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ABOUT SATI2020

The Sustainable Alpine Tourism Initiative (SATI) is a conference series aimed at progressing knowledge sharing and collaboration on sustainability in alpine tourism. SATI2020 is unique as it convenes senior corporate executives, industry leaders, hotels, resorts, policy makers, and sustainability experts in academia and innovation to share ideas and insights that tackle key sustainability challenges in alpine tourism.

WORLD LEADING PANELS

Over a series of panels, each conference will 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 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and circular economy approaches. This approach can help industries to build back better with sustainability centric strategies post Covid-19. SATI also includes networking sessions where delegates will be able to delve deeper into the topics and hear direct from speakers. These sessions are facilitated by researchers from the Cambridge University Institute for Sustainability Leadership and other experts.

BACKGROUND

The concept for SATI 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, 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 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. These positive and purposeful narratives have never been more important in a post Covid-19 world.





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.”

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Digital Series Agenda

  • 18/09/2020
    12:00 - 13:30 | (UK Time) | Embedding nature & people into sustainable alpine tourism to ‘Build Back Better’

    World leading experts will be presenting a progressive vision for alpine tourism to build back better post Covid-19. The panel will be addressing:

    • Ladeja Godina Kosir - European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform (European Commission), Chair of the Coordination Group & Circular Change, CEO | Redefining alpine tourism sustainably
    • Robert Steiger - Universität Innsbruck, Professor | Resiliency in resorts (climate change and economic adaptation approaches)
    • Matthias Leitner - Active Leitner Hotels, CEO &  Myplatzerl, Co-Founder | Localisation & entrepreneurial innovation
    • Mr. Maximilian Posch - Tourist Board Zell am See, Chairman | Destinations taking responsibility to lead on sustainability

    Session will include 25 minute breakout networking session for audience reflection, ideation and group collaboration discussions


  • 09/10/2020
    12:00 - 13:30 | (UK Time) | Decarbonising alpine infrastructure to address climate action

    Specialist panel discuss how greening infrastructure covers a range of key issues, from climate resilience, energy efficiency, and the built environment, to mobility and sustainable finance as an enabler

    • Alois Fürstaller - Energieautonom, CEO | Renewable energy
    • Markus Pfeifer - Head of Process Engineering, TechnoAlpin | Technology Innovation in snowmaking 
    • Nicolai Jacobi - Officer in Sustainable Resources Climate Resilience Team, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability | Sustainable infrastructure & post Covid-19 resiliency 
    • Constance Chalchat - BNP Paribas CIB, Head of Company Engagement | The importance of sustainable finance in decarbonisation

    Session will include 25 minute breakout networking session for audience reflection, ideation and group collaboration discussions


  • 30/10/2020
    11:00 - 12:30 | (UK Time) | The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Lens applied to Mountain Tourism

    The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a progressive roadmap for sustainability, and the panel covers how the mountain tourism industry can collaborate towards several goals

    • Karin Huber-Heim - Director of Circular Economy Forum Austria & Board Member at Global Compact Network Austria
       | What are the SDGs and how do they apply to tourism?
    • Alex Staniforth | Adversity Adventurer, Co-Founder Mind Over Mountains - SDG3 (Good Health & Wellbeing)
    • Gavin Fernie-Jones - One Tree at a Time, Founder | SDG4 (Education), SDG12 (Sustainable Production & Consumption), SDG13 (Climate Action)
    • Gabriele Tischler - WKS (Salzburg Economic Chamber)| SDG 8 (Decent Economic Growth & Employment) 
    • Catherine Crosby - Mountains 4 All, CEO | SDG 10 (Diversity & Inclusion)

    Session will include 25 minute breakout networking session for audience reflection, ideation and group collaboration discussions


  • 20/11/2020
    12:00 - 13:30 | (UK Time) | Connecting sustainability & nature with alpine tourists to create a new guest experience

    Valuing nature can play a key role in the strategy of alpine hotels. The panel discusses how transitioning hotels to embrace nature requires harnessing renewable energy, understanding evolving customer needs, implementing latest innovations, and connecting sustainability to guest experience.

    • Fabrice SorinThe power of circular economy:
    • Dr Regina Preslmaier – Eco Label Austria, Senior Representative | Sustainability roadmaps for hotels 
    • Jo Hendrix - Travel without Plastic, Founder | Valuing sustainability as part of the guest experience:
    • TBC Making green the new normal in alpine hotels

    Session will include 25 minute breakout networking session for audience reflection, ideation and group collaboration discussions


  • 04/12/2020
    12:00 - 13:30 | (UK Time) | How can the alpine sports industry embrace the circular economy?

    Expert panel discusses how circular economy approaches apply to the outdoor sports industry, tackling issues such as plastics in supply chains, materials innovation and consumer focussed sustainability

    • Adam Hall – Surfdome UK, Head of Sustainability & Protect Our Winters (POW) UK, Trustee | Supply chains as a lever
    • Hanno Schwab - Earlybird Skis, CEO & Founder | Sustainable Skis
    • Eva Karlsson - Houdini Sportswear, CEO | Apparel reinvented
    • TBCCircular economy innovation

    Session will include 25 minute breakout networking session for audience reflection, ideation and group collaboration discussions


  • 18/12/2020
    12:00 - 13:30 | (UK Time) | Gearing up for a greener wintersports trip

    We showcase the latest insights into how to green your ski and snowboard trip this winter. From travel to clothing and hotel choices, hear from experts at the forefront of tackling climate issues through greener approaches.

    • Sally Warren - Whoski, Co-founder | The responsible wardrobe
    • Dan Elkan- Snowcarbon, Founder | Low carbon ski travel
    • TBC Booking Sustainably
    • TBC | How to be a sustainable tourist?

    Session will include 25 minute breakout networking session for audience reflection, ideation and group collaboration discussions


  • 15/01/2021
    12:00 - 13:30 | (UK Time) | 2021 Outlook for sustainability in alpine tourism

    The panel will discuss the outlook for 2021, presenting a bold and ambitious roadmap for innovation, policy and sustainable business to accelerate sustainability in alpine tourism

    • Panellists TBC

    Session will include 25 minute breakout networking session for audience reflection, ideation and group collaboration discussions


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Speakers

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Ladeja Godina Kosir

Chair of the CG European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform (European Commission & EESC) & Circular Change

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Robert Steiger

Professor Universität Innsbruck

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Matthias Leitner

Active Leitner Hotels | CEO

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Maximilian Posch

Chairman of the Tourist Board, Zell am See

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Alois Furstaller

Energie Autonom | CEO

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Constance Chalchat

BNP Paribas | Head of Company Engagement, Corporate & Institutional Bank. Slalom ski champion

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Markus Pfeifer

Head of Process Engineering, TechnoAlpin

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Gavin Fernie-Jones

One Tree at a Time | Founder

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Karin Huber-Heim

Director of Circular Economy Forum Austria & Board Member at Global Compact Network Austria

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Alex Staniforth

Adversity Adventurer & Co-Founder, Mind Over Mountains

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Catherine Cosby

Mountains 4 All | Founder & CEO

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Gabriele Tischler

Senior representative, WKS (Salzburg Economic Chamber)

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Fabrice Sorin

Founding Partner CE360 Alliance & Consultant FSO Consulting

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Jo Hendrix

Travel Without Plastic | Founder

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Adam Hall

Surfdome | Head of Sustainability & POW UK Trustee

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Hanno Schwab

CEO & Founder at earlybird skis

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Eva Karlsson

CEO Houdini Sportswear

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Dan Elkan

Snowcarbon | Founder

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Sally Warren

WhoSki | Co-Founder

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Sarisher Mann

SATI2020 Founder

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Embedding nature & people into sustainable alpine tourism to ‘Build Back Better’ | FRIDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2020 (1pm CET-2.30pm CET)
Decarbonising alpine infrastructure to address climate action | FRIDAY 09 OCTOBER 2020 (1pm CET-2.30pm CET)
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Lens applied to Alpine Tourism | FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER 2020 (12pm CET-1.30pm CET)
Connecting sustainability & nature with alpine tourists to create a new guest experience | FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2020 (1pm CET-2.30pm CET)
How can the alpine sports industry embrace the circular economy? | FRIDAY 4 DECEMBER 2020 (1pm CET- 2.30pm CET)
Gearing up for a greener wintersports trip | FRIDAY 18 DECEMBER 2020 (1pm CET- 2.30pm CET)
2021 Outlook for sustainability in alpine tourism | FRIDAY 15 JANUARY 2021 (1pm CET- 2.30pm CET)
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