Acer to partner Olympic Games
Dubai, December 11, 2007
Global PC vendor Acer has signed an agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to join the Olympic Movement as worldwide TOP partner in 2009.
As per the agreement beginning 2009, Acer will partner with the Olympic Movement in the official computing equipment product category for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Under this agreement, Acer will be listed among the Worldwide TOP Partners for both the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Following the acquisition strategy pursued by Acer, the partnership will be beneficial also for Gateway. 'The experience with the International Olympic Committee will bring a fresh and new approach,' said Gianfranco Lanci, president, Acer.
'It will be like being part of a huge community of men and women who, though sharing different feelings and emotions, are driven by a common intent to promote an open dialogue built on solidarity and support. Seen in this perspective, differences become beneficial to all parties, something that is in line with Acer's objective to build easy-to-use technological solutions that are shaped around real people and real needs,' he added.
'The universality of the Olympic Games has a strong influence on us, as it brings people together, overcomes prejudice and gives full respect to diversity,' said JT Wang, chairman and CEO, Acer. 'This principle is the basis of our winning formula to building Acer into a successful global company. We truly believe in it and exercise the principle in our daily operation.'
IOC President, Jacques Rogge said: 'We are delighted we will welcome Acer to the TOP Partner Programme in 2009. For the Olympic Movement, this partnership will deliver funding to help stage the Olympic Games in Vancouver and London, technology equipment and services to manage the logistical demands, and people to staff some of the most critical functions. In addition, the relationship will play an important role in the promotion of the Olympic Movement and sport across the globe.'--TradeArabia News Service