QBE Boards With Perth 2011 as Gold Commercial Partner

The Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships (Perth 2011) today announced it has secured a major commercial coup, with QBE Insurance Australia (QBE), part of Australia’s largest international insurance and reinsurance group, signing on as a Gold Level Commercial Partner for the Event.

As an Olympic Qualifying Event, Perth 2011 will see the world’s best sailors competing in the waters off Perth, Western Australia, with the dream of sailing at the 2012 London Olympic Games Sailing Regatta. Perth 2011 will involve over 4,000 athletes, officials and support personnel from 80 nations, 1,000 volunteers, 950 competitor boats, 250 coach boats, and 120 management and official boats.

Perth 2011 Director of Commercial Operations Darren Beazley welcomed today’s announcement, saying that the Event’s extensive operations made it paramount to partner with an insurer of the highest calibre.

« Perth 2011 is thrilled to have secured a high quality partner in QBE. Due to the complex and diverse risks associated with an Olympic qualifying Event, it made ense to partner with one of the most experienced insurance companies in the country, » Mr Beazley said.

« QBE is highly respected, an industry leader and a perfect ‘fit’ with this international Event. As the journey progresses and excitement builds in the lead up to next year’s World Championships, Perth 2011 is proud to have QBE Insurance as our commercial partner assisting in showcasing our sport, our country and our state to the rest of the world. »

QBE has been servicing the insurance needs of Australian and international clients for more than 120 years, with a level of professionalism that aims to deliver the highest industry standards for its customers.

QBE is proud to be associated with Perth 2011 and excited to be a part of the biggest sailing Event to be held in Perth for more than 20 years. It looks forward to working with Perth 2011 and helping to deliver a memorable World

Championship Event in 2011.

The Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships will be held between 3-18th December, 2011 in Perth, Western Australia.