With its entry into the exclusive circle of the Major tournaments in women's world golf in 2013, The Evian Championship - which will close the Majors season, from 15 to 18 September 2016 – is more than ever reliant on its loyal and dynamic sponsors Club to ensure its unique and sustainable business model.
Rolex and The Evian Championship have been linked since 2000 in an ongoing partnership set firmly on course for the long term. Held in a breathtaking setting, nestled between Lake Geneva and the French Alps, this women’s golf Major is considered one of the sport’s leading showcases.
The highlight of the 2015 edition was Rolex Testimonee Lydia Ko’s incredible victory, as the youngest woman at age 18 to ever win a Major.
This year, as part of a new tradition that started in 2014, the Rolex Annika Major Award will be presented for the third year running, during the Evian Championship week, to recognize and celebrate the player who performed the best across all five of the women’s golf Majors.
Now celebrating its fourth year as a Major, the 2016 Evian Championship shares Rolex’s commitment to excellence, performance and prestige.
Rolex’s involvement in golf is deep-rooted, permeating all levels of the sport from grassroots, to the amateurs and professionals, all the way through to seniors. Significant support for top-level players, all five of the women’s golf Majors, the main professional tours and governing bodies, as well as leading competitions in the golfing world, places Rolex at the very heart of the game.
For more information, visit www.rolex.com
The image of the Evian region, with its Alpine mountain backdrop and magnificent scenery, has become well known for a number of reasons, two of which close to our heart. Evian is indeed the birthplace of pure evian® natural mineral water and home to the only Major golf event in continental Europe – The Evian Championship. A unique golf tournament taking place in a carefully preserved and protected natural environment.
evian® has been supporting the greatest golf and tennis tournaments around the world for three decades, associating the importance of hydration, sport and the playful Live Young attitude as essentials for a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
In addition to The Evian Championship, evian® is once again teaming up with the US Open and Wimbledon tennis tournaments. Moreover, evian® is honored to announce its new brand ambassador, Lydia Ko - 2015 evian Championship winner - who perfectly embodies the ‘Live Young’ spirit with her feminine sport excellence, youthful enthousiasm and connection to others.
evian® mineral water is proud of its longstanding relationship with The Evian Championship taking place at the iconic Evian Resort Golf Club in the heart of the French Alpine region, there where evian® natural mineral water springs
Official website: www.evian.com
SOCIETE GENERALE loves sport. Since the creation of the Group in 1864, the links between the organisation and the sport have not stopped, offering many shared stories and meetings between the two universes.
Today, the group Societe Generale brings its support to sports development and practice in 3 different territories: rugby, golf and handball. This engagement enables Societe Generale to provide a strategy of sporting partnerships in keeping with the diversity of its functions and its presence in 76 countries, with 148.300 employees and 30 million clients.
The first individual sport played in the world, golf integrated itself progressively into the landscape at Societe Generale at the end of the 90s. An association which was approved in 2001 via a partnership with the French Federation of Golf. Since then, Societe Generale, as much the retail bank in France as the private bank and the international finance and investment Bank, are more and more active and visible on the course.
The Group has supported this dynamic since 2008 becoming partner of the only ladies’Major tournament taking place in continental Europe. The Evian Championship is the opportunity to rise and make the promise resonate of the relational bank with one priority objective: to share and celebrate with all the public present
Official website: www.societegenerale.com
Women’s golf has always been part of our brand’s DNA. in particular through the praiseworthy titles won by Simone Thion de la Chaume and Catherine Lacoste. The Evian Championship perpetuates this natural relationship, since 1994, and strengthens the brand’s image with its public.
The tournament increases its visibility in France and around the world year after year, this audience provides high exposure to the brand.
2016 will be focused on our Golf apparel collection, worn by LACOSTE champions, including Gwladys Nocera, Cristie Kerr, Charley Hull and Azahara Munoz.
Official website: www.lacoste.com
Passion and competition are in the Renault brand DNA. Long-standing player in motorsport, in Formula One, more recently in Formula E, with an all-electric car team, or with Alpine return, Renault supports also the tournament for the 17th consecutive year.
Renault’s loyalty and commitment towards the tournament can be explained through their common values including respecting the environment, promotion of diversity and the spirit of performance.
As we are every year, Renault is again proud to partake in this exceptional event with many of its international customers by assuring the transfer on site, thanks to its fleet of 90 Renault vehicles : opportunity for VIP guests and invitees to discover new Megane and new Scenic.
The Renault-Nissan Alliance and the premium Infiniti brand are present again this year, proving the perfect synergy of our ranges all over the world.
Official website: www.renault.com/en
American Express Global Business Travel (“GBT”) is proud to support the Evian Championship.
American Express GBT enables corporations and empowers business travelers with insights, connections and exceptional customer service on a global scale. Through technology and information, American Express GBT provides leading travel solutions, integrated consulting services, proprietary research, and end-to-end meetings and events capabilities. These innovative offerings enable clients to optimize the return on their travel and meetings investments.
With operations and network partners in nearly 140 countries worldwide and approximately 12,000 employees, American Express GBT ranked first among corporate travel providers in the 2014 Corporate Travel 100 (“CT100”), an annual listing compiled by Business Travel News which ranks companies with the largest volume of U.S. air bookings. Learn more about how American Express Global Business Travel connects the world at www.amexglobalbusinesstravel.com.
American Express Global Business Travel (“GBT”) is a joint venture that is not wholly-owned by American Express Company or any of its subsidiaries (“American Express”). “American Express Global Business Travel”, “American Express” and the American Express logo are trademarks of American Express, and are used under limited license.
Official website: www.amexglobalbusinesstravel.com
In a continually-evolving world, IBM helps its customers with their own transformations, thanks to its spirit of innovation that nurtures growth wherever their business needs it. And with IBM Watson, new era of cognitive computing provides an essential impulse to overcome the greatest challenges.
IBM’s partnership has allowed at the same time Evian to be both a laboratory of ideas and technological showcase for our clients. This is why IBM has continually supported the Evian tournament since 2000, in particular transforming it into a more unique and powerful event. IBM brings value to the tournament by providing information technology infrastructure and improving every fan experience locally or remotely. Extending its support of the tournament, IBM has now developed the tournament’s mobile app through IBM Mobile First and will be hosting it throughout the tournament through its powerful cloud infrastructure provided by IBM Softlayer.
Official website: www.ibm.com/sports
As the 2nd largest human resources services company in the world, Randstad France is involved in every stage of the professional life: recruitment, working life, training, and mobility.
For Randstad, The Evian Championship provides an opportunity to spend time with clients who are golf enthusiasts at a spectacular course. It is also the perfect occasion to enable group applicants and temporary staff to discover golf in this exceptional setting. Being an offficial Partner for several years, Randstad is proud to take part in the prestigious, acclaimed Evian Championship tournament.
Official website: www.randstad.com
Welcome to Savoie Mont Blanc !
With 65.8 million tourist bed nights per year, Savoie Mont Blanc is Europe’s most popular mountain holiday area and the world’s leading ski destination. The magnificent form of Mont Blanc dominates a landscape criss-crossed by the world-class ski areas of almost 110 resorts, while four large alpine lakes – majestic Lake Geneva, Lake Annecy, Lake Bourget and Lake Aiguebelette – give the valleys an unexpected hint of the Riviera. Evian and neighbouring Thonon are just two of the area’s famously beautiful towns, which, alongside Annecy, Aix-les-Bains, Chambéry and Chamonix, attract visitors throughout the year.
Good living also means fine dining, as can be found at Savoie Mont Blanc’s 30 Michelin-starred restaurants. And why not use your visit to the Evian Championship to enjoy an impromptu stroll, after a great day’s golf ? Hikers might head to the Vanoise National Park, while the more contemplative may prefer a gentle cruise on one of the lakes.
Of the area’s cultural and natural highlights, Hautecombe Abbey and the Aiguille du Midi are just two of the unforgettable places everyone must see.
Find out more: www.savoie-mont-blanc.com
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.
Accenture is proud to be a partner of The Evian Championship and to associate its values of excellence and high performance to this worldwide famous competition.
Official website: www.accenture.com
LOTTE contributes to enriching life by providing products and services that are loved and trusted.
Since LOTTE officially entered the food industry by founding LOTTE Confectionery in 1967, it has become a leader in the Korean tourism and retail industries by establishing some of Korea’s top hotels and department stores. LOTTE has since extended its reach into such key industries as petrochemicals and construction. LOTTE is positioning itself as one of Korea’s key conglomerates based on a wealth of diverse experiences and know-how. Furthermore, it is now growing as a global conglomerate trusted by customers all over the world, making constant efforts focused on the vision of becoming one of Asia’s TOP 10 Global Groups by 2018. LOTTE will continue to make customers’ lives richer with its strict quality control and differentiated services.
Official website: www.lotte.co.kr