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Earth21 - The ASTM Sustainable Travel Conference

  • 22 Nov 2021
  • 10:00 - 17:00
  • Hotel Continental, Lausanne
  • 21


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Earth21 - The ASTM Sustainable Travel Conference

We couldn't wait to share the good news: we are pleased to announce our first face-to-face event of 2021 - Earth21!

We cannot wait to meet with you this November, there you will be able to meet with sustainability experts, hear what your peers have implemented in their value chain, we will help you move from concept to action and provide take aways to build a more conscious and sustainable travel programme. 

Save the date on your calendar and be ready to meet with the Swiss Business Travel Industry really soon. More information will be announced in the upcoming weeks. 


10:00 - Welcome Coffee

10:30 - Introduction

10:45 - What is sustainable procurement and how does it apply to travel procurement?

Marcela Navarro, CEO & Co-Founder, ProjectXGlobal

11:15 - Make yourself a sustainable travel procurement hero

Willem Melis, Carbon Advisor - Country Lead Belgium & France, Climate Neutral Group

11:50 - Coffee Break

12:05 - Work in progress - how two companies are introducing sustainability into their travel programmes

Hélène Gaetani, Global Sourcing & Corporate Services, General Mills International           

Jonas Pizer, Director, Global Procurement, MSD

12:25 - What effect will permanently reduced travel volumes have on travel strategies and travel managers?

Hélène Gaetani, Global Sourcing & Corporate Services, General Mills International           

Jonas Pizer, Director, Global Procurement, MSD

Willem Melis, Carbon Advisor, Climate Neutral Group 

12:50 - How to be an eco-entrepreneur

Jeannette Morath, Founder & CEO, reCIRCLE

13:00 - Lunch

14:15 - Workshop : how to build a sustainable travel policy

Sabah Kahoul, Vice-President, ASTM

15:15 - Can aviation be made sustainable?

Jürgen Barthel, CEO,

15:45 - Coffee Break

16:00 - Make meetings greener

Erica Fawer, Group Internal Communication Director and Sustainability Integration Director, MCI Group

16:30 - What we learned today?

Marc Zuber, Global Travel Category Head, Nestrade SA

Nathalie Ansermoz, Indirect Procurement Country Manager FR & CH, Parker Hannifin

Marcela Navarro, CEO & Co-Founder, ProjectXGlobal

16:55 - Closing Speech & Networking Aperitif


Amon Cohen, Conference Director, Business Travel Show


Continental Hotel

Pl. de la Gare 2, 1001 Lausanne

The 4 star Continental Hotel welcomes you in the heart of the French speaking part of Switzerland, directly in front of the Lausanne train station and only a few minutes away from the beautiful Lake Geneva.

116 spacious rooms offer you great comfort and numerous services, as well as modernity through the free use of a smart phone with free international calls and internet.

After Event Activity

After our Networking Aperitif we want to invite you on a Walk Tour of Lausanne, organised by the Lausanne Tourism Office. 

COVID Guidance

Please note: This page will be updated regularly as we receive new information. Last updated: 31st October

Onsite COVID Restrictions

We take the health and safety of all attendees to our events seriously and in light of COVID-19, we have spent even more time ensuring we do everything necessary in this important area.

We will continue to follow the guidance of the Swiss Government and are working closely with our venue, Hotel Continental.

As with any other event in Switzerland please be respectful of other people and do not attend if:

- You feel unwell, including a high temperature, new continuous cough and a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste;

- You are isolating or have been asked to by a government test and trace service;

- You have been in close contact with anyone who has COVID-19 or anyone who has been showing symptoms.

Onsite COVID-19 Protocol:

All attendees to Earth21 will be expected, on arrival, to demonstrate ONE of the following:

- A negative Antigen test taken within 48 hours of the event;

- Full vaccination Certificate, valid only with an ID.

NOTE: without one of the above, you will not be admitted into the event.

Our staff will be present at the entrance to verify the QR code and anyone who does not have one of these documents will not be allowed to enter the event.

All official information from the Federal Office of Public Health can be found here.

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