Driving global partnerships for Gay Games Hong Kong 2022
CSM have been appointed by the Organizing Committee of Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022 as its exclusive commercial sales partner, to drive global partnerships. The project will be led by the CSM APAC team in Hong Kong, but will involve collaboration across all CSM’s global offices.
The 2022 Gay Games in Hong Kong will be the eleventh time the event has been staged and the first time it has been hosted in Asia. The Games rely heavily on commercial partnerships to be able to take place. The estimated cost to host the event is 7 million USD. Since 1982 the Gay Games have been held every four years, organised by the Federation of Gay Games and the host city.
In the spirit of Gay Games founder, Dr. Tom Waddell, the team of Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022 lead by Chairman Dennis Philipse, perfectly illustrates inclusion, diversity and tolerance with talented members of different age, ethnic, professional backgrounds. Under the theme “Unity in Diversity” the team understands that the core mission of the Gay Games is to educate people in a spirit of better understanding through sports and culture events. The spirit of equality is enshrined in the Games’ principle of inclusion for individual differences.
The event will have an estimated economic impact of up to one billion Hong Kong dollars in transport, accommodation, food & beverages and shopping to the host city, attracting up to 15,000 participants and 40,000 spectators during a 10-day period in November 2022. Hong Kong was awarded the games in October 2017 beating Washington D.C. (US) and Guadalajara (Mexico) in the short-list bidding.
Dan Parr, Regional Director Asia at CSM said of the appointment; “We’re extremely privileged to be able to partner with Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022. The games are a 10 days festival in 2022 celebrating inclusion, but we believe their impact will be felt a lot sooner, and for a lot longer.
“It is a rare opportunity to be involved in supporting a sporting and cultural event that has the power and impetus to educate and deliver social change. We are looking forward to working with the local organizing committee, and brands across the world, that believe in the virtues of inclusivity and opportunity.
“We were very impressed by the bid team and their ambition, and are looking forward to helping them achieve their vision.”
Dennis Philipse, Chairman of Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022, says: “We are very excited about what this opportunity can mean for Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022. Our agreement with CSM has the potential to create the best Gay Games ever.”