POSTED: Monday May 13th 2013
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Ana Botella: "Your contribution to Madrid 2020 is a proof of confidence in our country"

The Mayor of Madrid, Ana Botella, and the Madrid 2020 Bid President, Alejandro Blanco, expressed their gratitude to the bid’s sponsors at an event held in the Spanish capital on Friday.

Mayor of Madrid, Ana Botella, and President of Madrid 2020, Alejandro Blanco together with the  presidents and managers of the 40 companies supporting Madrid 2020 Bid
Mayor of Madrid, Ana Botella, and President of Madrid 2020, Alejandro Blanco together with the presidents and managers of the 40 companies supporting Madrid 2020 Bid

Madrid, 10 May 13

Speaking on behalf of the Madrid 2020 team and the people of Madrid, the Mayor of Madrid, Ana Botella, and the Madrid 2020 Bid President, Alejandro Blanco, expressed their gratitude to the corporate sponsors of the city's Olympic bid.

"In these difficult times your contribution is an act of courage," said Botella at the event in which the sponsors were officially presented. "More than anything your contribution to Madrid 2020 is a proof of confidence in our country and in our ability to undertake any kind of project successfully."

The mayor underlined the power of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to transform the cities that host them by boosting the economy, revitalising industry and reinforcing the global image of the city and the country as a whole.

She added that the Games represented a great opportunity to improve the quality of life of citizens: "The boost provided by the Olympics lasts over time and is felt by the whole country."

Madrid 2020 has the support of Spain's biggest companies, who as Botella pointed out, create both jobs and wealth.

"We can work with you in developing the so-called intangible legacy," she said, in reference to the advent of new management models, new concepts of urban mobility, more and better technologies, responsible and intelligent investment and cost control. She added that the Games represented the best possible opportunity for thousands of youngsters to break into the labour market.

Blanco, who is also the President of the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE), echoed those views, stating that some 40 companies have come together to support the dreams of millions of people, forming in the process one of the bid's most solid bases.
Enthusiastically endorsing Madrid 2020's chances of success, Mayor Botella sounded an optimistic note as the event came to a close: "Spain is capable of taking on any type of challenge and reaching the highest professional standards in achieving goals relating to construction, organisation or management. The time has now come for the whole world to see that."


MADRID 2020 SPONSORS -  40 COMPANIES
PARTNERS

GRUPO VILLAR MIR-OHL
Fifth largest Construction and Services company in Spain. It is the seventh largest group in the world in Private Infrastructure Development and the leading investor worldwide in infrastructures in Latin America.

ACCENTURE
Global management consulting, technology and outsourcing company serving clients in more than 120 countries.

PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS
Leading professional services firm worldwide, drawing on the knowledge and skills in 158 countries.
GARRIGUES
Leading law firm in Spain and Portugal. Leading tax and legal services firm in terms of professional headcount and billings.
LA CAIXA
Leading savings bank in Spain and the third largest financial entity in the country.

IFEMA
Trade Fair Institution of Madrid. Its 30-year experience of staging trade fairs has made it the most important of its kind in Spain and one of the leaders in Europe.

 

TELEF�"NICA
One of the world leaders integrated operator in the telecommunication sector, providing communication, information and entertainment solutions, with presence in Europe and Latin American.

JC DECAUX
Number one outdoor advertising company worldwide, the market leader in Europe and number one in Asia Pacific.


PREFERRED SPONSORS

G�"MEZ ACEBO & POMBO
Independent law firm recognized internationally for its legal services.

CEIM / CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Confederation of Madrid Employers.

GLOBALIA / AIR EUROPA
Spain's leading tourist group and air company operating in ten countries worldwide.


OFFICIAL SPONSORS

GRUPO LECHE PASCUAL
Most important Spanish dairy products company.

BOVIS LEND & LEASE
One of the world's leading fully integrated property and infrastructure solutions providers.

GRUPO SANTANDER (BS)
Largest bank in the eurozone and one of the largest in the world.

REPSOL
Number one provider of energy solutions in Spain operating in more than 30 countries.

IEPE
Spanish outdoor advertising company and street furniture.

MADRID VISITORS & CONVENTION BUREAU
Madrid's Tourist Office.

LLORENTE Y CUENCA
Leading communication consultancy in Spain, Portugal and Latin America.

COLLABORATORS
MARSH & MCLENNAN
World's leading global advice and solutions providers in risk, strategy and human capital.
NUSSLI
Leading international supplier of temporary structures for events, trade fairs and exhibitions.

MIGUEL TORRES
Leading company in the Premium wine and brandy business.

PARKARE
Leading Spanish business group in the automation, management and distribution of urban mobility.

UNIVERSIA (GRUPO SANTANDER)
Biggest network of Spanish and Portuguese-speaking universities.

DRAGADOS
Worldwide reference company in the construction and services activities.

GRUPO ORTIZ
Leading developers in the construction sector.

MALLORCA CATERING
Leading Spanish company in the catering and high quality food business.

MARIA LAFUENTE
Fashion design company.

 

FCC
One of the world's leading developers in the construction sector.

FERROVIAL
One of the world's leading developers of transport infrastructure.

ISOLUX
Global benchmark in the areas of concessions, energy, construction and industrial services.
SACYR
Spanish company which engaged in the construction, real state, contracting, property-owning and service business.

FRIENDS

ALSA
International company of bus transportation.

AVANZA
Spanish company of bus transportation.

RH ARQUITECTOS
Spanish architecture firm.

SAMSONITE
Leading company in the luggage sector.


DONORS

BBVA
Global financial and banking group.

IBERDROLA
Spanish most important worldwide providers of power supply.

EL CORTE INGLÉS
Spanish European leading department stores with worldwide presence.

RENAULT
Leading automotive company.
MAHOU
Spanish leading beer company.

For further inquiries, please contact:

Sandra Serrano
International Communications Department
Madrid 2020 Bid Committee
Phone: +34 91 1922020
aserrano@madrid2020.es
http://www.madrid.es
http://www.facebook.com/madrid2020
@Madrid2020ES

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Keywords · Madrid 2020 · Ana Botella · Alejandro Blanco · sponsors · Olympic bidding


Name: Sandra Serrano
Organization: Madrid 2020 Bid Committee
Email:
Phone: 34911922020
URL: http://www.madrid.es


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