Amcham seminar to address green practices for tourism
PHUKET: The American Chamber of Commerce Greater Phuket Chapter (Amcham) and local green NGO Seek are to hold a forum addressing tourism as the leading industry in Phuket and the need for it to work towards a better environment.
Monday 23 July 2012, 05:48PM
To be held on Friday, August 24, at the Holiday Inn Resort in Patong, the seminar will discuss ecologically sustainable programs ranging from recycling and energy to water savings and more.
There will also be information about initiatives such as EarthCheck and Green Leaf, LEED certification and basic sustainable programmes.
Convener Bill Barnett says “The seminar applies for all sectors of the tourism industry, whether hotel, tour company or property development.”
Seminar experts will be Arnfinn Oines, Social & Environmental Conscience, Soneva Resorts; Anthony Lark, General Manager of Trisara, Ty Collins, General Manager of the JW Marriott and Morgan Layberry, Executive Assistant Manager of the Holiday Inn Patong.
Registration begins at 4pm with the session running from 4.30-6pm. Networking drinks will follow. The session is open not only to Amcham members but also to members of the public. The entry fee, which includes drinks, is B100.
To register for the event, visit the website at www.amchamthailand.com or contact Sheree Tanpensuk by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 02-254-1041 ext 212.