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Gary Graham

Manager of Program Operations for the Hotel Association of Canada

We are thrilled to welcome Gary to the second annual IMPACT Conference. Since 2013, Gary as overseen and worked extensively on all facets of the Green Key Global program.

Gary Graham

As the Manager of Program Operations for the Hotel Association of Canada, Gary Graham has overseen and worked extensively on all facets of the Green Key Global program since joining in 2013. Prior to beginning his career in the sustainable lodging industry, Gary was a consultant for both the public and private sectors, including working for the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program and Employment and Social Development Canada. He also worked for several years growing and promoting sustainable green building practices with the Canada Green Building Council.

Gary is an alumnus of the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Organisational Theory. He is a certified Sustainability Project Manager and has achieved ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems Lead Auditor status. He currently serves as a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s Market Access Committee.

About Green Key Global

Green Key Global, owned and operated by the Hotel Association of Canada is an international, GSTC Recognized environmental certification body whose suite of industry standard programs and resources has been designed specifically for the lodging and meetings industries.

About the Hotel Association of Canada

The Hotel Association of Canada is the national voice and resource for the Hotel and Lodging Industry in Canada. For 100 years, it has worked to enhance the prosperity of the Canadian Hotel and Lodging Industry through strong member engagements, effective government advocacy, and the provision of value added programs and services. The Hotel Association represents more than 8,400 hotels, motels and resorts that encompass the $16 billion Canadian hotel industry, which employs 284,000 people across Canada.

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