Blindfolded, participants experienced first-hand the difficulties faced by visually impaired people, thus contributing to a greater awareness of this invaluable group.
On 12 December, Valencia Conference Centre had the honour of being the setting for an extraordinary event: the “Blind Breakfast” in collaboration with the ONCE. The president of the Conference Centre’s Board of Directors, Paula Llobet, together with the managing director Sylvia Andrés, gave a joint presentation on the 25th birthday and together with Jose Manuel Pichel, territorial delegate of the ONCE in the Valencian Community, showed the media the ONCE coupon bearing the image of the anniversary.
In addition to highlighting the most important milestones since the inauguration of the exhibition centre, two ambassadors of the Centre also took part in the presentation: Inmaculada Cervera, president of the Valencia Region of the Spanish Society of Primary Care Doctors (SEMERGEN) and Alejandro Salesa, CEO of the congress organisation agency CEvents, shared their experiences at the Centre.
Collaboration with the ONCE added a special touch to the 25th anniversary celebrations with the presentation of the special coupon that would be distributed on 14 December, the day of the Anniversary Gala. For the creation of the commemorative anniversary graphic piece on the coupon, people with intellectual disabilities were invited to participate, providing a unique perspective of the building and the world 25 years from now. The workshop participants agreed that the image was full of “colour” and that it conveyed a “cheerful and optimistic look”.
The highlight was the “Blind Breakfast”, a sensorially enriching experience in which the territorial delegate of the ONCE in the Valencian Community, José Manuel Pichel, representatives of the collaborating associations that made the image possible, the media and part of the Conference Centre team participated. Blindfolded, participants experienced first-hand the difficulties faced by visually impaired people, thus contributing to a greater awareness of this group.