Commercialbank Qatar Masters

2013 Official Sponsors - ExxonMobile Qatar, QMDI, Apollo Scaffolding, De Boer

Partners key to successful tournament

ExxonMobil Qatar Continues Support of Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

Commercial Bank Qatar Masters organizers have confirmed that long-standing partner of the tournament, ExxonMobil Qatar, will once again provide support for Qatar's leading golf event in 2013. This year's event will be hosted by the Qatar Golf Association (QGA), the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) and Commercialbank Qatar at Doha Golf Club from January 23-26.

ExxonMobil celebrates 16 years of partnership with the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters in 2013, having sponsored the tournament ever since its inception in 1998. ExxonMobil has become a leading supporter of sports in the State of Qatar through high profile sponsorships with events such as the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters and the Qatar ExxonMobil Open tennis tournament.

"Qatar is becoming increasingly known for its involvement in sports through staging world-class events, and we are proud to play a part in that ever-developing success story," said Bart Cahir, President and General Manager of ExxonMobil Qatar Inc.

"At ExxonMobil, we believe that by sponsoring events such as the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters we can help support the State of Qatar as an international sports arena, ultimately highlighting Qatar's role as a global business and investment hub. It has been fantastic to see the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters grow into a leading event on The European Tour since it was first staged in 1998 and we look forward to another exciting edition in 2013."

Andrew Stevens, Group CEO of title sponsor Commercial Bank of Qatar commented, "The sustained support of ExxonMobil Qatar is vital to the on-going success of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. ExxonMobil Qatar shares our passion for sports and for continuing to raise Qatar's profile as a premier sporting venue, making them an ideal and important partner."

Hassan Al Nuaimi, QGA President, added "We are delighted that ExxonMobil Qatar has continued its association with the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters for a 16th year. ExxonMobil's contribution to the success of the tournament and to Qatari sports in general since our first year of partnership in 1998 has been remarkable."

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QDMI pens strategic partnership with the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

Qatar MICE (Meetings, Incentive, Conference and Exhibition) Development Institute (QMDI) has inked a strategic partnership spanning three years with the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, Qatar's flagship sporting property. This exciting partnership will see both organisations leverage their association and expertise to raise the level of this prestigious tournament, staged in Qatar.

The three way partnership between the Qatar Olympic Committee, the Qatar Golf Association and Commercial Bank has resulted in the tournament making giant strides from its humble beginnings in 1998. It currently sits within the top 10 on the European Tour's international schedule, in terms of prize money, quality of the field and presentation. The 2013 edition which will be staged from 23 - 26 January promises to be a mouth-watering contest with some of the biggest names from both sides of the Atlantic scheduled to make their exclusive debuts in Qatar, some of whom will be reigniting their Ryder Cup rivalry, at Doha Golf Club.

QMDI, a member of Qatar Foundation, is Qatar's premier events management company managing some of The State's biggest conferences and exhibitions such as the United Nation Events for Climate Change Conference (COP 18/CMP8) and the 25th world postal Congress. Its partnership with one of Qatar's prestigious sporting events will see the tournament leveraging the vast resources, experience and expertise that QMDI possess to help create a seamless logistics process for this internationally acclaimed event.

With sport being one of the key pillars in Qatar's National 2030 Vision, the tournament and QMDI will seek to adopt the highest possible standards and signal to the world that global events are not only hosted in Qatar, but are also well supported by local global brands such as QMDI and staged to the highest possible standards with the help of local expertise, leaving behind legacy and setting a benchmark for future events.

QMDI's Chairman Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Naser was ecstatic with the partnership. "This is an exciting time for QMDI, he said. Our expertise in managing Qatar's biggest MICE industry events is second to none and a partnership with one of the most prestigious sporting events in Qatar is the next step in our evolution. The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters ranks amongst the best in world and it is our ambition to partner with the best, raise our profile through sport and contribute towards the growth of the tournament. Our expertise and the tournament's mercurial growth will realise a mutually beneficial partnership for both."

Mr. Andrew Stevens, Group CEO of Commercial Bank added, "With QMDI's complete package solution for ticketing, accommodation and other facilities, Commercial Bank Qatar Masters can now reach out to a wider audience locally, regionally and globally and attract a wider spectator audience. We have already started leveraging QMDI's ticketing resource vendors such as Virgin Ticketing and look forward to working together further to raise Qatar's profile on the world's sporting stage. These are exciting times for both of us."

"With sport being one of the key pillars in the Qatar National Vision 2030, we aim to signal to the world that global events are not only hosted in Qatar, but are well-supported and staged to the highest international standards with the help of local expertise, leaving behind a legacy and setting a benchmark for future events."

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Apollo Scaffolding Teams Up With Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters organisers have announced a brand new partnership with local Qatari firm, Apollo Scaffolding. This is the first time Apollo Scaffolding has sponsored the European Tour sanctioned tournament, which will take place from January 23-26 at Doha Golf Club.

As an Official Supplier, the Apollo Enterprises Scaffolding & Formworks Division will bring almost 20 years of Qatar market experience to the event. The company will provide the scaffolding necessary to erect the Winner's Enclosure, one of the focal areas of the acclaimed hospitality offering at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, as well as additional scaffolding needs throughout pre-event preparations and the tournament itself.

Established in 1994, Apollo Scaffolding provides some of the Middle East region's most professional scaffolding services. Their mission is to help clients successfully complete projects on time in a cost effective manner without compromising on quality, safety or the environment.

Apollo Divisional Manager Barry Britton comments, "It is very exciting for Apollo Scaffolding to bring our expertise in project operations to the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters team as a sponsor and an official supplier this year. It is an honour to be involved with one of the biggest sporting draws in Qatar and an annual focus of the golf world internationally."

A European Tour event, the 16th annual Commercial Bank Qatar Masters will be staged from January 23-26, 2013 at Doha Golf Club by the Qatar Golf Association (QGA) in collaboration with the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC). 2012 Ryder Cup Team Europe member Paul Lawrie will return to defend his Commercial Bank Qatar Masters title and attempt to become the tournament's first three-time winner.

Andrew Stevens, Group CEO, Commercial Bank of Qatar commented, "Successfully staging a world-class golf tournament requires reliable, professional partners. We are therefore very pleased to have a company with a reputation as strong as Apollo Scaffolding on board as an official supplier and sponsor. It is great to see local Qatari companies supporting the tournament and contributing to what is now a leading international sporting event."

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ISEM Overlay Silver Medallist to Support Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

Fresh from bagging the Silver Medal at the coveted International Sports Event Management awards in London, event overlay specialists De Boer will ensure that hospitality patrons and the general public visiting the 16th staging of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, will once again be in awe of the outstanding hospitality and exhibition facilities at Qatar's flagship sporting event.

A leading provider of temporary structures for international sporting events, De Boer has been an official supplier of the Tournament since 2007, showcasing an impressive array of structures that grabbed the attention of the sporting world, short listing the company in the Event overlay and Facilities' category, at the 2013 ISEM Awards. De Boer walked away with the Silver Medal, being narrowly edged out by London 2012.

Andrew Stevens, Group CEO of Commercial Bank of Qatar, commented, "Considering the competition De Boer were up against, winning silver at such a prestigious contest is an outstanding achievement. Their award based on the structures they provide us, speaks volumes for our commitment to partner with the best, and provide the best for our partners and hospitality patrons. De Boer is an integral part of the staging of the world-class Tournament, and we look forward to continuing our partnership into 2013."

Hassan Al Nuaimi added "In 2010 the Tournament was awarded the Best B2B Platform Event at the first Arabian Sponsorship Awards. This silver medal underlines the quality of our Tournament and commitment to showcase Qatar as the destination of choice for global sport. Not only do we ensure that we provide outstanding facilities and build on our reputation for providing the best, but we also back it up with an outstanding field of players every year."

Arnout de Hair, CEO of De Boer commented, "Following a very successful 2012, De Boer is once again proud to showcase its award-winning structures at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. We are delighted to play a continuing part in ensuring event spectators and hospitality guests are offered world-class facilities. The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters has gone from strength to strength as a major spectator friendly event and we know that 2013 will be no different."

"We are experienced in delivering event facilities and structures for international golf events and are proud to play a part of what has become, one of Qatar's leading sports events in a region that has embraced sport in recent years."

The 2013 Tournament will feature De Boer's famed premier double-story structure overlooking the 9th & 18th greens, the scene of so many defining moments in The Tournament's history. In addition The Public Village will feature a combination of structures for sponsors to showcase an exciting range of activities for families.

De Boer's reputation for providing overlay facilities for international events is well documented. Established in 1924, De Boer's extensive event experience includes UEFA EURO 2012, the 2006 Asian Games, the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the Pan Arab Games 2011, the Olympic Games London 2012, the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai as well as many other international sporting and cultural events.

Chris Myers, Tournament Manager and General Manager of Doha Golf Club added, "It is incredibly important for us to have a partner who truly understands the needs of a major sporting event, and De Boer's experience speaks for itself. We are delighted to be working together with De Boer again this year."

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