Fifth edition of the hospitality Think Tank event returns to address the ‘pace’ of sustainable change
Tim Davis, PACE Dimensions’ founder and managing director, will moderate the fifth consecutive HospitalityInside’s Think Tank on 27-28 June 2022. Since 2018 Davis has led the prestigious conference’s content, and curated its insightful speaker sessions alongside event founder, Maria Pütz-Willems of HospitalityInside.com.
Addressing the theme of ‘Embrace ESG for people, planet and prosperity’, the 2022 edition of the high-calibre Think Tank will feature speakers and panel sessions. Topics from social sustainability and talent management in the hospitality industry, to sustainable finance, will be explored over the two-day event.
Industry leaders joining Davis to speak at HospitalityInside’s 2022 Think Tank include Glenn Mandziuk, CEO of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance; Philip Halanen, head of sourcing and sustainability EMEA for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts; and Katrin Melle, regional vice president for diversity, equality, inclusion and talent EAME and SWA for Hyatt International.
Tim Davis, founder and managing director, PACE Dimensions, explains:
“Sustainability is one of the largest challenges for every business to tackle at the moment. For the travel and hospitality industry this is far more all-encompassing than laundry polices and carbon offsetting. Together with the best and most progressive minds in the sector, at this summer’s HospitalityInside Think Tank we will tackle everything from the engineering and design of the most sustainable hotels of the future, to how to ensure that new projects and approaches to people are financed and managed in the most socially sustainable way possible.”
HospitalityInside’s Think Tank has a focus on knowledge sharing and the exchange of ideas to support the future challenges and opportunities facing the industry. Also speaking are Crispian Tarrant, CEO at BVA BDRC Consumer Research; Sascha Kullig from the management board of the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (vdp); and Carmen Castillo Lopez, head of people at the news app Upday, plus many more.
Sessions moderated by Davis will explore how hotel operators can nudge guests towards more sustainable behaviour both on and off-line; the opportunities and considerations surrounding constructing and operating greener properties; managing and retaining talent in responsible businesses; how the industry can come together to share best practices, and much more.
A regular speaker and moderator at travel and hospitality industry conferences, Davis
has moderated every edition of the HospitalityInside Think Tank since its launch in 2018. He brings a wealth of expertise and experience from his role as founder and managing director of research and advisory consulting business, PACE Dimensions, to the event.