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Serving up Sustainability: Navigating a New Era in Hospitality

Day 2 - 6th Oct | 11:50 - 12:40

Location: Sustainable Partnerships Theatre

Food & Nature

Overview

The hospitality industry has been shifting its focus and taking a more robust approach towards F&B sustainability. In face of environmental and social challenges exacerbated further by the pandemic, industry players are coming together to explore ideas, solutions and strategies of how to embed sustainability practices into all elements of their value chains and operations.

Learnings

  • What is the state of play in Hong Kong?
  • How can hospitality industry players move away from symbolic initiatives to those that champion long-term environmentally and socially responsible food business, monitor their impact and provide transparency to investors, employees and customers?
  • What are some best practices being adopted by industry players to promote food sustainability and environmental and social stewardship?

Post Event Actions

  • Gain insights on how F&B hospitality players are adapting strategies and solutions to embed sustainability into their value chains and operations.
  • Rethink changing customer preferences for more healthy and meaningful experiences that are respectful of the environment and communities.

Speakers

MODERATOR

Sindy Wong

Head, Tourism and Hospitality

Invest Hong Kong

Sindy Wong

Head, Tourism and Hospitality

Invest Hong Kong

Sindy started her career in PR and advertising field and moved on to banking and tourism companies. She has been working for InvestHK for more than a decade, assisted hundreds of foreign companies to set up and expand in HK. Recently she is focusing efforts on promotion of carbon neutrality projects with particular interests in foodtech and food waste reduction.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Less food waste, eat more local produce.

Pippo Au

Head of Supply Chain

Maxim's Group

Pippo Au

Head of Supply Chain

Maxim's Group

Pippo is the supply chain head leading the strategic procurement and planning for multiple restaurants concepts in Hong Kong & Macau. He is also one of the functional lead in company’s sustainability committee who drives various sustainable initiatives from program development to execution.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

More successful industry best practice models and solution platforms developed to facilitate scalable roll-out into significant impact to the society.

Roman Ghale

Co-founder

Penicillin Hong Kong

Roman Ghale

Co-founder

Penicillin Hong Kong

Roman is a hospitality professional and began his career at the age of 19. He has a passion to provide quality F&B services. Throughout his journey, Roman has worked under several prestigious international hotel brands including Mandarin Oriental and Swire Hotels Group in Hong Kong.

Committed to provide a personal hospitality experience, Roman decided to open Hemingway inspired experimental cocktail bar “THE OLD MAN” – HK together with his partners in 2017.

Roman now is one of the Co-founder of The Hong Kong most dynamic and upbringing beverages spot “PENICILLIN”, and it is Hong Kong’s first sustainable bar with closed loop model of production.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Under the pandemic, it is a tough year for F&B industry in 2022 but I hope everyone will not forget our responsibility being part of the planet. We should remember that every tiny forces brought together will make a great impact. Therefore, we should do whatever we can do for our future generation, despite it can only reduce the use of straws or even a piece of paper, it would help a lot to keep up and the beauty and vibrant of this city.

Patrick Ho

Deputy Head, Sustainable Development

Swire Properties Limited

Patrick Ho

Deputy Head, Sustainable Development

Swire Properties Limited

Patrick is responsible for formulating and executing the Sustainable Development 2030 Strategy for Swire Properties’ global operations across Hong Kong, Chinese Mainland and U.S.A. portfolios. Through engaging stakeholders, setting science-based targets and developing action plans, he leads a team to manage the full spectrum of the Company’s environmental, social and economic impact and to integrate ESG considerations into every facet of the Company’s business.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

I hope to see HK able to establish a science-based approach to guide its efforts on decarbonisation and resource circularity.

Iris Lam

Director of Sustainability, Global Development

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Iris Lam

Director of Sustainability, Global Development

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Iris Lam is the Director of Sustainability, Global Development for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (MOHG). Iris supports the Group’s sustainability governance structure and actively leads and collaborates with a team of likeminded and passionate colleagues and stakeholders across the globe towards achieving sustainability aspirations and initiatives. She bridges her passion for smart design with an eagerness to explore innovative business solutions that are responsible, sustainable, and truly address climate change concerns.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

I would personally like to see concerns from the greater business community be heard and well supported by forthcoming government dialogue, which lead to impactful policies and infrastructure investment.

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