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Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism Forum 2018 (PHIST)

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Date & Time: 24-Sep-2018 12:30 Members Only  
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Duration: 6 hours
Member Cost: THB 0.00

PHIST is the first of its kind, an innovative event rallying the hotel industry and its stakeholders to discuss environmental sustainability and community benefit. 

Travel and tourism have grown immensely and will continue to do so. We are in a new paradigm where we must control tourism and not just promote it. Examples of extreme environmental degradation, overcrowding, and public outcry among residents are emerging across the world as tourism backlash. However, the increased awareness of travelers, business, and government together can work to scale solutions. In Phuket as well as other destinations in Thailand and the region, we now have a choice as an industry: either exacerbate the negative effects of tourism and risk losing market share, or leverage the opportunity for tourism to contribute to sustainable development, environmental protection, and collective impact for its local communities. The day will explore the challenges and opportunities for hotels to turn the negative into a positive.

12 noon              Registration
1pm to 2:30pm   Concurrent Workshops and Roundtables

Workshop A: Inside the Hotel Kitchen - reducing food waste and food cost, and sourcing sustainably

Learn about best practices and trends in reducing food waste in hotel kitchens through an initiative where World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA), with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, came together to work with the hospitality industry on understanding and reducing food waste. Through research and a series of demonstration projects with properties, innovative strategies were identified to engage staff, partners and guests in cutting waste from hotel kitchens. Participating hotels saw reductions of 10-38% in just 12 weeks. WWF will share its free toolkit and insights, alongside F&B Directors and Chefs from the region will share best practices and lessons learned. Cutting food waste in your hotel kitchen will protect the planet and fight hunger, while providing the ultimate guest experience.

Workshop facilitated by the World Wide Fund for Nature

Workshop B: Plastic Reduction – Practical Action

Plastic has always been a problem for our planet, and awareness is now helping hotels take action. Learn about the best practices locally and regionally resulting from a pilot program with the US Embassy and the Phuket Hotels Association covering an in-depth site study and collaborative workshop held across dozens of hotels in Phuket. Specific actions taken, solutions found to challenges in managing plastic procurement and waste, and guidance for undertaking a similar exercise to reduce single-use plastics in your hotel will be presented.

Workshop facilitated by Dr. Marissa Jablonski,  USAID / DCHA Bureau Environmental Advisor and former Embassy Science Fellow at the U.S. Embassy in Thailand undertaking the plastic reduction project with the Phuket Hotels Association

Roundtable: Hotel Owners for Tomorrow Coalition
Limited to 16 participants, this moderated roundtable will bring together members and interested parties of the Hotel Owners for Tomorrow (HOT) Coalition, a grass roots initiative to engage hotel owners in sustainability discussions. This session will explore the current landscape of hotel owners are involved in sustainability in hotel development, acquisition, and renovation cycles. It will include discussions of the various types of entities involved in the process, identifying opportunities to bring sustainability to all discussions in a hotel project lifecycle.

Session facilitators:
Eric Ricaurte, Founder & CEO, Greenview
Marisa Sukosol Nunbhakdi, Vice President & Environmental Chair — Thai Hotels Association and
Executive Vice President — Sukosol Hotels
Norbert Vas, Vice President Business Development, Archipelago International

2:30 to 3pm      Registration and Refreshments

3pm to 5pm      PHIST 2018

Opening Remarks Getting it Right Second Time Around 
• Bill Barnett, Managing Director, C9 Hotelworks
• Eric Ricaurte, Founder & CEO, Greenview

Opening Speeches and Keynote Addresses
• Prakob Wongmaneerung, Vice Governor of Phuket
• Deputy Minister Tourism's - TBC

Building a Green Monster – Hotel101 
• David Keen, CEO, QUO (Interviewer)
• Bernhard Bohnenberger, President Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spa

Hotel Sustainability – The Right Stuff 
• David Barrett, Consultant Events, The Slate (Moderator)
• Jeff Smith, Vice President Sustainability, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
• Michael Blanding, Director, Corporate Responsibility, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Greater China, IHG
• John Roberts, Group Director Sustainability and Conservation, Anantara Hotels & Resorts
• Ananchai Lertwatthiphong, Regional Director, Engineering, APEC, Marriott International
• Marie Fukudome, Director, Environmental Affairs Corporate Responsibility, Hyatt

Bali & Boracay – The Good, The Bad, and The Future
• Cyndy Tan Jarabata, CEO/Founder, Tajara Leisure & Hospitality Group
• Matt Gebbie, Director, Horwath HLT Indonesia

Development, Building and Infrastructure – What Does it Take to Sustain Tourism on an Island?
• Eric Ricaurte, Founder & CEO, Greenview (Moderator)
• Matt Carlisle X CO2
• Eric Ricaurte, Greenview
• Pat Satkhum, Senior Manager, MICE Capabilities Department, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau or other senior official from TCEB

Coastal and Marine Tourism – The Eye of the Storm
• Maggie Lee, Market Transformation Manager, World Wide Fund for Nature (Moderator)
• Dr. Steve Newman, AVP, Group Sustainability Director, Group Director of Conservation, Director of Banyan Tree Marine Labs
• Marissa Jablonski, DCHA Bureau Environmental Advisor, USAID and former Embassy Science Fellow at the U.S. Embassy in Thailand
·  Anshuman Saikia, Regional Programme Support Coordinator, Asia at International Union for the Conservation of Nature  

Community Tourism – Going Local

• Willem Niemeijer, CEO, YAANA Ventures

Youth: Phuket’s Future – Learning the Three R’s (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle)
• Kiranee Narabal, School Manager of Thalang Wittaya Kindergarten School, a part-time lecturer at Phuket Rajabhat Phuket University and Prince of Songkhla University, the founder of Unique Organization Development & Consulting Co., Ltd (Moderator/Presenter)
• Marisa Sukosol Nunbhakdi, Executive Vice President, Sukosol Group

Ground Zero - How Can Phuket Make A Difference 
• Anthony Lark, President, Phuket Hotels Association and General Manager & MD Trisara

5pm to 6pm Networking Cocktails