Founder | Guldsmeden Hotels
Sandra Weinert, founder of Guldsmeden Hotels, is an experienced GM with a great focus on sustainability. She gives emphasis to sustainability over organic certification and advocates including climate-friendly priorities in organic certification programmes.
XENIA ZU HOHENLOHE
Managing Partner, Founder | Considerate Hoteliers, Germany.
Xenia zu Hohenlohe is a Founding Partner/Director with the Considerate Group, a solutions provider for sustainable services to hospitality businesses.
Xenia began her career in the hotel industry 24 years ago as a PR manager for international hotel groups such as Mandarin Oriental Hotels in London.
BART ROETERT, FREKE VAN NIMWEGEN AND SELMA SEDDIK
Founders | Instock
Bart Roetert, Freke van Nimwegen and Selma Seddik got to know each other at Albert Heijn; the largest Dutch food retailer. They were confronted with food waste and decided to enroll in an innovation competition The Best Idea of Young Ahold. Their idea was to create a pop-up restaurant where unsold food from supermarkets could be turned into delicious meals. They won and Instock opened its doors in 2014.
Nowadays they operate three restaurants, one in Amsterdam, The Hague and Utrecht. With their restaurants, product line and sorting facility they rescued more than 600.000 kilos of food surplus but also continuously make policy makers, consumers and business managers more aware of the problem of food waste. With this success they were part of Forbes 30 under 30 in 2016 and won the Runner Up award at The Circulars (World Economic Forum) in 2018.
Researcher | Future Navigator
Henrik Hovgaard is an emerging trend researcher with a visionary insight into the human factor as well as the most interesting trends across hundreds of industries and areas.
CEO | Samhandel
Torben Serritslev is the CEO of SAMHANDEL. SAMHANDEL, which is the largest procurement organisation for the hospitality industry. He is constantly on the lookout for new ways of approaching the business.
CEO | Telling & Nesager
Michael Telling, CEO of Telling & Nesager, is one of Scandinavia’s most experienced and respected hotel industry capacities. He has headed several 5-star hotels in Denmark, and is an active contributor to the international debate on the quality of guest experience.