Halle in Westphalia (Germany). Germany’s most important ATP tennis tournament has a new title sponsor for the 27th edition which is held from June 15th to 23th 2019. In 2019, the globally renowned ATP 500 grass court event in Halle in Westphalia, Germany, will be called NOVENTI OPEN. On Saturday, June 08th, the local organiser, the Gerry Weber Management und Event GmbH & Co. OHG, and the NOVENTI group, Germany’s biggest health care provider, signed an agreement for a three-year partnership, i.e. from 2019 to 2021. “We are very happy about the cooperation which is also a very strong signal for the future of our tournament,” said Tournament Director Ralf Weber. “Thanks to this trend-setting partnership, the tournament will continue to position itself firmly as a major event.” Both parties have not disclosed any information about the financial details of the contract.
Dr. Hermann Sommer, Chief Executive Officer of NOVENTI Health SE, explained: “At NOVENTI, we work for the strengthening of the health services in Germany and thus, in particular, support owner-operated local pharmacies. Thereby, we ensure national health care. We are proud to be the title sponsor of this great and long-standing grass court tournament.”
“NOVENTI will take over the title sponsoring of the top-class ATP tennis event for 2019 and we have a very cooperative partnership” explained tournament director Ralf Weber. The parties will discuss the details of the cooperation for the years 2020 and 2021 in autumn. Weber thanked the former title sponsor, the Gerry Weber International AG, for the long-standing partnership from the start-up phase via the further development of the tournament to becoming one of the best known global tennis competitions of the ATP Tour. Again this year, the NOVENTI OPEN will be broadcast to 130 countries, more than 350 accredited journalists will report on site.
Dr. Sven Jansen, Board Member of NOVENTI Health SE explains the background of the cooperation: “Sport and health just belong together. And NOVENTI allows its customers, i.e. pharmacies, doctors and other service providers, to focus on the most important topic – on their customers. Therefore, it was an obvious step for us to take our commitment to a healthy lifestyle to a wider audience.“
The Tournament Director Ralf Weber is also very happy about the support from the players and the pros’ management agencies: “Many top players will come this year without having a contractual obligation.”
Also the record champion Roger Federer who won the tournament in Halle in Westphalia nine times immediately affirmed his support. “We always offered the players ideal surroundings to play here and to perform at their best. Halle was and is a feel good oasis for the pros, as well as for their families,” said Ralf Weber. “That is one of the reasons why we received so much encouragement from the tennis world.”
The NOVENTI Group is the market leader in the health care market in Germany and, with a prescription accounting volume of more than €20 billion Europe’s biggest billing company in the health care sector. With its 2500 employees and 20 independent subsidiaries, the NOVENTI Group is united by a common ground: they all operate in the health care sector with pharmacies, other service providers, nursing services and doctors as their core target groups. Apart from funding security, it offers a network which promotes the know-how transfer across the company. Moreover, the subsidiaries act independently in their operative business. Sustainability is one of the basic principles of the company strategy, NOVENTI received awards as a climate-neutral company and as a “Great Place to Work.”
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Prices for daily and season tickets can be found on the NOVENTI OPEN website. Tickets can be purchased from the ticket hotline on +49 (5201) 81 80 as well as on the Internet at NOVENTI-OPEN.de and at all eventim ticket offices. The Ticket Center can be contacted at karten@@gerryweber-world..de.