2021-07-09
RBC Becomes Worldwide Partner of the 43rd Ryder Cup
RBC, the PGA of America and Ryder Cup Europe have announced a one-year agreement establishing Canada’s biggest bank as a Worldwide Partner of the 2020 Ryder Cup, which takes place September 21-26, 2021, at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. Established in 1927, the biennial competition pits 12 of the top professional golfers from the U.S. against the top professional golfers from Europe in a head-to-head match play competition, and has become one of the world’s greatest sporting events, captivating an audience of millions around the globe.“The Ryder Cup is an iconic event, embodying the very best of golf – bringing a worldwide audience together and creating a special energy and excitement connected to team competition in golf,” said Mary DePaoli, Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer, RBC. “One of the most highly anticipated dates on the global sports calendar, RBC is proud and excited to be a Worldwide Partner of the 43rd Ryder Cup, and to help bring this historic event to RBC clients and golf fans around the world.”RBC’s partnership with the 43rd Ryder Cup will include prominent on-course branding, a strategic media integration and exclusive onsite hospitality for RBC clients. This hospitality will provide special viewing areas for RBC clients as well as unique golf and event experiences. RBC will also receive prominent broadcast and digital assets, deepening RBC’s presence in golf during one of the premier events of the season.“We’re very pleased to welcome RBC to the Ryder Cup family in 2021, for what is shaping up to be one of sport’s most anticipated international events in recent memory,” said PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh. “RBC has long established itself as a financial leader with a sterling reputation that knows no borders, which aligns perfectly with the Ryder Cup’s global reach.”“RBC has been a long-term supporter of golf and we are delighted they will now join our commercial family for the Ryder Cup, becoming the latest global brand to be part of our Worldwide Partner programme,” said Guy Kinnings, European Ryder Cup Director. “We look forward to working together at Whistling Straits and we hope everyone associated with RBC enjoys the experience of one of sport’s most iconic events.”RBC has a long-standing commitment to the game of golf in both the U.S. and Canada, and is currently title sponsor of two PGA TOUR events, the RBC Heritage and the RBC Canadian Open. RBC is also proud to support a world-class roster of Team RBC golfers who represent the RBC brand and compete on the PGA and LPGA TOUR. With 14 Canadian, U.S. and international ambassadors –including World No. 2 Dustin Johnson, Ryder Cup U.S. Team Vice Captain Jim Furyk, European Team  Vice Captain Graeme McDowell, and World No. 7 Brooke Henderson—Team RBC embodies the pinnacle of golf performance. RBC was also a Proud Supporter of both the 2010 and 2012 Ryder Cup matches.“It’s such an honor to be a Vice  Captain for the U.S. Team at the 43rd Ryder Cup, and having RBC as a Worldwide Partner for this year’s event is incredibly special,” said Furyk. “RBC is a great supporter of golf, and I’m really looking forward to getting back into the Team Room at Whistling Straits.”“I’m very proud to be a Vice Captain for the European Team at the 43rd Ryder Cup,” said Team RBC ambassador Graeme McDowell. “Having been a player at this event four times and part of the support team in 2018, my experience and memories from the Ryder Cup are incredibly special. It’s fantastic to have RBC as a Worldwide Partner for this year’s event.”  As a purpose-driven global financial institution, RBC is strongly committed to giving back to communities. Through the RBC Heritage and RBC Canadian Open tournaments, RBC has helped to raise over $25 million in support of local charities in Canada and the United States....
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2021-07-08
AIT Worldwide Logistics reaffirms support of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®
Leading supply chain solutions provider announces fifth year as St. Jude Walk/Run sponsor ITASCA, Ill., July 8, 2021 /CNW/ -- AIT Worldwide Logistics is proud to announce its fifth year as a multi-market St. Jude Walk/Run sponsor, supporting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® in their mission to end childhood cancer. "I'm always so proud to see AIT's teammates live out our company's values by giving back," said AIT President and CEO, Vaughn Moore. "And it's hard to find a more worthy cause than helping to end childhood cancer and making sure St. Jude families never pay a dime for treatment." Throughout September, Childhood Cancer Awareness month, teammates across AIT's global network aim to raise at least $30,000, an amount the company has pledged to match. To raise the funds, teammates will take part in more than 20 scheduled Walk/Run events around the world, many of which will be held virtually, as well as other online and socially distanced activities. "Despite the unexpected challenge of a pandemic during last year's campaign, our fundraising teams came through for St. Jude's children and families in a big way," Moore added. "So, I have no doubt we'll hit the mark again in 2021." Since AIT announced St. Jude would be the company's flagship charitable alliance in 2017, AIT teammates have brought together friends, family, and community members in support of the cause, ultimately raising more than $225,000 for the hospital. St. Jude has spent the last 50 years developing treatments that have helped increase the overall childhood cancer survival rate from just 20% to more than 80%. The hospital also educates care providers in countries around the world and freely shares the discoveries it makes in partnership with the World Health Organization. Learn more at www.stjude.org/together. About AIT Worldwide Logistics AIT Worldwide Logistics helps companies grow by expanding access to markets all over the world where they can sell and procure their raw materials, components and finished goods. For more than 40 years, the Chicago-based transportation management leader has relied on a consultative approach to build a global network and trusted partnerships in nearly every industry, including aerospace, e-commerce, food, government, healthcare, life sciences and retail. Backed by scalable, user-friendly technology, AIT's flexible business model delivers precisely tailored supply chain solutions for sea, air and ground freight—on time and on budget. With expert teammates at more than 85 worldwide locations in Asia, Europe and North America, AIT's full-service options also include customs clearance, warehouse management and white glove services. Learn more at www.aitworldwide.com. Our Mission At AIT, we vigorously seek opportunities to earn our customers' trust by delivering exceptional worldwide logistics solutions while passionately valuing our co-workers, partners and communities. MEDIA CONTACT: Matt SandersPublic Relations Manager+1 (630) 766-8300msanders@aitworldwide.com AIT Worldwide Logistics, Inc.Corporate Headquarters701 N. Rohlwing RoadItasca, IL 60143 800-669-4AIT (4248)www.aitworldwide.com View original content to download multimedia:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ait-worldwide-logistics-reaffirms-support-of-st-jude-childrens-research-hospital-301326292.html SOURCE AIT Worldwide Logistics, Inc. ...
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2021-07-08
RYU Apparel Inc. Sponsors MMA Featherweight Ilia Topuria This Saturday July 10th At The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
RYU Apparel Inc., creator of award-winning urban athletic apparel, is pleased to announce it has provided a sponsorship to Ilia Topuria, an undefeated 10-0 Ultimate fighter, in his bid to maintain his undefeated position. Ilia Topuria, nicknamed "El Matador" and only 24 years of age, began Judo classes when he was 4 years old. He is the lead fighter of First Round Management Europe based in Alicante, Spain. MMA & Ultimate Fighting Achievements Include:https://www.instagram.com/iliatopuria/https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/129278-ilia-topuriahttps://www.instagram.com/frm_europe/https://www.climentclub.es/ As a result of his career success, Ilia Topuria was selected to take on Ryan Hall, another Featherweight MMA fighter and past winner of The Ultimate Fighter, at the upcoming UFC 264 on July 10th, 2021 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. While seeking sponsorship to help with offsetting some of the expenses he has incurred in preparing for this fight, RYU CEO Cesare Fazari was approached by Clifford J Perry, Executive Director for Topuria, based on their mutual philosophy of RESPECT! When Mr. Fazari learned of Mr. Topuria's impressive winning record, his upcoming Ultimate Fight against Ryan Hall and his considerable work ethic and dedication to the sport he was thrilled to agree to a sponsorship. Alongside providing performance training apparel and gear, RYU provided the final $10,000 USD required for Mr. Topuria's Las Vegas expenses including housing, food and an SUV. "I can say with certainty that supporting an athlete like Ilia Topuria is why we do what we do at RYU. Our team respects and supports any MMA athlete committed to a life-long practice of training and focus. This upcoming fight is the culmination of 20 years of dedication, sacrifice and discipline. llia exemplifies focused mindfulness and precision movement which are the very roots of our brand," stated RYU CEO Cesare Fazari. The MMA fighter's Executive Director, Clifford J Perry commented that "Ilia Topuria has heart, humility, dedication to his sport and respect. Ilia will become a distinguished role model to other Millennials, Gen Xers and even Boomers as I am sure some of us will say we wish we had a grandson like Ilia." RYU COO Rob Blair also commented, "We're excited to support IIia as we reconnect RYU back to our roots in MMA. RYU is a brand dedicated to supporting those who share our brand values and everyone connected to our brand is united by this purpose. It's movement that informs all that we do and is the core belief for RYU." Ilia Topuria stated, "I'm humbled by the generosity of the RYU team. I've enjoyed using several of their incredible professional products and appreciate their martial arts-based philosophical approach to movement. Their mantra of Respect Your Universe complements my overwhelming feeling of respect for everyone including my opponents, exemplified by me walking over and hugging my defeated opponents. Showing respect and empathy for everyone aligns uniquely with RYU. This sponsorship allowed me to focus on just my training during this intense and crucial part of preparing for this momentous fight on July 10th that is going to be streamed on Pay Per View, the most ever subscribed to for an MMA event and to millions and millions of people worldwide!" ...
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2021-07-08
TD Summer Reading Club 2021 launches a new outdoor activity--StoryWalk®
The TD Summer Reading Club is pleased to announce an exciting new outdoor reading activity called StoryWalk®, which will be offered by over 550 libraries across the country this summer! TD Summer Reading Club StoryWalk® is comprised of 17 outdoor panels featuring text and illustrations from The Thing Lou Couldn't Do, a short children's story by Canadian author and illustrator Ashley Spires. While following local public health guidance, StoryWalk® visitors are invited to read the story as they stroll from one page to the next along an outdoor path. Please check with your local library to see if they are hosting a StoryWalk®.  Every summer for over two decades, the TD Summer Reading Club has inspired kids to explore the fun of reading their way—the key to nurturing a lifelong love of reading. Library and Archives Canada is proud of this long-standing relationship with TD Bank Group and the Toronto Public Library, and of collaborating with thousands of libraries across Canada to support children's literacy and promote Canadian authors, illustrators and stories. Quick facts About the TD Summer Reading Club The TD Summer Reading Club is Canada's biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests and abilities. The Club connects families with books and helps build kids' confidence in reading through fun, free, and accessible library activities. Co-created and delivered by over 2,200 libraries across Canada, this free national program is developed by the Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada. Title sponsorship for the TD Summer Reading Club is provided by TD Bank Group through the TD Ready Commitment, the Bank's global corporate citizenship platform. The 2021 TD Summer Reading Club program is a fully hybrid program offering kids across the country in-library programming (where possible) and a robust online experience.About StoryWalk® The StoryWalk® Project was originally created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is available in English, French and bilingual formats. ...
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2021-07-07
HUB International Expands Retirement And Private Wealth Capabilites With Acquisition Of Operating Subsidiaries Of Trusted Capital Group In Texas
CHICAGO, July 7, 2021 /CNW/ --  HUB International Limited (Hub), a leading full-service global insurance brokerage and financial services firm, announced today that it has acquired the operating subsidiaries of TCG Group Holdings, LLP d/b/a Trusted Capital Group (TCG). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, TCG is an investment and consulting firm that provides financial wellness solutions including wealth management, retirement planning, institutional advisory and more. TCG manages more than $4.6 billion in assets and serves over 750,000 individuals across hundreds of plans in the education, local government and small-to-medium business segments. "TCG continues our strategy to expand our retirement capabilities and add top talent in Texas," said Martin Yung, President and CEO of Hub Texas. "TCG has a deep understanding of the retirement landscape and regulatory issues, which will significantly benefit our clients." John Pesce, CEO of TCG, Jeff Montgomery, President, Scott Hauptmann, COO, Chris Jamail, CMO, and the TCG team will join Hub Retirement and Private Wealth in Hub Texas. "Joining Hub will help us elevate our client offerings in addition to our investment and retirement planning solutions to continue to help our clients succeed," said Mr. Pesce. This move continues to strengthen Hub's retirement and wealth management services (Hub RPW) with the addition of talent and resources to develop more comprehensive strategies for clients. Hub RPW works to help plan sponsors create an offering that aligns with their business strategy, navigates fiduciary risk and helps employees pursue their financial goals. The several registered investment advisory affiliates in HUB RPW provide investment advisory services to clients whose total assets are approximately $105 billion. Piper Sandler & Co. served as financial advisor to TCG in the transaction. About Hub Retirement and Private Wealth Hub Retirement and Private Wealth offers institutional and retirement services to for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and customized private wealth management services to individuals and families. Employees of Hub International offer securities through partner Broker Dealers not affiliated with Hub.  Employees of Hub provide advisory services through both affiliated and unaffiliated Registered Investment Advisors (RIA). Global Retirement Partners, LLC, Silverstone Asset Management, LLC, Hub International Investment Advisory Services, Inc., and Sheridan Road Advisors, LLC are wholly owned subsidiaries of Hub International. Learn more about Hub Retirement and Private Wealth. About Hub's M&A ActivitiesHub International Limited is committed to growing organically and through acquisitions to expand its geographic footprint and strengthen industry and product expertise. For more information on the Hub M&A experience, visit WeAreHub.com. About Hub InternationalHeadquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Hub International Limited is a leading full-service global insurance broker and financial services firm providing risk management, insurance, employee benefits, retirement and wealth management products and services. With more than 13,000 employees in offices located throughout North America, Hub's vast network of specialists brings clarity to a changing world with tailored solutions and unrelenting advocacy, so clients are ready for tomorrow. For more information, please visit www.hubinternational.com.  CONTACT: Media: Marni GordonPhone: 312-279-4601Marni.gordon@hubinternational.com  M&A: Clark WormerPhone: 312.279.4848Clark.wormer@hubinternational.com   View original content to download multimedia:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hub-international-expands-retirement-and-private-wealth-capabilites-with-acquisition-of-operating-subsidiaries-of-trusted-capital-group-in-texas-301326670.html SOURCE Hub International Limited ...
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2021-07-07
DoorDash and HUB Cycling Partner to Increase Road Safety in Metro Vancouver
The delivery platform and Vancouver-based cycling organization will work together on educational programs, advocacy efforts and community events  DoorDash Inc. (NYSE: DASH), the leading last-mile logistics platform, today announces a partnership with HUB Cycling, a not-for-profit transportation cycling organization that aims to remove barriers to cycling in Metro Vancouver. This partnership includes a series of new initiatives to make the streets safer for everyone, including those that deliver meals and other essentials on bikes. "With numerous deliveries made by Dashers on bikes every day in the Metro Vancouver area, road safety is a top priority for us," says David London, Director of Government Relations, Canada, DoorDash. "We admire HUB Cycling's work and are proud to partner with them to help make the city safer for all cyclists, including Dashers." "Our focus has always been to get more people cycling and we are excited to partner with DoorDash to improve road safety," says Erin O'Melinn, Executive Director at HUB Cycling. This partnership will launch three new educational elements, benefitting Dashers and other cyclists throughout Metro Vancouver: Dasher's will gain access to HUB Cycling's StreetWise Cycling Online program, which provides education that builds participants' skills and knowledge to become safe, confident, respectful riders. This course has compiled key concepts from HUB Cycling's catalog of StreetWise courses and presents them in a straightforward and interactive manner. Two webinars, designed specific to delivering in Vancouver, will be hosted this summer to provide Dashers with helpful cycling training. A digital safety campaign will be launched to increase awareness of bike safety and the rules of the road in the Vancouver area. "This partnership with HUB Cycling is a good example of DoorDash listening to Dashers and prioritizing our needs," said Dave King, a Vancouver-based Dasher. "As a Dasher who delivers by bike, I know our roads aren't as safe as they can be. I'm proud to say that I work with a platform that is actively working to make Vancouver a safer city for cyclists." Additionally, DoorDash is supporting HUB Cycling's work with municipalities, TransLink, and the provincial government to #UnGapTheMap across Metro Vancouver so that more people can cycle more often. #UnGapTheMap is a coordinated effort by HUB Cycling in close collaboration with ten local HUB committees across Metro Vancouver to identify priority gaps by qualitative criteria related to ridership impact, utility, safety and feasibility. Using this framework, over 400 priority gaps have been identified. Fixing these critical gaps will help keep the city's cyclists, including Dashers, as safe as possible. ...
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2021-07-07
Voyager Digital to Lead Cryptocurrency Education for Pro Football Players
Voyager Named the Official Crypto Partner for the Inaugural Players Symposium Invitation-only Event Focuses on Wealth-building Strategies Across Financial, Entrepreneurial, and Marketing Industries for Professional Athletes CSE: VYGROTCQB: VYGVFBorse Frankfurt: UCD2 NEW YORK, July 7, 2021 /CNW/ - Voyager Digital Ltd. ("Voyager" or the "Company") (CSE: VYGR) (OTCQB: VYGVF) (FRA: UCD2), the fastest growing, major US platform for cryptocurrency investing and trading,  announced today it is the official cryptocurrency partner for the inaugural Players Symposium held in Las Vegas July 7-9, 2021. The symposium, designed by Subnation Media and Seiler Financial Education Consultants, will host 100 NFL players.       "Voyager is proud to support the first annual Players Symposium to help educate professional athletes about cryptocurrency, which is one of today's most effective tools for building wealth," said Steve Ehrlich, CEO of Voyager. "We believe in the power of crypto. It plays an important role in long-term financial goals and is a new asset class individuals can have as a way to diversify their portfolios.  We're excited to share our crypto knowledge at the symposium. Athletes are continually presented with business opportunities, and it's essential for them to be equipped with the best resources to make financial decisions." The Players Symposium is created for professional athletes to enhance their financial education by exploring wealth-building strategies across various industries, including finance, crypto, real estate, personal branding, entrepreneurship, esports, and marketing. The symposium consists of panels, speaking sessions, and networking events over three days. "Professional athletes are constantly involved in off-field business ventures, from launching esports teams and wellness companies, to requesting their salaries in crypto," said Doug Scott, Co-Founder and Chief Managing Director of Subnation. "We organized the symposium as a way to expose professional athletes to key thought leaders across industries. We're excited to have Voyager as our official crypto partner for the Players Symposium, and for their experts to share knowledge on how crypto will continue making waves in the sports world." Steve Ehrlich will be presenting at the symposium with NASCAR Driver Landon Cassill. Voyager partnered with Cassill in June to sponsor him and his race car, paid fully in cryptocurrencies, for the 2021 Xfinity Series. Cassill has been investing in crypto for many years and brings his expertise to the symposium as both a professional athlete and a longtime investor in cryptocurrency.Other speakers and guests at the symposium include the Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who recently launched his own esports team and lifestyle brand, Trench Made Gaming. Additionally, Los Angeles Chargers Running Back and Gridiron Gaming Group Founder Austin Ekeler will discuss the rapidly growing business of gaming and esports.       About Voyager Digital Ltd.Voyager Digital Ltd. is a publicly traded holding company whose subsidiaries operate a crypto-asset platform that provides retail and institutional investors with a seamless solution to trade crypto assets. The Voyager platform provides customers with competitive price execution through its smart order router and a custody solution on a wide choice of popular crypto-assets. Voyager was founded by established Wall Street and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who teamed to bring a better, more transparent, and cost-efficient alternative for trading crypto-assets to the marketplace. Please visit us at https://www.investvoyager.com for more information. Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor its Market Regulator (as that term is defined in the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. No securities regulatory authority has either approved or disapproved of the contents of this press release. View original content to download multimedia:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/voyager-digital-to-lead-cryptocurrency-education-for-pro-football-players-301326781.html SOURCE Voyager Digital (Canada) Ltd. ...
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2021-07-06
Study: Betting sponsorship in English sport has almost halved since 2019
Three sectors overtake gambling industry as most prevalent sponsors across soccer, rugby and cricket.Gambling’s share of sponsorship market down from 15.3 per cent to 8.1 per cent in last two yearsConstruction and engineering now leading the way with 11.2 per cent of main sponsor dealsBetting brands remain most prevalent main sponsors in soccer, although share has dropped from 32.7 per cent to 15.2 per centBetting sponsorship in English sport has almost halved over the last two years, according to a new study by Caytoo.The sponsorship intelligence firm found that the construction and engineering, automotive and financial services sectors have all overtaken the gambling industry as the most prevalent sponsors of English professional soccer, rugby and cricket teams. The study, which analysed the main sponsor of 221 teams across the three sports, found that gambling’s share of the market has dropped from 15.3 per cent to 8.1 per cent since 2019, when betting brands accounted for the most main sponsorship deals. Construction and engineering companies now lead the way with an 11.2 per cent share of the market. Automotive brands account for 9.4 per cent of main sponsor deals, while financial services firms make up 8.5 per cent of the total.Caytoo noted that the sharp decline in gambling sponsorship has been driven entirely by soccer, where the betting sector’s share has plummeted from 32.7 per cent to 15.2 per cent. However, betting brands remain the most prevalent main sponsors in the sport. Financial services firms have the biggest share of deals in rugby, while the automotive and construction and engineering sectors are leading the way in cricket.The study comes as the UK government considers whether to introduce stricter regulations around betting sponsorship in sport as part of a broader review of the 2005 Gambling Act.UK sports minister Nigel Huddleston has warned that allowing betting companies to sponsor sports teams and events could be banned if “evidence of harm” is found.Commenting on the findings of the study, Alex Burmaster, Caytoo’s head of research and analysis, said: “This change has been driven by the greater demand from society for professional sports to be more socially responsible when it comes to their fans and communities.“In addition to gambling’s drop, alcohol has seen the second biggest reduction in prevalence while environmental services and healthcare are among those with the biggest increases.”The sectors that saw the biggest increase in the number of main sponsorships were IT services, automotive and telecoms. Caytoo noted that the growth in deals with IT firms came almost entirely from women’s teams, who were responsible for six of the eight new partnerships. The most prevalent main sponsors are car manufacturer Kia, the Emirates airline and energy company Utilita, who are each the main sponsors of four teams.Utilita and online car retailer Cazoo, which partnered with Aston Villa and Everton last year, have seen the biggest increase in team sponsorships since 2019.Source: https://www.sportspromedia.com/news/betting-sponsorship-english-football-cricket-rugby-study-caytoo?utm_campaign=SportsPro%20Daily&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=137737463&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_AhWb124huCBaXuT3OtHNYEFrEGPQBjcjdYygzRjJSP6H8qN9pEh6_Jq8MNroOMvDBrcz-bSchJwcqzISX2vQ8lB7KNA&utm_content=137737463&utm_source=hs_email...
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2021-07-06
GSMA Celebrates The Return Of MWC Barcelona
BARCELONA, Spain, July 6, 2021 /CNW/ -- The GSMA is celebrating the safe and successful return of MWC Barcelona, the world's largest mobile ecosystem event. It is humbling that in the most challenging circumstances, people came together for MWC21. Convening this year was possible because of a commitment to innovation and the direct support of the mobile ecosystem, customers, partners, and the community – and the GSMA are very grateful. Without question, this support underlines that mobile technology must continue to play a vital role in the global recovery and that the event created momentum for MWC22. MWC21 was different from past editions. The first physical-virtual event of its kind saw executives, exhibitors and, sponsors taking in keynotes, networking, visiting exhibits and, deal-making over four days. "I am proud of the team for delivering a high-quality event in an extraordinarily complex environment. The pandemic has indelibly changed how we gather. We had to develop new health and safety protocols and a hybrid platform but, we did it! It was only possible because of a community of support for which I am very grateful," said Mats Granryd, Director General of the GSMA. "I cannot tell you how delighted I am to be back and, I'm encouraged that thousands more joined us virtually. MWC21 created momentum and is helping us reimagine what events look like. Bring on MWC22." The health and safety plan, Committed Community, was critical in bringing people together safely and, its elements were seen and felt everywhere. Approved by the Catalan Health Authorities, the plan was developed for the event and delivered in partnership with Quironprovencion. They administered thousands of tests and expertly cared for all involved. Attendees have been complimentary of the plan, and the GSMA is grateful for the cooperation of all who attended. We all played a role in creating a safe environment allowing us to be together for the first time in 15 months. Our thanks  Planning this year was beyond complicated; MWC21 became a reality because of the strength and commitment of our staff and partners. A special thanks to the GSMA team, Barcelona City Council, Generalitat de Catalunya, the Ministry of Economy and Digital Transformation, Fira de Barcelona, Tourism de Barcelona (the Host City Parties), the L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, and people of Catalonia and Spain. Your support this year meant that we delivered MWC21 with excellence, a testament to the trust and collaboration this community has developed over years of working together.  "We have a new appreciation for the value of human connection and, for me, being together again at MWC21 in Barcelona has been inspiring," said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. "Last February, we were faced with a fast-moving coronavirus and were the first organisation to cancel a large international event over health and safety concerns. Last week we reignited business by bringing together the mobile and adjacent vertical ecosystems at MWC21 in a safe and healthy environment. The dynamism of global circumstances meant that we had to evaluate and re-invent operational processes in partnership with our teams to make MWC a reality. I'm proud of the team and profoundly grateful for everyone who played a role in bringing the industry back together again."  A special thanks to our MWC21 partners and sponsors. Your support helped make this possible.  ACI Applus+ Certification C114 Citi CNBC Damm Euronews Facebook Connectivity Financial Times Generalitat de Catalunya Mobile World Capital Mobile World Live Moelis and Company Nvidia Sabadell BStartup SEAT STC Time The Wall Street JournalThe numbers Over 20,000 people attended in-person Around 100,000 unique virtual and daily viewers on MWC21 and partner platforms Representation from around 165 countries and territories, 117 of those in-person Over 1000 exhibitors, sponsors and partners Millions could tune into MWC21 content through global syndication via 1000+ national and international broadcasters Over 50% of attendees were Directors 1,500 CEOs and C-Suite executives among attendees, confirming once again that MWC brings together decision-makers Special event highlights Focus on the local entrepreneurial startup community was front and centre with the 4YFN (Four Years from Now) programme in the heart of MWC21. There was a genuine buzz, and 4YFN was a must-see space at the event. Returning MWC attendees were delighted to see and experience how Barcelona nurtures and encourages the startup ecosystem.  The GSMA Ministerial Programme was the centre of policy debate. More than 650 senior policymakers, regulators, industry leaders, and government officials collaborated and exchanged views on digital inclusion, network resilience and maximising the potential of 5G. Against the backdrop of the pandemic, it has been more critical to convene the world's political, regulatory and telecom leaders to discuss how digital connectivity is acting in the service of people whilst driving a robust recovery for the digital future. MWC22 Scheduled for 28 February – 3 March 2022, the organisation will now begin planning for MWC22. The dates for 2022 are a return to the traditional place on the calendar and will be in Barcelona.  Key partners have already shown their support for MWC22 by confirming their plans to attend and exhibit including; AMDOCS Dell Technologies Deutsche Telekom Ericsson Intel Corporation Lenovo Technology LG Uplus NEC Corporation Netcracker Technology Nokia Solutions and Networks Ooredoo Orange Qualcomm Technologies Samsung Electronics SAP Saudi Telecom Company SK Telecom TCT Mobile Telefonica Verizon VMWare Xiaomi ZTE CorporationFind out more about MWC Barcelona: https://www.mwcbarcelona.com/  About GSMA The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with almost 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Africa, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the M360 Series of regional conferences.  For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com. Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA. Photo - https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/1558020/Entrance_to_MWC21_in_Barcelona.jpg Logo - https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/1385555/GSMA_Logo.jpg   View original content to download multimedia:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/gsma-celebrates-the-return-of-mwc-barcelona-301326003.html SOURCE GSMA ...
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2021-07-05
CF Market Mall welcomes back Calgarians in style and partners with Stampede Caravan Committee to host annual Stampede Breakfast on July 13th from 9am to 12pm
Calgarians safely welcomed to celebrate Stampede with traditional pancake breakfast experience and $60,000 in CF SHOP! Card giveaways CALGARY, AB, July 5, 2021 /CNW/ - CF Market Mall is pleased to welcome shoppers back to the centre safely and in style this summer. The shopping centre is once again partnering with the Stampede Caravan Committee to host its annual Stampede pancake breakfast on Tuesday, July 13th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon, inviting Calgarians from near and far to join in celebrating the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. CF Market Mall's pancake breakfast is a beloved Calgary tradition where families from communities all over the city gather to celebrate the spirit of Stampede and bask in family-friendly fun. This year, CF Market Mall is tipping its hat to shoppers by welcoming each attendee with a complimentary $10 CF SHOP! card upon entry to the breakfast event, for a total of $60,000 in gift card giveaways.    Calgarians are invited to visit the property's East parking lot to participate in its pancake breakfast experience where CF Market Mall will provide guests with fresh pancakes and all the fixings to kick off the 2021 Stampede. To uphold the safety of all guests, the event will ensure physically distanced line-ups are enforced with clear markings throughout the event. Beyond the delicious pancakes, CF Market Mall is adding even more family-fun to the event by including a photo experience where guests are invited to capture their Stampede style. Following the Stampede breakfast, guests are encouraged to visit CF Market Mall to complete their Stampede shopping needs. Throughout the 10-days of festivities, participating retailers will be offering exciting promotions, in-store experiences and one-of-a-kind products. The shopping centre will also be hosting a gift card promotion in advance of its Stampede pancake breakfast on July 10 - 11, where the first 200 shoppers who spend $250 or more cumulatively at CF Market Mall on the same day will receive a complimentary $25 CF SHOP! card. To redeem this offer, guests must present receipts totalling $250 from CF Market Mall retailers to Guest Services on July 10 or 11. What: CF Market Mall's Annual Stampede Breakfast When: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 9 a.m. to 12pm. (Rain or shine) Where: CF Market Mall 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary AB Located in the East parking lot Who: Calgarians, volunteers, staff and sponsors *Please note, photo, b-roll and interview opportunities will be available during the event. Accessible media parking can be arranged in advance of the breakfast. To confirm your attendance and interview, please RSVP tochelseasmyth@northstrategiccom in advance of the event About CF Market Mall Located in northwest Calgary at the corner of Shaganappi Trail, CF Market Mall is one of Calgary's most well-known retail shopping destinations for the past 50 years. Recognized for its enhanced level of comfort and convenience for the entire family, CF Market Mall features an extensive food court and children's play area. Its mix of over 200 shops and services includes Sporting Life, Hudson's Bay, Zara, Aritzia, Banana Republic, Toys R Us, The Disney Store and The Children's Place. CF Market Mall is owned and managed by The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited. For more information about CF Market Mall, visit, www.cfshops.com/market-mall.html. SOURCE Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited ...
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