Allianz Benelux and The Royal Netherlands Watersports Association agreed on a partnership for the next eight years. Allianz supports the The Royal Netherlands Watersports Association in its mission to let Dutch people sail safely, successfully and with pleasure, now and in the future. In addition, Allianz has become the main sponsor of the Youth Sailing World Championships 2022 and the Sailing World Championships 2023 in The Hague, and the annual Allianz Regatta, formerly known as the Medemblik Regatta. The events are also the reason TIG Sports is a partner in the agreement. The broad partnership in water sports is in line with Allianz’s goal – ‘We secure your future’. It also complements Allianz’s global partnership with the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Olympic & Paralympic Partnership
Allianz has been supporting the International Paralympic Committee since 2006 and on 11 January 2021 launched the global partnership of the Olympic and Paralympic Games for the period 2021-2028. With this too, Allianz wants to work on a better and inclusive world through sport on the basis of the Olympic and Paralympic vision.
Allianz and The Royal Netherlands Watersports Association, a good match
The Royal Netherlands Watersports Association, with 400 clubs, ensures that Dutch people can enjoy a lifetime of fun, success and safety on the water. The Dutch top sailors have been dominating the world top for several years. With this partnership Allianz and The Royal Netherlands Watersports Association want to build further on the future of water sports in The Netherlands with confidence and dedication. This means building on the pleasure of current and new athletes on the water, on innovation in the sport and on keeping the Dutch waters accessible, clean and safe.
The Future is Water
The synergy between the three partners with regard to the above objectives is expressed in the motto of the partnership: ‘The Future is Water’. The Royal Netherlands Watersports Association, Allianz and TIG Sports believe in the power of water and the power of sports and join forces towards the future. Top sport, recreational sport, events, education, sustainability and innovation are the main themes.
Sjoerd Laarberg, CEO Allianz Netherlands: “We are looking forward to the cooperation with The Royal Netherlands Watersports Association and TIG Sports. Their ambition to make water sports accessible for everyone in clean water fits in perfectly with our aim to contribute to a carefree and sustainable future. Not only for our customers, employees and business partners, but also for everyone who cares about water sports, from young to old and from young talent to top athletes.”
Arno van Gerven, Director of The Royal Netherlands Watersports Association: “We are extremely proud that in Allianz we have found a world-class partner who will commit to us for no less than eight years. An exceptional moment which, as far as I am concerned, marks the future. Together with our clubs we can continue to pursue our ambitions. That means remaining the best sailing country and inspiring the youth with everything the water has to offer. In this way we want to win the next generation for our sport and our clubs in particular. With unique water sport events we want to surprise and conquer the Netherlands. In short: we look forward to working with Allianz to continue building the first summer sport in the Netherlands.”
About Allianz in the Benelux
Allianz is a world leader in insurance and financial services, with a presence in more than 70 countries and more than 147,000 employees serving 100 million customers. Allianz is the number one insurance brand in the Interbrand Global Brand Rankings 2020. In the Benelux, Allianz, through advisors, offers insurance products and services for individuals, the self-employed, SMEs and large corporations. From car insurance to disability insurance and from term life insurance to business pensions. Allianz in The Netherlands serves more than 1.3 million customers with the help of distribution partners and the direct writer Allianz Direct. In The Netherlands Allianz has about 1,000 employees and a revenue of € 1.3 billion. In Belgium and Luxembourg Allianz serves more than 900,000 customers, has more than 950 employees and a turnover of € 2.8 billion. More information: www.allianz.nl.
About The Royal Netherlands Watersports Association
With 400 water sports clubs and more than 80,000 members, The Royal Netherlands Watersports Association supports water sports at all levels and in many ways. From enthusing children and training trainers to making the 4,400 kilometers of Dutch waterways accessible, affordable and navigable.
About TIG Sports
TIG Sports specializes in creating, renewing and organizing large-scale international sports events in the Netherlands. With a team of thirty permanent employees TIG Sports is responsible for the entire process, from concept development, financing, promotion and budgeting to the delivery of a high quality sports event. TIG Sports ambition is to be actively involved in the biggest international sport events in the Netherlands.