FISU signs partnership with Taishan Sports Industry Group
LAUSANNE - On 6 November, FISU signed a substantial 3-year partnership deal with the Chinese Taishan Sports Industry Group. Taishan Sports Industry Group agrees on a global partnership to develop joint-projects from January 2016 to December 2018 in the following domains:
- Sports & Innovation (Idong);
- Sports Equipment & Brand Promotion (FISU Events);
- Sports & Knowledge (Taishan R&D Centre).
More concrete, the deal involves sponsoring for a number of sports on the programme of the 2016 and 2018 World University Championships, the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei City and several testing platforms for the physical education department of Universities.
The new partnership was inked one day prior to the 34th General Assembly of FISU, which will take place in Lausanne 7 and 8 November.
Eric Saintrond, FISU Secretary-General/CEO: “The partnership with Taishan is an important one for FISU. Taishan groups around ten of the biggest Chinese sport related companies, with some of them pioneers in developing high technology sports equipment for research centres. It is interesting for FISU to have partners in the field of sports equipment but also in research and development and products linked with new high-level technology. The agreement is threefold. Sports equipment for some of our sporting events, research and development for the universities and access to the development of new technology which will serve as a bridge towards university sports centres and student-athletes to collaborate with Taishan R&D in a win-win situation. In other words the partnership will surely benefit the student-athletes and the Local Organising Committees, but also the universities.”
Bian Zhiliang, President of Taishan Sports Industry Group: “After working and researching in the past forty years, Taishan Sports Industry Group established its green and healthy concept of exercise and fitness based on scientific and technological innovation. Nowadays, Taishan is the largest equipment supplier in the history of the Olympic Games, and now will also will cooperate with FISU to support the international university sports for the global development of health and sports.”
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About Taishan Sports Industry Group
Founded in June 1978, Taishan Sports Industry Group has developed into a comprehensive and specialised sports industry group which integrates R&D, production and sales and service together. It has more than a dozen of subsidiaries, such as Taishan Sports Equipment Co., Ltd., Taishan Artificial Turf Industry Co., Ltd. and Taishan Sports Engineering Co. to name a few. It is solely recognized by a number of international certifications in China and the largest equipment supplier for Beijing Olympic Games, the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, the 11th National Games, the 26th Summer Universiade in Shenzhen, the 7th National Intercity Games. It is the sole sports engineering builder in China that first passed the FIFA certification, the highest special certification of International Hockey Federation and possessed national-level professional qualification in sports engineering.
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