partnerships - GREEN Hospitality

  • Wendy Lam, Head of Eaton Club

 

09:30 - 09:50  Guest Keynote: "Recovery and Transition to Sustainable Travel & Hospitality"

 

Keynote Speaker:

  • Christine Loh - Chief Development Strategist at the Institute for the Environment, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

09:50 - 10:10  Guest Keynote:

Keynote Speaker:

  • Sindy Wong - Head of Tourism and Hospitality, Invest Hong Kong

10:10 - 10:30  Break

10:30 - 11:00  Keynote Speech: "Everything Begins With A Game Changing Idea"

 

Keynote Speaker:

  • Manav Gupta - Founder & CEO, Brinc

11:00 - 11:20  Presentation: "Fighting Food Insecurity with Cultivated Meat and Seafood"

Speaker:

  • Peter Yu - Manager at APAC Society for Cellular Agriculture

 

11:20 - 11:40  Presentation: "The role of cultivated meat in China’s five-year agricultural plan"

 

Speaker:

  • Gary Brenner - Director, Market & Corporate Development at Aleph Farms

11:40 - 12:35  Panel Discussion: "The Future of Food"

 

Moderator:

  • Lucia Loposova - Executive Director, GREEN Hospitality

 

Panelists:

  • Dr. Jetty Lee - Senior Lecturer and Program Director of Food Science, The University of Hong Kong (HKU)

  • Natalie Lung - Program Manager, Brinc

  • Anita Cheng - Partnership, HK Team Management, Hong Kong Chef Association

 

12:10 - 14:00  Lunch Break

14:00 - 14:55  Panel Discussion: "Tracing Back for a Renewable Food System"

 

Moderator:

  • Peggy Chan, Executive Director at Zero Foodprint Asia;  Founder, Managing Director, Principal Consultant at Grassroots Initiatives Consultancy

 

Panelists:

  • George Woodman, Director - Teng Hoi Conservation Organization Ltd

  • Samantha De Mello, Sustainability Lead - KIN

  • Jessica Naomi Fong - Founder & CEO at Common Farms

 

14:55 - 15:25  Case Study: "Transforming Food Waste into New Flavour Experiences with Fermentation"

Keynote Speaker:

  • Tommy Leung, Founder, HakkoBako

 

15:20 - 15:50  Case Study: "Regenerative agriculture: Lessons learned and opportunities for the hospitality sector"

Keynote Speaker:

  • Dr Reza Azmi, Executive Director & Founder - Wild Asia

 

15:50 - 18:00  Food Technology Tasting Session

  • Companies present: TiNDLE, Hakko Bakko, Good Food Technologies, Good Food, Green Monday, Hao Food, True NOSH, and others 

Day 2 - Employment & Empowerment

Wed AM, 6th July

09:00 - 09:30  Opening Keynote Speech: "The Pursuit of Purpose"

 

Keynote Speaker:

  • David Lee, Principal Lecturer - HKU Business School 

09:30 - 10:00  Case Study: "Employee Wellbeing & Social Responsibility - a win win for hotels and their charity partners" 

 

Speakers:

  • Michelle HY LI - Marketing Manager, Soap Cycling

  • Matthew Mo - Operations Manager, Soap Cycling

10:00 - 10:30  Case Study: "Innovative Solutions Addressing Safety & Hygiene Issue"

 

Speaker:

  • Ian Jianliang Low, Founder - Trabble

 

10:30 - 10:50  Break

 

10:50 - 11:40  Panel Discussion: "The journey to employee centricity initiatives and corporate responsibility in hospitality"

 

Moderator:

  • Soraya Raccah - Development Manager East and Southeast Asia - EMpower

 

Panelists:

  • John Lui - International Brand Director - Pizza Express

  • Edward Wong - Vice President, Talent Acquisition and Talent Management Solutions at Marriott International APAC

  • Mabel Sieh - Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Audience Growth, South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd

11:40 - 12:00  Closing Remarks

  • Speaker: Lucia Loposova - Executive Director at GREEN Hospitality

Day 2 - Textile Innovation

Wed PM, 6th July

14:00 - 14:30  Opening Speech: "Textile Innovation - to Deliver Happiness & Peace of Mind in the New Hospitality Industry"​

 

Keynote Speaker:

  • Edwin Keh - CEO, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA)

14:30 - 15:00  Presentation: Case Study - "Open Lab Project"

 

Speakers:

  • Ronnie Tung - Strategy & New Project Lead, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA)

  • Joshua Wong - Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited

15:00 - 15:30  International Case Study Presentation - "The Carbon Looper – textiles capturing CO2 from the air"

 

Speaker:

  • Christiane Dolva - Strategy Lead, Planet Positive at H&M Foundation

 

15:30 - 15:50  Break

 

15:50 - 16:45  Panel Discussion: "Embracing circularity in textiles for Asia’s fashion and hotel industries"

 

Moderator:

  • Carine Pin, Co-Director - The Mills Fabrica

 

Panelists:

  • Ronna Chao - Chairperson, Novetex Textiles Limited

  • Aamir Sakhia - former COO, Lane Crawford

  • Joshua Wong - Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited

16:40 - 17:00    Closing Remarks

  • Speaker: Lucia Loposova, Executive Director - GREEN Hospitality

Day 3 - Sustainable Tourism & Events

Thu AM, 7th July

09:00 - 09:30  Keynote Speech: "Tourism & Events Landscape in Hong Kong & the World" 

 

Keynote Speaker:

  • Prof. Lawal Mohammed Marafa - Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

09:30 - 10:00 International Case Study: "Singapore Hotel Sustainability Roadmap"

Speaker:

  • Sook Yean -  Senior Director (Membership and Industry Services), Singapore Hotels Association

10:00 - 10:30  Keynote Speech: "Event Sustainability and the Sustainable Event Alliance"

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Keynote Speaker: 

  • Cameron Little -  President, Competency & Assessments Team Leader, Sustainable Event Alliance

10:30 - 10:50  Break

10:50 - 11:00  Presentation: "Green Earth's sustainable events platform"

 

Speaker:

  • Edwin Lau - Founder and Executive Director at The Green Earth

11:00 - 11:55  Panel Discussion: "Sustainable Practices in Tourism and Events - Shaping the Future"

 

Moderator:

  • Anita Chau - Director of Marketing & Events at KPMG

 

Panelists:

  • Edwin Lau - Founder and Executive Director at The Green Earth

  • Benjamin Iaquinto - Assistant Professor at The University of Hong Kong (HKU)

  • Amy So - Program Director, Asia Sustainability at InformaMarkets

11:55 - 12:10  Closing Remarks

  • Speaker: Lucia Loposova - Executive Director at GREEN Hospitality

Day 3 - Green Building and Net Zero

Thu PM, 7th July

14:00 - 14:30  Opening Keynote Speech: "Carbon Neutrality for the Hospitality Sector - Strategies and Targets"

Keynote Speaker:

  • Ir Cary Chan - Executive Director at The Hong Kong Green Building Council

14:30 - 15:00  Case Study: "Sustainability Journey of the Sudima Hotels"

 

Speaker: 

  • Kanika Jhunjhnuwala - Executive Director - Sustainability & Environment | Kaitohu Taiao - HIND Management | Sudima Hotels

15:00 - 15:30  International Case Study: "Decarbonisation with EarthCheck"

Speaker:

  • André Russ - Vice President of Sales & Business Development at EarthCheck

15:30 - 15:50  Break

15:50 - 16:45  Panel Discussion: "Journey to Decarbonisation and Net Zero for Hospitality in Hong Kong"

 

Moderator:

  • Diana Chen - Associate Principal, Schneider Electric

Panelists:

  • Carmen Ng - Director of Sustainability at Langham Hotel Group

  • Azim Norazmi - Climate Change and SAF Manager at Cathay Pacific

  • Jenny Lee - Under Secretary General for Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA)

16:45 - 17:00  Closing Remarks

  • Speaker: Lucia Loposova - Executive Director at GREEN Hospitality

Day 4 - Waste Management & Circularity

Fri AM, 8th July

09:00 - 09:30  Opening Keynote Speech: "Waste Management & Circularity - Municipal Solid Waste Charging, Waste Reduction and Recycling"

          Speaker:

  • Ms Theresa Wu - Principal Environmental Protection Officer (Community Relations), Environmental Protection Department

09:30 - 10:00  Keynote Speech: "Waste Management & Circularity Landscape in HK and the World"

 

Keynote Speaker:

  • Helga Vanthournout - Consultant at ADM Capital Foundation and Eat Without Waste

10:00 - 10:15  Case Study: "Role of HORECA in collection of plastic waste"

 

Speaker: 

  • Annupa Ahi - Vice President,  Public Affairs - Head of  Asia, Tomra

 

10:15 - 10:30  Case Study: "Vegware - Role of Innovation & Technology in Waste Management"

 

Speaker: 

  • Ceicy Wong - Managing Director, Vegware

10:30 - 10:45  Case Study: "Introduction to ecoSPIRITS - end single glass in the spirits industry"

 

Speaker: 

  • Introduction to ecoSPIRITS - Adrian Chung, General Manager, Hong Kong

10:30 - 10:45  Break

10:45 - 11:45  Panel Discussion: "Waste Reduction in the Hospitality Industry"

 

Moderator:

  • Dana Winograd - Director of Operations at Plastic Free Seas

 

Panelists:

  • Ashley Bang - Data Scientist at ADM Capital Foundation

  • Natalie Ip - Head of Sustainability at Dorsett Hospitality International

  • Jennifer Queen - Bar Director at the Pontiac 

11:40 - 12:00  Closing Remarks

  • Speaker: Lucia Loposova - Executive Director at GREEN Hospitality

Day 4 - Interactive Workshops

Virtual & In-person

Workshop #1 - Water Footprint: What is it and why does it matter?

  • Hosted by GREEN Hospitality

  • Time: 4:00 - 5:00pm

  • Format: Online, Zoom

 

Workshop #2 - Supply Chain Transparency: Making Sense of Sourcing "Better"

  • Hosted by Grassroots Initiatives

  • Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm

  • Format: Online, Zoom

 

Workshop #3 - How to reduce food waste by using the Nukazuke fermentation technique

  • Hosted by HakkoBako and FoodCraft

  • Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm 

  • Venue: Kennedy Town, HK

 

Workshop #4 - 2030 SDG Game: Experience and learn about sustainable development 

  • Hosted by Koru Consulting 

  • Time: 2:00 - 5:00pm

  • Venue: Eaton Club Central