TeliaSonera main sponsor for Helsinki 2007

by Stella Floras 76 views

TeliaSonera, the leading telecommunications company in the Nordic and Baltic regions, will be the principal sponsor and presenting partner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Helsinki. The company was forned from a merger between the former national telecommunications companies from Sweden and Finland.

TeliaSonera has been granted extensive pan-European event, association, media and new media rights for the upcoming events. Mr Juho Lipsanen, the president of TeliaSonera Finland said : “We are proud to be the principal sponsor and presenting partner of the Eurovision Song Contest. Especially after the Finnish victory in 2006 this is a great opportunity to benefit from the attention surrounding such a large international event.”

Mr Lipsanen is confident that the company’s experience in large-scale and technically challenging events will help them build an extraordinary event. He promises the Eurovision fans that TeleSonera will make it possible for them to participate digitally in the greatest music party in 2007.”

Some impressive facts
TeliaSonera, according to the Dec. 2005 report, has 19.146.000 mobile customers and 7.064.000 fixed telephony customers. They employ 28,175 people and they are listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Their net sales January-December 2005 amounted to SEK 87.7 billion.

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined esctoday.com in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.

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