Organizers of the RESET 2022 sustainable tourism summit promise a bold program
LONDON: Efforts to address and reverse the negative environmental impacts of the travel, tourism and hospitality sector will top a bold agenda when world leaders from business and government gather for RESET 2022, according to the event organizers.
This second annual Global Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality Summit, a one-day in-person and online event, is due to take place in London on September 16. Executives, academics, tourism operators and industry suppliers are expected to be among the delegates.
“We look forward to welcoming a powerful and eclectic group of innovators and authorities answering HRH Prince Charles’s call to bring real commercial value to nature and maximize it now,” said Nicki Page, co-founder of summit organizer TLC Harmony.
“Let’s be clear, the practice of sustainable tourism is no longer a choice. To secure the future of the travel and tourism industry and, more importantly, of the planet we call home, we must create sustainable destinations in a new paradigm that protects and regenerates nature so that it is good for people, planet and prosperity.
The event aims to encourage constructive discussions on issues related to sustainable tourism and travel from multiple perspectives. They will be led by guests including Salvadoran Vice President Felix Ulloa Jr; Taleb Rifai, former Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization; Omar Al-Attas, deputy director of environmental sustainability at the Red Sea Development Company; Ali Al-Jassim, Chairman of the Emirates Green Building Council; Glen Mandziuk, CEO of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance; Meike Krauscheid, Commercial Director of SmartLedger; and Somayeh Rokhgireh, co-founder and CEO of DSE (Design for Sustainable Excellence) studio.
Panel discussions and presentations will cover topics such as why and how to build and operate sustainable hotels and destinations, as well as the growing power and influence of women in sustainable tourism and well-being in hospitality decisions. . Participating experts will include Adam Maclennon, Senior Managing Director and Head of UK and Ireland at PKF Hospitality; Willy Le Grande, professor of hotel management at IU International University of Applied Sciences in Germany; Robert Godwin, Chief Executive of the Lamington Group; Phil Clark, creative director of health travel app TravWell; and Mahendra Shah, owner of Zen Resort Bali.
“Good for business, planet and people, RESET 2022 is a day of must-see panels, engaging talks, fierce discussions and news covering sustainability in global travel and tourism, and how a real change is possible,” organizers said.
TLC Harmony describes itself as a global sustainable tourism solutions company, specializing in sustainable tourism development, policy and trade marketing services for governments and the private sector.