From Jan 8-10, more than 1,000 employees from Trend Micro were in Vancouver for their annual sales meeting at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Staff came from 13 countries around the world.
Trend Micro is a world leading cyber security solutions provider. Their corporate vision is to make the world safe for exchanging digital information.
One of their corporate pillars is Service Projects.
On Wednesday, January 10, the following happened:
Trend Micro made a $60K cash donation to two schools (Lord Strathcona, Grandview Elementary)
1,300 of their employees volunteered at the two schools, to run three programs:
- Internet Safety for Kids Program: A program taught by Trend Micro employees to students founded on 4 ideas: Be you, Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Smart. Aimed at the safe use of the web. Kids are taken through scenarios where they get to practice making smart choices on the internet.
- World Fair: 13 countries represented by citizens of each nation that work for Trend Micro. Countries include: Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, Brazil, Canada, U.S, Ireland, France, Germany, UK, India and Egypt. Students experienced a tiny bit of culture from each country staffed by Trend employees from each country.
- Community Garden Activities: Together with volunteers, kids made fresh vegetable soup together from the sustainable garden projects.
According to Carrie Leung, Tourism Vancouver’s Client Manager, Convention Services, Midwest and Western US, “Corporate Social Responsibility, and Corporate Social Giving are two “trends” that Tourism Vancouver is seeing a lot more of in the Meetings and Conventions industry. This is the largest ever convention-related CSR program that the Vancouver community has benefited from. We feel it’s important that Vancouverites know when conferences leave important legacies in Vancouver.”
If you are interested in learning more about this story, feel free to contact Tourism Vancouver and/or Trend Micro. Jessica Benzinger can supply photo and video assets.
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About Trend Micro
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Our innovative solutions for consumers, businesses, and governments provide layered security for data centers, cloud environments, networks and endpoints. All our products work together to seamlessly share threat intelligence and provide a connected threat defense with centralized visibility and control, enabling better, faster protection. With more than 6,000 employees in over 50 countries and the world’s most advanced global threat intelligence, Trend Micro enables organizations to secure their journey to the cloud. For more information, visit www.trendmicro.com.
About Vancouver's Convention Industry
Vancouver’s meetings and conventions industry supports more than 6,000 jobs and results in over $500 million annually in spin-off benefits for the Vancouver economy.