OVER 200 PEOPLE IN A SINGLE MEETING BETWEEN COMPANIES IN SPAIN AND NGO'S OF REPOSITORY
The celebration of the First Meeting Supportive Services - Ong's held at Hotel Antequera and promoted by the Municipality of Antequera and Volunteers Platform Antequera has proved a success with over 200 people participating in it. It is a unique meeting held with these features for the first time in Spain.
The event, which was chaired by the mayor of Antequera, Manuel Baron, attended numerous authorities, including the Councillor for Citizen Participation, María Dolores Gómez, the representative of the Volunteers Platform, Fernando del Pino, and representatives of business sector as Esther Granados, president of the Association of Commerce and Industry of Antequera, Antonio Carmona, president of the homeowners Antequera Industrial Estate, Jorge Alegre, manager of the Center for Tourism Initiatives in Antequera, Lola Granados, of the Association Entrepreneurs Antequera, or Ramon Jimenez, CEO of Antequera.
Over fifteen NGO's representing all the supportive tissue of Antequera met in common union with employers in the city in a unique encounter that seeks mutual understanding of the social reality of both groups and the development and learning of them to find common ground that are beneficial to both companies and associations for social groups in the city.
Among the participating social entities AEFAC, ADIPA were, Platform for the Promotion of Volunteering AFEDAC, Red Cross, Prolibertas, PROYDE Foundation, the Association of Antequera mastectomies, Social Emmaus Diner, Manos Unidas, CALA, Malaga Shelter, Antequera Mali, Crearte, Arca del Torcal, Refugio del Burrito, Man-Rise Project ... companies as well as the Centre for Tourism Initiatives, ACIA, Hojiblanca and AEC.
The first meeting began with a welcome from the authorities who went to the presentation of José Joya, forming the Confederation of Malaga and businessman who offered his perspective about corporate social responsibility, encouraging all employers existing practice for the social good and your own company.
Later he went to a lounge area of the Hotel Antequera Andalucia where exposure of different NGO's in town that wanted to show in this way the full potential of development that have occurred.
To end the event a solidarity dinner whose proceeds will be donated to the organization Solidarity Antequera (for food bank) took place.