SOS Global chosen as logistics provider for championships
VAIL — SOS Global has been selected as the official logistics provider for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.
Founded in 1986, SOS Global is a one-stop freight forwarding and logistics company, with operations teams in place in both the United States and Europe.
“We are delighted to have SOS Global join our 2015 World Championships family of partners,” said Michael Imhof, senior vice president of sales and operations for the Vail Valley Foundation and director of the 2015 World Championships. “With the enormous amount of shipping and transportation needs associated with an event of the magnitude of the 2015 World Championships, it’s great to know that we have an industry leader in this regard on our team.”
SOS Global will organize and handle transport of items such as race fencing, marketing signs, broadcast equipment and other essential equipment necessary to stage the championships. The SOS Global offices in the U.S. will provide on-site staff to assist partners and customers with their local needs in Colorado, while this team will also be supported by a full-time American operations team, along with additional members throughout Europe and Russia.
“The FIS Alpine World Championships is a perfect fit for our team that has just finished handling several worldwide events,” said Steve O’Connell, vice president of SOS Global Express. “We are thrilled that the Vail Valley Foundation and the FIS have shown confidence in us to handle this event. The total service concept, promoted throughout the SOS team, has allowed for personalized solutions that meet and exceed the needs of our clients.”
Scheduled from Feb. 2-15, the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek are expected to showcase athletes from over 70 nations, with an estimated 750 million worldwide television viewers and an on-site media and broadcast entourage of approximately 1,500 members.
For additional information on the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek, visit http://www.vailbeaver creek2015.com. For more information on SOS Global and its 2015 team, email firstname.lastname@example.org.