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Friday, September 21, 2012

Global Actions September 20, 2012

Key Recent Milestones:

· China: ICAP President Marcus Grant and Senior Vice President Brett Bivans met with Global Actions partners in Beijing from government, health, industry associations, and sponsor companies to review achievements in the three initiatives being implemented in China and to discuss initial plans for continued activities in 2013.

Global Actions in Focus: Nigeria Alcohol Marketing Summit

The self-regulation summit “Management of the Potential Impact of Alcohol Beverage Marketing and Marketing Communications on Society” organized by ICAP, the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), and the Beer Sector Group of the Manufacturing Association of Nigeria (MAN) took place on September 18, 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria.
nigera1small.jpgThe invitation-only event brought together beverage alcohol producers, marketers, advertisers, and regulators to discuss issues regarding the potential impact of unrestricted marketing and advertising on public perceptions of the product.
“The forum addressed ethical issues in marketing and marketing communications practice as they affect the alcohol industry from all stakeholders’ perspectives,” said Global Actions Nigeria Country Manager Lanre Onigbogi. “The summit was successful with the agreement of all parties to comply with freshly agreed details.”
Managing Director of the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) Stephen Loerke delivered a keynote address. Loerke’s presentation focused on how self-regulation could work in the framework of overall regulation that allows for parties to respect the code agreed on and also provide a mechanism for address.

What’s Happening Next:

· Colombia: Global Actions will meet with Quibdo Mayor's Office and the Secretaries of Health and Transit on September 18 and 19, 2012 to plan joint work on drink driving enforcement and public awareness. On September 21, Global Actions Colombia will observe and evaluate sobriety checkpoints in the city of Chia to continue phase two of "Project Patrullero."