Agenda

Draft Agenda for GBF Sustainability Symposium

8:00 – 9:00REGISTRATION & COFFEE
9:00 – 9:15WELCOME INTRODUCTION
Setting the Scene
9:15 – 9:45What is sustainable tourism and why is it important?
BEN LYNHAM – Head of Communications at The Travel Foundation.
How the huge environmental and social challenges that global tourism brings impact the environment, local people, businesses, and the economy.
9:45 – 10:15WASTE & THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Circular Economy in Hospitality
– What is it and is it possible?
10:15 – 10:45Scale Vs Soul – Why you don’t need to compromise your values as a sustainable business as you expand?
SAM ROBERTS – CEO Boston Tea Party
How to successfully tackle and adopt sustainability issues into an established business?
10:45 – 11:15How creativity can build and drive an innovative new business with a Circular Economy approach?
PAUL ‘ARCHIE’ ARCHARD- Co-Founder Black Cow Vodka
Why and how Black Cow Vodka was created and what builds and drives a sustainable business which is providing a solution to a waste issue.
11:15 – 11:45COFFEE BREAK
11:45 – 12:15THE MODERN SLAVERT ACT & THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
JAYA CHAKRABARTI MBE – CEO Semantrica Ltd & Founder of Tiscreport
Why Businesses should want to act and the Legal Requirements for businesses and the Modern Slavery Act and the Hospitality Industry.
12:15 – 12:45The Stop Slavery Blueprint.
A co-created framework to address Modern Slavery within the Hotel Industry and the challenges and impacts during its implementation process.
SAMANTHA REYES – Programme Manager Shiva Foundation
RUTH WOOD – HR Director & Chair for the Anti-Trafficking Committee at Shiva Hotels
12:45 – 1 :00Q&A
1:00 – 2:00LUNCH
2:00 – 2:30ENERGY & WASTE
ESOS- What Next? Behaviour Change and The Energy Conscious Organisation.
JES RUTTER – Managing Director JRP Solutions & Chair of the ESTA Independent Energy Consultants Group.
After ESOS Phase 2, what is next on the horizon? and how the initiative to focus on the crucial role that behaviour change will play in meaningful action to tackle climate change.
2:30 – 3:00THE CHALLENGES & REWARDS OF BEING A SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Debate – Challenges and opportunities of embracing a sustainable business model
3:00 – 3:30THE SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS – WHY BUSINESS BENEFITS FROM BEING A SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
3:30 – 4:00COFFEE BREAK
4:00 – 4:30LOOKING FORWARD – A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR THE SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Sustainability in travel and hospitality – The view through the media lens
RICHARD HAMMOND – Executive Producer & Founder of Greentraveller Productions.
How behaviour and attitudes towards sustainable travel and tourism have changed and how this will continue.
4:30 – 5:00THE FUTURE OF HOSPITALITY.
5:00 – 5:15CONCLUSION – Closing remarks
5:15 – 6:00NETWORK & DEBATE THE DAY, meet with exhibitors and colleagues in The Great Octagon – and The Sustainability Quiz.

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