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Stomp the Rhythm at MITEC for Earth Hour

Kuala Lumpur, 26 March 2018
 
The Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) turned off the venue’s non-essential lights and joined millions of people and organisations worldwide in “going dark” on 24 March from 8:30pm to 9:30pm, in support of World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour.
 
As the clock hit 8.30pm, all non-essential interior lightings, facade and exterior signage lights as well as LED wall displays were switched off, with glow in the dark wristbands, mood lights, UV face paint and flameless tiny tealight candles providing the only illumination, as a symbolic call to action to protect our planet.
 
During the event, the venue not only turned off all non-essential lights but hosted a performance by Stomp the Rhythm, pushing the limits of "STOMP"ing through arrays of beats and tones using percussion instruments from recycled materials. Recycling never looked so fun!
 
"We believe in the importance of being environmentally friendly. In addition to supporting this initiative, we have a policy in place towards good eco practices, such as recycling waste material and conserving energy. We are excited to join the Earth Hour movement as this is the first year we’re taking part and hope to continue doing so every year,” said Gunther Beissel, Chief Executive Officer, MITEC.
 
He added, MITEC’s business mandate deeply involves green and environment preservation practices, thus participating in the Earth Hour as part of the venue’s #myWorld campaign is a natural extension towards the same.
 
Over 200 team members, their families and industry partners attended MITEC’s Earth Hour gathering this year.
 
MITEC’s #myWorld campaign was launched in January 2018 with an inaugural event to promote a sustainable future. The team who joined forces with volunteers from the Sentul Police District, Sri Hartamas Fire Department and representatives from Alam Flora WPKL Segambut took part in the 2-hour clean-up operation, got their hands dirty and helped remove litter around the 2,000 sqm Dutamas neighbourhood and public areas to create a healthier, cleaner and better place for quality living.
 
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For further information, please contact:
Kuzaimah Idris
Head of PR, Communications and Partnerships
Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre    
Tel: +603 6206 0100   
Email: kuzaimahi@mitec.com.my

NOTE TO EDITOR
About the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre
 
MITEC, opened in August 2017 offers state-of-the-art facilities to provide a suitable showcase for large-scale exhibitions and events. As the country’s largest trade and exhibition centre with over 45,000 sqm of exhibition space and triple volume exhibition halls, MITEC is capable of handling capacity like no other venue in the country.
 
A majestic icon, the first of its kind in the country, MITEC is the first component of a high-impact project in KL Metropolis, a city within a city where trade, commerce, living and transport converge over 75 acres of prime land development and strategically located within the Kuala Lumpur's International Trade and Exhibition District.
 
Spanning over three massive double volume floors, it incorporates nine mega exhibition halls, two medium-sized halls and a ballroom. Combined, the halls can accommodate up to 50,000 in theatre-style seating and approximately 20,000 banquet-style.
 
MITEC has been carefully designed with sustainability in mind to be energy efficient, water conserving and green without compromising on functionality.
The venue facilities include meeting and conference rooms, media and press facilities, organiser’s offices, lounges, retail, food and beverage outlets.
 
MITEC, a public-private partnership project with the Malaysia Government is managed and operated by Prisma Galeri Sdn Bhd, an entity under Naza Corporation Holdings Sdn Bhd and owned by the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), a national trade promotion agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
 
Visit www.mitec.com.my to know more about MITEC.
 
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