The HNA Group "Brightness Action Program" Recognized At The 2012 South-South Awards
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The HNA Group "Brightness Action Program" Recognized At The 2012 South-South Awards

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The HNA Group "Brightness Action Program" Recognized At The 2012 South-South Awards PR Newswire NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2012 NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chairman of the HNA Group, Mr.

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The HNA Group "Brightness Action Program" Recognized At The 2012 South-South Awards
PR Newswire NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2012
NEW YORK,Oct. 1, 2012/PRNewswire/ -- The Chairman of the HNA Group, Mr. Feng Chen was honored this week at the 2012 South-South Awards for their Corporate Social Responsibility initiative "Brightness Action," a program helping to improve life for people around the world. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-hna-group-brightness-action-program-recognized-at-the-2012-south-south-awards-171866741.html The ceremony began with a press conference with Mr. Feng Chen and Governor David Paterson on the red carpet before hundreds of media outlets. Mr. Chen accepted the award on behalf of the HNA Group, a company funding and delivering treatment to more than 50,000 patients with cataracts inChina, Cambodia, Inner Mongolia,Zimbabwe,MalawiandMozambique. The event kicked-off with a Press Conference followed by a Presidential Cocktail reception where Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gave remarks beforeThe Honourable Dr. W. Baldwin Spencer, Prime Minister ofAntigua and Barbuda;H.E Ambassador Francis Lorenzo, President of South-South News; andDr. Hamadoun I. Toure, ITU Secretary-General, organizers of the 2012 South-South Awards, greeted VIP guests including honorees:Dr. NC Dlamini Zuma, African Union Chairperson; H.E.Olusegun Obasanjo,Former President ofNigeria,Prime Minister ofLesotho,H.E. Michael Chilufya Sata, President ofZambia,five-time Grammy Award-Winning artistGilberto Santa Rosa andbaseball legendSammy Sosaamong many other high profile guests. Mr. Feng Chen, Chairman of HNA Group, highlighted the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility at the ceremony. "While pursuing development, we have always been working on giving back to society and take on social responsibilities. To date, the group has made115 million USDworth charity donations to programmes like HNA Brightness Action, Wings of HNA-Caring for Children Summer Camp, Hainan New Year Art Festival and HNA Hainan Island Scholarship," said Mr. Chen. The HNA Group has been widely recognized for its philanthropic initiatives and since 1993 the company has developed into a conglomerate with47 billion USD total asset and16 billion USDannual income covering aviation, tourism, logistics and financial services etc. Not only operating companies around the globe, HNA also runs 500 domestic and international flight routes with 130 destination cities. In 2013, Hainan Airlines, a subsidiary of HNA Group will be the first Chinese carrier to flyBeijing-Chicagousing the Dreamliner Boeing 787 aircraft. This is the third HNA flight route atNorth Americaapart from the existing destinations ofSeattleandToronto. Related Links www.southsouthnews.comwww.southsouthawards.com www. lobal.hnair.com