Infront appointed as sales agent in Italy for corporate hospitality packages for FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 and 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™


Milan, Italy - Infront has been appointed by MATCH Hospitality AG to be the Exclusive Sales Agent in Italy for the sale of hospitality packages for the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil.

Infront will have the exclusive rights to market and sell these hospitality packages, on behalf of MATCH Hospitality, to companies in the Italian market through its partner Exist s.r.l, a leading Italian company in the area of corporate hospitality.

MATCH Hospitality has developed a number of different hospitality packages for these events so that companies can choose the best solution for their guests to enjoy these prestigious football events. There are 5 distinct products - MATCH Private Suite, Bossa Nova Studio, MATCH Business Seat, MATCH Pavilion or MATCH Premier and 4 types of Series – Aquarela Series, Venue Series, Final Round Series and Team Specific Series.

Options range from the opportunity to follow the team of your choice for 1, 3 or all 7 possible matches, to the prestigious Aquarela series, a package that gives the customer a MATCH Private Suite in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte for all 19 matches to be played in these venues, including the Opening Match featuring Brazil, the Semi-finals and the Final. The hospitality areas also provide a wide array of tasteful surroundings from the exclusive MATCH Private Suite and the Bossa Nova Studio, where guests can watch the match and enjoy international cuisine and a number of other amenities, to the more informal environment in the MATCH Pavilion and MATCH Premier Categories.

“We are very proud to be the Exclusive Sales Agent of MATCH Hospitality AG for the Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 and the 2014 World Cup Brazil™ – said Giuseppe Ciocchetti, the General Manager of Infront Italy – Our aim is to provide our customers with the best means of making the sport a unique, unforgettable experience and give them the occasion to strengthen business relations and explore new business opportunities”.

“MATCH Hospitality is delighted to cooperate with Infront Italy for the sale of corporate hospitality packages for the Brazil World Cup in 2014.” stated Jaime Byrom, Executive Chairman of MATCH Hospitality “A leader in sports rights management in Italy – TV, media and advertising – and one of the most important international operators in the sector, Infront Italy combines ability and unparalleled experience in the promotion and sale of hospitality programmes for companies or individuals in a country where football is followed passionately by millions of fans every day.”

The FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 will be a prelude to the World Cup the preceding year, and will be held between 15 and 30 June 2013. It will be contested by the champions from 6 continents, Spain as the world champions, and Brazil as the host country.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup™, the second to be held in Brazil, will be held between 12 June and 13 July 2014 in 12 Brazilian cities, and will include 64 matches played by the 32 strongest teams in the world.


About MATCH Hospitality AG

MATCH Hospitality AG is the only company in the world officially authorised by FIFA to offer and guarantee, directly or through appointed sales agents, the exclusive hospitality packages for all the following matches: FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009 and 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa™, FIFA Women´s World Cup Germany 2011™, FIFA Confederations Cup 2013, 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ and FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015™. As of 1 November FIFA and MATCH Hospitality announced the extension of the agreement for the FIFA World Cups™ in 2018 and 2022, in addition to the FIFA Confederations Cups for 2017 and 2021 and FIFA Women’s World Cups™ for 2019 and 2023. The agreement includes the exclusive world-wide right to sell hospitality packages and manage the hospitality programme.

MATCH Hospitality launched its own registration page on the FIFA.com website at the address http://hospitality.fifa.com where interested parties can find all the information on the hospitality programmes.

The registered office of MATCH Hospitality AG is in Zurich (Switzerland) with offices also in Johannesburg and Rio de Janeiro. The main shareholders of the company include Byrom Holdings plc, Dentsu Inc., Infront Sports & Media AG, The Bidvest Group Limited and Winterhill Investments Limited.