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DHL Global Forwarding will become a partner of WorldSkills Competition 2019 in Kazan


19.09.2018, 13:07


DHL Global Forwarding will become a partner of the 45th WorldSkills Competition. The Letter of Intention was signed by Olga Nedospasova, Deputy Director General for Marketing and Partner Relations of WorldSkills Russia, by Ranko Tepavcevic, Deputy Director General of the Directorate for Sports and Social Projects, and by Natalia Bochkova, Director General of DHL Global Forwarding in Kazan, on 19 September.

Within the scope of the agreed cooperation, DHL Global Forwarding will assist the organizers of the competition by advising on the various options for importing goods by the participants, partners and sponsors as well as providing customs clearance services for the goods.

“It is great news that DHL is continuing its considerable support for WorldSkills, at the next WorldSkills Competition which will be held in Kazan next year. WorldSkills provides young people from around the world with opportunities to excel, and none of this would be possible without the long term support and experience of leading global companies like DHL,” said David Hoey, WorldSkills International CEO.

“For us, this partnership and the overall values of WorldSkills perfectly match our Group´s purpose to connect people and improve lives. We leverage our core skills and the know-how of our people to contribute to social progress and to provide sustainable solutions – not only in this respect we are proud to be part of this great organization,” said Vincenzo Scrudato, Global Head of DHL Trade Fairs and Events Business

“Preparing to the Competition, we set a goal to deliver it on the highest level. The signing of the agreement is a next serious step in this direction. The WorldSkills International project involves high-quality technical equipment of competition areas, and for us it is crucial to make sure that all necessary foreign goods and cargo easily pass all customs and are successfully delivered in Kazan,” noted Deputy Director General of the Directorate for Sports and Social Projects, Ranko Tepavcevic.

WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Reference

On 10 August, 2015, at the WorldSkills International (WSI) General Assembly, Russia received the right to host the 45th WorldSkills Competition. The Competition will be held in Kazan on 22-27 August, 2019. Its main objectives are to attract the attention of society to the development of professional skills, to increase its popularity, and to create conditions for the use of high professional standards. For the representatives of different professions these competitions are comparable with the Olympic Games. It is expected that over 1,500 contestants from 70 countries will attend the Competition to be held in Kazan in order to compete in more than 50 Skills.

The organizers of the WorldSkills Competition Kazan 2019 are WorldSkills International, the agency responsible for promotion of WorldSkills in Russia – Agency for the Development of Professional Communities and Skilled Workers (WorldSkills Russia), and the Directorate for Sports and Social Projects (Kazan).

DHL Reference

DHL – The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 360,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 60 billion euros in 2017.

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