PHIST, Southeast Asia’s largest and greatest sustainable tourism discussion board is again as a reside, in-person occasion!


PHIST (Phuket Inns for Islands Sustaining Tourism), Southeast Asia’s largest and greatest sustainable tourism discussion board is again as a reside, in-person occasion! Over 1,000 contributors, together with senior executives and keynote audio system, will collect in Phuket on Monday 26th September 2022 to sort out an important sustainability points impacting the business at the moment.

Roughly 30 inexperienced exhibitors are additionally anticipated to attend PHIST 5, which incorporates workshops, inexperienced product expos, inspiring talks, and an opportunity to get within the ring and focus on a variety of matters regarding environmental and social sustainability.

Like earlier editions of PHIST, this yr’s occasion goals to problem the established order and convey about sensible, actionable options for tourism operators. Consultants from native and worldwide organisations will come collectively to focus on an important points dealing with the business and native communities alike. Working from 9:00 am to six:00 pm, this high-energy occasion is free to enter and open to the general public.

This yr’s agenda will concentrate on matters together with vacation spot growth, ocean well being, lodge sustainability, group tourism, and world traits on sustainability. Workshops shall be hosted on topics similar to “Inexperienced Finance for Inns”, “Zero Waste Inns” and “Supplies for Sustainable Tourism”.

A core focus of PHIST 5 is folks and tradition. The notion of sustainability has pivoted in recent times to concentrate on options that not solely handle environmental points, but in addition social features and governance. Group affect is the brand new mantra, based on PHIST co-founder and co-organiser, Invoice Barnett, Managing Director of C9 Hotelworks.

Eric Ricaurte, founder & CEO of Greenview, commented: “Journey and tourism play a paramount function in sustainable growth, and motels are evolving their greatest practices with a purpose to create extra sustainable options for his or her properties and native communities.

“Previous to the pandemic, mindsets had been altering. Now, with journey and tourism at a crossroads, persons are wanting extra native and ‘gradual life’ experiences that join them with their chosen vacation spot. Our workshops are designed to debate and implement greatest practices for motels that won’t solely strengthen their sustainability targets but in addition convey them nearer to the area people.”

The principle occasion of this yr’s PHIST is “Rumble within the Jungle”, six bouts with two audio system on a single topic, culminating in a battle of the heavyweights. Participating and energetic, these bouts will spotlight environmental sustainability, social affect and governance.

PHIST, Southeast Asia's biggest and best sustainable tourism forum is back as a live, in-person event! | News by Thaiger

“PHIST is basically highlighting sustainability with this yr’s occasion, and the complete all-day convention is about to be insightful, informative and naturally, high-energy,” stated Bjorn Braveness, President of Phuket Inns Affiliation. “All of us at Phuket Inns Affiliation are wanting ahead to welcoming a mixture of native and worldwide consultants for significant discussions. Plus, it’s unbelievable that the occasion is again in particular person!”

“A core focus on the upcoming PHIST 5 is about folks and tradition. The notion that sustainability is about merchandise has hit the wall and the sharp pivot to ESG which not solely addresses the surroundings, however social features and governance is the brand new mantra” stated PHIST co-founder and co-organizer Invoice Barnett of C9 Hotelworks.

Organised by the Phuket Inns Affiliation, Greenview and C9 Hotelworks, with assist from the American Chamber of Commerce Thailand, QUO and Delivering Asia Communications, PHIST 5 is a free-to-attend full-day discussion board that options extremely informative periods and networking alternatives. The occasion is delivered to you by sponsors who’re aligned of their sustainability objectives, together with BanpuNEXT, Indorama Ventures, Blue Tree Phuket, GIZ, QUO, Delivering Asia Communications, XC02, Teak Timber Phuket, Dusit School Bangkok, Laguna Administration Phuket, Angsana Laguna Phuket and Thaiger.

PHIST 5 runs from 9:00 am to six:00 pm on 26th September 2022. Publish-event networking drinks till 7:00 pm shall be sponsored by Fullmoon Brewery, Wine on Faucet, Cocktails on Faucet, Chalong Bay Rum, Italasia and Journey Every day.

Attendance is complimentary however pre-registration is required. Solely these with a confirmed Eventbrite QR code together with proof of at the least two COVID vaccinations shall be allowed entry. Registered delegates are additionally requested to comply with SHA pointers.

To register for this unmissable occasion, please go to

About PHIST 2022

The fifth annual PHIST 2022; Phuket Inns for Islands Sustaining Tourism, to be held on Monday, 26 September 2022 on the ACES Angsana Laguna Phuket Resort. PHIST is an modern occasion rallying the lodge business and its stakeholders to debate environmental sustainability and group profit. Newest in particular person PHIST occasion in 2019 earlier than COVID-19 pandemic drew over 1000 delegates and this yr we’re estimating for related quantity: with strategic companions similar to TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand) and TCEB (Thailand Conference and Occasions Bureau) and different stakeholders additionally organising affiliate occasions and conferences in tandem.

The occasion will convene regional consultants from the private and non-private sector from dozens of organizations and is the primary of its type in Southeast Asia, meant to synergize world experience with Thailand stakeholders. Co-organised by Phuket Inns Affiliation, Greenview and C9 Hotelworks; the Phuket Inns Affiliation is a non-profit group with over 80 member motels and resorts, comprising small boutique motels to giant luxurious worldwide chains who’ve joined collectively to advertise Phuket as a vacation spot, along with a variety of essential actions, every with its personal working group of Lodge Basic Managers that oversee the next: Surroundings & Sustainability; Schooling and Vacation spot Advertising and marketing.


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