Jun 17, 2013

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Panasonic Russia to Support the XXVII Summer Universiade!

In April 2013, Panasonic Russia became a partner of the XXVII Summer Universiade in Kazan and will provide a wide range of its cutting edge equipment to the event.

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The signing ceremony of the partnership, held on April 11, was attended by the President of the Tatarstan Republic, Mr. Rustam Minnikhanov, the general director of the Kazan 2013 Organizing Committee, Mr. Vladimir Leonov and CEO of Panasonic Russia, Mr. Shigeo Suzuki.

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    Mr. Shigeo Suzuki (left), CEO of Panasonic Russia and Mr. Vladimir Leonov (right), General director of the Kazan 2013 Organizing Committee, at the Signing Ceremony
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    With the President of the Tatarstan Republic, Mr. Rustam Minnikhanov (left), at the Signing Ceremony

For Panasonic, supporting sports initiatives is one of its priorities, and has been an Official Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Audio and Visual Equipment category for more than 25 years, and the signing of this partnership is an example of the company's commitment.

From July 6 - 17, the 27th Summer Universiade will be held in Kazan City, one of the largest economic, scientific and cultural centers in Russia. Over this period, approximately 13,500 athletes from 170 countries will take part and give their all in one of the biggest sports events for students in the world.

As the partner to the Summer Universiade in the "Video display devices and video conferencing equipment" field, Panasonic will provide a variety of AV products and equipment to the event.

In the sports facilities at the venue in Kazan, more than 1,000 LED and Plasma screens will be installed, and two 4m2 and 9m2 video walls assembled from the company's seamless professional displays, will be set up in the Main International Center (MIC) to monitor the situation at the venues during the Unversiade.

The company will also supply its HD video communications systems to the venue, linking the 60 main sites of the Universiade together with the MIC, enabling the organizers and participants to instantly contact all the sports venues, hold HD video conferences and live broadcasts. This unique technical innovation will also be used in the Olympic facilities in Sochi.

In addition, video surveillance systems have also been installed in the Central Stadium, the Rowing Center and other sports facilities in Kazan. These will be used to ensure the safety of both the participants and guests at the games.

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    Mr. Suzuki Speaking at the Signing Ceremony

At the signing ceremony, Mr. Suzuki, CEO of Panasonic Russia said, "Panasonic Russia is committed to contributing to Russian society, not only providing cutting-edge products but also supporting important projects and events. Russia is hosting numerous international events in coming years like the Sochi 2014 games, the World Soccer Championship and the World Universiade Summer Games. We are very much proud to support the Sochi games and the Universiade. I do believe that our vast technical experience and products will help to make these games even more spectacular and exciting."

"The partnership with Tatarstan Republic has a strategic importance for Panasonic. And now, we are very much delighted that we will be deepening our cooperation with this fast growing region through 27th World University Summer Games. It is our hope that we would contribute to the further development of the region with this important partnership."

With less than one month to go until the start of the Summer Universiade, preparation is well underway in Kazan and the city is buzzing with excitement. Be sure to visit Panasonic Russia's Facebook page for updates about the event!

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