The Bank of China (“BOC”) becomes the Official Partner of the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (Beijing 2022) on July 13, 2017.
(Photoed by Dai Bing)
Cai Qi (Secretary of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee and President of Beijing 2022), Chen Jining (Acting Mayor of Beijing and Executive President of Beijing 2022), Zhang Haidi (Chairperson of the China Disabled Person’s Federation, and Executive President of Beijing 2022) and Tian Guoli (Chairman of the BOC Board of Directors) attended the signing ceremony in the BOC’s headquarters in Beijing.
Zhang Jiandong (Vice Mayor of Beijing and Vice Executive President of Beijing 2022) and Chen Siqing (Governor of the BOC) signed the partnership document.
BOC is the first Official Partner for Beijing 2022 after Beijing 2022 launched its marketing program.
The Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 will be a milestone event in China’s history, and is of far-reaching significance to exhibiting China’s image, promoting the country’s development and upgrading the national spirit, says Chen Ji’ning.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has said on many occasions that China will host a “fantastic, extraordinary and excellent” Olympic Winter Games in a “green, sharing, open and clean” manner, Chen says.
The marketing program guarantees the success of Beijing 2022. It offers a broad stage for enterprises to promote their brands and sharpen their competitive edge, he says.
Since the marketing program was launched in February this year, Beijing 2022 has been seeking an official banking partner based upon openness, fairness and justness. The BOC beats other competitors and becomes our first Official Partner, adds Chen.
As the Official Partner for Beijing 2022, the BOC will carry forward the Olympism, help disseminate the vision of the Games, provide the broadest and most reliable high-quality banking services, and promote the popularity of winter sports, Tian Guoli says.
The BOC is the only bank in China that has operated for over a century. With branches covering China’s mainland and 51 countries and regions, it has the most extensive global presence among all the Chinese banks. The BOC, in line with our strategic goal of “Serving Society, Delivering Excellence”, has established broad cooperation with the Olympic Movement in recent years, says Tian.
The BOC was the Official Partner for Beijing 2008. We provided Beijing 2008 with a wide range of international, professional and people-centered banking services, he says.
Beijing will be the only city to host Summer and Winter editions of the Olympic Games. The BOC is the only bank in China that has the privilege to serve both 2008 and 2022 Olympics. We will join hands with Beijing 2022 to provide good-quality, reliable and personalized banking services:
To meet all pre-Games and Games-time banking services of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, the Beijing 2022 and the Chinese Olympic Committee; and to meet all banking services for the Chinese Olympic Team at PyeongChang 2018, Tokyo 2020, Beijing 2022 and the 2024 Olympic Games;
To take advantage of the BOC’s international, diversified and professional networks to support China’s winter sports development;
And to upgrade the BOC’s hardware and software and make sure the banking system can operate properly against freezing and windy weather.