Sponsor Summit in Vienna
The first Sponsor Summit for the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 in Graz, Schladming, Ramsau, took place in the "Haus des Sports" in Vienna. Numerous sponsors and partners came together to discuss plans and prepare for the World Games in March 2017. Various marketing campaigns and ideas were discussed, as well as competition venues for the pre-Games, which will take place 10-15 January 2016. In addition, the Winter Games were presented, as well as advertising vehicls and merchandise samples..
In addition to presentations by the Organizing Committee, members of Special Olympics International, in town for a week of meetings with the OC, showcased the fascination and the emotion of Special Olympics. Representatives of the global partners Coca-Cola, Microsoft, ESPN talked about their activities at the World Games in recent years.
"We wanted to update all supporters of this March 2017 event about the sponsor Summit. An event of this dimension would be impossible without generous sponsors and partners. We are happy and grateful, that we have won many top companies for the World Winter Games and hope that in the next few months more sponsors and partners will join us" explained the two managing directors Markus Pichler and Marc Angelini.
After the Summit, participants attended a Reception hosted by the US Ambassador, Alexa Wesner, at her residence. She welcomed some of the Austrian medal winners from the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles.
There are photos from the Sponsor Summit on our photo page by GEPA pictures, as well as on our Flickr page. These can be downloaded free of charge.
Here you find an overview of our sponsors and partners.