First Annual Green & Sustainability Conference in Dallas

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The Lodging Green & Sustainability Conference

The first annual Green & Sustainability Conference & Expo presented by Lodging Media is being held at the Omni Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas, from October 1-3.

This event focuses on educating attendees in the many ways that hotels can utilise sustainable practices—covering major commitments and even small investments that go a long way.

Lodging has assembled an impressive lineup of speakers and panellists from all walks of the hospitality industry, each prepared with expert advice and insight on how to make your hotel more eco-friendly and profitable.

The keynote address, “A World View of Sustainability,” is being presented by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., a leading environmental advocate. Kennedy has published numerous books and articles on the importance of environmental preservation across the United States.  He is best known for his activism to keep New York State’s waters clean by restoring its major water source, the Hudson River.

The three day conference features discussion panels on topics such as:

  • What You Need to Know About Becoming Green Certified
  • Sustainable Supply Management
  • Sustainable Design and Construction
  • Transformative Energy Management Technologies
  • Sustainable Guest Comfort
  • Federal, State and Municipal Mandates
  • The Ins and Outs of Energy and Water Efficiency Audits

Key speakers and panellists include Scott Parisi, president of EcoGreenHotel; Glenn Hasek, publisher and editor of Green Lodging News; Pat Maher, partner at The Maher Group; Faith Taylor, senior vice president sustainability and innovation at Wyndham Worldwide; Dan Ruben, executive director of Boston Green Tourism; Wes Shirley, director of engineering at Grand Hyatt of Atlanta; Kevin Maher, senior vice president of governmental affairs for AH&LA; Barry J. Sanders, president and chief operating officer of American DG Energy; Tammi Runzler, general manager of corporate social responsibility, Clean the World; Holly Carr, fellow, Building Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy; Renee Swoger, director of energy management and capital administration, G6 Hospitality; and Scott Larsen, general manager of the Sheraton Dallas Hotel near the Galleria.

The beautiful and luxurious Omni Dallas Hotel is located in the heart of Dallas’ cultural hub.  The hotel is LEED Gold certified and the largest LEED Gold hotel in the United States outside of Las Vegas. In this venue the Green & Sustainability Expo has over 20 exhibiting companies that provide eco-friendly supplies and services. 

The discounted rate of $395 includes full registration, access to all general sessions and panels, event receptions, and event sponsored meals.


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