Resounding Success For Corporate Games Tokyo

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The Games World Headquarters is delighted to confirm that a wonderful  Corporate Games was staged in the great City of  Tokyo at the end of September.  With more than 6000 entrants and over 250 organisations participating, the Games has been hailed as a resounding success.

The Games featured Organisations in all 10 divisions with Mitsui Fudosan entering the largest Team and winning the prestigious Sport For Life Grand Award with over 600 entrants.  Mitsui were instrumental in supporting the Games in Tokyo.

Masao Tejima, Chairman of Corporate Games Tokyo 2014 said “It was incredible days in Tokyo. Over 6,000 competitors took part in Corporate Games Tokyo . Each of them had unforgettable memory. Thank you very much for joining us”.

These sentiments were echoed by Mr Tooru Inoue, Chief Executive Officer of the Residential division at Mitsui Fudosan, who said ” this Games was really special, over all, 13500 people including entrants, officials and volunteers and people who joined accompanying events gathered in Tokyo Bayside area and interacted with each other. I believe this will help local revitalization. With this Games as a start, I plan to deploy various efforts focusing on activating the Community”.

The Relay Marathon was the most popular sport with more than 1000 entrants and large numbers of spectators lining the route.

Tokyo Relay Marathon

Jumpei Ikeuchi-san also played an integral role in the development of the Games in Tokyo.  He was equally delighted with the outcome stating, “I am relieved that we staged the Games to Its full extent and that we generated so much excitement. The Corporate Games gave us a tremendous platform to connect many new organisations and companies, many of whom supported us very much.  We have loved our experience of the Games and I am looking forward to seeing you all over the world in the future”.

A selection of photo’s can also be found here. Please click here to view

And if you really want to get a feel of the Games in Tokyo why not view this Video.

The Games also featured a host of fabulous celebrations using a vast area of Space.  The celebrations were enjoyed by all of the competitors and their families and friends with a massive stage superstructure surrounded by rides, vendors, fun and activities for everyone to enjoy.

Vast Stage Ready and Prepared for the Games Celebration
Vast Stage Ready and Prepared for the Games Celebration

 

For those interested in participating in another Games in that region.  Okinawa will be staging a new exciting Games from the 5-8 March 2015.  Okinawa is a beautiful island destination with an array of fantastic sports facilities as well as being a thriving destination for tourism and business.  For details contact okinawa@corporate-games.com.

Why don’t you join the fun!

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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.

World Corporate Cup of Soccer 6s in full swing!

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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World Corporate Games Liverpool 2014 Launched

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Spectacular Setting For World Corporate Games Launch

 

Last night, the City of Liverpool celebrated the arrival of World’s largest annual corporate multi-sports festival, at the Official Launch of the World Corporate Games 2014 presented by the International Festival For Business.

A high-profile audience of regional and UK-based business leaders attended the event alongside civic and sporting influencers from across the Liverpool City region.

The Games is expected to generate well over £3million for the local economy and is a chance to showcase Liverpool and its outstanding facilities to a worldwide business audience. Some of the most powerful businesses in the country have already confirmed their participation, including Accenture, Towers Watson, CSC, ASDA, Lloyds Banking Group and IBM. Furthermore, major organisations from across the globe are already talking about how they can get involved.

The launch was staged at St George’s Hall, where attendees received an overview of the Corporate Games , as Liverpool was welcomed as the newest addition to the outstanding list of Cities that have hosted the World Corporate Games .

Originating in San Francisco in 1988, the Corporate Games have played an integral role in the history and development of non-elite sport across the Globe.
The Games is brought to Liverpool by the world’s largest annual corporate multisport festival Provider’s and is partnered by the International Festival For Business, Liverpool Vision and the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce.

Liverpool is clearly nurturing a growing reputation for staging major sports and business events and the World Corporate Games will be one of the Headline events of the International Festival for Business.
The Games will take place from the 26th -29th June 2014 and it is expected to draw athletes in their thousands to Liverpool from across the UK and from all corners of the globe.

With a huge variety of popular sports to choose from, a host of enjoyable celebrations and all to play for, companies are already entering athletes in their hundreds for next year’s competition. The Games staff members are happy to promote the fact that there is a sport on the programme for everyone, regardless of their age or ability.

Dr Maureen Johnston, President and Founder of the Worldwide Corporate Sports
Community, which has more than 20 national and regional Corporate Games in progress, commented:

“The World Corporate Games is the ultimate in corporate multi-sports festivals and this is an incredibly exciting time for us, having recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Games on a worldwide platform. The Games brings people together, giving incredible opportunities to everyday athletes who play sport for fun and for the fitness it provides. Each person is there to represent their company, institution, club or workplace. Competitors will not be elite superstars but they will play hard and enjoy the camaraderie and respect that real competition in sport and life can offer.”

Teams from all over the World will travel to Liverpool to sample everything that this fantastic City has to offer. Competitors will select from 24 sports on the packed weekend programme, whether they want to play Badminton or Basketball, Netball or Softball, Tennis or Tenpin Bowling. It includes some more adventurous sports such as Dragon Boat Racing, Open Water Swimming and Karting. Golf will be a featured sport as will three classes of Football, -11s, 6s and 5-a-side. There really is a sport for everyone.

The Games will be staged at a selection of the best sports facilities in the area and it is a great chance for local venues to promote themselves to an extensive business clientele.

Athletes compete for points, medals and Corporate Awards, whilst also enjoying the networking opportunities and brand exposure for their organisations, as well as the buzz and atmosphere of the City.

Businesses and institutions across Merseyside will be challenged by multinational and ‘household-name’ organisations from the UK, Europe and as far afield as Turkey, Australia and South Africa; just a few of the destinations where other Corporate Games are staged annually. However, the Games isn’t just for the huge and mighty of the world’s corporations, it welcomes even the smallest business, group or club to participate and become winners. A team can be made up of one person or more than a thousand.

Games Director, Ben Sedgemore, said “I have seen first-hand that the team building benefits are incredible. As an ex-professional sportsperson myself, I can tell you that it is tough to replicate the camaraderie and team spirit that you experience in professional team sport when you move to an office environment. However, I am a firm believer that the Corporate Games is the perfect vehicle to achieve that”.

Sedgemore added, “The Games will provide an unforgettable experience for all entrants regardless of age or ability. The Games offers great potential for business development and growth within the City and will offer visiting athletes a glimpse of what Liverpool really can offer”.

Max Steinberg, Chief Executive of Liverpool Vision said “We are thrilled that we have been successful in winning the bid to see the World Corporate Games staged in our great City. In 2014, Liverpool will welcome the World and the Games will be one of the Jewels in the Crown of the International Festival for Business. We are very proud that the Games Headquarters recognised the immense potential in the City when they successfully staged the UK Corporate Games in 2010 and therefore, we are delighted that we have been able to take our involvement onto the World stage. We would encourage all business people from around the World to join us and I know that we can guarantee you the warmest of warm welcomes”.

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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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.

The various CG Facebook Pages

We’re undergoing a series of changes in terms of how we’d like to share information with the public, and we see Facebook as an important step in this process.

We see Facebook as our ‘social outlet’ for the information that we generate during the lifetime of a Corporate Games project, regardless of where that  may be in the world. The ability to have not only photographs and comments, but videos too, mean that Facebook is ideal for our purposes.

We have created, so far, the following Facebook Pages, that represent a different area of our work, some broad and general, but others are focused and specific.

  • The Corporate Games 

    This is the over-arching Page that provides a general view of the Games around the world. This is mostly kept up to date by the staff at the headquarters offices, providing an angle from a global perspective. (website)

  • Abu Dhabi Corporate Games

    A relatively new Games-specific Page for the upcoming (at time of writing this!) Games in Abu Dhabi in December. (website)

  • Istanbul Corporate Games

    This is a Games-specific Page, dedicated to the Corporate Games held in Istanbul, Turkey, each year, and is kept up-to-date by staff on the ground in Istanbul. (website)

  • New Zealand Corporate Games

    Another relatively new Games-specific Page for the Corporate Games being held in Auckland in November 2011.  (website)

  • UK Corporate Games

    Another Games-specific Page, this time one that is dedicated to the Corporate Games held in the United Kingdom, hosted at Loughborough for 2011. This Page is kept up-to-date by staff in the UK offices.  (website)

  • World Corporate Cup of Soccer

    The World Corporate Cup of Soccer Page is Games-specific, focusing on the events of the project. The ‘Cup was held in 2011 in association with Liverpool Football Club, in the United Kingdom, and the Page is maintained by the staff within the UK offices.  (website)

As more Facebook Pages are created and managed by the Corporate Games staff around the world, we’ll post details here on the blog for you to find out more.

Feel free to contribute, comment or simply browse any of the Facebook Pages that are out there.