ABN AMRO and Rotterdam Ahoy renew WTT partnership

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ABN AMRO and Rotterdam Ahoy today renewed their sponsorship contract for the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament for a further two years. As a result, ABN AMRO will continue to be involved with the tournament as its main sponsor in 2018-2019, as it has since the event first began in 1974, making ABN AMRO and Rotterdam Ahoy the longest-running sponsor partnership within the ATP World Tour.

This year, Rotterdam Ahoy will be organising the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament for the 44th time. The event will take place between 13 and 19 February this year. Over the years, the event has grown into one of the most popular men’s tennis tournaments in the world. It has acquired ATP 500 status, making it one of the world’s 25 leading tennis tournaments. This year, five of the top ten players will be taking part, including Rafael Nadal and Stanislas Wawrinka.

Ernst Boekhorst, Brand, Sponsoring & Foundation Manager at ABN AMRO: “We’ve been involved with the tournament since it first began in 1974. That’s why we’re extremely proud that we will continue to be part of ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament up to and including 2019. This unique partnership has brought a great deal both to the bank and to Rotterdam Ahoy. For us, it’s an important platform for receiving clients, as well as a great opportunity to give young rising tennis stars a stage on which to display their talents.”

Jolanda Jansen, Director of Rotterdam Ahoy: “We’re delighted to be renewing our collaboration with ABN AMRO on this world-class event. ABN AMRO and Rotterdam Ahoy are a great partnership who try each year to raise the tournament to an ever higher level. Fortunately, the vision our predecessors had with regard to sports, entertainment, hospitality and partnership is still proving of immense value.”

Richard Krajicek, Director of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament: “ABN AMRO’s longstanding association with the tournament is a real boost for sports as a whole and tennis in particular. It demonstrates the unique value that sports and business offer each other, including over the long term. I am proud to be able to help renew this partnership.”

The ABN AMRO World Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, which is held at the same time, is also being continued up to and including 2019. Under tournament director Esther Vergeer, the World Wheelchair Tennis Tournament has grown into an established tradition in recent years, with the world’s leading wheelchair players coming to Rotterdam Ahoy to compete.

For information about the tournament, please visit www.abnamrowtt.nl. A video presenting statistics about the WTT can be viewed here.


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