Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism Forum 2019 (PHIST)

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Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa

333 Patak Road

Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100


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PHIST is an innovative event rallying the hotel industry and its stakeholders to discuss environmental sustainability and community benefit

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9 am - Exhibitor Hall Opens

1-hour workshops. The A and B are repeated but C and D are only held once.

First workshop 10:00 – 10:50 am

Second workshop 11:05 – 11:55 am

Workshop A: Plastic Reduction – Keeping the Momentum Going

Workshop B: That Hotel Green Champion

Workshop C: What’s in the Walls? A Green Safe Place for Hotel Development Professionals (10am Slot)

Workshop D: Sustainability Solutions You Should Learn About (11am Slot)

11 am – 12:30 pm Roundtable: Hotel Owners for Tomorrow Coalition (Invite Only)

Invite-only roundtable for top hotel execs and HOT Coalition members to discuss the industry movement to engage owners and investors in sustainability.

11 am – 12:30pm Roundtable: Destination Planning and Management: Phuket and Thailand (Invite only)

Invite-only roundtable for top government and related officials – to be held in collaboration with a global entity supporting its organization.

Roundtables possibly extended 11am to 1pm with a sponsored working lunch.

1 pm – 3:30 pm PHIST 2019 PREGAMING


Attendees will meet in “Tribes” each based on a specific challenge to solve that requires collaboration and partnerships, in a forum to catalyze solutions. Each session concurrent tribal meeting consists of an introductory TED-style talk by the “chief” followed by rotating tables for attendees to meet and interact with others interested in the same challenge. Limited to 80 attendees per Tribe, 70% of which must work in hotel companies or hotel operations.

TRIBE A: Youth Education to Youth Employment – how to benefit the next generation by educating on sustainability and training for a better future

TRIBE B: Energy & Water Efficiency – nerding out on technical solutions for your hotel to save on energy and water.

TRIBE C: Guest Activities and Local Community Benefit – supporting local natural and cultural heritage through guest engagement, without mucking it up

TRIBE D: Reuse and Recycling – a big challenge with many small opportunities

1 pm – 2 pm PRESS CONFERENCE (Invite Only)

2 pm – 3 pm The Tribe has spoken – a PHIST Bump for the Planet

Join over 1,500 people to set a Guinness World Record for the most simultaneous fist bumps, with footage recorded by drones for a commitment to protecting the planet and sustaining island tourism

3 pm – 3:30 pm Registration and Refreshments

3 pm – 5:30 pm THE TRIBE GATHERS - PHIST 2019

Opening Remarks – Are you Ready for the Green PHIST?

• Bill Barnett, Managing Director, C9 Hotelworks

• Eric Ricaurte, Founder & CEO, Greenview

Opening Speeches and Keynote Address

CEO Interview - TBC

Collaborating with the Money People

Island Life – Hotel Associations ‘In the Same Boat’

Collaborating with Ocean NGOs – Do’s and Don’t’s

Getting it Straight with Recycling

• TED talk on recycling (and waste diversion)

Youth: Collaborating for the Future

• TED and 1-on-1 segments on collaborating with the youth from early ages through young adulthood

Ground Zero - How Can Phuket Make A Difference

• Anthony Lark, President, Phuket Hotels Association and General Manager & MD Trisara

5:30pm to 6:30pm The Tribe Eats and Drinks – Networking Cocktails

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Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa

333 Patak Road

Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100


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