Bette has created a panel of leading hotel industry professionals to discuss the case for a net zero approach in hospitality at the 196+ hotelforum event on October 13. The re-branded hotelforum event is taking place in Munich and online with the sustainability discussion in English at 16.15 (CET)

Sebastian Noack from Bette comments: “With buildings and their construction responsible for 39% of global CO2 emissions and this figure not including emissions from hotel refurbishments, sustainability is one of the most important challenges for the hospitality industry. We have titled the discussion: “Hospitality Asset Value: The Case for a Net Zero Approach” and topics covered will include the sustainability priorities of different stakeholders, how sustainability values can be measured and communicated and how a balance can be found between environmental, social and commercial advantage.”

Scientific guidance will be provided by panel member, Dr. Willy Legrand, professor at the IU International University of Applied Sciences Germany and a leading scientist focusing on sustainability in hospitality.  He comments: “At this point, we are not only looking at decarbonizing hotel operations, but the entire supply and value chain, and that requires an alignment of stakeholders’ commitment – this panel provides an opportunity to get everyone on board.”

The panel will be moderated by independent journalist, Beatrix Boutonnet.

In addition to Dr. Willy Legrand, the panellists will be:

  • Adrian Flück, Director of Hotel Asset Management at Invesco Real Estate
  • Hilda Impey, Founder design office, former senior of Wilson Associates
  • JoAnna Abrams, CEO MindClick, co-founder of the hospitality sustainable purchasing consortium
  • Louise Holder, EMEAA Environment Manager at InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Sumida Goel, Manager Design & Technical Services – specialist for sustainability at Accor CE

For further information on the 196+ Hotelforum event: https://196plusevents.swoogo.com/196plushotelforummunich/

For further information on Bette: www.my-bette.com/en or telephone 0844 800 0547.

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