German bathroom manufacturer Bette has brought together a panel of leading hotel industry professionals, to discuss the case for a net zero approach in hospitality at the 196+ hotelforum event on 13th October at 3.15pm BST. The rebranded hotelforum event is taking place in Munich and online with the sustainability discussion to be held in English.
Sebastian Noack from Bette said: “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 decarbonising 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.