July 18, 2019: It’s only seven weeks to go until the great and the good of the lead battery industry head to Bali and what will be the 18th Asia Battery Conference. And this year, the conference organizers have teamed up with Sorfin Yoshimura in an initiative called the ‘One Minute Giveback”.
Its aim — and a first in the lead battery industry — is to raise money and resources for local people, who often exist in miserable poverty. Some of the nation’s poor are only a few miles from the five-star hotels and exotic resorts that dot the seeming paradise of Bali, almost like another country.
“We intend to give something back to Bali through cash donations and delegate participation work onsite,” says Mark Richardson, the head of organizers Conference Works.
“Tourism dollars often miss much of Bali’s rural population, for them life is very different from the luxury beach-front hotels, spas and cool beach clubs that dot the island.
“With help from our Giveback partner Sorfin Yoshimura and the care of our three charities, Bali Children’s Project, Yaysan Solemen Indonesia and The East Bali Poverty Project, we aim to make a difference and help those in need in Bali.”
This kind of initiative could well become a regular feature of the conference, which is held every two years.
For details of the charity initiative, click here.
- Also don’t forget to look out for the first electronic issue of this year’s 18ABC pre-conference supplement, which will be issued tomorrow. This is a must-read for news of this must-attend event. A second fuller version will appear in three weeks’ time.