Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria
The Sustainable Alpine Tourism Initiative (SATI2020) is the world’s first two-day conference aimed at progressing knowledge sharing and collaboration on sustainability in alpine tourism, with a focus on circular economy as a lever. SATI2020 is unique as it convenes senior corporate executives, industry leaders, hotels, resorts, policy makers, and sustainability experts in academia and innovation to create tangible ideas and action plans that tackle key sustainability challenges in alpine tourism.
WORLD LEADING PANELS
Panels feature world leading experts from across the alpine sports, infrastructure and hospitality sectors, each presenting a progressive vision and roadmap for how their organisations and industries can support the circular economy and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SATI2020 includes innovative workshops on circular economy strategies, led by researchers and facilitators from Delft University and the University of Cambridge.
The concept for SATI2020 was created by the initiative’s founder, Sarisher Mann. Whilst studying a Master’s at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) starting in 2018, and additionally working in sustainable finance communication for BNP Paribas, Sarisher – a keen skier and hiker – was keen to apply her circular economy research in alpine tourism. There is a huge opportunity to share knowledge on sustainability, and to create cross-industry and sector coalitions that advance the circular economy across the alpine sports, infrastructure and hospitality sectors.
The ultimate aim of SATI is to accelerate sustainability leadership in alpine tourism through collaboration and cross-sector communication, as all stakeholders in the mountain regions can support the achievement of the UN SDGs.
Dame Polly Courtice, Director of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, The University of Cambridge:
“Accelerating sustainability over the next decade to achieve the SDGs will require greater knowledge sharing across industries and disciplines. This applies just as much to alpine tourism as it does to all of the other ways in which we live our lives and spend our leisure.”
Please note due to the coronavirus outbreak, SATI2020 has been postponed until October 2020. The below agenda is being revised and will be updated shortly
Welcome To Zell am See-Kaprun
SATI2020 will be held over two-days in Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria. This all-year round destination brings together the diversity of the Alps with its stunning glacier, mountains and lake. In this unique natural paradise at the edge of the Hohe Tauern National Park, sports enthusiasts, active holidaymakers and families can enjoy nature through a wide range of experiences in both summer and winter. In winter Zell am See-Kaprun is one of Austria’s most popular sports regions, with over 400km of ski slopes. Summer also attracts hikers seeking adventure in the high alpine mountain trails of the region.
Day one of the conference will take place at the Schloss Prielau, which was first established in 1425 by Christian Glaser zu Prielau . In the 16th century the castle was rebuilt and gained the design it keeps today. In 1987 the Porsche family bought the property, and the venue is now managed by the award winning Mayer family. The evening dinner will take place at the Romantik Hotel in Zell am See, which showcases strong sustainability initiatives through its Ecolabel accreditation.
Day two of SATI2020 will be held at the summit of the Schmittenhöhe mountain, in the conference area of the Berghotel Schmitten. Delegates will have the opportunity to take the Schmittenhöhe Bergbahn to the summit, where the venue provides panoramic views of the beautiful mountains and lake.
BOOK ACCOMODATION IN ZELL AM SEE-KAPRUN AREA
LOCATION DAY 1 DAYTIME : SCHLOSS PRIELAU
LOCATION DAY 1 EVENING NETWORKING DINNER : ROMANTIK HOTEL, ZELL AM SEE
LOCATION DAY 2: BERGHOTEL SCHMITTEN CONGRESS CENTRE, SCHMITTENHÖHE MOUNTAIN SUMMIT