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Focus Day - Green Hospitality for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM

Start Date/Time:
01/11/20 12:00 PM Download ICS File
End Date/Time:
01/11/20 4:00 PM
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Date: Sunday 1 November 2020
Time: 12.00 - 3.00 PM Doha Time (GMT +3)

FIFA World Cup 2022™ in Qatar represent a great opportunity to accelerate and effectively drive the implementation of a sustainability-conscious development in Qatar. the Carbon Neutral mega event can help in realizing a tangible and lasting impact on several business sectors especially those that are hospitality related.

In May 2017, Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), was accepted by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) to oversee the national management of the ‘Green Key’ program in Qatar. Hospitality establishments in Qatar are able to obtain the internationally recognized environmental sustainability certification through QGBC, which oversees the national management of the ‘Green Key’ program in Qatar. The comprehensive guidelines to obtain Green Key certification provides a clear path for the sector to follow and achieve their sustainability goals during operation in addition to meeting the requirements of the Qatar Tourism Authority new classification system.

The Green Key award is a leading standard of excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry. The Green Key eco-label for tourism facilities has been in existence for more than 20 years and has thus far certified more than 2900 hotels and hospitality establishments in 57 countries based on criteria including staff and environmental management, energy efficiency, water conservation, green activities, indoor environment, green areas, and corporate social responsibility.

QGBC is partnering to collaborate with the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) and the FIFA World Cup 2022™to guide and encourage sustainable operation practices, in 
FIFA World Cup 2022™ related accommodation and hospitality sectors. The focus day will highlight the ongoing efforts among the local stakeholders in promoting a greener hospitality sector in Qatar and the FIFA World Cup 2022™ as legacy driver for the sector.


12.00 – 12.15            Welcome Notes
                                  Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi
                                  Chairman, QGBC

                                  Nasser Al Khater
                                  CEO, FIFA World Cup 2022™

12.20 – 13.30            Executive Opening Panel
                                  Bodoor Al Meer
                                  Environmental and Sustainability Senior Manager,
                                  Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy

                                  Berthold Trenkel
                                  COO, Qatar National Tourism Council
                                  Dr. Khalid Hassan Al-Neama
                                  Manager, Engineering Projects and Construction
                                  Meshal Al Shamari
                                  Director, Qatar Green Building Council

13.30 – 13.45            Break

13.45 – 15.15            Workshop: Green Key Best Practices in Qatar

                                 Green Key overview and International Best Practices 
                                  Finn Bolding Thmsen, International Green Key Director

                                  Importnace of a Green Hospitality sector for FWC 2022
                                  Orjan Lundberg, Sustainability Expert, SC

                                  Introduction Green Hospitality Publication and upcoming workshop
                                  series and sector engagement
Hamoda Youssef, Head of Technical Affairs, QGBC

                                  Panel Discussion: Best practices for hotels, case studies from Qatar
                                  Oliver Weber
                                  Executive Chef, Marriott Marquis Qatar
                                  Sudharson Srinivasan
                                  Director of EHS & Hygiene, Sheraton Grand Resort

                                  Darrell O'Neill
                                  Director of Food and Beverage, Mandarin Oriental Doha

                                  Emre Kocamustafaogullari
                                  Hotel manager, Radisson Blu Doha


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This event is part of Qatar Sustainability Week 2020, go to www.qatarsustainabilityweek.com and register your pledge to make changes in your lifestyle for your health, wellbeing, economy, future, and the planet we live on