GSTC 2021 Online Members Meeting | December 7th & 9th

Every year, GSTC holds a professional conference focusing on sustainable tourism, standards, certifications, and the GSTC Criteria. The themes are different each year, with changing focus on different sustainability aspects from the GSTC Criteria.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an onsite conference will not take place in 2021 (there are plans for 2022!).

Therefore, we’ll hold a GSTC 2021 Online Members Meeting on:

December 7th (for Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa time-zones) at 09:00 CET | 15:00 ICT | 16:00 CN | 17:00 JP | 18:00 AEST

December 9th (for the Americas, Europe, Africa time-zones) at 8:00 PST | 11:00 EST | 16:00 UK | 17:00 CET (NL)

SPEAKERS

Nora Lovell Marchant
Vice President, Global Sustainability, American Express Global Business Travel

Christopher Grime
Head of Product Integration, SLH

Janel Campbell
Manager Sustainability Department, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation

 

Samuel Wille
Interim Head of Business Development, Switzerland Tourism

 

CB Ramkumar
GSTC Board Member & South Asia Director; Green Dreams for the Planet & Our Native Village Founder

Nicole Sautter
Analyst Global Sustainability Risk, Compliance & ESG, American Express Global Business Travel

Rika Jean-François
CSR Commissioner, ITB Berlin

Vibhav Singh
Consulting Manager, Global Business Consulting – APAC, American Express Global Business Travel

Luigi Cabrini
GSTC Chairman

 

Randy Durband
GSTC CEO

 

PROGRAM & REGISTRATION

The GSTC 2021 Online Members Meeting is 2½ hours long and includes important updates and developments as well as examples of how the GSTC framework is being applied.

December 7th Agenda (2½ hours)

Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa time-zones
09:00 CET | 15:00 ICT | 16:00 CN | 17:00 JP/KR | 18:00 AEST

(1) Welcome remarks & GSTC2022 announcement (10 minutes)
Luigi Cabrini – GSTC Chairman

(2) GSTC mission and key updates (35 minutes)
Randy Durband – GSTC CEO

Implementation of the GSTC framework

(3) Sustainable Luxury Travel and the Considerate Collection (20 minutes incl. Q&A)
Christopher Grime – Head of Product Integration, SLH

(4) Sustainable Business Travel and Boosting Sustainable Hotel Bookings (20 minutes incl. Q&A)
Nicole Sautter – Analyst Global Sustainability Risk, Compliance & ESG, AMEX GBT
Vibhav Singh – Consulting Manager, Global Business Consulting – APAC, AMEX GBT

(5) Developing National Strategy Using Existing Standards – Swisstainable Programme (20 minutes incl. Q&A)
Samuel Wille – Interim Head of Business Development, Switzerland Tourism

(6) Open discussion forum

30-60 minutes, can continue for those interested

Moderated by CB Ramkumar – GSTC Board Member & South Asia Director

GSTC Online Members Meeting on December 7th

for those in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa time-zones

Register for the December 7th Meeting

December 9th Agenda (2½ hours)

Americas, Europe, Africa time-zones
08:00 PST (CA) | 11:00 EST (NY) | 16:00 UK | 17:00 CET (NL)

(1) Welcome remarks & GSTC2022 announcement (10 minutes)
Luigi Cabrini – GSTC Chairman

(2) GSTC mission and key updates (35 minutes)
Randy Durband – GSTC CEO

Implementation of the GSTC framework

(3) Sustainable Luxury Travel and the Considerate Collection (20 minutes incl. Q&A)
Christopher Grime – Head of Product Integration, SLH

(4) Sustainable Business Travel and Boosting Sustainable Hotel Bookings (20 minutes incl. Q&A)
Nora Lovell Marchant – Vice President, Global Sustainability, AMEX GBT

(5) Applying the GSTC Destination Criteria – Establishing Sustainability Councils in the Bahamas (20 minutes incl. Q&A)
Janel Campbell – Manager Sustainability Department, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation

(6) Open discussion forum

30-60 minutes, can continue for those interested

Moderated by Rika Jean-François – CSR Commissioner, ITB Berlin; GSTC Board Member

GSTC Online Members Meeting on December 9th

For those in the Americas, Europe, Africa time-zones

Register for the December 9th Meeting

PROGRAM & REGISTRATION


December 7th Agenda (2½ hours)

09:00 CET | 15:00 ICT | 16:00 CN | 17:00 JP/KR | 18:00 AEST

(1) Welcome remarks (10 minutes)
Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chairman

(2) GSTC mission and key updates (30 minutes)
Randy Durband, GSTC CEO

Implementation of the GSTC framework

(3) Sustainable Luxury Travel and the Considerate Collection (20 minutes incl. Q&A)
Christopher Grime – Head of Product Integration, SLH

(4) Sustainable Business Travel and Boosting Sustainable Hotel Bookings (20 minutes incl. Q&A)
Nicole Sautter – Analyst Global Sustainability Risk, Compliance & ESG, AMEX GBT
Vibhav Singh – Consulting Manager, Global Business Consulting – APAC, AMEX GBT

(5) Developing National Strategy Using Existing Standards – Swisstainable Programme (20 minutes incl. Q&A)
Samuel Wille – Interim Head of Business Development, Switzerland Tourism

(6) Open discussion forum

30-60 minutes, can continue for those interested

Moderated by CB Ramkumar – GSTC Board Member & South Asia Director

Register for the December 7th Meeting

December 9th Agenda (2½ hours)

08:00 PST (CA) | 11:00 EST (NY) | 16:00 UK | 17:00 CET (NL)

(1) Welcome remarks (10 minutes)
Luigi Cabrini, GSTC Chairman

(2) GSTC mission and key updates (30 minutes)
Randy Durband, GSTC CEO

Implementation of the GSTC framework

(3) Sustainable Luxury Travel and the Considerate Collection (20 minutes incl. Q&A)
Christopher Grime – Head of Product Integration, SLH

(4) Sustainable Business Travel and Boosting Sustainable Hotel Bookings (20 minutes incl. Q&A)
Nora Lovell Marchant – Vice President, Global Sustainability, AMEX GBT

(5) Applying the GSTC Destination Criteria – Establishing Sustainability Councils in the Bahamas (20 minutes incl. Q&A)
Janel Campbell – Manager Sustainability Department, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation

(6) Open discussion forum

30-60 minutes, can continue for those interested

Moderated by Rika Jean-François – CSR Commissioner, ITB Berlin; GSTC Board Member

Register for the December 9th Meeting