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ATPI prepares for Pyeongchang 2018 after successful year

ATPI Sports Events has targeted a gold medal year following the Pyeongchang Olympics after an “exceptional” 2017.

The global travel management and events company is preparing support to a host of corporate hospitality programmes on behalf of its clients at next month’s Winter Games in South Korea.

ATPI heads to Pyeongchang following a successful 2017 when it was awarded the role of the exclusive ticket reseller and hospitality package provider for the next four Olympic Games for Canada. In addition, the firm is set to deliver the event specialist’s role as official Olympic ticketing and hospitality services partner for the Canadian Olympic Committee. It will be responsible for arranging travel for Canada’s athletes and team members up to the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

The firm was also appointed one of the two Authorised Travel Agents to offer packages and tickets for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, which kicks off in April.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth

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The events specialist managed travel and hospitality around a series of Formula 1 races, which it will continue its partnership with into 2018, including Barcelona, Monza and Singapore.

Helen van Berkel, managing director sports and corporate events at the ATPI Group, said: “The team’s performance across our international offices in 2017 has been exceptional. Our new partnerships with world-leading events have opened up opportunities for international expansion as we continue to demonstrate our significant expertise in this competitive arena and cement our reputation as logistical authorities in the sports industry.”

ATPI Sports Events worked with the UEFA Champions League and Europa League football tournaments in 2017, as well as with Soccer Sevens and the Rugby League Festicla of World Cups. The company also partnered with the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race yacht competition.

The firm also announced two senior appointments in 2017, with Van Berkel becoming managing director of sports and corporate events in the Netherlands and Canada, and Michiel Aulbers appointed global commercial head of sports.

Van Berkel added: “Having bolstered our management team, ATPI Sports Events is now better placed than ever to build on our high-profile portfolio and we look forward to delivering our inspirational events and trademark hospitality across the thriving sports events industry throughout 2018.”

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