Thailand: first major conference after Covid to be 'carbon neutral'

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The first major international conference that Thailand has hosted in two years will be carbon neutral.

Originally scheduled for 2020, the Global Summit of Women (GSW) is set to attract 1,000 delegates from 60 countries to Bangkok between 23-25 June 2022. 

The summit has been tagged as carbon neutral with all event-related activities being monitored for their carbon footprint, including emissions from energy use, participant travel, catering, and waste management. Emissions created from the summit will be offset with the purchase of carbon credits from the Project to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Thailand. 

GSW president, Irene Natividad, said: "I am looking forward to bringing this renowned Summit to Thailand, a country where women rank high in economic participation in business and government. The 2022 theme – ‘Women: Creating Opportunities in the New Reality’ – will focus on driving post-pandemic economy. Male and female senior executives of multinational corporations are expected from countries as diverse as South Africa, Vietnam, France, Spain, Mexico, Germany, and Kazakhstan. There is genuine excitement in being able to meet in person for the first time in over two years since the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The summit coincides with the gradual relaxation of Covid-19 travel restrictions for international travellers making it easier for delegates to get to and stay in Thailand without having to test or quarantine. 

“This world-level convention is an important step to build confidence internationally that Thailand is ready to welcome tourists after the long slowdown during the recent COVID-19 pandemic,” said Siripakorn Chiosamut, marketing director at the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). 

 

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A desire to travel led Holly Patrick to the business meetings and events world and she’s never looked back. Holly takes a particular interest in event sustainability and creating a diverse and inclusive industry. When she’s not working, she can be found rolling skating along Brighton seafront listening to an eclectic playlist, featuring the likes of Patti Smith, Sean Paul, and Arooj Aftab.

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