september, 2015

25sepAll DayResponsible Tourism and Hospitality Management ConferenceType:ConferenceFocus:Aviation,Certification,Climate Change,Destination,Environment,Resource Management,Sustainability


Event Details

On 25th September we have organised a one day conference featuring an exciting programme of speakers, talking about their work in CSR and a panel discussion on how academia can support the private and public sectors in taking responsibility to be more sustainable.  You will also get the opportunity to network with other Responsible Tourism practitioners.

Programme overview

9:00 Registration
9:30 Welcome. Professor Peter Slee, Vice Chancellor, and David Hind, Head of School, Leeds Beckett University
9:45 Mainstreaming Sustainable Consumption and Production policies and strategies. Helena Rey, Tourism Programme Officer at United Nations Environment Programme
10:15 The environmental, social and economic impact of the Tour de France in Yorkshire. Sir Gary Verity, Welcome to Yorkshire
10:40 Corporate reporting on biodiversity impacts and management. Giulia Carbone, Deputy Director Global Business and Biodiversity Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature
11:00 Coffee
11:30 Sustainability; how to work out what matters to your business. Fran Hughes, Head of Programmes at International Tourism Partnership
11:50 Metrics and management systems for corporate responsibility management. Caroline Meledo, Corporate Responsibility Manager, Hilton Europe Middle East and Africa
12.10 The process and benefits of redesigning an environmental management system, Celena Fernandez, Environmental Manager, Compass Group UK and Ireland.
12:30 Buffet lunch
13:30 Panel discussion: How does academia support the private and public sectors in taking responsibility to be more sustainable? Hosted by Dr Xavier Font, Leeds Beckett University
14:30 Managing waste reduction in the hospitality sector. Dr Rebecca Hawkins, MD Responsible Hospitality Partnership
15:00 Sustainability requirements of business travel buyers. Bernard Harrop, ICARUS project, Global Business Travel Association
15:30 Coffee
16:00 Human trafficking, risk management and the hospitality industry. Prof Alexandros Paraskevas, University of West London
16:20 Sustainability reporting: ISO 20121 and the Global Reporting Initiative.  Fiona Pelham, MD of Sustainable Events Ltd and Positive Impact.
16:40 Climate change, carbon reduction and sustainable fuels. Emma Harvey, Head of Sustainability at Virgin Atlantic Airways
17:00 Networking drinks and buffet dinner
19:00 End



All Day (Friday)


Rose Bowl Building

The Rose Bowl Leeds Beckett University City Campus Leeds LS1 3HL

Event Language



Network of Tourism Academics