Bangkok, Thailand, November 4, 2019: The Olympic Council of Asia and the organising committee of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China in 2022 signed sponsorship agreements with four companies on Monday.
The signing ceremony took place on the sidelines of the OCA/Olympic Solidarity regional forum at the Arnoma Grand Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.
The prestige partner contracts were signed with Geely automobile suppliers, China Telecom, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) and LoongAir, the local airline serving Hangzhou and Zhejiang province in east China.
The top table guests were the IOC Member for Thailand and member of the OCA Executive Board, Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul, Mao Genhong, Deputy Secretary General of HAGOC, OCA Director General Husain Al-Musallam and Maj. Gen. Charouck Arirachakaran, Vice President and Secretary General of the Thailand National Olympic Committee.
"This signing ceremony is a prestigious event for the OCA and for the history of the Asian Games," said Mr Al-Musallam.
"The OCA is really proud of the achievement of the Asian Games and the positive impact they have had, not only in sport but in developing society and creating a safe environment for the youth. This cannot happen without the unity and solidarity of the Olympic movement in Asia."
The OCA Director General thanked the HAGOC delegation for presenting a progress report at the regional forum and the four sponsors for joining the Asian Games in Hangzhou in 2022.
"This will make a really positive impact in helping to promote sport and the Olympic movement in Asia," he said. "We can assure you that we will do our best to create a very good environment for you to achieve your goals and also for us to achieve our goals by organising our event to the highest level in the world."
The 19th Asian Games will run from September 10-25, 2022, with 40 sports and over 10,000 athletes.