Contemporary International, global leader in planning and servicing major events, has been named the “Event Services” Supplier to the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee.
Under the agreement, Contemporary International will be responsible for planning and managing the flow of spectators at the venues. They will also provide training materials for the Organizing Committee staff working in Event Services during the 2014 Winter Games.
The agreement was signed by the President of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, and the President and Chief Operating Officer of Contemporary International, Stephen Mirabile.
According to the agreement, Contemporary International will provide the Organizing Committee with "crowd management" services at the Olympic Games. Managing large crowds is essential when organizing an event of this magnitude. The success of crowd control logistics, and whether long queues and pandemonium can be avoided at the stadiums, can have a real impact on the image of the Olympic Games.
Contemporary International is experienced in managing event services at a number of high-profile international events, including six of the last nine Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Stephen Mirabile, President and Chief Operating Officer of Contemporary International, commented:
"Our company is proud to be contributing to such a vital aspect of the 2014 Games. Our experience at previous Olympic Games has given us a strong understanding of the exceptional nature of the Games, as well as its importance to the host city and country. The first-hand knowledge in event services that Contemporary International brings will help the Organizing Committee put on a successful and unforgettable Olympic Games in Sochi. "
The President of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, said:
"I am delighted that Contemporary International, a world-renowned company with a wealth of experience, is going to be involved in Games preparations. The company’s experts will share their in-depth expertise with us and I am sure that, together, we will be able to create a unique experience for all the participants and spectators at the Games."
Notes to the editor
Contemporary International (CI) is a recognized leader in event services, crowd-flow planning and strategic consulting during the staging of some of the world's most complex and prominent events.
CI is a part of Contemporary Group, a group of industry-leaders in the field of event organization which has been operating for more than 45 years.
The IOC Worldwide Partners who have signed agreements relating to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games are: AtoS, Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, General Electric, McDonald's, OMEGA, Panasonic, Procter & Gamble, Samsung and Visa.
To date, the following companies have become General Partners for the 2014 Games: Aeroflot, BOSCO Sport, MegaFon, Rostelecom, Rosneft, Russian Railways, Sberbank of Russia, and Volkswagen Group Rus.
Ingosstrakh, Sportloto and PwC are acting as Partners of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee.
The following are Official Suppliers of Sochi 2014 – Avaya, Baltika, EF English First, Jet Set Sports, Kommersant Publishing House, Ottobock.
The following companies are suppliers for the 2014 Games: Abrau Durso, Adecco Group, CROS Public Relations & Public Affairs Company, Exect Business Training, Detech, Kelly Services, Klinsk Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Microsoft Rus, Russian buses – GAZ Group, Scania Rus.