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SXM Corporate Sponsor of Environmental Conference

L-R: Shanéé Hodge, SXM Airport Marketing Intern, Professor Margaret Bates, Manager of the Centre for Sustainable Wastes Management (Keynote speaker), and Mr. Stephane J. de Dje-Robert, of Island Vision Foundation, organizer of the event(SXM photo)

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten (Thursday, February 12, 2015) - The Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM, is the main corporate sponsor of the Annual Environmental Conference, which will be held on Friday, February 13, 2015 under the theme: “Waste Management: strategies, sustainability, markets and initiatives for Small Islands.”

The conference is organized by the Island Vision Foundation and will feature keynote speaker, Professor Margaret Bates.

Professor Bates is a world renowned waste management expert and manager of the Centre for Sustainable Wastes Management and Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management at the University of Northampton, England. Professor Bates, who has been involved in waste management for 25 years, arrived at SXM Airport on Wednesday.

Professor Bates is also a Chartered Wastes Manager and a Chartered Environmentalist. She has advised a range of governments on waste management issues and acts as an expert for several local and national organizations.

“This conference is in line with our ‘going green’ strategic policy,” said Regina LaBega, Managing Director of SXM Airport.

The airport will have a booth at the conference showcasing different environmental initiatives it has embarked on and plans to initiate this year while providing information on these initiatives. SXM promotional items will also be distributed at the conference.