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March 14th- 15th – Dover, DE

Bringing together the hospitality and food service industry’s most forward thinking innovators.


Sustain is an annual 200-person conference focusing on three tracts of innovation–Culture, Marketing & Sustainability.

This year, the conference focus is showing how small organizations can compete and win against big ones.

Sustain 2016 will be held at Dover Downs in Dover, DE on March 14-15, 2016.

Tickets are available here

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Conference Tracts

Want to Speak at Sustain 2016? Send our team a request here

Culture Tract

Within five years, six out of ten people in the hospitality workforce will be of the millennial generation— those who choose a companies “sense of purpose” as the primary reason for working there.

  • How to build an authentic organization
  • Turning entitled kids into inspiring employees
  • Discover ways to show off your organization’s unique culture
  • Ways to profit from a people-centric culture

Marketing Tract

Connecting with your customer is what your good at, connecting with new customers is what we’re good at.

  • How to use AirBnB’s size and strength against itself
  • Make social media useful
  • Why Facebook is probably worthless and how to change that
  • Connect with customers via social media

Sustainability Tract

Strategic purchasing and financing is being used to lower operation costs by 10%+ in small to large organizations. We show you product innovations that actually make a difference.

  • Resource Use accountability–how much am I spending and why?
  • How to find financing for large operational purchases
  • How focusing on “green” products can actually lower costs
  • Implementing large-scale sustainability initiatives

 

Speakers

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Holley Atkinson

Founder/Principal Making Food Work

A native New Yorker, Holley launched Making Food Work in 2009. She supports local food + tech initiatives on a wide range of issues and challenges with digital & social media, product development,

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Mireille Cottle

VP Human Resources, Marriott International

As VP of Human Resources and Talent Management for the Americas with Marriott International, she is responsible for Total Compensation, Learning Delivery, Acquisitions and Divestitures and University Relations.

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Shereen Eltobgy

Lead Coach and Consultant for Delivering Happiness, LLC

Shereen is a global speaker, lead coach, and consultant whose purpose is bringing happiness and freedom of self into companies, and into the world. She is a lead on the services team at Delivering Happiness

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Justin Fishkin

Chief Strategy Officer at Local Motors

Justin Fishkin is Chief Strategy Officer of Local Motors, a technology company that designs, builds and sells vehicles. Local Motors’ platform combines global co-creation with local micro-manufacturing

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Marie Fukudome

Senior Manager of Environmental Affairs for Hyatt

Marie Fukudome serves as the Senior Manager of Environmental Affairs in Hyatt’s Corporate Responsibility Department. She joined Hyatt in 2009, and manages Hyatt’s global environmental stewardship platform.

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Leo A Giannini

Founder APG Consulting

Leo is a structured launch consultant. His firm APG Consulting works with political campaigns, service organizations and product producers to effectively build and utilize their audiences.

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Micah Green

President and CEO of Maidbot

Micah Green, CEO of Maidbot, manages the product vision, sales strategies, cash flows, investor relations, and team development for Maidbot. Founded in Ithaca, New York, Maidbot provides safe and cost-efficient automated solutions

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Glenn Hasek

Publisher and Editor of Green Lodging News

Glenn Hasek is the publisher and editor of Green Lodging News (www.greenlodgingnews.com), a weekly e-mail newsletter now reaching more than 4,800 opt-in subscribers, and a website receiving

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Kate Hughes

Kate Hughes

Managing Editor for Lodging Magazine

Kate Hughes is the managing editor of LODGING magazine, the official publication of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. LODGING reaches an audience of 40,000 AH&LA members

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William M. Kratzer

Chief Technology Officer, BioHitech

William M. Kratzer joined BioHitech in October 2013 as its Chief Technology Officer. Kratzer is a 20-year veteran of the IT field with extensive experience in large-scale web-infrastructure, machine-to-machine computing, and mobile touch devices.

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Tammi Runzler

General Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility for Clean the World

As General Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility for Clean the World, Tammi’s primary mission is to manage business development, marketing and operations of the ONE

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Rishi Shah

Managing Member at AspirEnergy and RCubed Advisory LLC

Rishi Shah, with over 15 years of hospitality and management consulting experience received his BA from Cornell University and his MBA from Babson College/F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. 

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Sustain 2016 is Proudly Presented by our Platinum Sponsor, Waste Masters Solutions.

Delaware’s largest privately owned commercial/industrial environmental solutions company.

You can learn more by clicking here

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Schedule

Sustain 2016 is split into three separate, but complimentary tracts- Culture, Marketing, and Sustainability. Each attendee can attend any of the workshops, talks and symposiums from any of the three tracts.

Day One-Monday March 14, will feature six concurrent afternoon training sessions for attendees interested in honing their skills with our speakers prior to the full day of sessions on Day Two.

Day Two-Tuesday March 15, is split into three full-conference morning sessions, a sea-to-table lunch and keynote followed by nine concurrent afternoon sessions split into tracts, Culture, Marketing, and Operational Sustainability. The conference ends with a full-conference Q&A session with all of the session speakers.

Two day attendees have the opportunity to register for the conference and participate in one of the five training offerings.

Download Schedule in .pdf

March 14-- Day 1

Culture Tract

  • 3pm - 5:30pm Registration & Exhibitor Set up

     

  • 3:30pm - 5pm Training

    Building a Culture for Profit, Passion & Purpose–Shereen Eltobgy of Delivering Happiness will conduct an interactive workshop guiding individuals & organizations through the 3 steps to creating a culture for profit, passion and purpose. Registrants receive a Delivering Happiness Playbook & leave with take-away actions.

  • 6pm - 7:30pm
    Conference Opening Remarks and Vendor Reception

    Conference Organizer Hospitality Green and Dover Downs give opening remarks and welcome attendees followed by a Vendor Reception

Marketing Tract

  • 3pm - 5:30pm Registration & Exhibitor Set up

    Two day attendees have the opportunity to register for the conference and participate in one of the five training offerings.

  • 3:30pm - 5pm Training

    Make Your Website Work for You –Pertinent examples and real-time consulting on how to start developing or continue growing your online presence – workshop is limited to 10 registrations

  • 6pm - 7:30pm
    Conference Opening Remarks and Vendor Reception

    Conference Organizer Hospitality Green and Dover Downs give opening remarks and welcome attendees followed by a Vendor Reception

Sustainability Tract

  • 3pm - 5:30pm Registration & Exhibitor Set up

    Two day attendees have the opportunity to register for the conference and participate in one of the five training offerings.

  • 3:30pm - 5pm Training

    Intro to LEED GA and Training a Green Team The training will provide an overveiw of the LEED GA certification process and rating requirements. Evadne Giannini will also cover hospitality Green Team Training for moving a property through a certification process.

  • 6pm - 7:30pm
    Conference Opening Remarks and Vendor Reception

    Conference Organizer Hospitality Green and Dover Downs give opening remarks and welcome attendees followed by a Vendor Reception

March 15-- Day 2

Culture Tract

  • 6am - 7:30am Yoga & Morning Stretch

    Join Yoga Instructor (name) for a basic level stretching and minor yoga class

  • 7:30am - 8:30am Continential Breakfast & Morning Announcements
  • 8:30am - 9am Break & Vendor Presentations

    One of three 30-minute breaks throughout the day where you can relax, converse with other attendees and get acquainted with some of our fantastic vendors.

  • 9am - 9:45am CULTURE: The Culture Roundtable

    The Value in a People-centric Organization – “The key to brand promise is the talent delivering it.”

  • 9:45am - 10:15am Break & Vendor Presentations
  • 10:15am - 11:15am MARKETING: Highlighting your Core Competency

    Identifying and Optimizing your Core Competency

  • 11:15am - 11:45am Break & Vendor Presentations
  • 11:45am - 12:30pm SUSTAINABILITY: ``It's in the Buying``

    Show them it’s cheaper, then tell them it’s “green”— Using procurement and purchasing to open the door to large scale sustainable initiatives.

  • 12:30pm -1:30pm Sea-to-Table Lunch and Keynote

    tumblr_nabjg4wraw1qfirfao1_1280Locally sourced, locally made lunch followed by Keynote

  • 1:30pm - 3pm Concurrent Culture Session

    • 1:30– The Changing Job Description – Managers as  Cultural Agents
    • 2:00– Listening and Being Heard -Engaging the Millennial
    • 2:30– Sustainable Culture Change -Employee Engagement through Social Responsibility

  • 3pm - 4pm Speaker Q&A

    A 15 minute wrap up will be followed by Q& A. Attendees can solicit feedback and get a head start on take home action items.

  • 4pm - 4:30pm Closing Comments and Conference Raffle

Marketing Tract

  • 6am - 7:30am Yoga & Morning Stretch

    Join Yoga Instructor (name) for a basic level stretching and minor yoga class

  • 7:30am - 8:30am Continential Breakfast & Morning Announcements
  • 8:30am - 9am Break & Vendor Presentations

    One of three 30-minute breaks throughout the day where you can relax, converse with other attendees and get acquainted with some of our fantastic vendors.

  • 9am - 9:45am CULTURE: The Culture Roundtable

    The Value in a People-centric Organization – “The key to brand promise is the talent delivering it.”

  • 9:45am - 10:15am Break & Vendor Presentations
  • 10:15am - 11:15am MARKETING: Highlighting your Core Competency

    Identifying and Optimizing your Core Competency

  • 11:15am - 11:45am Break & Vendor Presentations
  • 11:45am - 12:30pm SUSTAINABILITY: ``It's in the Buying``

    Show them it’s cheaper, then tell them it’s “green”— Using procurement and purchasing to open the door to large scale sustainable initiatives.

  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm Sea-to-Table Lunch and Keynote

    tumblr_nabjg4wraw1qfirfao1_1280Locally sourced, locally made lunch followed by Keynote

  • 1:30pm - 3pm Concurrent Marketing Session

    • 1:30– Building your List: Website Marketing in 2016
    • 2:00– How to tailor marketing efforts to different generations of purchasers
    • 2:30– What makes a share worthy experience?

  • 3pm - 4pm Speaker Q&A

    A 15 minute wrap up will be followed by Q& A. Attendees can solicit feedback and get a head start on take home action items.

  • 4pm - 4:30pm Closing Comments and Conference Raffle

Sustainability Tract

  • 6am - 7:30am Yoga & Morning Stretch

    Join Yoga Instructor (name) for a basic level stretching and minor yoga class

  • 7:30am - 8:30am Continential Breakfast & Morning Announcements
  • 8:30am - 9am Break & Vendor Presentations

    One of three 30-minute breaks throughout the day where you can relax, converse with other attendees and get acquainted with some of our fantastic vendors.

  • 9am - 9:45am CULTURE: The Culture Roundtable

    The Value in a People-centric Organization – “The key to brand promise is the talent delivering it.”

  • 9:45am - 10:15am Break & Vendor Presentations
  • 10:15am - 11:15am MARKETING: Highlighting your Core Competency

    Identifying and Optimizing your Core Competency

  • 11:15am - 11:45am Break & Vendor Presentations
  • 11:45am - 12:30pm SUSTAINABILITY: ``It's in the Buying``

    Show them it’s cheaper, then tell them it’s “green”— Using procurement and purchasing to open the door to large scale sustainable initiatives

  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm Sea-to-Table Lunch and Keynote

    tumblr_nabjg4wraw1qfirfao1_1280Locally sourced, locally made lunch followed by Keynote

  • 1:30pm - 3pm Concurrent Operational Sustainability Session

    • 1:30– The Value of an On-site Audit
    • 2:15– How to Obtain Sustainability in your Building
    • 2:45– Equipment Demonstrations

  • 3pm - 4pm Speaker Q&A

    A 15 minute wrap up will be followed by Q& A. Attendees can solicit feedback and get a head start on take home action items.

  • 4pm - 4:30pm Closing Comments and Conference Raffle

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there ample parking at the venue?

Yes. Dover Downs has numerous large parking lots as well as valet parking.

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I’d like to purchase tickets for 20 members, is there bulk pricing?

Absolutely. Please click the “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page, enter the number of tickets you want and our payment portal will automatically implement our bulk pricing option.

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What if I need to cancel my booking at late notice?

Not a problem at all. You can use the payment cancellation button you received in the confirmation e-mail when you purchased, or just e-mail us at contact@sustainmidatlantic.com.

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Which payment methods do you accept?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, AMEX, Paypal, & check. Please click the “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page for more information.

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Travel Information

Venue

Dover Downs Hotel
1131 N. Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901

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Nearby Activities

Beaches, Shopping, Hiking and History, the First State is a phenomenal destination, plus it’s sales tax-free.See our list of top ten things to do near Dover Downs

Getting there

Less than three hours from NYC,
80 minutes from Philly
An hour from MD
See driving directions here