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GREEN CONFERENCE 2022
HOSPITALITY AGENDA 2030

THE OBJECTIVES

The issue of sustainability in the hospitality industry is too complex to be addressed by a single actor, especially after the devastating effects of the global pandemic. In order to drive the recovery of the sector while advancing sustainability programmes and practices across the entire industry, there needs to be collaboration, cooperation, and a shared commitment.

THE CONFERENCE

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5 July (Tuesday) - 8 July (Friday) 2022

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The "GREEN Conference 2022 - Hospitality Agenda 2030" will bring together 40+ speakers and 300+ participants from hospitality businesses, start-ups, academia, civil society, and the government to co-create innovative, sustainable, cross-border advancements in the global hospitality industry.

Join us in person or virtually in this 
4 day event to explore 6 themes addressing the innovative tech solutions for a green recovery of the travel and tourism industries. 

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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

Themes

Food Technology

Tue, 5th July

The Future of Food is a subject that permeates important concerns such as food security, alleviation of poverty and climate change. The food technology sector has made substantial progress in recent years to produce affordable and palatable plant-based protein alternatives to cater to mass consumption.

9 billion people

to feed by 2050

 

77% of agriculture land being

used for livestock, responsible for

15% of GHG emissions

Join us in the discussion about

nature-based solutions and their

relevance for Hong Kong and Asia.

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Employment & Empowerment

Wed AM, 6th July

The hospitality industry has been facing significant talent shortages, which was exacerbated by the effects of the global pandemic and the halt of tourism. The industry can learn from the recruitment and retention strategies from other sectors, as well as benefit from an evolution into more purposeful businesses.

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The global pandemic caused an estimated 65 million job losses

in the travel & tourism sector worldwide

 

In Hong Kong, around 3,000+ restaurants closed down (temporarily or permanently) causing 60,000+

job losses during the 5th wave.

Textile Innovation

Wed PM, 6th July

In Hong Kong, due to several different reasons, most of the textile waste from the hotel industry is sent to landfills. New fibre development and recycling technologies are emerging to better deal with these textile wastes.

From 2017-2020, the amount of textile waste going into landfill was estimated between 370 to 242 tonnes

 

Let's discuss how new technologies

and initiatives can help the industry to

become more efficient in this field

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Sustainable Tourism and Events

Thu AM, 7th July

A world city traditionally recognized as the 3rd busiest international travel hub in the world and a crossroads for businesses between East and West, Hong Kong now has to build a new path to recover and reinvent itself to attract a more diverse mix of visitors. The opportunities are immense, as well as the challenges to grow in a more sustainable way.

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Tourism is 1 of the 3 major pillars

of Hong Kong’s economy

Country parks and similar

natural areas cover 40%

of Hong Kong’s land mass

Green Building and Net Zero

Thu PM, 7th July

The renovation and adaption of built environments is one of the cornerstones of any strategy targeting carbon neutrality in big cities. The hospitality industry faces particular challenges when adapting to green building standards, including budget constraints and meeting customer expectations. The opportunities exist now to embrace and accelerate this transition.

Hong Kong has committed

to becoming carbon neutral

by 2050

Buildings in Hong Kong make up

over 90% of its electricity consumption. Contributing over

60% of carbon emissions.

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Waste Management and Circularity

Fri AM, 8th July

The problem of waste in all major cities is of key importance to policy-making. In Hong Kong, the amount of waste generated per capita is actually going up, a worrying trend that was exacerbated by the measures taken during the pandemic. The government initiatives and its new waste-related legislation brought up to fight that problem constitute an important step forward. At this meeting, we want to expand this conversation and help create a path forward.

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In 2020, food waste accounted for 30% of all solid waste

generated in Hong Kong

 

With plastic waste representing

another 30%

Sponsors and Partners

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Funding Organization
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Venue Sponsor
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Event Sponsor
Content Partners
Community Partners
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*Disclaimer: Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material/event (or by members of the project team) do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Innovation and Technology Commission or the General Support Programme Vetting Committee of the Innovation and Technology Fund.

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