Infront to ensure international reach for Spengler Cup for six further years
Davos, Switzerland – The Spengler Cup Davos and Infront announced today the extension of their long-term partnership until 2023. As an experienced partner for the distribution of international media rights, Infront will keep broadening the reach of the competition, ensuring top quality coverage of the tournament in the key ice hockey markets worldwide. Bruno Marty, Infront Senior Vice President Winter Sports: "As a long-standing partner of ice hockey, we are excited to continue supporting the Spengler Cup Davos and we thank the organisers for their renewed confidence in our team. Our goal is to further increase the exposure of this successful and traditional tournament, which has established itself as a sporting fixture between Christmas and New Year's Eve."
Strong line up for 2018
Hosted by the Swiss team HC Davos, the Spengler Cup is an invitational tournament, featuring six teams from around the world. It represents the most traditional international ice hockey tournament for clubs. This year’s competition will feature defending champions Team Canada and Hockey Club Davos (SUI) – each with 15 Spengler Cup wins – as well as HK Metallurg Magnitogorsk (RUS), KalPa Kuopio Hockey Oy (FIN), Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers (GER) and Champions Hockey League semi-finalists HC Oceláři Třinec (CZE).The tournament will start on Wednesday 26 December 2018, with the final taking place on Monday 31 December.
Infront is a leading sports marketing company managing a comprehensive portfolio of top properties. Infront covers all aspects of successful sporting events, including the distribution of media rights, sponsorship, media production, event operation and digital solutions. Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, Infront has a team of more than 1,000 staff working from 39 offices across more than 14 countries, delivering 4,100 event days of top class sport around the world every year. In 2015, Infront was integrated into Wanda Sports Group, part of Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group.