Sustainable and competitive hotels through energy innovation - neZEH 2015

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Sustainable and competitive hotels through  energy innovation - neZEH 2015

Time: June 24, 2015 all day
Location: Nice, France
City/Town: NICE
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Event Type: international, conference
Organized By: ENERGIES 2050
Latest Activity: Jun 11, 2015

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Event Description

This conference is organized in the framework of the European project neZEH (nearly Zero Energy Hotels), cofunded by the European commission, and gathering a consortium of 10 partners from 7 European countries, and among them the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Network of European Regions for a Competitive and Sustainable Tourism (NECSTour).

The nearly Zero Energy Hotels 2015 conference -neZEH 2015- will offer a unique forum for attendees from the tourism and hotel sector, sustainable buildings and energy efficiency professionals, EU policy makers, representatives from national, regional and local authorities, as well as other interested stakeholders in order to actively exchange, share and challenge the opportunities of energy innovation through nearly zero energy strategies, as a means to enhance sustainability and competitiveness in the hotel sector.

Among the confirmed speakers, the conference will notably feature:

  • Arab Hoballah, Chief, Sustainable Lifestyles, Cities and Industry Branch, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Zoltan Somogyi, Executive Director for Programme and Coordination, United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
  • Helena Egan, Director of Industry Relations, TripAdvisor
  • Jean-Pierre Ndoutoum, Director of the Institut de la Francophonie pour le Développement Durable (IFDD)
  • Jordi Busquets, Vice-President of the International Hotel and Restaurant Association, IHRA
  • Peter Hug, Managing Director ofESCO, European Energy Service Company
  • Michel Tschann, President of the Nice-Côte d’Azur Hotel Syndicate
  • Stéphane POUFFARY, Founder and Honorary President of ENERGIES 2050
  • Christian de Barrin, Directeur d’HOTREC, Association européennes des Hôtels, Restaurants et Cafés
  • Theocharis TSOUTSOS, Professor, Director Graduate Programme, Technical University of Crete- Renewable and Sustainable Energy Lab

The neZEH conference is open to professionals and to the public. This event is free to attend upon registration.

More information

This event is taking place in the framework of a whole week of events and conferences organized by ENERGIES 2050 and its international partners, from the 22nd to the 26th of June, on the topic "Sustainable buildings, cities and territories to face the challenges of climate change" (

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

The European Ecotourism Knowledge Network (ECOLNET) is a 3-year project (2010-2013) co-financed by the European Commission, Lifelong Learning Programme, Transversal Programmes, Key Activity 3-ICT Networks.

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