Kuala Lumpur, 28 March 2016 – (L) The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s (the Centre) General Manager, Alan Pryor and the Centre’s Director of Facilities, Chen Soo Yoong “turning off” the venue’s non-essential lights and joining millions of people and organisations worldwide in “going dark” on 19 March from 8:30pm to 9:30pm, in support of World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour.
Participating in the global campaign for the sixth year, over 420 team members and their families attended the Centre’s Earth Hour gathering this year. During the event, the venue not only turned off all non-essential lights but hosted a screening of ‘The Good Dinosaur’ and held a variety of hands-on activities to further educate team members and their families on nature, the environment and the Earth Hour initiative. Pre-event, the Centre also created an Earth Hour ‘green quiz’ which was circulated among team members with the top 30 participants each winning a prize.
Speaking at the gathering, Pryor said the Centre’s participation in the annual Earth Hour is an on-going initiative as part of her sustainability agenda. “As a very visible member of the Kuala Lumpur community, we hope to have a positive impact by using that visibility to raise awareness of environmental issues and inspire people, especially the younger generation to take action beyond the 60-minute event.”
Pryor explained that this year, as a part of the AEG Ogden group, the Centre was thrilled to join more than 50 AEG-affiliated venues in 27 cities, eight countries and four continents across the globe to celebrate their commitment to the environment under the AEG Ogden 1EARTH programme.
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NOTE TO EDITOR
About Earth Hour
Earth Hour is an annual event designed to engage a millions of people worldwide on a broad range of environmental issues. Individuals, communities, households, and businesses are encouraged to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol for their commitment to the planet. Each year, more than 7,000 cities show their support for environmental issues by participating in Earth Hour.
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, this world-class facility is wholly-owned by Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Sdn Bhd which in turn, is owned by KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd, a 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.
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