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 El Kwang for a candid conversation on the challenges and opportunities working with suppliers and partners in moving towards sustainable event management practices.

Clock Hours: 0.75
Domain: Domain A: Strategic Planning
Session Type: Concurrent Session

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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.

El Kwang


El Kwang is the CEO of Untangled, a business events creative agency. With over 20 years of experience working with people from different backgrounds across the hospitality and business event industries, El’s passion is creating an environment for cross-cultural learning.

Since moving his professional base from Australia to Singapore and Thailand in 2012, his company has worked with major organisations in Asia Pacific for example, Gucci Asia Pacific, Accor Asia Pacific and Singapore Tourism Board. His vision for engaging content development in experiential events has delivered success outcomes in capacity as the co-chairperson of the SITE Global Conference Bangkok 2019, the chief content strategist for Thailand Incentive & Meeting Exchange 2019 and most recently, the chief experience designer for Asia Business Meet 2019 held in Singapore.

El is current the international board of director for the Society Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), a Global organisation headquartered in USA, with over 3,000 members.

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

The Parisian Macao Studio 1

Deborah Caldwell, El Kwang