Programme

This is the programme of the last HospitalityInside Think Tank, which took place in Berlin in June 2022.

The programme of HITT 2023 is currently in progress…

HITT 2022: Embrace ESG for people, planet and prosperity.

Day 1, Monday 27 June

HITT ON THE SHIP anchoring at the quay wall

Start in the early afternoon, boarding the event ship Orca Ten Broke
in Berlin Alt Moabit 91, next to Ameron Hotel Abion Spreebogen

14.00 Register

14.45 Welcome on board

15.00 Key note
Unprecedented times call for unprecedented actions.

15.45 Break

16.00-18.00 Impulse 1
Sustainable Finance & New Ways to ROI. Where’s the hoteliers’ access to monetary resources?

  • Sascha Kullig, Member of the Management Board and Coordinator Sustainable Finance,
    Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (vdp)
  • Ross Petar, Head of EMEA Hotel Valuation Advisory, JLL London

19.00 Relax! Get-Together at Restaurant Ship PATIO (5 min. walk)

Day 2, Tuesday 28 June

HITT ON THE SHIP floating across the waterways

8.30 Boarding the event ship Orca Ten Broke

9.00 (sharp!) Departure of the floating think tank.Welcome on board!

9.30-11.30 Impulse 2
Make Sustainability the best choice! How can operators offer sustainable choices and encourage sustainable behaviour on- and offline? And how do they line up with suppliers?

This session will include three topics: Nudging Behavior, Supply Chain, Franchise

  • Dr Crispian Tarrant, CEO, BVA-BDRC Consumer Research
  • Philip Halanen, Head of Sourcing & Sustainability EMEA, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
  • Best Practice: Ulrike Rabmer-Koller, Managing Partner, Rabmer Gruppe

11.30 Lunch on board

12.30-14.30 Impulse 3
Eliminating Emissions. How to construct, convert and operate properties that pay off for the environment and stakeholders.

  • Anthony Williams, Program Director Tourism & Sustainability Development, Buro Happold
  • Thomas Kraubitz, Director and Head of Sustainability & Climate Europe, Buro Happold
  • Patrick Lüth, Architect, Managing Director & Partner, Snøhetta

14.30-15.00 Break

15.00-17.00 Impulse 4
Social, the “S” in ESG. The importance of social sustainability for corporate structures. Talk labour mobility, search for talent, working conditions, fair compensations and equality.

  • Katrin Melle, Regional Vice President Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Talent EAME/SWA, Hyatt International
  • Carmen Castillo Lopez, Head of People, Upday
  • Garry Levin, Founder & CEO, LHC International Recruitment Consulting

17.00-17.15 Break

17.15-18.00 Summary & Preview HITT 2023

18.00 Planned arrival with the ship in Moabit

Followed by a Farewell dinner nearby. Relax!

Speakers

Glenn Mandziuk
CEO, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

Sascha Kullig
Member of the Management Board and Coordinator Sustainable Finance, vdp

Ross Petar
Head of EMEA Hotel Valuation Advisory, JLL London

Cris Tarrant

Dr Crispian Tarrant
CEO, BVA-BDRC
Consumer Research

Philip Halanen
Head of Sourcing & Sustainability EMEA, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Ulrike Rabmer-Koller
Managing Partner,
Rabmer Gruppe

Anthony Williams
Program Director Tourism & Sustainability Development,
Buro Happold

Thomas Kraubitz
Director and Head of
Sustainability & Climate
Europe, Buro Happold

Patrick Lüth
Architect, Managing Director & Partner, Snøhetta

Katrin Melle
Regional VP Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Talent EAME/SWA, Hyatt

Carmen Castillo Lopez
Head of People, Upday

Garry Levin
Founder & CEO, LHC International Recruitment Consulting