HKT Named Title Sponsor of the Formula E HKT Hong Kong ePrix
HONG KONG, March 17, 2016 – Formula E, the world’s first fully-electric racing series, announced today that HKT has been named as title sponsor to the FIA Formula E Championship in Hong Kong, providing advanced telecommunications network, technology and services during the HKT Hong Kong ePrix.
Formula E is a ground-breaking FIA championship with races in major cities including Beijing, London and Paris. Coming into its third season this year, the FIA Formula E Championship will be hosted in Hong Kong for the first time ever on October 9, 2016 at the Central Harbourfront.
Both Formula E and HKT share a common belief in pursuing innovation, leadership, sustainability and speed. As Hong Kong’s leading fixed-line, broadband and mobile communications services provider, HKT not only provides a wide range of premier telecommunications services but is also committed to promoting socially and environmentally sustainable development. To welcome the thrill of top-flight international motorsport from Formula E, HKT will be the title sponsor to offer telecommunications network and services support to the racing and electrifying entertainment.
Mr. Alan Fang, CEO of Formula Electric Racing (Hong Kong) Limited, said, “We are honored to gain support from HKT as our title sponsor at this top-flight international event in Hong Kong.” He continued, “Both Formula E and HKT are thrilled to welcome the next generation of motorsport to Hong Kong alongside entertainment that will electrify everyone in Hong Kong. With strong support from HKT, we look forward to getting the racing fans, tourists and Hong Kong people involved in the Formula E race and entertainments, all designed to help put Hong Kong on the road to a greener future. This will become a massive event of Hong Kong.”
Mr. Alex Arena, Group Managing Director of HKT, said, “This partnership is particularly meaningful as it is always HKT’s aim to continue to innovate and enrich Hong Kong people’s lifestyle and customer experience. HKT will provide fiber broadband network and other latest technologies to support live broadcast as well as other interactive experience of the HKT Hong Kong ePrix at the venue. Through THE CLUB, the integrated loyalty platform of HKT, we will also provide our customers with an exclusive experience to enjoy the electrifying entertainment of the HKT Hong Kong ePrix.”
Mr. Alan Fang also expressed his appreciation to the Tourism Commission for their support in bringing the first Formula E race to the Central Harbourfront. Ms. Cathy Chu Man Ling, JP, Commissioner for Tourism, said, “The Hong Kong Government fully supports this world-class international event making its debut in Hong Kong. Taking place against the panoramic backdrop of Hong Kong’s iconic Victoria Harbour and high-rise buildings, the HKT Hong Kong ePrix will be shared with audiences around the world via live television broadcast. We believe that this mega event will not only bring in Hong Kong residents and overseas tourists, but also give a positive push to tourism, environmental protection, sports and revitalisation at the Central Harbourfront. The Tourism Commission has been working closely with Formula E since the start to coordinate with the Hong Kong Government and ensure a smooth event, reinforcing Hong Kong’s reputation as a hub for festivals and events and working to attract more high-spending overnight visitors.”
The HKT Hong Kong ePrix will take place at the Central Harbourfront, with a total track length of around 2 km and stunning views of the Central Mid-Levels.
HKT (SEHK: 6823) is Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider and leading operator in fixed-line, broadband and mobile communication services. It meets the needs of the Hong Kong public and local and international businesses with a wide range of services including local telephony, local data and broadband, international telecommunications, mobile, and other telecommunications businesses such as customer premises equipment sales, outsourcing, consulting, and contact centers.
HKT offers a unique quadruple-play experience in Hong Kong delivering media content on its fixed-line, broadband Internet access and mobile platforms jointly with its parent company, PCCW Limited.
HKT also provides a range of innovative and smart living services beyond connectivity to make the daily lives of customers more convenient, whether they are at home, in the workplace, or on the go.
About the FIA Formula E Championship
Formula E is a ground-breaking FIA championship and the world’s first fully-electric racing series since 2014. It represents a vision for the future of the motor industry, serving as a framework for research and development around the electric vehicle, accelerating general interest in these cars and promoting sustainability. As an international first-class event, the FIA Formula E Championship accumulated more than 190 million viewers in its first season.
The FIA Formula E Championship has been hosted in major cities around the world including Beijing, London and Paris. Unlike a traditional race, FIA Formula E combines unites energy, entertainment and environment and entertainment to delight and electrify everyone in Hong Kong. With interactive activities and competitions, participants enjoy a world-class event while helping to drive a greener future.
This year, the FIA Formula E Championship is coming into its third season and will be hosted for the first time in Hong Kong on October 9, 2016 at the Central Harbourfront.