When 32 of the world's best wave windsurfers meet again in mid-September for the PWA World Cup in Klitmøller, the local Thisted company, netIP, will be the new title sponsor. The event will now be known as the netIP Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2016.
netIP is a local world class IT-infrastructure provider and will also provide the infrastructure for the PWA World Cup in Cold Hawaii, for the benefit of guests and participants who will, as a result, have access to a fast and secure internet connection during the entire event.
Event manager, Robert Sand, is pleased that almost all sponsors are local companies:
"It says something about our community, and our ability to stand together to support big events like this. When we launched the event back in 2010, quite a few viewed the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup as a good thing, but not as something that they could be a part of. Now, many more local companies would like to contribute to the event and thus become part of the success."
Proud to be part of the PWA World Cup in Cold Hawaii
netIP is deeply rooted in Thisted and views Cold Hawaii as one of the strongest place brands in Denmark. The sponsorship provides excellent opportunities for exposure, but first and foremost, they have invested in the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup to show local pride through an event of this magnitude in the area.
"Cold Hawaii has indeed brought attention to the area. Each year, the athletes push themselves to the limit of what is possible. As in the IT industry, the competition is fierce; only the right combination of skills, heart, and a good head will bring you the right results. Through our IT-infrastructure solution, we will make sure that we add to this already remarkable event", explains CEO Carsten Hedemann from netIP.
Philip Köster (G44), Reigning World Champion, triple World Champion, winner of event 2015: „I can’t wait to come back to Denmark. I love the conditions and am always amazed by the hospitality of the locals, who are simply stunning. The whole community comes together and gives its all to make this event happen. Of course I will again do my very best to be on top of the competition.“
Victor Fernandez (E43), Current leader of the PWA World Tour ranking in wave-performance: ”Right now I am at home in Almerimar, Spain. I will come to Klitmøller around the 10th of September to get used to the Cold Hawaii conditions. I am looking forward to competing in Klitmøller as it’s one of my favourite stops of the PWA World Tour. I love the town, conditions and the people, who are committed with all their hearts and souls.”
Facts about netIP:
netIP provides secure, reliable, and flexible IT infrastructure to businesses. The company was founded in 1996 by Martin Kjølhede and today employs 80 people. It is headquartered in Thisted, with local offices in four other cities in Jutland.