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Ecozine is delighted to present the inaugural Zero Waste Week Global Summit in Hong Kong on June 11th. This high-profile event is an anchor of Hong Kong’s first-ever Zero Waste Week - a citywide thought leadership campaign June 7-14th, supported by the Hong Kong Cleanup, The Nature Conservancy, Ark Eden, ESF, Cyberport, Ocean Park Conservation Foundation and many others.
Zero Waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary. It means designing and managing products and processes better, to avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources.
This can be achieved; across the globe, companies, schools, offices, large scale events, major cities and countries are setting Zero Waste targets toward a brighter, cleaner future without problems like overflowing landfills and plastic-filled oceans. With our landfills almost full, the Zero Waste conversation is extremely timely for Hong Kong.
ZERO WASTE GLOBAL SUMMIT – HONG KONG
Thursday 11th June, 2015
8:00-8:30 yoga session 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
Cheque/alternate payments: please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details
The Zero Waste Global Summit is a full-day corporate conference with over 20 confirmed international and local expert speakers, featuring inspiring presentations, panel discussions and action-oriented workshops.
You will leave this full-day event with tangible solutions and actionable items to confidently set Zero Waste targets, goals and timelines for your business, office, family or self.
The Summit is targeted for anyone interested in sustainability; CSR, ESG, marketing and communications professionals; C-suite executives from all sectors including finance, property management, F&B, hospitality, and waste management; NGOs; students; and the general public.
Theme and summary:
“A Zero Waste World Economy – What Will it Take to Achieve?”
• How can Zero Waste programmes be implemented in Hong Kong?
• Who is achieving this now, and how?
• What is a reasonable Zero Waste goal for businesses, schools, family, and individuals?
• What is a practical timeline to achieving Zero Waste goals for businesses, schools, family, and individuals?
International experts and local thought leaders will present case studies and topics related to the Zero Waste theme from the contexts of Policy, Business, Education and Technology, followed by lively and productive panel discussions and participation-based, outcome-oriented delegate workshops.
Delegates will gain tangible waste reduction solutions and implementation strategies for business, hospitality, restaurant, and home applications.
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
Executive Director - Dynamic Progress International Ltd, 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 any enquiries or requests, please contact us on +852 2868 5585 or by email below.
Many thanks and we hope to see you there!
The Zero Waste Week Team
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