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Mapei's foundations set firmly in a love of the arts
When global company Mapei decided to become a QPAC partner, it seemed a natural step after an enduring friendship between the two organisations and Mapei’s long-term commitment to the arts internationally. Mapei’s cultural roots run deep all the way back to their origins in Milan, Italy when in 1984 the company became a corporate sponsor of La Scala Opera House. Mapei is quite literally a part of the internationally renowned opera house through its contribution to the renovation and restoration of the Theatre including Mapei technology and research.
Devotion to culture is a Mapei creed thanks to the firm conviction of the company’s founder, Rodolfo Squinzi, who believed work can never be separated from art and passion. It is from this foundation that Mapei has always supported cultural events and prominent cultural institutions. Giorgio Squinzi (son of Rodolfo) has been on the Board of Directors of La Scala since 2016 and the company’s commitment to the arts has grown even stronger through sponsorship of various prestigious artistic projects around the world.
The partnership between Mapei and QPAC aligns perfectly as we both value creating experiences for our customers. Mapei is a trusted partner of architectural designers, contractors, suppliers and clients working on prestigious building contracts and eco-sustainable projects. The company values the close bond they enjoy with QPAC allowing opportunities to share cultural events with an ever-increasing number of clients. The partnership offers Mapei clients the chance to be a part of special musical, ballet and theatre performances while strengthening collaborative relationships.
Mapei Australia’s Managing Director, Philip Gray says Mapei believes that in order to grow, not only does the company need to achieve economic success, it also needs to be socially responsible to the communities it is part of.
“We are very proud of our partnership with QPAC as social responsibility is a key pillar of Mapei’s commitment to sustainability," Mr Gray explains.
“For us, passion and commitment to continuous improvement are fundamental principles and we acknowledge that they are also the foundations of culture. This is why globally, we promote and support cultural institutions. Mapei is a founding member of La Scala Theatre in Milan, where we first became sponsors in 1984. With our products we have helped restore many iconic cultural venues, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, and the “Antonio Salinas” Museum of Archaeology in Palermo. We value QPAC as a key partner of Mapei’s and look forward to sharing cultural experiences with our customers.”
Mapei’s generous support of QPAC enables us to deliver an ongoing program of diverse and engaging arts for our community.
We pay our respects to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ancestors of this land, their spirits and their legacy. The foundations laid by these ancestors - our First Nations Peoples - gives strength, inspiration and courage to current and future generations, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, towards creating a better Queensland. Queensland Government’s RAP Acknowledgment of Country