Istanbul Set to Celebrate 10th Corporate Games whilst Jalisco Gets Ready for their 1st

The 7th-10th of June is set to be an amazing weekend for the Worldwide Corporate Games Community with two excellent Games taking place in two wonderful diverse destinations.  Congratulations are well and truly deserved in Turkey, as Istanbul will proudly celebrate staging it’s 10th Istanbul Corporate Games with a great selection of well contested sports and massive Celebrations.

It looks like an opportunity that is not to be missed and the experienced team in Turkey always deliver a fantastic Games.

Over 4000 participants will soon be flocking to the courts, the tracks and the pitches of Istanbul with over 185 unique organisations set to be represented.  There will undoubtedly be some fantastic fun and frivolity as the athletes and organisations set the scene for another spectacular Grand Parade and Opening Celebration at the iconic Taksim Square on the evening of Friday the 8th June.  Good luck catching those tennis balls, enjoy the outstanding Band and don’t forget your company banners too!

At the other side of the World, Games participants in Jalisco Mexico will be dusting off their Tennis rackets and polishing their football boots as they get set for their inaugural Jalisco Corporate Games in this great destination.  The team in Mexico have been delighted with the spirit of the populace who have recognised the outstanding array of benefits that the Games can offer and everyone is looking forward to getting the Games underway.  A lot of planning has gone in to ensure the venues are prepared and the coordinators are ready to get the sports under way.  Soccer is almost packed to capacity and we are sure that there will be some great skills on show.

This is an exciting time for the Worldwide Corporate Games Community and we would like to wish everyone, whether it is their first Games or their tenth a splendid weekend and the best of luck.  Enjoy the ultimate mix of sport, business and tourism and seize every opportunity that comes your way…

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Coventry Awarded 2013 UK Corporate Games

We are delighted to announce that the UK Corporate Games 2013 has been awarded to the City of Coventry.

Coventry, which is the UK’s 11th largest City overcame stiff competition from all corners of the Country to be named the prestigeous destination for Europe’s largest Corporate Multisport festival.  The City boasts some exceptional facilities, with the iconic Jaguar Exhibition Hall at the Ricoh Arena already being named as the magnificent setting for the Games SuperCentre.

Games Director, Ben Sedgemore commented ” we were very lucky to receive a number of impressive bids to stage the Games and it was a very difficult decision in the end.  That said, Coventry has some amazing attributes that will be unknown to many people.  The Bid evaluation team were blown away by the quality of facilities and infrastructure in Coventry, the impeccable sports and celebration venues at the University of Warwick as well as the enthusiasm of the partners.  These combined attributes, the quality of hotels, the transport network and the central location made it an unbeatable combination this year.

Martin Reeves, CEO of Coventry City Council gave us a picture of the ambitious redevelopment plans that they have for the City and we were all very impressed with his drive and determination.  In addition, it was clear that Alan Robinson, Director of Training and Conferences at the University of Warwick immediately recognised the immense potential inherent within the Games having witnessed the 2011 version at Loughborough University.

We all know that the Games can offer unlimited opportunities for everyone as well as providing a massive economic boost to the region and we are delighted to be working with these partners to create a truly amazing event in July 2013.”

The UK Corporate Games Coventry 2013 will take place from the 4th – 7th July and it already looks set to be a groundbreaking event.  Further details will be announced via the blog and Games gossip in the coming months but for advance enquiries please email UK@corporate-games.com.

Coventry will be hoping to capitalize on the Games potential in a similar way to the current UK Corporate Games host, Preston.

Fot those that don’t know, the Games in Preston coincides with the City’s 800th Guild year celebrations and is also aligned with the City’s status as European City of Sport.  Doug White, Marketing Manager at the Games commented ” We have been delighted with the welcome that we have received from the City of Preston.  Businesses, Individuals and sports enthusiasts are all flocking to seize the unlimited opportunities that the Games creates and we know that each and every one of them will enjoy an unforgettable weekend.  Preston has plenty to be proud of and we can’t wait for July!  Preston City Council understood the Power of the Games from the outset and we are working very hard with them to maximise every potential opportunity.  The Games will be a focal point of their Guild Year celebrations and thousands of people have already signed up to participate.”

So there you have it, if you have not done so already, start planning for two spectacular events in July…

Turkey Prepares to Host 10th Anniversary of the Corporate Games in Istanbul

Preparations are continuing for the eagerly anticipated 10th Anniversary of the Istanbul Corporate Games from the 7th – 10th June.  Yet again the streets around Taksim Square will be full of keen participants representing their organisations with pride and determination.

The Grand Parade of Athletes is always a magnificent spectacle at this great Games and the Sports Facilities and general cameraderie are always exemplary.  There are 16 exciting sports on the packed programme and Istanbul has been named as European Capital of Sport for 2012, so all the ingredients are in place for an unforgettable weekend.   Teams will be travelling from all around the world to enjoy everything that Istanbul has to offer and you still have time to join them!  The Games staff at the World Headquarters commented ” the welcome received in Istanbul is always something to cherish and we know that this Games is always a spectacular event.

Our Turkish License holders have proven themselves as event organisers of the highest calibre and Istanbul must be one of the best Cities in the World to stage the Corporate Games.  We know that everyone involved will have a fabulous experience and this looks set to be the biggest Istanbul Corporate Games ever”. Don’t just take our word for it though, the Istanbul Corporate Games is open to everyone so come and enjoy the famous Turkish hospitality alongside the ultimate mix of sport, business and tourism in this friendly and historic City.

Buenos Aires Joins the Worldwide Corporate Games Community

We are delighted to announce the signature of a brand new Corporate Games in the great City of Buenos Aires. This is undoubtedly a fantastic Host destination. Martin Gomez Tena of Do it Sports SRL visited the World Headquarters last week to sign the agreement and to receive a comprehensive training package on the Games delivery.

Ben Sedgemore, Games Director at the Headquarters commented “We are delighted to Welcome Mr Gomez Tena, Buenos Aires and Argentina into the Worldwide Corporate Games Community. Mr Gomez Tena is an exceptional individual with intellect, international sporting honours and an array of contacts in the private and public sector. There is no doubt that Buenos Aires is a prime location for the Games and we are delighted that this great City will be in a position to capitalise on the unlimited opportunities that the Games creates. We are confident that the Buenos Aires Corporate Games can be a truly spectacular event and a terrific addition to our ever-growing network of global Games.”

After receiving the training, a delighted Mr Gomez Tena said “We, at Do It Sports SRL, are delighted to join the Worldwide Corporate Games Community and we are looking forward to staging the inaugural Buenos Aires Corporate Games in November 2012. We recognize the unlimited opportunities that the Games can create for urban athletes to enjoy the ultimate mix of Sport, Business and Tourism and we are keen to add to the 25 years of Corporate Games success by Mr Gomez Tena signs up on behalf of Buenos Airesfollowing in the footsteps of so many other great cities around the world. The whole Corporate Games Team at the World Headquarters in the UK is full of professionalism, creativeness, commitment and experience and we are proud to be working with them to make the Corporate Games the most exciting and thrilling journey ever for worldwide communities. We are confident that the Buenos Aires Corporate Games can be a truly inspiring event. Buenos Aires has sport, business and tourism ingrained in the mindset of our people and we know that businesses of all types and sizes will be keen to take part whilst also participating with a competitive spirit. Buenos Aires has amazing facilities to host every element of the games and we can´t wait to see the Buenos Aires Corporate Games become reality”.

Sentiments echoed by the Corporate Games Marketing Director, Mr. Doug White, who commented, “It is fantastic news that we will be adding yet another great City to our programme for 2012. Buenos Aires has a great sporting vibe and some amazing sports facilities. I have been really impressed with the professionalism that Mr Gomez Tena has shown and we are all really excited by the prospect of working with the Do It Sports SRL team in the future”.

The Buenos Aires Corporate Games is scheduled for November with more details primed to hit the website www.corporate-games.com soon.

For advance enquiries please contact martin.gomeztena@corporate-games.com.

New Zealand Corporate Games Makes Switch to Tauranga for 2012

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stunning Destination Announced for New Zealand Corporate Games

 

After enjoying four successful years in Auckland, the New Zealand Corporate Games will  move to the sunny city of Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty for 2012.

Tauranga is an unbelievable destination for a Games and its central location will allow athletes from Rotorua,  Hamilton and Auckland easy access to enjoy a spectacular weekend of sport, business and tourism.

Tauranga boasts beautiful beaches, year round sunshine and first class sporting facilities. The event will not only provide an opportunity to experience competitive Corporate sport but also a chance to re-charge your batteries in this beautiful part of the world, as well as offering companies the chance to meet new contacts and to promote their businesses and brands.

The Tauranga Council is excited to welcome this large multisport event to the City and is looking forward to greeting the many athletes and business people who will attend from all over the world.

This will undoubtedly be a Games to remember, so reserve your place now or open a Corporate Account now.

The Games will take place between the 9th-12th November 2012.

For more information on this great event email anna@corporategames.co.nz

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