Junkers signs deal with International Basketball Federation (FIBA) MIES, Switzerland (FIBA EuroBasket 2017) - FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, announced on Thursday it has signed a partnership agreement with Junckers, a leading manufacturer of solid wood sports flooring. The partnership calls for the Denmark-based company to serve as Official Technical Supplier of FIBA EuroBasket 2017. As such, it will supply custom-made and specially-designed wooden courts for the five venues that will host the biggest European basketball competition. Junckers has previously teamed up with FIBA, providing sports flooring at EuroBasket 2009 and for the Olympic Basketball Tournament at the Athens 2004 Games. Carsten Chabert, Chief Executive Officer of Junckers, said: "As FIBA Equipment & Venue Centre Partner for many years, Junckers has a close co-operation with FIBA. We are truly proud to be the Official Technical Supplier to the prestigious and successful FIBA EuroBasket 2017. This agreement further anchors the relation between our companies and supports our strategy to maintain our position as the leading sports flooring supplier on a worldwide scale." Frank Leenders, FIBA Media and Marketing Services (FMMS) Director General, said: "We are very pleased to welcome Junckers as the Official Technical Supplier of FIBA EuroBasket 2017. Thanks to its unique expertise, Junckers will deliver the participating teams first-class courts for the competition which will feature a new and inspiring brand identity across all the venues." The agreement comes after FIBA put out a Request of Proposal to all FIBA Venue & Equipment Centre partners in the category of wooden flooring. Thanks to seven subsidiaries and a network of distributors and agents, Junckers is represented in more than 50 countries, including the four - Finland, Israel, Romania and Turkey - that will host FIBA EuroBasket 2017.
Tencent sponsors International Basketball Federation (FIBA) MIES, Switzerland/SHENZHEN, China - FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, on Tuesday announced it has signed a nine-year sponsorship deal with Tencent, a leading global digital company. The agreement complements the media partnership which the two parties announced back in May.