World Para Athletics Championships London 2017: EFM Global Announced as National Logistics Supplier

IPC World ParaAthletics Championships 2017 London

EFM Global is the latest national supplier to be announced for the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017. The logistics specialist has extensive experience of managing the logistics for many of the major global sporting events of the 21st century around the world and will be supplying logistics services across the Championships, which take place at the London Stadium from 14 to 23 July.

Their role will include customs clearance, baggage and equipment handling, transportation, freight forwarding and integrated logistics support to London 2017, its partners, sponsors, suppliers, media and athletes.

Niels de Vos, Championships Director for the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 said “Managing the logistics is a vital, often unseen, element to the delivery of a successful event. We are therefore delighted to have secured EFM Global with their wide experience and expertise. We look forward to working together to ensure the smooth running of the World Para Athletics Championships next month.”

Since 2000, EFM has been providing project logistics, freight and transportation solutions to the live events industry with a reputation for delivering on time and on budget.

Many of the biggest names in sport, music, automotive, broadcasting and performing arts have used EFM Global to manage their global event logistics requirements. EFM’s sport team combines years of expertise working on major sporting events with many starting their careers within the organisations they now support. EFM is the freight supplier of choice for international sports teams including athletics, rowing, cycling, rugby, skiing and cricket.

Lisa Ryan, EFM’s Chief Commercial Officer, said “We’re delighted to support London 2017 in delivering a world class event to a global audience with our appointment as the National Logistics Supplier of the World Para Athletics Championships. Working at the Stadium again is very exciting for our team and we believe that our extensive major sporting event experience will ensure a smooth running logistical operation for all concerned.”

This year will bring together more than 3000 world-class athletes from more than 200 countries, who will compete in 30 sessions across 20 jam-packed and action-fueled days as both the World Para Athletics Championships (14-23 July) and IAAF World Championships London 2017 (04-13 August) are hosted in London this summer.

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Liz Birchall / Ryan Bangs

Head of Communications, British Athletics & London 2017 / Press Manager

T: +44 (0) 7718 526 363 / +44 (0) 7867 193 138

E: lbirchall@britishathletics.org.uk / rbangs@london2017.org.uk

Lisa Ryan

Chief Commercial Officer

EFM Global

E: Lisa.ryan@efm.global

Notes to Editors:

EFM’s supplier partnership of the IPC event was brokered and contracted by the rights marketing team at The Sports Consultancy. The Sports Consultancy is working with London 2017 Ltd to secure National Partners and Suppliers.

EFM Global is the National Logistics Supplier of the London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships. EFM specialises in providing high end logistics, freight and transport services to major international sporting events, for sports teams, media, local organising committees, sponsors and suppliers.

The London 2017 Ltd Organising Committee is delivering the World Para Athletics Championships on behalf of UK Athletics, the Greater London Authority and UK Sport, supported by Department for Culture Media and Sport, following the event being awarded to London in December 2012.

The World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 take place from 14 – 23 July at the Olympic Stadium and, alongside the IAAF World Championships London 2017, are together the biggest sporting event of the year. You can find out more at www.paraathleticschampionships.com.

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