COVID-19 has exposed many of the weaknesses in our industry in terms of risk and hazard management, contingency, and resiliency plans but also in the way we blindly deal with our environment. Crises, as damaging as they may be, trigger opportunities in product, service, and systems innovations. Investing now in climate resilience is an enormous economic opportunity as governments and the industry are looking into economic recovery. From clean energy to carbon-neutral buildings and from farm to fork strategy, the hospitality industry has the unique opportunity to be at the core of this transition, helping to shape the transformation and leading to a new, sustainable post-COVID-19 normal. So is the industry ready and willing to bounce forward into a green recovery or rather bounce back to the pre-COVID-19 norm? What components and resources are necessary and how do we go about activating a 'green recovery' in hospitality?

Carlos Martin-Rios
Carlos Martin-Rios
Associate Professor at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)
Marloes Knippenberg
Marloes Knippenberg
CEO of Kerten Hospitality
Jonathon Day
Jonathon Day
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Sam Laakkonen
Sam Laakkonen
Contingent Managing Director - Sustainability at Techstars
Kathy McGuire
Kathy McGuire
Principal Sustainable Development at 3 Pillar Solutions, LLC
Julia Massey
Julia Massey
Sustainability Manager and Advisor
Florian Kaefer
Florian Kaefer
PhD, Founder & Editor, Sustainability Leaders Project
Henri  Kuokkanen
Henri Kuokkanen
Associate Professor at Institut Paul Bocuse
Aurora  Dawn Benton
Aurora Dawn Benton
Founder & CEO, Astrapto
Willy Legrand
Willy Legrand
Professor of Hospitality Management at the IU International University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Frauke  Fischer
Frauke Fischer
Founder, Agentur Auf!
Simon Martin
Simon Martin
Head of Development Hospitality-Catering at IECD
Elena  Cavagnaro
Elena Cavagnaro
Professor of Sustainability in Hospitality and Tourism at Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Xenia zu Hohenlohe
Xenia zu Hohenlohe
Partner/Director at the Considerate Group
Suzann Heinemann
Suzann Heinemann
Founder and CEO of InfraCert GmbH