Representatives from 9
countries pose for a commemorative
photo during the conference.
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
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.