HONG KONG, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Asia and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Ltd. ("HML") join hands to donate unconsumed food from UBM Asia's seven international trade exhibitions held at the Centre to support Food Angel 'Food Recovery Programme' in the spirit of "Fight Hunger Donate Food". The donation was kicked off on 25 March at the APLF - Materials, Manufacturing & Technology and Fashion Access fairs, where unconsumed food from the cocktail receptions were donated to Food Angel, and then distributed to people in need.
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Mr. Michael Duck, Executive Vice President of UBM Asia said: "We are very pleased to join hands with the HML in donating unconsumed food at the events we organise at HKCEC to Food Angel. UBM is not just committed to sustainability but also works to lead by example. UBM Asia organises seven large-scale international exhibitions at this venue every year and hundreds of on-site events are held concurrently on the occasion of these global business gatherings. This is a perfect example of how we work with venue owners, trade associations, business partners and our exhibitors and visitors in supporting sustainability."
"At HML, we are committed to be at the forefront of efforts to ensure continuous sustainability development and care for our community. We are delighted to have the full support from UBM Asia, a globally renowned exhibition organiser and a long term customer of the HKCEC, for the food recovery programme. Our partnership sets a pioneering example for venue operators and event organisers' contribution to the underprivileged. We hope to motivate other organisers to join this meaningful programme and our other sustainability and CSR initiatives," said Ms. Monica Lee-Muller, Managing Director of HML.
"We are pleased that HML supports our vision 'Waste Not - Hunger Not' by being a major partner of our food recovery programme. Apart from food donation from HKCEC's restaurants, HML also actively motivates event organisers to donate unconsumed food from their events. We will continue to work closely with HML and the event organisers to share love with the community and benefit more people in need," said Ms. Caribbean Chan, Chief Executive of Food Angel.
HML has participated in Food Angel's "Food Recovery Programme" since July 2011 and donated unconsumed food collected from dinner buffet and banquets at the HKCEC. HML's chefs froze the collected food in high speed chillers. The collected food is then reheated in Food Angel's central kitchen and distributed to low-income families and the elderly in Sham Shui Po and Wong Tai Sin Districts through charity organisations Tung Wah Group of Hospitals and Salvation Army. From July 2011 to June 2012, HML collected and donated a total of 446 kg of unconsumed food to Food Angel, equivalent to six months of dinner for a typical family of four.
UBM Asia had also supported Food Angel before. This February, UBM Asia Staff Social Club organised "Love . Share", a food donation event by inviting UBM Asia staff to donate unopened packages of candies, cookies, chocolates, instant noodles, tea bags and other preserved food to Food Angel. Four full boxes of food had been collected in three days and passed to Food Angel for distributing to the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children and other elderly homes.
Notes to Editors
1. About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 25 major cities with 30 offices and over 1,200 staff.
With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 19 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.
UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world's fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen, where we organise more than 60 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 50 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.
2. About UBM plc (www.ubm.com)
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.
3. About the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
This award-winning 306,000 sqm building, first opened in 1988, offers 91,500 sqm of rentable space. An iconic Hong Kong landmark, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre ('HKCEC') is located on a prime waterfront site in the central business district of Hong Kong. It is owned by the Hong Kong SAR Government and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.
4. About Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited ('HML') is a professional private management and operating company responsible for providing day to day management for the HKCEC, where it oversees administration, marketing, booking, scheduling, event co-ordination, maintenance and security. It also manages food and beverage operations at the HKCEC, including restaurants and catering services. HML provides world-class services for users, visitors and guests of the HKCEC, a venue which has been consistently awarded the title of 'Best Convention and Exhibition Centre in Asia' by leading industry professionals. Over 1,200 events are held at the HKCEC every year, including exhibitions, conferences, corporate meetings, entertainment events, seminars and banquets. These events contribute significant economic benefits to the city, and help raise the international image of Hong Kong.
HML is a member of NWS Holdings Limited. NWS Holdings Limited ("NWS Holdings", Hong Kong stock code: 659), the infrastructure and service flagship of New World Development Company Limited (Hong Kong stock code: 17), embraces businesses in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Macau. Its Infrastructure portfolio includes Roads, Energy, Water and Ports & Logistics projects. Its Services division comprises Facilities Management (the management of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and Free Duty), Construction & Transport (Hip Hing Construction and bus and ferry services) and Strategic Investments (Tricor, Haitong International, Newton Resources and securities investments).
5. About Food Angel
Founded in 2009, the Bo Charity Foundation started the first food rescue and assistance initiative "Food Angel" in 2011 with the ultimate goals to: Reduce Food Waste at Source, Alleviate Hunger, Relieve Poverty and Educate the Next Generation.
- Relieve Hunger & Reduce Food Waste
- Create an effective and sustainable food assistance program for a greener Hong Kong
- Raise awareness of food waste problems and advocate surplus food donations within the food industry
- Connect food producers and charitable organizations
- in local communities to ensure efficient food provision to the underprivileged
- Draw government's attention to the food waste issue, and call for its support to the food assistance program
For press enquiries, please contact:
UBM Asia Ltd
Jennifer Law, Director of Corporate Marketing & Communications
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Ltd
Mabel Hung, Communications Manager
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