Hospitality executives from nine countries converged on Pattaya’s Dusit Thani Resort for the Green Leaf Foundation’s “Go for Green” Southeast Asian conference.
Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports Thanitha Sawetsila Manichot opened the July 28 exhibition showcasing environmentally conscious initiatives related to hotel environments, information technology and communications, corporate social responsibility, water and energy conservation, waste disposal and anti-smoking campaigns.
Representatives from 9 countries pose for a commemorative photo during the conference.
Green Leaf Vice Chairman Chatchawal Supachayanont, Thai Hotels Association Chairman Sampan Panpat and Jirapol Sinthunava, Environmental and Natural Resources Studies professor from Mahidol University topped the list of dignitaries present to welcome representatives from Brunei, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam.
The workshop was intended to spread the Green Leaf Foundation’s environmental standard to hotels around Southeast Asia. The Dusit Thani has been one of Thailand’s pre-eminent Green Leaf members, winning numerous honors for its green initiatives.