A Sino-German exchange on topics, ranging from sport and health to innovation, is planned for autumn in Munich
Football is an amazing growth story in China that has captured public attention. It is set to continue on this path thanks to aÂ partnershipÂ between Allianz SE and FC Bayern Munich, andÂ the Chinese Football Association. This is the result of talks that have been taking place between the three partners since last year.
â€œAllianz is delighted with the opportunity to make this modest contribution to the German-Chinese football friendship. We are extremely proud to host a friendly match between the Chinese national football team and FC Bayern at the Beijing Olympic Stadium,â€ says Oliver BÃ¤te,Â CEO of Allianz SE.
OnÂ MayÂ 29Â this year, the Chinese national team will play a friendlyÂ match against the GermanÂ championsÂ at the Olympic Stadium in Beijing (knownÂ asÂ â€œTheÂ Bird's Nestâ€).Â
In addition, FC Bayern and Allianz willÂ organizeÂ aÂ â€œChina Weekâ€ in Munich in autumn 2019, whichÂ will revolve aroundÂ various specialistÂ football topics such as training, sports medicineÂ and management.Â A highlight will be theÂ visit byÂ the Chinese Football AssociationÂ to the FC Bayern training groundsÂ for an exclusive week of training.Â This will includeÂ an exchange between players, coaches, medical experts andÂ top officials from both sides. AÂ dialogueÂ between German and Chinese companies on the topics of health and innovationÂ during theÂ week is also planned.Â
â€œAllianz and FC Bayern Munich have been working together for many years, also internationally,â€ says Karl-Heinz Rummenigge,Â CEO of FC Bayern MÃ¼nchenÂ AG. â€œOur club has been active in China for many years and supports the development of Chinese football through numerous initiatives. We are delighted to have our partner Allianz on board and look forward to making aÂ sustainable contribution toÂ Sino-German football relationsÂ together.â€
Allianz is represented in China with locations in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen and offers its customers a wide range of property and casualty insurance, life insurance, credit insurance as well as asset management and assistance services. â€œWe have been present in China sinceÂ 1917Â andÂ weÂ have invested in our capabilities there, especially over the last 20 years. We expect that over the next decade three out of four eurosÂ of revenue growth in the global insurance market will come fromÂ China,â€ says Oliver BÃ¤te. â€œTheÂ cooperationÂ goes beyond football andÂ is also intended to serve as a link between Chinese and German companies.â€Â