28 February 2013

Convic Managing Director meets US President Barack Obama

Convic’s Managing Director, Simon Oxenham, visited the Whitehouse recently and met with US President Barack Obama and members of congress.

Simon states “ For Convic to be recognised as the world leader in our field and receive an invitation to the Whitehouse was mind blowing, I literally dropped the phone when I got the call!”

b2ap3_thumbnail_simon-obama

The USA is facing similar issues with engaging young people in healthy activity as are all western nations. Australia leads the world in our approach to combatting these problems through Skatepark and youth space provision.

“To be given the opportunity to meet with President Obama and Members of Congress and to speak of the critical importance that action sports and inclusive recreation space play in the healthy development of young people was an incredible experience and one that I will never forget. “ recounts Simon.

And I definitely think a nice kidney pool on the Whitehouse lawn will be  a massive step in the right direction!