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NEWS: IT consulting company akquinet has secured the naming rights for the showcase final event of the MEN’S EHF Cup. The AKQUINET EHF Cup Finals will be held in Kiel, Germany on 17 and 18 May

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akquinet named as title sponsor of EHF Cup Finals 2019 

EHF Marketing GmbH and hosts of the EHF Cup Finals 2019, three-time EHF Champions League and EHF Cup winner, THW Kiel, have announced a new title sponsor for the MEN’S EHF Cup end of season highlight.

The event, scheduled for 17/18 May 2019, will be named the AKQUINET EHF Cup Finals 2019 following the signing of a naming rights deal with IT consulting company akquinet .

This is the third time in a row that a title sponsorship has been secured for the EHF Cup Finals. Up to 10,250 fans will enjoy a top-class handball event over two days in the Sparkassen-Arena-Kiel. 

Tickets for the event go on general sale from 12 March 2019. Two-day tickets will be available to purchase via the THW Kiel website (www.thw-handball.de/tickets). 

akquinet AG is a Hamburg-based company with a branch in Kiel. The company has 800 employees, including several former professional handball players. In addition to headquarters in Hamburg and a branch in the Schleswig-Holstein capital, the company has 21 other branches and four data centres. The company is also currently developing a performance diagnostic app, a health diary for competitive athletes. 

Dirk Aargaard, board member of akquinet, is looking forward to the four matches of the AKQUINET EHF Cup Finals: “We have felt a strong connection to handball and THW Kiel for a long time now and of course share the excitement with players and fans. Through both the sporting enthusiasm around the event and our support for the AKQUINET EHF Cup Finals, we want to present ourselves as a company operating not only in our fast-growing location in Kiel but throughout Germany and Austria.“

“In akquinet we have found a partner who adapts modern approaches in digital diagnostics, creating new synergies in competitive sports. Digitalisation and sports fit very well together in their dynamics,“ said Bastian Krussek, THW Kiel’s Commercial Director. “We are looking forward to welcoming handball fans from throughout Europe to the AKQUINET EHF Cup Finals  which will be a highlight in Kiel’s sports calendar.“

David Szlezak, Managing Director of EHF Marketing GmbH, said: “Together with THW Kiel, we would like to welcome akquinet to the European handball family. The fact that the EHF Cup Finals have once again secured a title sponsor – for the third year in a row – underlines just how successful and attractive the event has become since the first edition in 2013.

About EHF Marketing GmbH

EHF Marketing GmbH is the marketing arm and subsidiary of the European Handball Federation. The company works closely with marketing and media partners, as well as with Europe’s leading clubs to release the full potential of the sport on the international sports market. The EHF Marketing GmbH is responsible for the marketing and media rights of the European club competitions including the VELUX EHF Champions League, the WOMEN’S EHF Champions League and the MEN’S EHF Cup. Visit europeancup.eurohandball.com for more information.

About akquinet

As a leading provider of integrated solutions akquinet is offering the broad range of services to design, implement, operate and maintain complex IT solutions. On a day to day basis, more than 800 employees are helping customers to focus on their core business and to increase their competitive situation with tangible project results. As an end-to-end service provider akquinet is offering a broad range of IT and IT-related services including Business Consulting. The ability to build custom solutions based on standard software such as Microsoft Dynamics and SAP and the ability to build applications and portals using bespoke development based on commercial and Open Source platforms enables akquinet to fully support their customers’ software and architecture preferences. With their Outsourcing division, akquinet are helping their customers to focus on their core business by operating their business applications and solutions built by dedicated project teams.