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PHIST 2021 – Sustainable Asia RE-defined Coming 28 October

Category: Hotels, Posted:11 Oct 2021 | 09:11 am

The fourth annual Asian-based sustainability-focused learning event PHIST 2021 will take place in a dynamic virtual setting on 28th October. Organized in Phuket, Thailand with speakers from across the region. PHIST (Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism) has established itself as a leading forum in Asia for sustainable tourism, environmental education for hotels as well as advocacy in best practices and education. This year’s theme is ‘A Learning Event for Hotels, Tourism, and Travel’ and will be on Thursday 28th October, 3:00 pm Bangkok Time | 4:00 pm Singapore/Hong Kong.

To register free for the event CLICK

This special, high-velocity main event is a one-hour plus is a series of candid virtual conversations with leading sustainability experts. Expect a deep dive into present-day trends and learn how the impact of the ongoing pandemic and beyond will undoubtedly change the travel and tourism universe we have come to know. What we now know in a Covid-19 world is that we must learn to navigate our daily lives in an entirely new way.

PHIST 2021 is an ongoing special event collaboration between the Phuket Hotels Association, Greenview, and C9 Hotelworks, with support from the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, The American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM), Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce (AustCham), The Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce (TSCC), British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT), Horwath HTL, QUO, Creative Concept AV, and Delivering Asia Communications (DAC).

You can sign up now for this not-to-be-missed special event for hoteliers, travel and tourism businesses, hotel owners, developers and operators, environmental product suppliers, NGOs, hospitality students, and media.

On the day before PHIST 2021, we will be presenting four, one-hour, topical-focused environmental masterclasses that will be available free online.



  • Eric Ricaute – Founder, Greenview
  • Bill Barnett – Managing Director, C9 Hotelworks

Wednesday 27 October


To sign up for any of the four (4) free online masterclasses on Wednesday 27th, please click on the links below to register –

9am – 10am: Waste Management (Recycling Practices)


  • Brandi Toliver, US Embassy Bangkok Science Fellow

11am – 12pm: Biting into Sustainable Seafood

Everyone wants sustainable seafood, but it’s tricky to define and procure. This session will provide an overview to understanding how sustainable seafood is defined, the progress and outlook on improving traceability of it, how to look for sustainable seafood, how to prove it, and what to seek or avoid in Southeast Asia.


  • Maggie Lee, Asia Pacific Lead, Global Seafood Traceability, World Wide Fund For Nature

2pm – 3pm: Net Zero (India / London Offices – Greenview)
Net-Zero for the Hotel Industry

The buzz of 2021 in sustainability is net-zero. Buzz because of the commitments, but also because of the confusion in what net-zero means in general and for the hotel industry. This session will provide an overview of net-zero concepts, how it applies to a hotel and hotel company, actions to take toward a net-zero pathway, and the latest update on the Hotel Industry Net-Zero Methodology that will be launched that week, a joint collaboration between the WTTC, PATA, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency, and Greenview with an advisory group of twenty-five hotel companies.


  • Olivia Ruggles-Brise, Director, Greenview
  • Sahil Aggarwal, Senior Analyst, Greenview

3pm – 4pm: Single-Use Plastic Prevention


The Collaborative Actions for Single-Use Plastic Prevention in South-East Asia (CAP SEA) project is helping to address the plastic crisis in Southeast Asia by focusing on upstream approaches (such as re-use, recycled content targets, design for recycling and ecodesign) and embedding those in broader Circular Economy Strategy Advice to the governments of Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Activities include policy advice on circular economy and extended producer responsibility (EPR) approaches (Malaysia only), capacity development for key stakeholders, pilot activities and support for innovative business models tackling single-use plastic prevention.


  • Wijarn Simachaya, President of Thailand Environment Institute (TEI) / Former Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Napaporn Yuberk, Advisor/National Coordinator-Thailand (GIZ)
  • Christoffer Brick, Project Leader, GIZ
  • Jayne MacDougall, Consultant CAP-SEA Pilot Project for Prevention of Single-Use Plastic in Phuket


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