- Type: KPMG information, Press release
- Date: 10/10/2008
Guangzhou, 10 October 2008
The 16th Asian Games Organizing Committee signed a sponsorship agreement yesterday with KPMG Huazhen, which will become the exclusive supplier of accounting advisory services for the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou. KPMG will provide the GAGOC with professional audit, tax, and financial and risk advisory services.
Mr. Liu Jiangnan, Deputy Secretary General, Guangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee (GAGOC) and Mr. Carlson Tong, Chairman, KPMG China delivered speeches at the ceremony, while Mr. Gu Shiyang, Deputy Secretary General, GAGOC presented the sponsorship certificate. Mr. Fang Deer, Director of Marketing Department, GAGOC and Mr. Johnny Ng, Senior Partner, Southern region, KPMG China signed the sponsorship agreement on behalf of their respective organisations. Various GAGOC officials and representatives from KPMG also attended the signing ceremony.
In his speech, Mr. Liu Jiangnan congratulated KPMG on becoming the accounting advisory services exclusive supplier for the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games. He acknowledged that KPMG is now on board to provide professional audit and finance related service support to the GAGOC, before adding that with KPMG's professional assistance, the GAGOC will be able to cost-effectively host the upcoming Asian Games.
He also urged domestic and foreign companies to take this opportunity to contribute to the success of the Guangzhou Asian Games by providing financial assistance, technology, and other service support.
Mr. Carlson Tong, Chairman, KPMG China, said, "The Asian Games is the largest sporting event in the region. Beijing hosted the Asian Games in 1990 and subsequently the Olympic Games in 2008. Guangzhou is the second city in China to organize this major sports event in Asia. Guangzhou is one of the modernised cities with a harmonious society and a strong economy. We have no doubt about the success of the upcoming Asian Games, which will combine the unique culture and heritage of the Guangdong Province, Guangzhou, and China."
KPMG places great emphasis on corporate social responsibility. The sponsorship agreement highlights not only the GAGOC's recognition of the high quality of KPMG's services, but also one of KPMG's core values - "Committed to our Communities". Our 8,500 people at KPMG China are extremely proud to be the accounting advisory services exclusive supplier for the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou.
"KPMG China will establish a team of experienced professionals to work closely with GAGOC over the next three years from the preparation stage until the end of the Asian Games. We will make use of our international experience and service network to contribute to the success of the Asian Games," noted Mr. Tong.
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