Paris 2024 has marked the one-year anniversary of its successful bid to host the Olympic Games by naming Groupe BCPE as its first Premium Partner.
In a six-year deal, effective from January 1 2019, the French banking conglomerate will get rights to activate the partnership in France and across all brands in its portfolio.
Groupe BPCE has been involved in French sports sponsorship for over 30 years, and has been a partner of the French National Olympic Sport Committee (CNOSF) since 2010.
Through its deal with the CNOSF, Groupe BCPE will also be an Official Partner of France’s Olympic and Paralympic teams at Paris 2024.
Paris 2024 has an organisational budget of €3.8bn, and 97 per cent of this is expected to be privately-funded, through ticket sales, marketing and licensing activities, and contributions from the International Olympic Committee.
Around one third of the budget is expected to be raised through sponsorship deals, whose revenue will go towards costs such as site rental, venue construction, accommodation and transport, venue security, and delivering the opening and closing ceremonies.