iSportconnect Sign Two-Year Partnership Deal With Sodexo
By Community | July 17, 2018
iSportconnect, the world’s largest global private network of sport business executives, is delighted to announce a new two-year partnership with Sodexo Sports & Leisure.
Sodexo Sports & Leisure has a global portfolio of stadia and major events, providing catering, hospitality, non-matchday conference and events as well as facilities management services for diverse clients including Ascot Racecourse, Newcastle United FC, Paris Saint-Germain FC, Miami Dolphins, Atletico Madrid, The Open and Le Tour de France.
Last year Sodexo Sports & Leisure acquired event venue catering & hospitality specialist Centerplate to become one of the largest such providers in the US and supporting the UK strategy to grow its stadia and cultural destinations portfolio.
iSportconnect will support Sodexo Sports & Leisure with its business objectives across UK, Spain and China, and Sodexo’s joint venture with the Mike Burton Group Sports, Travel & Hospitality (STH).
STH designs, promotes and operates ticket inclusive travel and sports hospitality programmes for major sporting events across the globe. Clients include the upcoming Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan and Cricket World Cup 2019 in England.
STH is also official travel programme operator for all ICC Cricket and is the official travel and hospitality provider for the British Olympic Association (Team GB).
Sree Varma, iSportconnect’s CEO and Founder, said of the partnership: “It is always an immense pleasure to welcome onboard a new partner, but few are as big or as impressive as Sodexo. The company’s track record and turnover speak for itself, and I’m confident both iSportconnect and Sodexo will reap the rewards from this collaboration over the next two years.”
Chris John, CEO, Sodexo Global Events, added: “We’re pleased to be partnering with iSportconnect to support our strategy of growing our portfolio of sports venues in the UK, Spain and China, and our global event hospitality joint venture Sports, Travel & Hospitality. Our mission is to provide a world-class service to our clients and customers and with iSportconnect, we can share our thought leadership and expertise in contributing to fan experience and maximising revenue for venues.”
Sodexo Sports & Leisure is part of Sodexo. Founded in Marseille in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 80 countries, Sodexo serves 100 million consumers each day through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Through its more than 100 services, Sodexo provides clients an integrated offering developed over 50 years of experience: from food services, reception, maintenance and cleaning, to facilities and equipment management; from services and programs fostering employees’ engagement to solutions that simplify and optimize their mobility and expenses management, to in-home assistance, child care centres and concierge services. Sodexo’s success and performance are founded on its independence, its sustainable business model and its ability to continuously develop and engage its 427,000 employees throughout.