QuickMobile CEO Invited to Speak at Launch of the United Nations Global Compact in Canada

Patrick Payne joins panel to discuss the importance of senior buy-in and engagement to drive, change and sustain measurable impact

VANCOUVER, B.C. – June 13, 2013 – QuickMobile, the leading provider of mobile event app solutions, today announced that CEO Patrick Payne has been selected to participate in a panel discussion at the official launch of the United Nations Global Compact’s Local Network in Canada. The panel, “Responsible Leadership Looks Like? Vision from the Leaders,” is from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. on June 13, 2013 at the Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto. During the panel discussion, speakers will address the importance of senior buy-in and engagement to drive, change and sustain measurable impact, followed by a question and answer period facilitated by George Haynal, Professor of Corporate and Diplomatic Practice, Munk School of Global Affairs.

Joining Payne on the panel are the following:

  • Lois Brown, MP, Newmarket-Aurora, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation
  • Ambassador Guillermo Rishchynski, Canada’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations (Video)
  • Venkatesh Mannar O.C., President, Micronutrient Initiative
  • Kevin Coon, Managing Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • Wayne Kozun, Senior Vice President, Public Equities, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan

“The principles that we will cover during the panel discussion such as leadership, sustainability, corporate responsibility, long-term strategies for growth and sustainable technologies are really important to me and our company,” said Payne. “From our technology which helps to decrease the environmental footprint of organizations and their events, to in-kind technology development, donations to nonprofit organizations and our corporate support of the David Suzuki Foundation, we are committed to being an ethical and environmentally and socially responsible corporate citizen.”

Payne added, “Our sustainability initiatives are certainly not ‘lip service.’ The private sector plays a significant role in creating a sustainable future, and as a business leader, this is something I am passionate about, and I am very proud of what we have done and continue to do at QuickMobile. I am honored to participate in this distinguished panel and event.”

QuickMobile collaborated with the UN Global Compact at last year’s Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. To help achieve the event’s goals and objectives to showcase sustainable, technological innovations, and keep participants informed and engaged, event organizers turned to QuickMobile to develop a mobile meeting app.

More than 7,000 businesses in 140 countries have made a commitment to the universal principles of the UN Global Compact, driving positive change and innovation in areas as diverse as energy and climate change, women’s empowerment and anti-corruption. Canadian participation in the Global Compact now exceeds 70 companies and other stakeholders working to align business operations and strategies with 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption and to catalyze actions in support of broader UN goals.

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Designed for today's mobile-savvy attendee, QuickMobile’s mobile app and analytics platform creates meaningful and lasting experiences. QuickMobile helps its customers deliver personalized, productive and fully-integrated events and meetings–across the enterprise and beyond–that captivate and engage attendees. With unparalleled expertise and a commitment to best practices, QuickMobile has helped thousands of high-performance organizations around the world transform their meetings and events. QuickMobile’s head office is located in Vancouver, Canada.

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