ATP Event Experts makes Olympic effort to support clients in 2012
- Category: Agency & Association
- Created on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 10:50
ATP Event Experts makes Olympic effort to support clients in 2012With just 100 days to go ATP Event Experts has revealed it expects to move between 15,000 – 20,000 visitors, corporate sponsors, athletes and support staff in conjunction with this summer’s Olympic Games in London.
As a leading sports hospitality programme organiser and Authorised Ticket Reseller in The Netherlands, ATP Event Experts (NL) has sold many thousands of tickets to the Games. These numbers place it as one of the top Olympic Experience Companies in the world to bring groups and supporters to the UK’s capital. Parent company the ATPI Group has an impressive track record of moving sports stars and teams around the world, and since the Nagano Winter Games in the year 2000, has moved over 45,000 athletes, fans and sponsors over the course of eight summer and winter Olympic Games.
ATPI Group CEO Graham Ramsey commented: "In 100 days London will welcome the world’s top athletes to compete in the 2012 Olympic Summer Games. We’re thrilled that nearly 20,000 people are putting their travel and corporate hospitality programmes in the experienced hands of ATP Event Experts and once again we are one of the top three companies bringing supporters, athletes and sponsors to an Olympic Games.”
The role will see the business transport Dutch athletes and support staff from training camps all over the world to the team’s official base in London. ATP Event Experts has further bolstered its position in the sports and hospitality sector by announcing that it plans to resume its role as Official Ticket & Travel Partner to the Dutch Olympic Team, a contract it has held since 1997.
Demand for corporate hospitality packages has grown steadily since the International Olympic Committee announced the games were coming to London some seven years ago.
Neil Pace, Head of UK Event Operations at ATP Event Experts commented: “From a corporate hospitality standpoint, each and every summer and winter Olympic Games presents its own set of unique challenges depending on local circumstances and cultural nuances. Having handled multiple games in multiple regions our teams are well versed in the fact that tickets, travel and accommodation become a rapidly dwindling asset. Our event and corporate personnel have proven expertise in managing complex travel management projects for professional teams, sporting organisations and large-scale corporate groups and sponsors. With this knowledge we started to prepare for the London 2012 events the day after the announcement was made.”
ATP Event Experts provide tailor made hospitality packages that include transportation, accommodation, entrance tickets, local transfers, meals, excursions and local side programmes that can include anything from seminars, to networking meetings to exclusive VIP parties. Due to the nature of the Games and the massive demand from all corners of the globe, ATP Event Experts’ philosophy has been to keep its corporate hospitality packages as flexible as possible, with programmes ranging from 24 hours up to the entire period of the Olympic Games.
Part of the ATPI Group, one of the world’s fastest growing corporate travel and events businesses, ATP Event Experts is a specialist business that delivers creative events and corporate hospitality programmes across the incentive, conferences, meetings, group travel and sports sectors.
Other sporting clients of the ATPI Group include the English Football Association, the Welsh Football Association and a number of leading stars from the worlds of golf and motor racing. The ATPI Group employs over 1,400 people worldwide in 50 offices situated in 31 different countries, and is behind the travel and/or event logistics of some of the biggest brands in the world.