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Just One Month Remains Before Annual HX, BDNY Shows

Glenn Hasek

Just one month remains before this November’s annual HX: The Hotel Experience (formerly International Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Show) and Boutique Design New York (BDNY). I posted an article about the shows this past week. HX will take place from November 13 to 15 and BDNY from November 13 to 14 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York. I strongly encourage you to attend. Together, the trade shows will feature approximately 1,000 companies. Many of those suppliers will feature products and technologies to help you dramatically reduce waste, improve profitability, and conserve water and energy.

I have been attending HX, BDNY and HX’s predecessor show for more than 20 years and have always found them to be highly educational and great networking opportunities.

Together, this year’s shows will include eight educational sessions on the trade show floor that are focused on one aspect of sustainability or another. I will be moderating two of them. Amenities (soaps, shampoos, lotions, dispensers, etc.) have always fascinated me and at this year’s HX I will be leading a discussion entitled, “Greenwashing or Nothing But the Truth—The Untold Story of the Greening of Amenities.” This session will take place on Sunday, November 13 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. I will be peppering panelists with questions related to amenity ingredients, zero waste and carbon neutrality, and the operational and environmental impact of using dispensers instead of plastic amenity bottles.

Results of Two Industry-Leading Surveys

The second session I will be moderating, “Behind the Numbers—What Two Leading 2016 Surveys Say About Sustainability Trends,” will take place on Monday, November 14 from noon to 1 p.m. In this session the highlights of two leading industry surveys will be revealed. First, results of the 2016 Lodging Survey will be shared. Conducted every two years, the 2016 Lodging Survey is a production of STR, the American Hotel & Lodging Assn. and the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation. Second, highlights of the first annual Green Lodging Survey, a production of Greenview and Green Lodging News, will be shared before an audience for the very first time. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the latest trends in green hospitality.

On Monday, November 14 from 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the NYC Hospitality Alliance will present, “Serving the Environment: Sustainable Restaurants”. On Monday, November 14 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. the Hotel Association of New York City will present its annual Sustainability Awards. On Tuesday, November 15 from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., a Food Waste Management session will be held.

As part of BDNY, four NEWH Green Voice sessions are planned. Topics include: “Biophilia: The Next Phase of Occupant Comfort”; “Health in Hospitality: Taking the Pulse of Your Place”; “Eyewitness to Climate Change: A Global Perspective from the Researchers Behind the Science”; and “The Next Hotels: Beyond Sustainability”. Click here for additional information.

I look forward to seeing you at HX & BDNY. If you would like to meet me there, contact me ateditor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Green Lodging News Adds Ozomax, Inc. as Directory Partner

Green Lodging News welcomes Ozomax, Inc. as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. In 2013 Ozomax developed and patented the Insitu AOP Ozopen (a low voltage electrochemical process that creates a mix of powerful oxidants—in your water from your water). This product was developed specifically for cooling towers, swimming pools and water features. The Insitu AOP Ozopen achieves large amounts of water, chemical and energy savings in each of these applications. A recent study shows that Legionella can readily be controlled in cooling towers and water features by using the Insitu AOP Ozopen. Ozomax also provides cost effective ozone laundry solutions for the lodging industry. For a complete list of roduct solutions visit OzomaxUSA.com, call (706) 864-3434, or e-mail pm@ozomaxusa.com.

Green Lodging News Adds reCollect2 as Founding Sponsor

Green Lodging News welcomes reCollect2 as a Founding Sponsor. The company is the creator of the reCollect2, an in-room recycling receptacle. The reCollect2 is a simple, attractive and effective recycling solution for both guestrooms and in-office recycling. Each reCollect2 set includes two matching 10 qt. bins that rest in a set-base with the choice of imprinted messaging. Other features include:

•    Manufactured from recyclable polypropylene plastic;
•    Multiple layout configurations;
•    Clean, cohesive and streamline silhouette;
•    Messaging printed on front, side and back of base;
•    Messaging printed on front of bins;
•    Custom messages and font styles available; and
•    Made in the USA.

The reCollect2 Company is a family-operated business located near Milwaukee, Wis. For more information, call (262) 527-9375, visit www.reCollect2recycler.com, or e-mail info@reCollect2recycler.com.

Who is Your Sustainability Champion?

Green Lodging News is always looking to profile sustainability champions in our Personnel Profile section. If you would like to nominate someone for this section of Green Lodging News, contact me at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Looking for Guest Columnists

Every two weeks Green Lodging News posts a new guest column on its website. (Click here for examples.) The guest column also appears in the weekly e-newsletter. Green Lodging News is currently in need of industry experts to contribute occasional guest columns. Experts may include consultants, architects, designers, suppliers and those who own or operate green lodging establishments. Columns may be articles that take a stance on a particular subject or be strictly educational in nature. Columnists benefit by having their photo included along with a one paragraph description of their company. Interested in writing a column? Contact Glenn Hasek, publisher and editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

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Green Lodging News is accepting reservations for advertising spots for 2016 and 2017. Many excellent spots are available on the website, in the weekly e-mail newsletter, and Green Lodging Survey. Many Green Supplier Spotlight dates are also available. Coming soon: a redesign of the Green Lodging News website with new ad sizes. Interested in receiving a 2016 or 2017 media kit? Be sure to contact me as soon as possible at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at editor@greenlodgingnews.com. Media kits can also be accessed by clicking here. Thank you to all of those companies that consistently support Green Lodging News.

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As always, I can be reached at editor@greenlodgingnews.com.