Zero Waste Global Summit

Zero Waste Global Summit

26 May, 2015
June 11th, 2015
Tickets are selling fast for the sustainability event of the summer

Hong Kong is hosting Asia's first Zero Waste Global Summit on Thursday, June 11, and YOU are invited - register here.
Zero Waste is a well-established concept in many parts of the world, and a hugely trending topic in Asia for businesses. It's time for Hong Kong and its citizens to join the rest of the world on a realistic path to a clean, sensible, economically sound future without overflowing landfills and plastic-choked oceans.
Come learn, experience and share at this full-day conference with over 20 international experts and local keynote speakers, including:
Christine Loh, Undersecretary for the Environment (HKSAR)
Dr. Paul Connett, Author, The Zero Waste Solution (USA)
Joan Marc Simon, Director, Zero Waste Europe (Spain)
Pal Martensson, Director, Zero Waste International Alliance (Sweden)
... and many others.
This exceptional range of experts and thought leaders will present case studies and topics related to the Zero Waste theme from the contexts of Policy, Business, Education and Technology.
Speaker sessions will conclude with lively and productive panel discussions. Following a complimentary lunch, the afternoon will offer participation-based, outcome-oriented delegate workshops.
The Summit welcomes anyone with an interest in sustainability; marketing, CSR and ESG professionals; executives from all sectors including finance, property management, F&B, hospitality, and waste management; NGOs; students; and the general public.
You will leave this full-day event with tangible solutions including realistic waste reduction targets, timelines and implementation strategies. Delegates will gain understanding of the 10 steps to Zero Waste - for your business, office, family or self.
The theme for the day is “A Zero Waste Economy – What Will it Take to Achieve?”, and speakers and workshops will explore questions such as:
• What is a reasonable Zero Waste goal for cities, businesses, schools, family, and individuals?
• Who is achieving this now, and how?
• What is a practical timeline to achieving Zero Waste targets?
Date: Thursday, June 11th, 2015
8:00-8:30 yoga session (optional) and registration
9:00 – 5:30 conference sessions (lunch included)
5:30 networking cocktail 
Venue: Cyberport Arcade, 100 Cyberport Road
Tickets: $850 individual, $400 student/NGO 
Group discount: 10% off for 5+ tickets booked together
A detailed rundown of the days events:
8-8:30am – Optional yoga session
9am – Opening plenary & keynote presentations
9:30am – Group photo speakers & sponsors
9.50am – Keynote presentation – Paul Connett, Author, The Zero Waste Solution
10:35am – Coffee Break
10:50-11:40am – Session 1: Policy
Including presentations from Christine Loh, Paul Zimmerman, Professor King Ming Chan, Joan Marc Simon.
12-12:40pm Session 2: Education & Outreach
Including presentations from Pal Martensson, Sonia Mendoza, Claire Sancelot, Ike Park.
1-2pm – Lunch
2pm – Get energised with laughter
2:10-2:40pm – Session 3: Technology
Including presentations from Rowan Williams, Roberto Vazquez, Enzo Favoino.
3-3:40pm – Session 4: Business
Including presentations from Leslie Lukacs, Bobsy, Alison Harbert, Sanjay Nagarkar, Samuel Kwong.
4-4:15pm – Coffee Break
4:15-5:50pm – Workshops
5:50pm – Closing remarks
6pm – End of programme
6-7pm – Networking cocktails
Confirmed Keynotes/Speakers/Moderators include:
Christine Loh – Under Secretary for the Environment, Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong
Dr. Paul Connett – Author, The Zero Waste Solution, USA
Joan Marc Simon – Director, Zero Waste Europe, Spain
Pal Martensson – Director, Zero Waste International Alliance, Sweden
Sonia Mendoza – Chairman, Mother Earth Foundation, Philippines
Enzo Favoino – Chair, Scientific Committee, Zero Waste Europe, Italy
Paul Zimmerman – Founder, Designing Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Samuel Kwong – Group ESG Manager, John Swire & Sons
Dr. King Ming Chan – Professor, Environmental Science Program, Chinese University, Hong Kong
Buddy Boyd – Director, Zero Waste Canada, Canada
Rossano Ercolini – 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner, Italy
Leslie Lukacs – Principal, L2 Environmental, USA
Rowan Williams – Regional Market Development Manger, Asia Pacific, Biopolymers, BASF, Australia
Gustavo Ritzmann – Strategic Planner, Instituto Lixo Zero Brasil, Brazil
Claire Sancelot – Founder, HK Green Home, Hong Kong
Bobsy Gaia – Founder, Mana! Fast Slow Food, Hong Kong
Al Fullerton – CEO, Zenda Green Energy, Hong Kong
Alison Harbert – Vice President, Head of Branding & Marketing, Asia ex-Japan, Nomura, Hong Kong
Tracey Read – Founder, Plastic Free Seas, Hong Kong
Ciara Shannon – Founder, Eden Ventures, Hong Kong
Ike Park – Founder, Project O2, Hong Kong
Merrin Pearse – Founder, Coordinate4U, Hong Kong
For enquiries or requests, please contact +852 2868 5585 or email Susanna Ng:
The week of Zero Waste Week is packed with other fun, inspiring and engaging events! For more information, click here and to make a Aero Waste Pledge for the week click here. Promotional materials, logos and the Zero Waste Week poster can be downloaded here.

By: Ecozine Staff


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