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”.

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 

presented by the International Festival For Business.

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”.
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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.

Reception at the Richmond