Published On: February 21 , 2024Categories: Featured

THE VALENCIA CONFERENCE CENTRE IS COLLABORATING WITH GOURMET CATERING & EVENTS AND THE ASINDOWN FOUNDATION OF VALENCIA TO PROMOTE WORKPLACE INCLUSION.

The Valencia Conference Centre has expanded its catering team to include staff with Down’s syndrome and intellectual disabilities, in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Valencia Conference Centre has included individuals with Down’s syndrome and intellectual disabilities in its catering team, demonstrating its dedication to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

On 13 February, we celebrated the start of a new phase, emphasising the significance of workplace diversity and equal opportunities. Thanks to the collaboration between Gourmet Catering & Events, the Conference Centre’s catering service, and Asindown Valencia, the foundation that recently launched La Mare Que Va, a training centre in hospitality and tourism for people with Down’s syndrome and intellectual disabilities.

The Valencia Tourism Centre provided training to eight users of the Asindown Valencia programme and two trainers. The training aimed to familiarise them with the different areas of the building and provide real-life practice, such as setting up tables for gala events. This milestone is a significant step towards socio-occupational inclusion and demonstrates the Valencia Conference Centre’s commitment to diversity and equal opportunities. Starting in April, this group, currently undergoing training, will join the Conference Centre’s catering team.

This partnership between the Valencia Conference Centre, the Asindown Foundation, and Gourmet Catering and Events strengthens the Conference Centre’s catering team while promoting values of inclusion and sustainability in the tourism and events industry. This action shows that there is space for all groups in the Conference Centre team and aligns with the centre’s commitment to achieving the SDGs, particularly goal 10 on reducing inequality.