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.