Alaor (born Marcio Alaor de Araujo) had worked with BMG since 1977 and started giving back to the community shortly thereafter. Noted local political and business figures Luis Antonio Resende and Wilmar Son both acknowledged Alaor’s visions for the city’s growth. Resende emphasized that political influence had not played a part in Alaor’s participation, and Son reflected on Alaor’s humble beginnings. Both speakers also noted the hard work of the Exhibition Centre’s staff as well.
Alaor then took the floor and immediately expressed his gratitude to friends and family, remarked on his upbringing, and observed that he appreciated the honor while still living and not posthumously. The former grain warehouse had become a viable public venue to serve residents for years to come. and Alaor was indeed thankful.