Fujitsu extends with Aus Open

Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Fujitsu Aus Open

Following the most successful staging of the Emirates Australian Open in recent history Fujitsu IT Solutions will continue their sponsorship of Australia’s national golf title.

A partner of the Emirates Australian Open since 2008, the new three year agreement extends upon Fujitsu IT Solutions’ already lengthy relationship with the tournament, affirming their involvement as one of the longest running supporters of the prestigious PGA Tour of Australasia and OneAsia tournament.

“We are very pleased to extend our partnership with Fujitsu IT Solutions for the next three stagings of the Emirates Australian Open,” said Stephen Pitt, CEO of Golf Australia.

“As a long term partner of this great tournament, Fujitsu IT Solutions is one of the many companies who benefited from their involvement with the biggest Emirates Australian Open in recent history and we look forward to continuing this relationship for many years to come.”

While the dates for this year’s Emirates Australian Open are still to be released, organisers have confirmed they are pursuing a number of high profile players for this year’s tournament.

“Last year’s Emirates Australian Open exceeded all expectations resulting in record crowds, television figures and outstanding returns for sponsors. Our focus is now on ensuring we can deliver an equal if not better championship to all our tournament partners for 2012 and beyond,” added Pitt.

The Emirates Australian Open is a premier sponsorship property with elite golf continuing to provide the perfect business-to-business platform.

As part of the sponsorship Fujitsu IT Solutions host up to 40 guests per day in an exclusive marquee while VIP’s also have the opportunity to participate in the official tournament pro-am and Inside the Ropes experiences.

Fujitsu IT Solutions also benefit from a unique and exclusive ‘Super Monday’ event concept where invited guests have the unique opportunity to play the Emirates Australian Open course in full tournament conditions.

Speaking about the partnership extension, Mike Foster, CEO of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand said that “The Australian Open is one of the highest profile sporting events in the Australian calendar. Our sponsorship of this event resonates well with our customer base of senior executives from Australian enterprise and government organisations. We are pleased to be able to continue our strong relationship with this event.”

Brian Thorburn, CEO of the PGA of Australia added, “Fujitsu continues to be a wonderful supporter of the PGA Tour of Australasia and we look forward to working with them towards another successful Emirates Australian Open.”

The Emirates Australian Open is one of Australia’s pre-eminent sporting events and the oldest tournament on the PGA Tour of Australasia schedule.

Former winners of the championship include Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Arnold Palmer as well as Australians Peter Thomson, Kel Nagle, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy and most recently Greg Chalmers.