On Tuesday 5th April 2016 formalised through an official signing ceremony, GMP became an official Partner with the NZOC and the New Zealand Olympic team.
GMP signed on as an official partner to the New Zealand Teams for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games and the PyeongChang2018 Winter Olympic Games.
GMP believes that in becoming an Official Olympic Partner, our Cowala range of products will help promote high quality and trusted powder based nutritional formulas produced from New Zealand’s green and natural pastures.
In attendance for the signing ceremony was Kereyn Smith – CEO of the New Zealand Olympic Committee, Karl Ye – GMP Dairy’s Managing Director, and Wei Min Yu- Vice General Manager of Evergrande Dairy. Evergrande are the majority shareholder in GMP Dairy.
Additional special guests included Councilor Penny Webster – Chair of the Finance and Performance Committee, Scott Mackay – Vice Chair of the Food Grocery Council, Fiona Murray – New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE), Mike Arand – China Business Development Advisor (formerly Trade Commissioner in Shanghai) and Olympians Sarah Cowley and Joseph Sullivan, alongside recently selected Rio-bound athlete Andrea Kilday and Rio-hopeful Ben Langton Burnell.
GMP acknowledged the Olympic movement aligns with the organisation’s mission to provide a superior quality product through the Cowala brand and enables GMP to fulfill its commitment to community service and social responsibility.
Kereyn Smith added that GMP Pharmaceutical’s partnership with the New Zealand Olympic Committee is significant, just four months from the Olympic Games.
“Our commercial partners play a hugely important role in ensuring our athletes at Rio 2016 have the resources and backing to compete at the very highest levels. GMP’s support is a real boost to our team’s preparation,”
“In addition, GMP have confirmed their support through to the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games in 2018 and we are looking forward to working with GMP over the coming two years,” said Smith.
On behalf of Cowala and GMP, we wish the very best success for the New Zealand Olympic team in achieving inspiring performances at the upcoming Olympic Games.