DINING IN THE DARK FOR EARTH HOUR!

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Along With 22 AEG-Affiliated Facilities, Arenas And Convention Centres In 18 Cities, Six Countries On Four Continents Compete With One Another In The First-Ever AEG 1EARTH Earth Hour Challenge 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, 3 April 2018 ­– The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s (the Centre) General Manager, Alan Pryor (seated in the front row 7th from left), Deputy General Manager, John Burke (seated to the right of Pryor) and Director of Human Resources, Muhammad Vickneswaran (seated to the right of Burke) kicking off the venue’s eighth consecutive Earth Hour 2018 with over 440 team members and their families. Joining the world in a historic lights-out display, the Centre not only turned off all non-essential lights but created a “Dining in the Dark” experience for attendees on 24 March from 8:30pm to 9:30pm, in support of the World Wildlife Fund’s global climate change agenda.

The venue also hosted a screening of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2’ and held a variety of interactive activities to further educate team members and their families on nature, the environment and the Earth Hour initiative. Pre-event, the Centre also created a ‘green quiz’ which was circulated among team members and their family with the top six submissions winning a prize.

Speaking at the gathering, Pryor explained the Centre’s participation in the annual Earth Hour is an on-going initiative as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme. “This annual event is a time to unite as a global community and recommit to protecting our planet. As Malaysia’s premier convention facility and Asia’s only AIPC (International Association of Congress Centres) Gold Standard venue, we are a visible member of the business events community. We hope that our effort to raise awareness of environmental issues will inspire others, especially the younger generation, to take action beyond our Earth Hour gathering.”

Pryor continued, “Earth Hour at AEG-affiliated venues was taken to the next level this year, with the introduction of the first-ever AEG 1EARTH Earth Hour Challenge 2018. As part of AEG’s company-wide sustainability programme, 22 of the most iconic venues worldwide competed against one another to see who can conduct the most innovative and impactful Earth Hour campaign.”

“The extra effort from AEG this year was great and provided a little extra motivation for our team members to get more involved and create the unique ‘dining in the dark’ experience for themselves and their family members to enjoy. My congratulations to the team as their efforts resulted in the bronze medal in the inaugural challenge, which was a wonderful way to conclude Earth Hour 2018,” Pryor concluded.

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