ANAHEIM, Calif., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM plc announced today it will host, along with a network of professional partners, the inaugural Business4Better (B4B) Conference and Exhibition to bring businesses and nonprofits together to create more vibrant communities and better business results.
The B4B two-day, non-commercial Conference and Exhibition, organized by UBM and producing partners, the City of Anaheim together with the Anaheim Convention Center and the Anaheim Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau, and Freeman, as well as local nonprofit partner, OneOC, will be held May 1 and 2, 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center. For more information, visit www.business4better.org.
B4B launches at a critical time for both large and medium enterprises as they redefine their corporate responsibility (CR) initiatives. As community partnerships become a strategic imperative for corporations, business executives are realizing they must develop CR programs that encourage more active community engagement and involvement. B4B is designed for any executive involved in corporate social responsibility, philanthropy, corporate giving, sustainability, community outreach or employee volunteering.
A tailored B4B program for nonprofit organizations will feature insights on resource sharing and partnering, community-building best practices and professional networking. This will include a dynamic exhibition that features nonprofit organizations showcasing their community efforts and opportunities for businesses to serve their communities. There is no cost for exhibition space or booth services for qualified nonprofit organizations. The conference program will include a line-up of inspiring and thought-provoking keynotes as well as breakout sessions presenting new ways to approach community engagement, proven strategies and practical guidance on creating high impact community partnerships.
"Business4Better aims to harness business prowess, expertise and resources in active, engaged partnerships with the nonprofit sector to benefit the communities and wider society in which business operates," said David Levin, CEO of UBM plc, the founding partner behind Business4Better. "The concept of 'doing good by doing what we're good at' is at the heart of UBM's corporate responsibility activities and our values as a sustainable business. Business4Better puts together our employees and our business partners' event resources to build a new path towards community engagement between nonprofits and businesses."
UBM has engaged the support of many partners who share the same inspiration and values to strengthen community. These founding partners include the City of Anaheim together with the Anaheim Convention Center and the Anaheim Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau as well as Freeman, the leading provider of integrated services for face-to-face marketing events, and local nonprofit partner, OneOC, an Orange County, CA organization dedicated to accelerating nonprofit success.
"Engaging businesses and nonprofits to better our communities underscores the power of a culture built on kindness," said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait. "The City of Anaheim is pleased to be the host city for the inaugural Business4Better Conference and Exhibition, and we look forward to witnessing the positive impact it will have on individuals, enterprise and society."
"When companies and causes connect, everyone wins. We are proud to partner with Business4Better on a unique and collaborative forum that unites the two sectors in discovering innovative ways to advance Orange County's philanthropic impact, volunteer engagement and community reputation," says Daniel J. McQuaid, OneOC CEO and President.
Business4Better is a part of a Responsible Business global initiative organized by UBM and its partners to make a significant difference in active community involvement. The flagship philanthropic events and conferences are also held in Brazil, India, and United Kingdom.
For more information on the Business4Better Conference and Expo, sponsorship or partnership opportunities or to register to receive updates, please go to www.business4better.org.
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About Business4Better Movement
Business4Better (B4B) aims to build a movement of successful corporate and nonprofit partnerships that have a positive impact on communities and expand the meaning of being a better business. It is the platform that enables both businesses and nonprofits to thrive, share, inspire, educate and form partnerships that prove Business4Better benefits both communities and businesses. The B4B movement is centered around an annual industry-leading, non-commercial conference and exhibition featuring high-level keynotes, educational content, relationship building and dynamic exhibition space for nonprofit organizations. The event is part of a larger Responsible Business initiative and movement being led by UBM employees in the communities in which they live and work. Events are currently held in the Brazil, India, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Business4Better Conference and Exhibition will take place May 1-2 in Anaheim, CA. For more information, please visit www.business4better.org.
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,634 staff in more than 31 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, please visit, www.ubm.com.
The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 341,000 residents and more than 3,100 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.4 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks, the 2008 Olympic Gold Medal winning U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, the 2008 Olympic Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team, and the Professional Arena Soccer League Anaheim Bolts. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with the Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast, Honda Center, City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim GardenWalk, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.
OneOC, formerly Volunteer Center Orange County, is a nonprofit 501c3 organization committed to accelerating nonprofit success through volunteer, training, consulting and business services. Serving Orange County, California, OneOC provides support and solutions to more than 650 nonprofit organizations and community initiatives each year. Building on a 52-year history of mobilizing volunteer action, the organization announced its new name on September 15, 2010 to signal the expansion of its integrated service offerings to help nonprofits become as effective and efficient about their mission as they are passionate. OneOC is affiliated with Points of Lights Institute and HandsOn Network, enabling participation in national community service initiatives and connection to a larger movement of change. For more information, visit www.OneOC.org.