THE PUNCH EVENTS
Inspiring & Connecting
People for Positive Change
Explore The Punch Events — a gathering of hospitality industry leaders, creators, and change-makers all committed to minimizing their environmental footprint. This dynamic convergence aims to encourage the exchange of achievements, insights, and innovative solutions, propelling us forward in our shared mission to build a better future for Bali.
Together, we form a powerful movement for positive change, united by a collective dedication to sustainability and impactful initiatives.
The Punch Sustainable Gala & Awards Ceremony 2024
We are thrilled to announce the most anticipated event of the year, our Sustainable Business Gala 2024! Get ready to be part of an evening filled with inspiration, innovation, and celebration as we come together to recognize and honor the incredible achievements of The Punch Community.
Bringing achievements and success stories to the Bali stage, The Punch Gala 2024 will celebrate exceptional business members and change-makers that demonstrate outstanding commitments, best practices and sustainable solutions available on the market.
April 2024 – Date & Location coming soon.
AWARD NOMINATION 1
Sustainability Management Excellence
Celebrating an individual or organization with exceptional leadership and strategy in advancing sustainability within their organization, employees and consumers.
AWARD NOMINATION 2
Innovative Sustainable Building & Design
Honouring a project, individual or organization that makes significant contributions to sustainable architecture and design through innovative & future-proof practices.
AWARD NOMINATION 3
Preservation of Cultural Interaction & Heritage
Celebrating an individual or organization that is actively working to preserve and promote cultural heritage while fostering sustainability with the local community.
AWARD NOMINATION 4
Local & Sustainable Sourcing Champion
Acknowledging an individual or organization that is consistently supporting local and sustainable sourcing practices, reducing the impact of business activities.
AWARD NOMINATION 5
Equal & Local Employment Advocate
Recognizing an individual or organization that has prioritized equal and local employment opportunities, contributing to the well-being of the local community.
AWARD NOMINATION 6
Sustainability Staff Engagement
Highlighting an individual or business that excels in empowering, engaging and motivating their staff to actively participate in sustainable initiatives.
AWARD NOMINATION 7
Exemplary Waste Management Solutions
Empowering an individual or organization that is implementing waste management strategies, reducing waste and promoting recycling / upcycling.
AWARD NOMINATION 9
Leadership in Renewable Energy Adoption
Celebrating an individual or business that demonstrates leadership in adopting renewable energy sources, reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption.
AWARD NOMINATION 12
Community Support & Guidance Leader
Acknowledging an individual or organization that is playing a pivotal role in supporting and guiding the local community through various ways including sustainability education.
AWARD NOMINATION 13
Consumer Awareness & Educational Enthusiast
Celebrating an individual or organization that is actively raising awareness and educating others on sustainability issues and solutions.
AWARD NOMINATION 14
Hospitality Business of the Year
Recognizing an hospitality establishment that is excelling in delivering exceptional experiences while demonstrating a strong commitment to sustainability.
AWARD NOMINATION 15
Solution-based Supplier of the Year
Recognizing a supplier that is consistently providing innovative and sustainable solutions, benefiting businesses, consumers, and the environment.
AWARD NOMINATION 16
Responsible Brand of the Year
Celebrating a brand between fashion, beauty, home or F&B, that has introduced exceptional manufacturing standards, innovative products, and sustainable packaging solutions.
AWARD NOMINATION 17
Sustainable Product of the Year
Empowering a product created or offered by a brand, business or supplier that stands out as an exemplary sustainable solution through durability, quality, innovation, environmental responsibility.
AWARD NOMINATION 18
Bali's Change Maker of the Year
Honoring an individual who is shown exceptional dedication, leadership and impact in driving sustainability initiatives and positive change. This individual has been instrumental in inspiring and mobilizing others.
AWARD NOMINATION 19
Responsible Employee of the Year
Celebrating a unique employee who leads by example and demonstrates a strong commitment to actively promoting responsible practices both within their company and in the local community.
AWARD NOMINATION 20
Sustainable Business of the Year
This award is the pinnacle of sustainability recognition. It recognizes a business that has not only embraced sustainability but has also demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation, and impact.
"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about."
THE PUNCH SUSTAINABILITY GALA 2023
April 5th, 2023 | Desa Potato Head – The Punch held the first Sustainability Gala of Bali at Studio Eksotika, Potato Head. During this event and across two panel discussions, 250+ hospitality industry leaders committed to minimizing their environmental footprint, came together to exchange achievements, insights, and solutions to continue building a better future for Bali. A powerful movement for positive change.
Through the panel discussions, 12 business owners, managers and change-makers addressed their stories, experiences and point of views across two important topics: “Designing, building and operating for tomorrow’s tourism demand” and “Creating sustainable products and services to maximize efficiency and minimize impact”.
Panel Discussion 1
“How to design, build & operate more sustainably for tomorrow’s tourism demand and why we need to shift to a more responsible hospitality industry.”
- Maitri Fischer – Founder of Eco Mantra
- Sayan Gulino – Founder of Waterbom Bali
- Orin Hardy – Founder of Bamboo U
- Dinna Safitri – Sustainability Manager of Four Seasons Resorts Bali
- Diego Higuera – Founder of Aora Space
- Scott Kowaleski – Founder of Desa Hay & Munduk Cabins
Panel Discussion 2
“What role companies play in creating efficient, sustainable products and services to maximize efficiency and minimize impact.”
- Gary Bencheghib – Founder of Sungai Watch
- Maike van Grootel – Founder of Skute Bali & NIU
- Mahesa Dharmawan – Community manager of The Lawn Canggu
- Kai Paul – Founder of Indosole
- Souhela Ferrah – Founder of Fields of Yarrow
- Panji Wisrawan – Head Mixologist of Apéritif Bar
THE PUNCH NETWORKING SESSION 2023
June 1st, 2023 | Sundara, Four Seasons Jimbaran – Through an impactful exhibition, key impact numbers from The Punch Community and the participation of selected speakers, we celebrated and connected sustainable suppliers to our community of businesses looking for solutions.
The main goal of this event was to empower and connect economic leaders of Bali to work together to minimize the use of resources, reduce unnecessary waste and harmful emissions.
- Introduction of the best sustainable suppliers of Bali.
- Network of hospitality industry leaders, sustainable suppliers & change-makers.
- The Punch Community’s impact numbers.
- Transformative solutions and guidance to create a sustainable future in Bali.
- Diego Higuera – Founder of Aora Space
- Benoit Prim – Founder of Ineco Solar
- Lenya Bass-Dodds – Founder of Life of Sawah
- Dom Hammond – Head Chef of Tanaman
- Kevin Vignier-Groiez – Founder of Ecollabo8
- Jan Jurecka – Head Mixologist of Four Seasons Bali
"We're all destined for Greatness in our own way."
THE PUNCH WOMEN’S NIGHT 2023
May 11th, 2023 | Kinship Studio – A celebration of our incredible community of Punch Women to unlock greatness in 2023
As a supportive community of like-minded, entrepreneur women, this event was a great occasion to connect and exchange our rules for success, inspiring achievements and challenges, productivity, self-care and wellness tips to continue building a better future for Bali.
- Network of entrepreneur women.
- Transformative inspiration and ideas to be productive and achieve greatness.
- Advices on what it takes to grow a successful, responsible business
- Bringing impactful ideas to life.
- Nurturing creativity to build innovative and responsible products and services.
- Turning challenges in opportunities.
- Key insights to empower the local community of women.
- Balancing entrepreneurship with self-care and wellness.
- Tina Gulino – Founder of The Find Bali
- Sara Howard – Sustainable Ceramist
- Dominique Brett – Founder of Brett Hospitality Group
- Janine – Founder of Escape Haven
- Sara – Founder of Soulshine Bali
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By sharing impactful stories and being transparent about their commitments, responsible businesses have the power to become leading examples of what can be done, establish a strong positive presence in the industry and offer unparalleled experiences to their consumers.