SOMPO TO SPONSOR CIMB CLASSIC 2017 GOLF TOURNAMENT FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Sompo Holdings (ASIA) Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings, Inc. (President & CEO: Kengo Sakurada, “Sompo”) is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the CIMB Classic 2017, the only PGA TOUR tournament held in Southeast Asia in Malaysia.
This is the second year of Sompo’s sponsorship of the CIMB Classic, further to Sompo entering into a long-term regional non-life bancassurance distribution agreement with the CIMB Group. Through this partnership, Sompo will be able to distribute its non-life insurance products in four core markets, namely, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and Thailand, subject to execution of individual country agreements.
“We are delighted to be a part of the CIMB Classic for the second consecutive year. Being the only PGA TOUR tournament in Southeast Asia, the CIMB Classic offers a great platform for us to engage with our clients and customers through the hospitality opportunities during the event week,” said Tan Sek Kee, CEO of Berjaya Sompo Insurance Berhad.
1. About the CIMB Classic
This US$7 million CIMB Classic has been title sponsored by CIMB Group since 2010. After the first three editions, the CIMB Classic became an official FedExCup event on the PGA TOUR starting from the 2013-14 season. The prestigious tournament is also the PGA TOUR’s only official FedExCup event in Southeast Asia.
2. Summary of the Tournament
(1) Name: CIMB Classic 2017
(2) Venue: TPC Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
(3) Dates: 12th – 15th October 2017
(4) Field: 78 players