All eyes are increasingly on event professionals and stakeholders to be more environmentally aware and to demonstrate the sustainability of their activities across the supply chain. Join Deborah Caldwell and Lauren Arena for a candid conversation on the challenges and opportunities working with suppliers and partners in moving towards sustainable event management practices.


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Deborah Caldwell



DEBORAH CALDWELL is the Asia Pacific head of Event Marketing for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, based in the Hong Kong office. Deborah oversees a team of event planners located in five markets across the Asia Pacific region. They are responsible for planning and executing a variety of client events and senior leadership meetings for the bank.

Previous to her current role, Deborah was co-Head of Events, EMEA for Nomura International based in London, before being relocated to Hong Kong in 2011 to become Head of Events for Asia ex-Japan. She also held roles at Lehman Brothers in London covering EMEA events and worked for an events agency in Sydney, Australia.

Deborah holds bachelor’s degrees in Commerce and Tourism, both from Otago University in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Lauren Arena



Lauren Arena
Managing editor, Biz Events Asia

Lauren leads the editorial direction of industry-leading publication, Biz Events Asia, and is responsible for the brand’s digital content and quarterly print magazine.

Lauren is a highly qualified journalist with a demonstrated history reporting on the business events industry across the Asia-Pacific region.

Not afraid to ask the tough questions, Lauren travels across the region to provide on-the-ground video reports from major industry trade shows, and regularly interviews business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Prior to joining Biz Events Asia, Lauren was digital editor at CEI Asia, and before relocating to Singapore in 2015 she worked with micenet Australia as assistant editor.

November 8 @ 11:00
11:00 — 11:45 (45′)

The Parisian Macao Studio 1

Deborah Caldwell, Lauren Arena