Carmen Ng

Director of  Sustainability

Langham Hospitality Group

Carmen Ng is 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...

Eric Ricaurte

Founder & CEO


Eric founded Greenview in 2008, an international consultancy helping organizations catalyze innovation and best practice through strategy, programs, data management, and reporting. Greenview’s clients include most of the largest hotel companies as well as citywide event organizer...

Michael blanding

Director of Corporate Responsibility

Intercontinental Hotels Group

Michael Blanding is the Director of Corporate Responsibility for Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG). In this role, he oversees the environmental sustainability and community sustainability efforts of IHG’s hotels across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle-East, and Africa. He is al...

jennifer cheung

General Manager

EAST Hong Kong

(Swire Hotels)

Jennifer Cheung is the General Manager of EAST, Hong Kong, having joined as part of the pre-opening team in 2008. Over the last decade, Jennifer has made it her mission to make EAST, Hong Kong as sustainable as possible, and is continually exploring new ways to make this vision a...

Shane Pateman

Managing Director

Cordis Hotel

(Langham Group)


Shane Pateman has over 28 years of experience in the hospitality industry and is currently leading Cordis Hotel, Hong Kong, part of Langham Hotels & Resorts Group which is a leader in sustainable practices in the hospitality industry.

Meridith Beaujean​

Director of Sustainability

Sands China



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 and the pre-opening team of The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in 2006 as a Technical Writer working ...

Archana​ Kotecha

Asia Region Director & Head of Legal

Liberty Shared


Archana Kotecha is the Asia Region Director and Head of Legal for Liberty Shared, based in Hong Kong. Archana has extensive experience in the areas of advocacy, policy work and casework relating to trafficking in persons. Archana has published many reports and best practices and ...



Founder & Lecturer

Soap Cycling / HKU

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...



Program Director

The Mekong Club

Silvia is Program Director at the Mekong Club, a business-driven NGO. Silvia shapes, develops, and promotes the Mekong Club’s activities and projects and works with multinational corporations from several sectors to support and advise them on their anti-trafficking policies and p...

Marcel Thurau

Board Member

Soap Cycling

Marcel has a very diverse background, including a multi-cultural family and growing up in Africa. In 2000 Mr. Thurau joined the investment banking world in Germany, and has been living in Asia since 2004. His current role is with the State Street Corporation in HK. In his free ti...

Scott Stiles

Co-Founder & CEO

Fair Employment Foundation

Scott is Co-Founder and CEO of Fair Employment Foundation, an Ashoka Fellow and a Forbes 30 under 30 social entrepreneur. FEF seeks to make exploitative recruitment unprofitable by building ethical recruitment agencies and training centres. Scott is now based in Manila, scaling F...

Patrick Davis

General Manager

Soap Cycling

Patrick is the general manager of Soap Cycling Hong Kong, the charity closely working with the hospitality industry on reduction of waste and recycling of soap. Soap Cycling works with the hospitality industry to collect, process, and distribute lightly used soap bars and bottled...

Matthew Mo

Warehouse Manager

Soap Cycling

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 al...

lucia loposova

Conference Coordinator

GREEN Hospitality Network

Lucia Loposova is the Conference Coordinator of the Green Hospitality Network. The G.R.E.E.N. Hospitality Network brings together individuals and organizations with the shared mission of promoting sustainability in the hospitality sector, from hotels, supply chains, airlines to c...

isaac ho

Project Manager

Soap Cycling

Isaac spent 13 years in Australia and studied Sustainable Development and Environmental Science in Melbourne. He focused on sustainability and recycling also in his role prior to joining Soap Cycling team where he is now a Project Manager. With the motto of “Conservation begins w...

Ray chan

Director of Engineering

Mandarin Oriental

Ray Chan is the director of engineering at The Landmark Oriental Hotel. He says, “I joined as an Engineer and I have advanced to become the Director of Engineering. I couldn’t have made it without trust and support from colleagues. I hope that my career development encourages col...

aurea yung

Head of Operations

Foodlink Foundation

Given Aurea’s passion for philanthropy and her background in hospitality industry, Aurea joined Foodlink in 2015 serving as a volunteer. With her dedication and commitment, she took up the role to lead the organization in fighting hunger and fostering nutritional wellness among t...

merrin pearse

Sustainability Strategist

The Purpose Business

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 surveyin...

Jeannie kwok

Director of Corporate Responsibility


Jeannie Kwok is the Director of Corporate Responsibility at the Hilton. She leads Hilton's corporate responsibility strategy, partnerships, and programs in environmental sustainability and social impact across Asia Pacific

Fredrik johansson

General Manager

Hilton Shenzhen Futian

Fredrik is the General Manager of Hilton Shenzhen Futian and one of the Hilton's Corporate Responsibility Champions in China with extensive experience in implementing sustainability into the daily operations. Hilton is recognized for its leadership in redefining sustainable trave...


Corporate Sustainability Manager

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited

Joshua’s role in The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH) is to support the delivery of the company’s Sustainable Luxury Vision 2020 and implementation of sustainability initiatives across all operations worldwide, including the iconic Peninsula Hotels, commercial properti...

george woodman


Teng Hoi Conservation Organization

George helped to drive through the Hong Kong Sustainable Seafood Symposium in May 2017 in partnership with ADM Capital Foundation, leading to the establishment of the Hong Kong Sustainable Seafood Coalition. George has also led a partnership with HSH Group since 2016 to develop a...

Bertha lo

Communications Manager

ADM Capital Foundation

Bertha is responsible for driving campaigns to raise awareness on pressing environmental issues. As part of ADMCF’s marine programme, she interfaces with consumers and companies to make sustainable choices. ADMCF is a philanthropic organisation that works to enhance environmental...

Syed Mubarak Abdul Razaak

Executive Director - MEP & Plant Operations

Sands China

Syed Mubarak is the Executive Director-MEP at Sands China Ltd, Las Vegas Sands Corp and President of ASHRAE Macao Chapter. He leads the team of professionals to deliver engineering, energy and water management initiatives across 35 million square feet of integrated resorts with 1...

juliana liu

Co-founder & Senior Editor


Juliana Liu is a co-founder and senior editor of Inkstone, an award-winning daily multimedia digital magazine focusing on China-related stories. Before launching Inkstone, which is a unit of the South China Morning Post, she was the BBC’s Hong Kong Correspondent from 2012 to 2017...

tom burney

Executive Chef

Invisible Kitchen

British Chef Tom is the founder of Sustainable catering company Invisible Kitchen- HK's Greenest caterers who offer 100% sustainable seafood, ethical sourcing of meat, support local organic farms, filter, carbonate & bottle their own water, have a low plastic dependency, grow produce in-house, recycle waste and work with Green Common & Impossible foods to promote creative plant-based options.

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thomas tang


Foodlink Foundation

Former director and consultant with over 20 years of corporate experience in executive development & training, change management, project management and strategy.  Strengths include problem solving, working across different stakeholder groups and implementing actionable change.  ...

julia whitney

Project Manager

CSR Asia (an ELEVATE Company)

Julia is a Project Manager for CSR Asia (an ELEVATE Company). Within her role she provides advisory, consultancy and engagement services to a portfolio of Hong Kong’s listed companies and international brands. As one of her current focal projects, Julia is the Secretariat of the Hong Kong Sustainable Seafood Coalition, a group of industry members coming together to improve responsible souring in Hong Kong.

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tom burney

Founder & Executive Chef

Invisible Kitchen

British Chef Tom is the founder of Sustainable catering company Invisible Kitchen- HK's Greenest caterers who offer 100% sustainable seafood, ethical sourcing of meat, support local organic farms, filter, carbonate & bottle their own water, have a low plastic dependency, grow produce in-house, recycle waste and work with Green Common & Impossible foods to promote creative plant-based options.

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Nicolas monge

China Area Manager

Winnow Solutions

Nicolas is the China area manager at Winnow – an award-winning food-tech company active in the field of artificial intelligence to fight food waste. Winnow’s mission is to connect hotels kitchens and to create a movement of Chefs to inspire others that food is too valuable to waste.

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dana winograd

Director of Operations

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 23 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 solve the problem of plastic marine pollution, Dana joined PFS to help promote change in people's use of plastic through education and action and has delivered talks on waste reduction and personal behaviour change to students from kindergarten through to university, as well as to adults within the corporate program. Plastic Free Seas has reached over 50,000 students in more than 140 schools through in-class, beach and sea programmes to raise awareness and educate on the issue of plastic marine pollution.

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