Asia Pacific Corporate Games in Tokyo Set To Be Huge And Opportunity is Everywhere

With the Worldwide Corporate Sport Community growing all of the time it is no wonder that larger and larger Games are being staged in great destinations around the world.  The Team in Tokyo look set to be on track for a massive Games again this year after really successful events in 2016 and 2015.  The great news is that members of the Worldwide Corporate Sport Community from around the World can take advantage of sponsored entry fees into the Asia Pacific Corporate Games if they travel to Tokyo for this exciting event.  The Team in Tokyo are keen to showcase this impressive City and the powerful Games to visitors from any destination.

Tokyo opened up entries on the 18th of April and almost immediately the first 2000 entrants had registered to be involved, which shows the great appeal and popularity of the Games there.

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The Games this year will feature 11 great sports including a new Japanese favourite of “jump rope” which looks like fabulous fun and a serious work out too! Baseball, Softball and Volleyball reached capacity quickly as always but the ever-popular Futsal and Relay Marathon have plenty of space as a result of the impressive facilities that the team have been able to source.  Plus the celebrations in Tokyo are always spectacular with top class entertainers offering multiple genre’s of entertainment for visitors of all tastes to enjoy.  The atmosphere is always electric and as you can see by the image everyone gets into the swing of the action!

Massive Celebrations are always popular at the Asia Pacific Corporate Games

So don’t forget all entrants from overseas can qualify for sponsored entries which may give you an even greater incentive to make the journey to the land of the rising sun!

September looks set to be a massive month for the Games with Cape Town in South Africa, Puteaux in France and the Mexico Corporate Games all taking place in addition to the World Corporate Cup of Triathlon and Dragonboat! Great Corporate Games will be follow in Johannesburg and Sydney in October.

However, it could be that November sees the largest number of entrants of any month this year with 7000 predicted in Tokyo, around 10,000 entrants possible in Melbourne Australia in addition to the potentially huge World Corporate Games in Houston, Texas, USA sandwiched in between. Abu Dhabi could be another great destination for you if you want the warmth of the Middle East.

First placed winners from any Games around the World will get complimentary entry into the World Corporate Games in Houston. Whilst any overseas visitor to Tokyo will also get a sponsored entry opportunity.

For information on any of these 11 fantastic events click the following links.

Capetown Corporate Games 7-10th September

Mexico Pacific Corporate Games 7-10th September

Puteaux Corporate Games France 7-10th September

World Corporate Cup of Triathlon Stoke-On-Trent, UK 10th September

World Corporate Cup of Dragonboat Racing Stoke-On-Trent, UK  16th September

New South Wales Corporate Games Sydney Australia  6-8th October

Johannesburg Corporate Games 13-15th October

Asia Pacific Corporate Games Tokyo 3-4th November

World Corporate Games 16-19th November

Abu Dhabi Corporate Games November

Australian Corporate Games Melbourne 24-26th November

Good luck to everyone involved, have a great time and get fit for business!

100 Days to Go until UK Corporate Games 2015

CoverStaffordshire businesses urged to sign up for UK Corporate Games as “100 Days to Go” marker arrives!

Staffordshire companies are being invited to sign up for this year’s UK Corporate Games being held in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire between 25 and 28 June.

Over 3,000 athletes from over 50 top UK companies have already signed up for the Games and now organisers are keen to see Staffordshire companies getting involved.  Monday will see the 100 day’s to go marker arrive so the Games is now well and truly on the horizon.

Vodafone, Johnsons Health Tec, Environmental Essentials, and Staffordshire Police are amongst the county’s organisations already signed up.

The Games are Europe’s largest multi-sport festival for business and while showcasing the regions investment potential are expected to generate over £2.5 million for the local economy.

Competitors will battle it out in 22 sports, including hockey, cricket, football, netball, volleyball, and dragon boat racing and many more, so there should be something on the programme for everyone.  Venues include Keele and Staffordshire Universities, Fenton Manor Sports Complex, Newcastle College and Trentham Gardens.

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Terrific Venues Secured in the Region

With the Games on the horizon now in just 100 days, a number of supporters have given their thoughts and encouraged the un-decided out there to get involved to sample the array of exciting opportunities on offer.

Cllr Mark Winnington, Cabinet Member for Economy at Staffordshire County Council said:

“We’re really looking forward to welcoming thousands of people from top UK companies, but we’re also keen to see local companies getting involved too.  The Games are designed to help build team spirit and boost productivity as well as giving organisations the chance to promote their business.Hosting the games will be great for the county and give us the perfect opportunity to show off what the area has to offer, as well as providing a welcome boost to our tourism sector.”

Councillor Adrian Knapper, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “It’s exciting to see so many companies signing up for these games and I’m sure there’s still many more to come.  We’re very proud to be hosting these Games which will see thousands of people not only competing in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, but staying here, supporting the local economy and seeing everything we have to offer.”

Chief Inspector Phil Fortun at Staffordshire Police and teamleader for the Games said:  “We are delighted to be organising a team from Staffordshire Police to take part in the 2015 UK Corporate Games.  Whilst team members will be competing in their own time, this is an excellent opportunity  for Staffordshire Police and the force Sports Association to engage with local businesses, host venues and organisations and showcase some of the outstanding things Staffordshire has to offer.  I would encourage other local businesses and organisations to sign up for the Games as it promises to be an unforgettable weekend for all involved.”

Games Director Ben Sedgemore said: “We are really looking forward to staging the Games in the wonderful facilities in the area. Large numbers of major organisations from across the Country will be coming and we now want as many local organisations as possible to join them regardless of the size of the company.  Everyone is welcomed to the Games, everyone is treated equally regardless of their sporting ability and everyone will have a wonderful experience.”

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Gordon Banks with Games Supporters in Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire

Gordon Banks is a Patron for the Games and he had a similar message; “The 2015 Corporate Games will attract thousands of amateur sportsmen and women from the UK’s biggest companies to Stoke-on-Trent,  Newcastle-under-Lyme and Staffordshire in June. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase not only the region’s economic opportunities but also our fantastic sporting facilities.

“We can be truly proud of venues like Newcastle College, Keele and Staffordshire Universities, Fenton Manor and Trentham Gardens. With 100 days to go, we need everyone to get behind the Games and make the most of this once in a lifetime opportunity”

Companies interested in taking part can find out more at a special Team Leader Orientation afternoon on Wednesday 25 March where they can meet the organisers, talk to other Team Leaders  and tour some of the venues.  A further presentation at Newcastle-under-Lyme College on 26th March at 8am is also being organised for prospective companies.

Companies have up to 3 June to register and can do so at www.corporate-games.com or by calling 01733 380888 for more details.

 

CAN YOU HANDLE WHAT WE HAVE IN STORE FOR 2014?

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With over 18 Corporate Games and Corporate Cups already confirmed for 2014 there will be something for everyone to enjoy this year whatever, your sport or business and wherever you decide to participate!

Company representatives from all around the globe are flocking to enter the World Corporate Games in Liverpool, which looks set to be  one of the most impressive Games to date and the best news is – you still have time to join them!  Don’t forget that this Games gives an unrivalled opportunity for Companies to invite colleagues and compatriots from other offices around the World to participate under their organisations banner.  So don’t delay, invite your colleagues today!  Wondering why you and your organisation should join us in Liverpool this year?

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With 24 sports taking place over the Games weekend it is the biggest, broadest and most appealing sports programme for a number of years.  Furthermore, Liverpool has an outstanding array of accommodation and terrific transport links, as well as an incredibly welcoming community spirit.  Add these components to a host of fabulous facilities for our sports and celebrations, plus a thriving business community and hopefully you can see why we believe that we have all of the ingredients to create something special!  These impressive attributes were highlighted to everyone during the UK Corporate Games  held there in 2010, so it is a real pleasure to return to this progressive City for 2014.

What’s more, the Games is sandwiched in the middle of the exciting, government backed International Festival for Business, so Liverpool is clearly the place to be in June, whether you want to build relationships, network with businesses from all corners of the world or just enjoy a fabulous sporting experience in this wonderful forward-thinking City!

You can see we are excited about it, so don’t miss your chance to join the thousands of positive like-minded members of the Worldwide Corporate Games Community who have already committed to enter into the spirit of this unforgettable weekend.  Plus with the World Corporate Cup of Soccer in May guaranteeing everyone at least one Game on the Hallowed turf of Anfield (also in Liverpool) there will some amazing experiences  in Merseyside this year.

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Outside of Liverpool there are a multitude of amazing Games experiences to enjoy. Whether you decide to choose exciting new Games destinations like Buenos Aires and Monterrey or long-established Games like Istanbul, Queensland or the massive Australian Corporate Games  or feel free to choose something inbetween like Cape Town, Bucharest, Delhi, Mexico, Abu Dhabi, Annecy and Bermuda or even try a winter Corporate Games in Transylvania, there surely is no better way for your Organisation to get fit for business.  In addition there are brand new Games appearing on the calendar all of the time, as more and more people recognise the immense power of the Games for staff, organisations and destinations alike, so watch this space for more information on great newest major Games in Tokyo, Okinawa and Nigeria too…

So here’s to an unforgettable year of Sport, Business and Tourism for us all!

Contact the World Headquarters for a discussion on how you can get involved in any of the Games mentioned here.

Call 0044 (0) 1733 380888 or email wcg@corporate-games.com

Please note the World Corporate Games Liverpool 2014 is presented by the International Festival for Business with headline sponsors CSC and Peel Holdings.

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You Can Join Them and Be a Winner With the Games in 2014!

 

 

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Don’t Miss the Early Bird Discounts for Cape Town Corporate Games

 

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The world’s largest multi-sport festival for businesses, designed for athletes who love sport & it’s real values.

The Cape Town Corporate Games office are running an early bird discount for paying your entry fees in advance by certain dates:

The standard Games Entry Fee is R690.00 per person + VAT

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25% Discount off the standard entry fee for all payments made by the 31 December 2013

20% Discount off the standard entry fee for all payments made in January 2014

15% Discount off the standard entry fee for all payments made in February 2014

Cape Town Corporate Games South Africa is taking place from  5 – 8 June 2014

Open Your Corporate Account by February 2014 to guarantee your team’s entries and to receive a discount.

Entry Fee includes

• SuperCentre • Athletes Grand Parade • Official Programme • Sport Participation

• Souvenir Gift • Games Celebration • Closing Awards Celebration • Medals for 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Contact the Games Office for further details.

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Sporting Codes for 2014:

Action Cricket / Badminton / Dragon Boat Racing Golf / Karting / Lawn Bowls / Running / Soccer‘11s Soccer 5‘s / Squash / Table Tennis / Tag Rugby Tenpin / Chess / Action Netball / Netball

Please keep in mind that limited entries are available for Golf, Karting and Soccer 11’s

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Date and Host Venue set for the 3rd Annual Cape Town Corporate Games

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South African sports enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that the date for the 2014 Cape Town Corporate Games has been confirmed. The third annual Cape Town Corporate Games will be held from 05-08 June 2014 at the V&A Waterfront and other supporting venues, bringing thousands of business visitors to the Mother City.

3rd South Africa, organisers of the Cape Town Corporate Games , are proud to welcome the V&A Waterfront back on board as the official host venue for this prestigious event.

David Green, CEO V&A Waterfront commented, “This year, the V&A Waterfront not only successfully hosted Corporate Games 2013 but also actively participated in a variety of events. We are proud to confirm our involvement in 2014, and having seen the positive impact on team spirit, we encourage corporates across the country to sign up and capitalise on the great team building prospects Corporate Games presents.”

Corporate Games is the world’s largest multi-sports festival for businesses and organisations, and brings global sporting competition within everyone’s reach. The V&A Waterfront is the perfect host venue to showcase some of the best that Cape Town has to offer as a tourism, business and sporting destination.

According to Nicole Visser, Marketing & Communications Manager at 3rd South Africa, this year’s event has received an enormous amount of interest from organisations across South Africa and the rest of the world. “Companies are keen to be involved in this opportunity of sporting competition, team building and networking,” said Visser. “The Cape Town Corporate Games is fast becoming one of the premier events on the corporate calendar.”

The number of participants has doubled since 2012 and there were 47 companies taking part in this year’s Games. The organisers are attempting to break the Corporate Games record in years to come which is currently held by Melbourne, Australia where 12 000 athletes participated in 2009.

The Corporate Games was founded to encourage companies to support their employees in pursuing a more active lifestyle. It enhances teamwork and cooperation at work, and provides valuable opportunities for networking and brand exposure – not to mention lots of friendly sporting rivalry and fun!

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LIVERPOOL unveiled as Host City for World Corporate Games Liverpool 2014

We are pleased to announce that the World Corporate Games 2014 presented by the International Festival for Business has been awarded to the City of Liverpool. The Games is the world’s largest annual multi sports festival for businesses and it will take place between the 26th -29th June 2014 bringing thousands of business visitors to the City. The Games enjoys a fabulous relationship with many of the world’s greatest Cities and thousands of the world’s most influential organisations. It will create an unrivalled array of opportunities for many thousands of participants and all of the hundreds of Companies involved.

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The World Corporate Games is the ultimate mix of sport, business and tourism. The Games will bring thousands of participants together from local, national and international organisations and provides opportunities to enhance company togetherness, networking and brand exposure as well as promoting corporate and individual wellbeing through sport, competition, fun and fitness. The Games brings people together within an organisation as well as enabling company representatives to develop fantastic relationships and contacts with businesses from all sectors.

For those that are interested to learn more, we are happy to welcome interested parties and business colleagues to our Official launch at St George’s Hall Concert Room, St George’s Hall, St George’s Place, Liverpool L1 1JJ on Monday 16th September 2013, 1830h for 1900h.

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At the launch, you will receive a warm welcome from the Corporate Games Team as well as Civic Leaders and representatives from some of the World’s leading businesses, institutions, and sports associations. You will be given the opportunity to learn about the outstanding array of Sports, Celebrations, Awards and unrivalled business opportunities that the Games offers. The event is open to everyone, regardless of the size of your organisation, whether you are a one person enterprise or a global brand such as Intel, Deloitte or Vodafone (just a few examples of major supporters of the Games over the years).

This is the perfect opportunity for you and your organisation to get fit for business and celebrate the arrival of the World Corporate Games Liverpool 2014 .
Invitations are strictly limited and we are expecting to reach capacity quickly. Therefore, we would appreciate your RSVP by Friday 6th September 2013 to Loretta Grout by telephone 44 (0)1733 380888 or email loretta.grout@corporate-games.com. I do hope that you will be able to join us for this most memorable occasion as we celebrate the arrival of the World Corporate Games Liverpool 2014 

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Yours Sincerely

The World Headquarters Team

Official World Corporate Games Headquarters Hotel Confirmed

Official World Corporate Games Liverpool 2014 Headquarters Hotel Announced

As ever there has been plenty of competition to become the Official Headquarters Hotel for the World Corporate Games Liverpool 2014 . However, after careful consideration we can confirm that the impressive Richmond Hotel has been selected. The Richmond is a recently launched independent boutique Hotel, furnished in a lavish style with multiple accommodation and conferencing opportunities.

Group Director of the Richmond Hotel, Steve Hesketh said “We are delighted to have been chosen as the Official Headquarters Hotel for such a prestigious event. We pride ourselves on the quality of our facilities and we know we have a very strong offer for visitors whatever they want from their trip to Liverpool. Despite the great History of the building, we are relatively new as a Hotel but we are really keen to seize the fantastic opportunities that the Games creates and we are keen to provide all our guests with an unforgettable experience”.
Click this Link for more details on the beautiful Richmond Hotel.
Doug White, Global Partnerships Director at the Games Headquarters said, ” As soon as we viewed the Hotel and met with Steven we were sure that the Richmond was the perfect destination hotel for us in 2014. We can see the vision that Steven has and we know that we will be looked after. We also know that our fabulous clients will be made very welcome whilst enjoying the luxurious facilities at this tremendous new Hotel. The Group have invested heavily in the transformation of this historic building. The beds are incredibly comfortable and there is a great friendly bar too. We would be happy to recommend the Richmond to anyone interested in travelling to Liverpool as we know you will receive a warm welcome.

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Over 40 Organisations ready to compete at the second annual Cape Town Corporate Games

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With just over 2 weeks left, Cape Town will welcome over 40 organisations into the City for the 2nd annual Cape Town Corporate Games to take place from 06-09 June 2013.

Multinational and national organisations are sending their employees in huge numbers to fly their corporate banners and to challenge one another in many different sports across the weekend.

There are multiple sports on the Official Programme, ranging from traditional athletic sports to golf, soccer and some dramatic dragon boat racing.

And when not competing, athletes are invited to enjoy Celebrations hosted in the V&A Waterfront, including the Grand Parade of Athletes and Great Games Party.

Follow the Corporate Games Blog for the latest news regarding the Official Programme, Venues, Celebrations and updates!

Should you have any queries please feel free to contact the Games Office at capetown@corporate-games.com

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Cape Town Corporate Games adopts Siyabulela Primary School

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Tag Rugby® Adopt a School Programme has announced that our chosen charity for Corporate Games is Siyabulela Primary School in Langa.

With great anticipation, on Thursday, 07 February,  Siyabulela Primary School had their first tag rugby session and the Cape Town Corporate Games team were there to join in on the fun.

We will be visiting the school on a regular basis during the year to join the children whilst teaching them how to play tag rugby and the health values of sport. We want to invite other companies to join us on our visits or adopt their own school and help the learners benefit by virtue of the fact that they are getting exercise and at the same time having fun.

Siyabulela Primary School will also be a part of the national SARU Grassroots Development programme that will give the school the opportunity to play in leagues and to enter Tournaments run by the Association.

Together with Tag Rugby® Adopt a School Programme, we are attempting in a small way to get children off the streets and away from the ills they are confronted with on a daily basis to enjoy sport with other children.

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Dragon boat challenge – Preparing for the Corporate Games

February 21st, 2013, Cape Town – 3rd South Africa, Official License Holder of Corporate Games South Africa, invited companies from all over the Western Cape to participate in a Dragon Boat Challenge. The challenge saw companies battle it out on the sea, at the V&A Waterfront, Official Host Venue for the Cape Town Corporate Games 2013.

The Dragon Boat Challenge was initiated to give companies an opportunity to network and to experience first hand what the Cape Town Corporate Games is all about.

The sport discipline, dragon boat racing is certainly one of the most exciting of the 15 sporting codes scheduled for the Cape Town Corporate Games multi-sports festival later this year, which is expected to attract thousands of competitors from across South Africa.

On arrival, guests were divided into 3 teams to paddle against each other.  Top local companies that participated in the Dragon Boat challenge included the likes of Barloworld Motors, Sanlam, Intergest, RedBull, 24.com, Cape Media, NCC Environmental Services, Allan Gray, Evolv Networks, Tag Rugby®, Tsogo Sun Hotels, Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge, and City of Cape Town Fire & Rescue Services just to name a few.

Volker Werth,  Director at InterGest South Africa (PTY) Ltd commented:

“This event was a real surprise…..a fun and action filled race, in  an awesome setting, which makes for the perfect corporate challenge. I will definitely be entering my company again, and challenging my colleagues and associates to test their abilities this great event.”

Event partners of the Cape Town Corporate Games 2013, who came on board for the Dragon Boat Challenge, included SAB Miller and Red-bull who supplied participants with the necessary refreshments for the race.

The Dragon Boat Challenge was the perfect opportunity to engage in friendly rivalry in a race against each other and to reconnect through sport for fun and friendly competition, networking opportunities and social activities.

3rd South Africa will be arranging regular practice sessions to assist companies to train leading up to the Cape Town Corporate Games taking place from 06-09 June 2013.

During the practice sessions companies will be taught the techniques, commands and paddlers tips, ensuring that they are well prepared and synchronized for the race in the Cape Town Corporate Games. A perfectly synchronized team will almost always beat a stronger, but less coordinated team.

For more information regarding Cape Town Corporate Games 06-09 June 2013 or the dragon boat practice sessions, please contact Nicole Visser on nicole.visser@corporate-games.com

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