If you reside in a city, chances are youâ€™d have come across a public exhibition featuring eye-catching decorated statues of elephants big and small, some crafted by local and international celebrities, others reflecting culture and history of the host destination.
These beautiful elephant masterpieces belong to Elephant Parade, an international organisation that uses art to raise awareness of elephant welfare and conservation needs.
Elephant Paradeâ€™s parades of elephants have so far made their way to Antwerp, London, Milan, Singapore and Hong Kong â€“ just to name a few. This year the striking elephant art pieces make their way to Jaipur, Delhi and Mumbai in India, in hopes of generating vital funds to secure 101 elephant corridors across India for the endangered Asian elephant.
But more than just running these popular exhibitions, Elephant Parade has several ways for corporate groups to get involved in its mission.
Companies looking for an opportunity to meet its corporate social responsibility objectives can sign up for sponsorship packages, purchase products that will make unique and meaningful corporate gifts for event delegates or clients, or arrange art activities as part of a meeting programme.
An example of the latter: meeting planners can organise a bonding activity anywhere in Bangkok where delegates, placed in groups, work together to paint a small elephant statue. All completed art works could be kept as souvenirs by the host company, or arranged to be auctioned off, with sales proceeds going towards Elephant Paradeâ€™s nominated conservation projects.
Corporate groups can also pay a visit to Elephant Paradeâ€™s factory in Chiang Mai.