The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and 12BET have embarked on a partnership that will see the global betting and gaming brand become an official partner of the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland from 21 to 27 August 2017.
The partnership, negotiated by Infront Sports & Media, a Wanda Sports company, will provide 12BET with product category exclusivity and branding within the arena’s field of play.
Founded in 2007, 12BET has been involved in various sports – amongst others, as sponsor of the Yonex All England Open in 2015, major snooker events, and with various football clubs such as Sevilla FC, Newcastle United, Wigan Athletic, Crystal Palace FC, Leicester City and Arsenal FC.
12BET spokesman Rory Anderson stated that he was delighted to add the TOTAL BWF World Championships to the company’s growing sports sponsorship portfolio: “It is a huge event that will be broadcast in several of our key target markets. All the top players in the world will be taking part. We wish them the best of luck in what promises to be an enthralling event.”
BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund welcomed 12BET as an official partner of BWF’s biggest individual event this year and one that’s guaranteed massive global appeal.
“We are pleased to add 12BET as a corporate partner for the TOTAL BWF World Championships in Glasgow. This tournament is the highlight of the 2017 season, bringing together badminton’s most accomplished players. It will be watched keenly by millions globally and will offer significant worldwide exposure for the 12BET brand,” noted Lund.
The BWF is the international governing body of the sport of badminton, recognised by the International Olympic Committee. The purpose and objectives of BWF include regulating, promoting, developing and popularising the sport of badminton throughout the world and organising, conducting and presenting international events at the highest level.
The BWF has its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with 188 member associations worldwide.
12BET (pronounced one-two bet) has been operating since 2007. As an in-play football betting specialist, 12BET offers thousands of in-play football betting opportunities each week. It also offers over 25 sports and is available on desktop, mobile and tablet.
About Infront Sports & Media
Infront Sports & Media, a Wanda Sports company, is one of the most respected sports marketing companies in the world, managing a comprehensive portfolio of top properties. Led by President & CEO Philippe Blatter, Infront covers all aspects of successful sporting events – including distribution of media rights, sponsorship, media production, event operation and digital solutions. Infront enjoys long-lasting partnerships with close to 170 rights-holders and hundreds of sponsors and media companies.
About Wanda Sports
Wanda Sports is the world’s leading sports business entity, founded to capture the opportunities in the global sports industry and to contribute to the prosperous international sports landscape in three key areas: 1. Spectator Sports (media & marketing business), 2. Participation Sports (active lifestyle business), and 3. Services (digital, production and service business). Led by President & Vice Chairman Philippe Blatter, Wanda Sports incorporates the international sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media, the iconic endurance brand IRONMAN, and Wanda Sports China. The headquarters are in Guangzhou, China.