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GREENfest 2017 – Green Hospitality Annual Conference

GREENfest 2017 – Resource Efficiency for the Hospitality Sector – “The Smart Move” takes place on Thursday November 9th in the Carlton Hotel, Dublin Airport 9:30am-4pm

Some of the topics that will be discussed and presented on at GREENFest2017 include the following:

Why are a few smart hotel owners/managers leading the way in sustainable management – what are they doing? What more could hotels and other tourism businesses do to cut costs, secure grant aid.  What are other business sectors doing – what benefits are they achieving. Why are so many managers ignoring the Hundreds of Thousands of Euro that can be saved annually by implementing some practical steps and initiatives? What are the challenges and opportunities facing the sector for 2018?  Is Dublin ready for the Global Destination Sustainability Index – what is the GDSI? What does the Near Zero Energy Building 2020 regulations mean for new hotels – and existing hotels?

Come along and find out how you can position your business as a sustainable business and make substantial savings at the same time.

Implementing Sustainability properly saves a business money – in the short, medium and long-term!

GREENFest is designed to bring together hospitality managers with experts in the field – energy, water and waste – to identify solutions that can be implemented which will lead to savings.

Attendees:  The conference is aimed at all those in the hospitality sector interested in resource efficiency and sustainability – Hotel Managers, Facility/Maintenance managers, Academics/Students, State agencies, etc.

Exhibitor Area

There will be a number of supplier partners showcasing their products and services on the day


GREENFest 2016 will start at 9.30 am sharp with registration, trade exhibition and refreshments from c. 8.30 am – Conference is scheduled to finish no later than 16.00 

Conference Agenda Overview

Session 1

Overview – 2017/2018

Resource Efficiency and Energy Funding

Session 2

Water Management, Responsible Suppliers, Energy Efficiency and Opportunities

Lunch Break

Building for the Future

– Corporate Social Responsibility Programme

– Running a Green Hotel – Practitioners

– Near Zero Energy Buldings 2020 – Challenges

– Global Destination Sustainability Index – Dublin’s opportunity

Open Forum and Close of Conference

Hotel Information

Room Rates:  Bed & Breakfast Rates are available as follows:  Single Room – €119 per night – Double Room – €129 per night – Quote GHA2017 when making the booking.

Car Parking:  This is available in the hotel and is free for delegates

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