SOLO, the Sol2023 Pacific Games Mascot graced the Business After 5 (BA5) event organized by the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industries (SICCI) and the Games Organizing Committee at the Heritage Park Hotel last week.
Solo took time off its busy schedule to make a special appearance at the event with its usual happy mood and big furry smiles – sharing Games love and laughter all around to everyone in attendance.
“Solo as usual is a big hit amongst any organized GOC event – or even when making public appearances.
“It was very refreshing seeing many SICCI members getting acquainted with Solo and the GOC team. Not only that, but also taking part in the event and learning more about the Games and its significance to local businesses in the country,” GOC Marketing and Communications Manager, Laurel Tasa said.
GOC also took the opportunity to update SICCI members on Games preparation and development leading up to November 19’s Games Opening Ceremony.
Also featured at the event was a brief awareness on GOC’s Workforce programs which include Games Volunteers and Community Groups.
“GOC will be recruiting and training up to 3000 Volunteers to help with various Games time roles that support the delivery of the Sol2023 Pacific Games.
“GOC also aims to contract groups of 10-15 individuals to render their services in laborious jobs within the Games Venues and Villages. These include cleaning and waste services, logistics services and laundry services,” GOC Workforce Manager, Reenah Numaralai said.
Meanwhile, GOC’s Chief Executive, Peter Stewart thanked SICCI for organizing the event – hailing it a great opportunity for businesses to be updated about the Games and the benefits and significance the Games offers local businesses and SICCI Members.
Last week’s event was the second GOC and SICCI had hosted – the first being on the eve of last year’s One Year To Go event.