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Videos – Moderator

Topic: Environment / Climate Science

Holding the 1.5°C Line – Towards a Sustainable Tourism Industry

Interview and Keynote by Professor Dr. Johan Rockström, Director at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Professor in Earth System Science, University of Potsdam

Topic: Net Zero / Regeneration

How to Walk the Talk? The Hospitality CEOs on Sustainability.

Keynote with Wolfgang M. Neumann, Chair | Sustainable Hospitality Alliance & Panel Discussion with Marloes Knippenberg, CEO | Kerten Hospitality, Dirk Bakker, CEO | Colliers, Sébastien Bazin, Chairman & CEO | Accor Group, & Nakul Anand, CEO | ITC Xenia zu Hohenlohe, Co-Founder and Managing Partner | Considerate Group (Co-Moderation)

From Carbon Neutral Destinations to Regenerative Tourism: Boundaries and Implementation.

Keynote with Caroline Bremner, Head of Travel and Tourism Research | Euromonitor International & Panel Discussion withSally Davey, CEO | Travalyst,  Jeremy Smith, Co-Founder | Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency, Petra Thomas, Managing Director | forum anders reisen e.V. – association for sustainable tourism,  & Jennifer Koskelin Gibbons, Campaign manager | The Palau Pledge, Palau Legacy Project

Xenia zu Hohenlohe, Co-Founder and Managing Partner | Considerate Group (Co-Moderation)

Topic: Mobility

It’s the Journey that Matters: Challenges and Opportunities in Sustainable Mobility.

Panel Discussion withDr. Thomas Becker, Vice President Sustainability, Mobility | BMW, Fatima da Gloria de Sousa, Vice President Sustainability | Air France-KLM, Andrea Koepfer, Senior Director Communications, Public Affairs & Responsibility | FlixMobility, & Sebnem Erzan, Head of Travel Sustainability | Google

Xenia zu Hohenlohe, Co-Founder and Managing Partner | Considerate Group (Co-Moderation)

Topic: Biodiversity

Wild World – Wild Places: Why biodiversity matters for the tourism & hospitality sectors

With a keynote by Dr. Frauke Fischer, founder of Agentur Auf!. EuroCHRIE (Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education).

Videos – keynote speaker

Topic: Environment / Net Zero / Regeneration

Net Zero in Hospitality: A Question of Boundaries.

Watch: https://vimeo.com/636635913/5cce96d2a1

Global Real Estate (GRI) Club Global Committee: Sustainable Hospitality Chapter. (https://www.griclub.org/news/real-estate/net-zero-in-hospitality-a-question-of-boundaries_1657.html). Hosted by Lissa Engle, Managing Director at Berkeley Capital Group [‘BCG’] |and Founder & CEO at WiH.

Environmental Sustainability in Hospitality: Harmonizing Enterprise Profitability and Environmental Sustainability

Global Hospitality Summit by the International Hospitality Institute (https://globalhospitalitysummit.com/)

Regenerative Hospitality: Bridging Sustainability, Experiences and Well-Being

Presenation at TEDxSUMAS

Sustainable Energy Solutions To Transform Your Hotel.

The Innofac Show Asia Pacific

Topic: Sustainability Generic / Interviews

Sustainability in Hospitality with Willy Legrand | Blue Standard by Oceanic Global.

Interviewed by Cassia Patel, Director, Director at Oceanic Global

PKF hospitality group in conversation with Professor Dr Willy Legrand, IU – Sustainability and Net Zero in Hospitality.

Interviewed by Nils Heckscher, Director, Head of Africa, PKF hospitality group

Topic: Sustainability & Education

The Winding Road of Embedding Sustainability into Business Degrees: The case of hospitality management

(In)Corporate Sustainability Conference, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona Spain.

Why Studying Hospitality Management Matters Now More than Ever

Watch: https://eurochrie.org/watch/why-studying-hospitality-management-matters-now-more-than-ever-webinar/

EuroCHRIE (Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education)

Topic: Recovery & Resilience

The Green Recovery Imperative: Future-proofing the Hospitality Industry

Watch: https://eurochrie.org/watch/the-green-recovery-imperative-future-proofing-the-hospitality-industry-webinar/

EuroCHRIE (Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education).

Videos – panelist

Topic: Environment / Net Zero

Climate Action and Carbon Neutral Traveling: the case of Peru (56min onwards)

Co-panellists: Virginia Fernandez-Trapa, Programme Officer at UNWTO, Marci Regis, Green Initiative Representative Switzerland, José Koechlin von Stein, Inkaterra Founder and Chairman, Francois Morin, Project Director at Lima Tours. Moderated by Dr. Francisco Dallmeier, Director of the Center for Conservation and Sustainability of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.

Topic: Sustainability & Technology

HFTP Hangout: U.S. Tech & Sustainability.

Hosted by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) (https://www.hftp.org/prolinks/webinars/). Webinar participants: Xenia zu Hohenlohe, Partner/Founder Considerate Group; Jacqueline Corbelli, Founder, CEO, US Coalition on Sustainability; Julia Perry, SustainChain Co-Founder Fashion Sector.

HFTP Europe Hangout: Key Hotel Technologies Addressing Sustainability — Low Cost and Efficient.

Hosted by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP). Webinar participants: Olivia Ruggles-Brise, director at Greenview; Dr. Vanessa Borkmann, professor for tourism at SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences.

Videos – interviewer

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council: Cooperation. Action. Transparency.

Watch: https://www.hospitalitynet.org/video/69002098.html

A conversation with Randy Durban, CEO,  Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) at HNtv INSIDERS

Taking Stock at COP26 – Achievements and Challenges towards a Net Positive Hospitality.

Watch: https://www.hospitalitynet.org/news/4107459.html

A conversation with Inge Huijbrechts Global Senior Vice President Sustainability, Security and Corporate Communications for Radisson Hotel Group, Patrick O”Meara, Interim CEO of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance.

Podcasts

Deep Dive: Is Sustainability the New Digital?

Listen: (https://www.itb.com/en/trade-show-brands/content-365/podcasts/).

With Lea Jordan, Co-Founder, techtalk.travel & Willy Legrand, Professor, International University of Applied Sciences, ITB Berlin Travel Hero Podcast.

Short-to-medium term practical actions to bounce forward in 2021 for sustainability in hospitality.

Listen: https://sustainabilitystoriespodcast.com/?p=288

Interviewer: Radhika Arapally, Founder Sustainable Stories Sustainability Stories Podcast

Press/Professional Articles

Selection

From Net Zero to Nature Positive and Just Transition: Leading Hospitality in Exceptionally Challenging Times.

HospitalityNet. https://www.hospitalitynet.org/opinion/4109562.html(March 22, 2022).

From Luxury to Necessity: Why Sustainability Strategies Are No Longer Optional in Corporate Travel.

HRS. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6885011058289893376/ (January 10, 2022).

French Cuisine Has Gone Off the Grid.

Reasons to be Cheerful. Retrieved from: https://reasonstobecheerful.world/french-cuisine-has-gone-off-the-grid/ (Interviewer: Peter Yeung) (July 30, 2021).

Optimism in the face of adversity: A personal experience.

Forum of Dialogue Series, Vol. VI (52-54). https://issuu.com/selectedhotels/docs/forumofdialoguevol._vi___optimism_may06final1?fr=sZDUwZjMwMDU3 (May 2021).

Cultivating Patience in Turbulent Times: The Seventh Generation Principle.

Forum of Dialogue Series, Vol. V (90-91). Retrieved from https://issuu.com/selectedhotels/docs/forumofdialoguevol._v___patience_2302reduced?fr=sNzEwODMwMDU3 (February 2021).

Regenerative Hospitality: The Nexus between Sustainability and Guest Experiences.

Forum of Dialogue Series, Vol. IV (42-45). https://issuu.com/selectedhotels/docs/forumofdialoguevol._iv___hope1_2811?fr=sMzNjZjMwMDU3 (November 2020).

The Kitchen is Dead – Long Live the Kitchen.

Forum of Dialogue Series, Vol. III (36-40). https://issuu.com/selectedhotels/docs/forumofdialoguevol.iii_confideneeditionreduced?fr=sYWNlNjMwMDU3 (October 2020).

Post COVID-19 Hospitality: The Green Recovery Imperative.

Forum of Dialogue Series, Vol. II (66-69). Retrieved from https://issuu.com/selectedhotels/docs/forumofdialogue_recilienceedition_workingcopyreduc?fr=sYTlhZDMwMDU3 (August 2020).

Gute Gäste fragen nach. Die Welt (printed edition)

Also available at: https://www.welt.de/print/die_welt/reise/article205334695/Gute-Gaeste-fragen-nach.html  (Journalist: Bettina Seipp) (January 25, 2020).

Climate emergency & biodiversity collapse – 5 hotels lead the way with sustainable changes.

TOPHOTELNEWS. https://tophotel.news/tophotelnews-influencer-climate-emergency-biodiversity-collapse-5-hotels-lead-the-way-with-sustainable-changes/ (November 27, 2019).

Webinars

Legrand, W. (November 09, 2021). Environmental Sustainability in Hospitality: Harmonizing Enterprise Profitability and Environmental Sustainability, Global Hospitality Summit by the International Hospitality Institute (https://globalhospitalitysummit.com/); https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaCAQaUTia8 

Legrand, W. (Keynote) (October 19, 2021). Net Zero in Hospitality: A Question of Boundaries. Global Real Estate (GRI) Club Global Committee: Sustainable Hospitality Chapter. (https://www.griclub.org/news/real-estate/net-zero-in-hospitality-a-question-of-boundaries_1657.html). https://vimeo.com/636635913/5cce96d2a1 

Legrand, W. (Keynote) (September 24, 2021). Sustainable Energy Solutions To Transform Your Hotel. The Innofac Show Asia Pacific (https://theinnofacshow.com; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29SEFuMlzp4).

Legrand, W. (Moderator & Panelist) (April 08, 2021). HFTP Hangout: U.S. Tech & Sustainability. Hosted by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) (https://www.hftp.org/prolinks/webinars/). (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTIubuaSYtY)

Legrand, W. (Moderator & Panelist) (March 03, 2021). HFTP Europe Hangout: Key Hotel Technologies Addressing Sustainability — Low Cost and Efficient. Hosted by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIv9Ek12w1s). 

Legrand, W. (Panelist) (December 08, 2020). Climate Action and Carbon Neutral Traveling: the case of Peru, co-panellists: Virginia Fernandez-Trapa, Programme Officer at UNWTO, Marci Regis, Green Initiative Representative Switzerland, José Koechlin von Stein, Inkaterra Founder and Chairman, Francois Morin, Project Director at Lima Tours. Moderated by Dr. Francisco Dallmeier, Director of the Center for Conservation and Sustainability of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. Recording available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpVp9gyvZcw (56min onwards)

Legrand, W. & Fischer, F. (October 14, 2020). Wild World – Wild Places: Why biodiversity matters for the tourism & hospitality sectors, EuroCHRIE (Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education). (https://eurochrie.org/watch/wild-world-wild-places-why-biodiversity-matters-for-tourism-hospitality-sectors/)

Legrand, W. (September 18, 2020). The Winding Road of Embedding Sustainability into Business Degrees: The case of hospitality management, (In)Corporate Sustainability Conference, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona Spain. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6RG-jC5g6s&feature=youtu.be )

Legrand, W. (September 02, 2020). The Green Recovery Imperative: Future-proofing the Hospitality Industry, EuroCHRIE (Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education). (https://eurochrie.org/watch/the-green-recovery-imperative-future-proofing-the-hospitality-industry-webinar/)

Legrand, W. (July 24, 2020). Why Studying Hospitality Management Matters Now More than Ever, EuroCHRIE (Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education). (https://eurochrie.org/watch/why-studying-hospitality-management-matters-now-more-than-ever-webinar/)

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