Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017
A year since the launch of its dedicated sports division in Melbourne, ATPI Sports Events is celebrating a successful 12 months of growth in the Australian market. Since starting operating in the region last year, the ATPI Sports Events team has taken on a number of new clients, managed events and ensured cost-efficient travel management for a number of high-profile sports clients.
During 2016, ATPI Sports Events was appointed as an official travel package provider for England’s premiership football team, Arsenal, and its forthcoming tour to Sydney in July 2017. It will also operate as the global official hospitality agency for the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. More recently the events management company has secured contracts to manage both the business and player travel for the AFL Players Association – the representative body for professional Australian Football League players plus the travel requirements for the state teams for Hockey Victoria, which is the state association for the administration of the sport.
ATPI Sports Events is part of the leading global travel and events management company, the ATPI Group, which also includes ATPI Voyager in Australia. Following a successful programme of growth during 2016, the ATPI Group announced that chief operating officer Peter Muller has re-located from the U.K to Australia. Peter is responsible for driving growth and the management of the Asia Pacific region.
Commenting on the successful first year of operation, Peter Muller, chief operating officer, the ATPI Group, said:
“Following huge success with ATPI Sports Events in many other regions around the globe, we are thrilled to have followed suit in Australia with an incredible first year in operation. Our team leading the event and travel management for the thriving sports event industry in Australia is continuing to drive our global presence forward, ensuring our clients continue to capitalise on our experience and expertise in the sector. We are looking forward to more growth in the year ahead and will continue to build our global sports events portfolio.”
ATPI Sports Events is one of the world’s fastest growing events businesses with specialist teams delivering travel, events, corporate hospitality, ticketing, branding and sponsorship activation for leading events and sports brands around the world.
The ATPI Group has a network of over 100 offices worldwide and is a global leader in travel management for corporate, shipping and energy businesses, sports and corporate event management and online travel technology.