Event Info:

  • Thu 28 February, 2019
  • 07:30
  • Hotel Cambodiana
  • EuroCham Event


Plastic waste is the new epidemic that threatens our world today, and it is increasing at an insurmountable rate. As its impact is already felt on the beautiful landscapes of Cambodia and other countries in the World, public and private institutions need to collectively address this new challenge.

On 28 February, EuroCham is bringing together a panel of professionals from various horizons to discuss possible solutions to the Plastic Challenge.

Following a keynote presentation by Fauna & Flora International, our speakers will exchange ideas about initiatives, strategies and realistic scenarios that would be most effective in solving the plastic epidemic, before engaging in an open Questions & Answers session with participants.

This is an event you do not want to miss. Join us on 28th February be part of the movement, for the collective good.  Register today!

Event Details

  • Venue: Hotel Cambodiana
  • Date: 28 Feb 2019 (Thursday)
  • Registration and Breakfast: 7:30am - 8:00am 
  • Presentation and Networking: 8:00am - 10:00am 
  • Member price: $20 
  • Non-member price: $30

Sponsorship Packages

If you are interested in sponsoring this breakfast talk, please look at the package details below and contact comm.officer@eurocham-cambodia.org to confirm your request.


H.E Mr. Ny Phaly, Deputy Secretary General of the National Committee for Cambodia Coastal Management and Development, Ministry of Tourism

As a Deputy General Secretary of National Committee for the Management and Development of Cambodia Coastal Zone, H.E Ny Phaly holds a variety of responsibilities within the Government, he is serving as the Head of Working Group in charge of controlling and evaluating beaches in Cambodia coastal area, the Head of Secretariat for a permanent working group to develop Koh Rong island, and the representative of the Ministry of Tourism for the Most Beautiful Bay in the World Club. 


Ms. Marianne Teoh, Project Manager of Coastal & Marine Conservation Programme at Fauna and Flora International

A conservation specialist, Marianne leads FFI Cambodia’s Coastal & Marine Conservation Programme. Bringing experience from Indonesia, Madagascar, UK and Malta over the past ten years, she has been driving research and community-based conservation initiatives in Cambodia since 2014. Marianne, her team and a consortia of partners are now spearheading research and development for a marine plastics project in coastal Cambodia.


Mr. Benjamin Thorne, Program Manager at Song Saa Foundation

Mr Ben Thorne is Program Manager for the Song Saa Foundation. With decade-long background in marine research and conservation, including six years’ experience managing community-based NGOs in Cambodia, he is well versed in the challenges and solutions surrounding “plastic waste”. Ben is a member of the World Economic Forum’s "Global Shapers Community", holding multiple fellowships and with numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications.


Mr. Harold de Martimprey, General Manager of Exo Travel Cambodia

Harold's work in the travel industry largely stems from ecotourism and responsible travel. He first stepped foot in Cambodia in 2009 where he worked with US-based Wildlife Alliance developing what became the most successful Community-Based Ecotourism project in the country then and work with the Ministry of Tourism on the first draft law on ecotourism. He then worked for a number of tour operators that honed his experience in the local travel industry. As General Manager of EXO Cambodia, Harold brings both extensive knowledge coupled with an innate passion for discovering new places whilst promoting responsible practices in the industry.


Mr. Din Somethearith, Chairman of the Cambodia Hotel Association

Mr. Somethearith Din, a self-established entrepreneur who has co-founded the Frangipani Villa Hotel Chain, which has been claimed the first proudly Cambodian-owned Boutique Hotel chain. Apart from his business, he also serves the role as President of Cambodia Hotel Association (CHA), Vice- President of ASEAN Hotel and Restaurant Association (AHRA), a Founding Member of Cambodia Tourism Federation (CTF), an Executive Member of Public Private Working Group on Tourism, and also an Advisory Member of Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC). 



Ms. Nataly Rodionova, Co-founder of GoGreen Cambodia

Nataly RODIONOVA, is a co-founder of GoGreen Cambodia, an environmental awareness initiative started in 2016 with a movement of cleanup activities and awareness raising campaigns. GoGreen Cambodia has established a solid presence in Cambodia and has co-organised the World Cleanup Day 218, gathering thousands of participants across the Kingdom. GoGreen believes that every single contribution matters and the positive change starts with individual actions and observing environmentally friendly behaviour. Nataly has arrived to Cambodia 3 years ago from Latvia and has been actively involved into development projects both in environmental and educational areas.