Chinese shipping company Seamaster has signed on as the title sponsor of the International Table Tennis Federation’s season-ending events in Qatar.
Seamaster will take on naming rights to this year’s World Tour Grand Finals and Star Awards, which will both take place in Doha next month.
Under the agreement, Seamaster will also sponsor the Star Point and Breakthrough Star awards, which will be handed out at table tennis’ night of nights ceremony, which celebrates the world’s best players for their achievements throughout the year.
Seamaster chairman Frank Ji said: “Being the title sponsor of these massive events is a fantastic opportunity for not only Seamaster to promote its brand internally, but also my other investments, the T2 Asia-Pacific Table Tennis League, Table Tennis X (TTX) and the Monday Club. I look forward to working with the ITTF to build further opportunities for table tennis business in the future.”
The Star Awards will take place on December 8, with the World Tour Grand Finals to be held from December 8-11.
Seamaster recently sponsored the ITTF’s Women’s World Cup, which was held from October 7-9 in Philadelphia in the US.