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Yaana rides support charities


BANGKOK, 12 July 2019: YAANA Ventures, a tourism investment group based in Southeast Asia, will once again hold its corporate networking and fundraising bicycle tour, the YAANA Corporate Challenge (YCC).

Expanding to two countries, the tours will take place in North Vietnam 18 to 20 October, and at Inle Lake, Myanmar 6 to 8 December 2019.

Participants will enjoy a great work out on their cycles, and an opportunity to build friendship and business networking. At the same time fees and sponsorship raise funds for charity.

Both events are open to senior management and leaders from any business or non-profit organisation.

Both YCC events focus on sustainability, conservation, and highlight the quality of outdoor travel in Vietnam and Myanmar.

All proceeds from the Vietnam tour will be denoted to Operation Smile Vietnam and Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation. While in Myanmar, funds will support the  Bagan Plastic Campaign, the Minzontaung Burmese Star Tortoise Centre and the Khiri Reach Water Well Project.

The inaugural YCC took place in 2017 with 18 riders cycling 226 km from Quy Nhon to Hoi An in Vietnam. It raised USD25000 for Operation Smile, which funded 33 life-enhancing surgeries for children.

“Apart from fundraising, the 2019 YAANA Corporate Challenge will provide an energetic, life-affirming meeting of minds for business people and leaders,” says YAANA Ventures Group CFO, Mark Remijan, who participated in the 2017 event.

Cyclists should have a moderate level of fitness as both tours cover 125 km in two days.

“It’s ideal for men and women who want to do good, network, get inspired, and enjoy a robust two-day workout in a beautiful setting,” said Remijan.

Day 1 at both YCC events feature dinner and a networking event with guest speaker and panel discussion.

Day 2 is a bike programme and dinner event while Day 3 features the bike programme followed by closing formalities.

Corporate sponsorship packages start at US$2000 (one rider0, US$3500 (two riders) and USD5000 (three riders), and).

All packages include bicycles, full back-up support, rider jerseys, three-night hotel stays, meals and branding opportunities and publicity for participating companies.

Full sponsorship details are available here which also includes video highlights of the 2017 event so that 2019 participants can get a feel for what to expect. A YCC Q&A page is available here

According to Remijan apart from appealing to progressive organisation leaders, YCC is also seeking product sponsors who can donate goods in kind to support the event and defray costs.

Support could include food, beverage hosting, and hospitality gifts for the closing ceremony auction and raffle. Those interested in supporting YCC 2019 should contact [email protected].

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