One of the world’s leading integrated financial services providers, Allianz SE, has strengthened its support of the Paralympic movement by renewing its global partnership with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and agreeing to six further partnerships with National Paralympic Committees.
After 5 years as gold patron of the IPC, Allianz has agreed a 2-year renewal which will see it upgraded to become the organization’s first international partner.
“For the past 5 years, the IPC and Allianz have grown together through a mutually beneficial partnership,” Sir Philip Craven, IPC president, stated in a press release. “They are an extremely active and loyal partner who continues to contribute towards the aims of the Paralympic movement. We are delighted that they are extending their involvement with the IPC by becoming our first international partner and also supporting eight National Paralympic Committees as national supporter.”
As part of its Paralympic partnership, Allianz actively promotes the Paralympic movement and aims to reduce social reservations towards impairment and sports. Under the motto “Sharing Paralympic Knowledge,” information on Paralympic sport disciplines is widely distributed. An emotional campaign titled “Believe in Yourself” encourages the public and staff members to identify with the inspiring achievements of Paralympic athletes. Seminars and talks for Allianz employees with Paralympic athletes are part of the successful sponsorship package.