Demonstrating the incredible level of support being provided by Qatar’s leading business, the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship Organising Committee signed on Monday, 22 September, a pioneering sponsorship agreement with Qatar Petroleum, Industries Qatar and its Group Companies QAPCO, QAFCO, Qatar Steel, QAFAC and QATOFIN for the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship.
The contract of mutual agreement was signed at a press conference held in Doha by Dr. Thani Abdulrahman Al Kuwari, Director General of the Qatar 2015 Organising Committee and Abdulrahman Ahmad Al-Shaibi, Director of Finance, Qatar Petroleum, and Chief Coordinator, Industries Qatar and its group companies. The overarching agreement – one of the most significant ever signed for a major event in Qatar – positions Qatar Petroleum as a Prestige Partner for the first international men’s handball world championship tournament in Qatar, which will be held between 15 January and 1 February 2015.
Industries Qatar, QAPCO, QAFCO, and Qatar Steel will be Official Partners of the Championship, while QAFAC and QATOFIN will be Business Partners of the prestigious event. This incredible level of support from a diverse range of companies will help the Organising Committee to deliver an inspiring and transformative Championship for Qatar and the international sporting community, and will promote some key Qatari brands to a global audience of sports fans.
Dr. Thani Abdulrahman Al Kuwari, Director General, Qatar 2015, said: “We at Qatar 2015 Organising Committee headed by H.E. Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani are proud to be working with some of Qatar’s leading companies, Qatar Petroleum, Industries Qatar and its Group Companies as partners for the Men’s Handball World Championship. Our ambition is to organise a world-class event in 2015, and leave a strong legacy of sports development for the people of Qatar – and our partnership will enable us to deliver that.”
Abdulrahman Ahmad Al-Shaibi, Director of Finance, Qatar Petroleum, and Chief Coordinator, Industries Qatar, said: “This sponsorship springs from the role that Industries Qatar plays in supporting national initiatives, which in turn, are positively reflected in our support of the country’s sports strategy. It is our pleasure to support the Qatar Handball Championship 2015. As IQ is one of the main supportive pillars of our country’s strategies, we trust that our presence and contribution to this initiative is a great opportunity. Hosting the Championship will enable Qatar to demonstrate that we have the skills, experience, facilities and enthusiasm to host incredible sporting events as a nation, and we are enthusiastic to play our part.”
All partners of the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship Qatar 2015 will benefit from brand exposure to an international audience though a global broadcast of the event and a mix of digital, merchandising and advertising rights as applicable across the different sponsor categories.