The Corporate Games World Headquarters is delighted to announce that the World Corporate Games will be returning to the USA in 2017! After considering a number of great options, the impressive City of Houston, Texas has been awarded the Rights to Host the Games, which will be staged from the 16 – 19 November.
The inaugural World Corporate Games was staged in San Francisco in 1988 and a further two World Corporate Games followed in Concorde California and Hawaii in 1989 and 1990 respectively. Since then over 1 million Corporate athletes have represented over 26000 organisations in numerous Corporate Games around the globe in impressive Cities like London, Johannesburg, Moscow, Mexico City and Kuala Lumpur to name a few. Houston, one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States, boasts a population of nearly six million people and its reputation for hosting world-class, large-scale sporting events continues to grow. In February 2017, the eyes of the world will be tuned in to Houston for Superbowl LI, which will attract over 100 million viewers and over 1 million visitors to the City.
Janis Burke, CEO of Harris County – Houston Sports Authority said “We are honored to welcome thousands of athletes from across the globe for the World Corporate Games. Houston is a multicultural city with rich international ties and true Texas hospitality. Our goal is to make the World Corporate Games 2017 the best in the history of the event.”
The proposed sport programme will offer over 20 sports, including Worldwide Corporate Games Community favourites such as: Soccer 6’s & 11’s, Golf, Tennis and Dragon Boat racing, as well as being complemented by a variety of popular local sports, such as: Kickball and Stand-Up Paddle Boarding. The sports programme incorporates a great mix of sports for everyone regardless of their sporting ability and it will offer genuine business opportunities and fun for everyone involved.
Doug White – Global Partnership Director at the Corporate Games Headquarters commented, “We’re extremely excited to be bringing our flagship event to Houston in 2017, it is a fantastic city with a dynamic business community and great sports facilities. Houston will be the 5th Corporate Games in the US calendar for 2017 and promises to be one the biggest World Corporate Games ever.”
The US Corporate Games Team is working actively with the Harris County Sports Commission to finalise the venues and engage with local businesses in the area. The US Team intend to leverage the George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB) as the hub of most of the Corporate Games activities, including the SuperCentre Celebration and the Grand Parade of Athletes. With 1.2 million square feet of exhibition, registration and meeting space, the GRB ranks among the 10 largest convention facilities in the USA making it the perfect meeting and focus point for the Games.
Contact the Games office now to register your interest.
For more information on hosting a Corporate Games in the US please contact Kurt Aichele: [email protected]
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