The HBAA announces that Amy Dixon, Head of MICE Sales, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, has been appointed chair of its Sustainability committee. Until recently, sustainability was combined with technology and innovation and Dixon now chairs the committee in its own right.
The Sustainability committee will support the HBAA’s 2016 Back to Basics initiative by championing the HBAA’s 2016/17 charity of choice, Brigade, providing a HBAA voice on sustainable issues for the association, the hospitality industry and the corporate world.
Amy Dixon says, “I am really delighted to be chairing the sustainability committee. We have got a great year ahead with some worthwhile events that will support our chosen charity, Brigade. I am also really excited about the environmental issues we will be tackling and the support we aim to bring to member businesses in helping them achieve environmental efficiency and social engagement working in tandem to create long-term development. In particular the committee is also aiming to create an accreditation or kite mark scheme for sustainable venues and events.”
Dixon and the committee are focused on the 2016 and 2017 objectives, which include the launch of ‘Venue to Hostel Support scheme’ and the new programme of “Come Dine with Us” events.
HBAA Chair Leigh Cowlishaw, director of supplier partnerships at Capita Travel and Events, comments, “The HBAA is delighted to be working in collaboration with Brigade for 2016 and 2017 and the Sustainability committee will be instrumental in ensuring that the association and its members do all we can to support them by raising funds and awareness. The Executive committee is also looking forward to supporting the Sustainability committee on its environmental objectives, in particular the Comparison chart which will review sustainability practice currently available among venue members.”