Munich 2018 Makes Five New ‘Friends’ in Bid Support

January 26, 2011

Munich, rival bidders to the PyeongChang and Annecy efforts to win the right to host the 2018 Winter Games, have received a timely boost to their bid prospects after announcing an agreement welcoming on board five new ‘Friends of the Bid’.

The new deals mean that the Bid Committee has now signed a combined total of 21 partnership agreements.The five new ‘Freinds’ include aeronautics giant EADS, City Partner München, Eventpool, JMT Mietmöbel and United Ambient Media.

Managing director of Munich 2018, Jürgen Bühl stated: “The commitment by these five new ‘Friends of the Bid’ demonstrates that local, national and international businesses can see the wealth of opportunities that hosting the Winter Games would generate: not only for their own businesses, but for their entire industries. In addition to financial support, these businesses are pledging to contribute their expertise, ideas and products to Munich 2018’s bid.”