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A Moment of Darkness For A Lifetime Of Light!

KUALA LUMPUR, 3 April 2014 ­– Over 300 team members and their families from the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) used their environmentally-friendly dynamo torches when the venue went ‘dark’ on 29 March, 2014 from 8:30pm to 9:30pm in support of a symbolic call to action to protect the planet.

 

Participating in the global Earth Hour campaign for a fifth consecutive year, the Centre not only turned off all non-essential lights but hosted the screening of ‘Happy Feet’, a 3D animated film based on the effects of climate change, and a variety of hands-on activities to further educate team members and their families on nature, the environment and the Earth Hour initiative.

 

Speaking at the gathering, the Centre's Director of Facilities, Mr Chen Soo Yoong said the Centre’s participation in the annual Earth Hour is “an on-going initiative under our sustainability agenda. The occasion provides a great platform for us to take advantage of our position in the community to raise awareness of environmental issues and inspire people, especially the younger generation to take action.”

 

Chen explained that this year, the Centre was thrilled to join more than 50 AEG-affiliated venues in in 35 cities, eight countries and four continents across the globe to celebrate their commitment to the environment under the AEG Ogden 1EARTH programme.

 

Earth Hour is designed to show the power everyone has to make a difference and demonstrate the collective strength of these small actions. Earth Hour started in just one city in 2007 and has spread to more than 7,000 cities covering all seven continents. The annual event takes place from 8:30pm to 9:30pm across all time zones and includes countless global landmarks, from the PETRONAS Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur to the Eiffel Tower in Paris to the Empire State Building in New York to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

 

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For further information, please contact:

Kuzaimah Idris

Communications Manager                                                   

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre                            

Tel: +603 2333 2888                                                 

Fax: +603 2333 2882                                                

Email: info@klccconventioncentre.com                              

 

Charles Chaplin or Listiari Suyanto

TQPR (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Tel: +603 2092 4300

Fax: +603 2092 5972

Email: charlesc@tqpr.com or listiaris@tqpr.com

 

NOTE TO EDITOR

 

About the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) is a component of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) and is managed and operated by Convex Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a joint-venture company between KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd and AEG Ogden Pty Ltd, Australia.

 

A winner of numerous awards including the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Best PR Award, rAWr (Recognising Award Winning Results) Awards 2013 for ‘Purpose Built Convention & Exhibition Centre Award For Excellence’ in the Business Events category; Kuala Lumpur Mayor Universal Access Award 2013; Meeting Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA) 2012 for ‘Best Print Advertising Campaign (Gold)’ and the MICE Report Awards 2012 for ‘Best Convention Centre in Asia’; the Centre is a wholly-owned facility of Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Sdn Bhd which in turn, is owned by KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS).

 

The Centre has ISO 9001, ISO 22000, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications, EarthCheck Bronze status (environment) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Certification (HACCP) recognition, the international food safety system for international convention facilities and five-star hotels. It is also the first in Asia to receive the ‘Gold’ AIPC Quality Standards certification.

 

Comprising two auditoria (seating 3,000 and 500 respectively), 12,310 sqm of Exhibition Halls including a 2,600 sqm standalone marquee, a Grand Ballroom which seats 2,000 diners, a Banquet Hall for 500, a Conference Hall for 1,800 and 20 other meeting rooms, the Centre provides 22,659 sqm of function space in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

 

About the AEG 1EARTH Programme

In 2010, AEG established a set of 2020 environmental performance goals across five issue areas, including energy and climate, water, waste, responsible purchasing, and education. In 2014, the company will release its third AEG 1EARTH Environmental Sustainability Report, which will provide an update on progress towards AEG’s 2020 goals and share stories of AEG’s involvement Earth Hour and other environmental events worldwide.

 

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April 2014

About the AEG 1EARTH Programme

In 2010, AEG established a set of 2020 environmental performance goals across five issue areas, including energy and climate, water, waste, responsible purchasing, and education. In 2014, the company will release its third AEG 1EARTH Environmental Sustainability Report, which will provide an update on progress towards AEG’s 2020 goals and share stories of AEG’s involvement Earth Hour and other environmental events worldwide.

 

About the AEG 1EARTH Programme

In 2010, AEG established a set of 2020 environmental performance goals across five issue areas, including energy and climate, water, waste, responsible purchasing, and education. In 2014, the company will release its third AEG 1EARTH Environmental Sustainability Report, which will provide an update on progress towards AEG’s 2020 goals and share stories of AEG’s involvement Earth Hour and other environmental events worldwide.

 

About the AEG 1EARTH Programme

In 2010, AEG established a set of 2020 environmental performance goals across five issue areas, including energy and climate, water, waste, responsible purchasing, and education. In 2014, the company will release its third AEG 1EARTH Environmental Sustainability Report, which will provide an update on progress towards AEG’s 2020 goals and share stories of AEG’s involvement Earth Hour and other environmental events worldwide.