Surge’s headline sponsors were present to offer their support as always. All parties wholeheartedly agreed on the need for raising awareness for the cause of providing clean water, and recognising the current plight of the planet in this sector.
“Surge is an organisastion that we really believe in, and this year we want to get actively involved for our own education and to truly understand Surge’s impact,” says Surface Eleven’s CEO, Amal Barreto. “Continuous support is the key to making a big difference.”
When we embarked on the journey of sponsoring Surge last year, we decided that this would be something we would do for the long haul,” says Rohit Barreto, COO, Surface Eleven. “As a company, we are very conscious about the global impact. The majority of the products that we consult on, supply and install, come from companies that we have carefully vetted to ensure that they have sustainability as their ethos.”
“We have been associated with Surge for almost eight years, and believe this to be our corporate social responsibility,” says Sridhar Santhanam, General Manager, Al Naboodah Interiors representing Milliken. “Every year, we see more products, greater design, and more sustainable methods, which is inspiring and makes Surge not just an event but an experience!”
“Acoulite has been involved with Surge from inception,” says Steve Jardine, General Manager, Acoulite. “Acoulite is a lighting and acoustics solutions provider working within the design community, so with Surge, there is a good synergy between what we do and what the industry as whole is trying to achieve. Year on year we’ve seen that there are still 2.2 billion people on this planet without clean water. We have to make significant changes, not just for ourselves but for our future generations. I’d really like to see the designers embrace mother nature, how they can use materials that are sustainable in their designs, to make sure that what we’re starting to do is change everybody’s mindset to what sustainability really means.”