Event Information


Who's the most valuable player of the 2009 Worlds?
Jack Johnson (USA)
Niko Kapanen (FIN)
Ilya Kovalchuk (RUS)
Andrei Mezin (BLR)
Martin St. Louis (CAN)
Shea Weber (CAN)

Sponsors & Partners

The Sponsors of the 2009 IIHF World Championship are:





Škoda: Škoda Auto is the Official Main Sponsor of the IIHF World Championship since 1993. This involvement is acknowledged by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS as the "Longest Main Sponsorship of World Championships in Sport History". The best of the world's Ice Hockey combines attractiveness, dedication and intelligence. These values match perfectly with the brand identitiy of Škoda. Everybody at Škoda Auto is very proud to be a partner of the world's most fascinating team sport. www.skoda-auto.com





AJ Produkte: www.ajprodukter.com

Bauhaus: www.bauhaus.info

Boehringer Ingelheim: The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world’s top 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Throughout many years “Boehringer Ingelheim” has been conducting pioneer research aimed at innovative medicine drugs developing and manufacturing. Finalgon is a key local brand in Russia. Finalgon relieves pain quickly and for a long time, returns the joy of motion! People trust Finalgon experience which is known and widely used for 30 years in Russia. www.boehringer-ingelheim.com


Henkel: For more than 130 years, Henkel has been a leader with brands and technologies that make people's lives easier, better and more beautiful. Henkel operates in three business areas – Home Care, Personal Care, and Adhesive Technologies. Henkel has chosen this international sponsorship to increase the awareness for the corporate brand Henkel and the product brands and at the same to create experiences and links on an emotional basis between these brands and the consumers. www.henkel.com


Intersport: With its retail turnover of EUR 8.54 billion and more than 5'000 associated retailers in 35 countries, INTERSPORT has the worldwide leading position in the sporting goods retail market. After 40 years, we have gone above and beyond our expectations. Covering the globe from Canada to Turkey to Finland, INTERSPORT spans across 35 countries with over 5'000 stores. Community and customers are at the heart of our group. We will continue to fulfil the multi-sport needs of our 175'000 customers that enjoy our service and professional advice everyday. www.intersport.com


Konica Minolta: Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH is a leading provider of turn-key solutions in the field of company wide print workflows. The focus in this respect is on solutions and services in the B2B-area, such as industrial companies, banks, governmental organisations and insurance companies. Konica Minolta Europe is Official Sponsor since 1994. Speed, endurance, fighting spirit and dynamics of ice hockey are attributes that fit very well to our brand. www.konicaminolta.com


Nike: Proud sponsor of the IIHF World Championship since 1995. www.nike.com

Raiffeisen International: Raiffeisen International operates one of the largest banking networks in CEE, covering 17 markets across the region through subsidiary banks, leasing companies and a range of other financial service providers. It is a fully-consolidated subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG, one of Austria's leading corporate and investment banks. Raiffeisen looks back at a long tradition in sports sponsorship. www.ri.co.at

Ramirent: Ramirent is the leading machinery and equipment rental company for the construction and industrial sector in the Nordic countries and in Central and Eastern Europe. Ramirent employs 4,000 people and had annual sales of EUR 634 million in 2007. Out of the thirteen countries where Ramirent is operating, nine are dedicated ice hockey fans with strong national teams that are competing in the 2009 IIHF WC. We feel our connection with this dynamic team sport is positive in terms of brand visibility, as ice hockey and Ramirent share some common values such as team spirit, competence, vitality and strength.  www.ramirent.com


Tissot: www.tissot.ch

Zepter: Zepter International produces, sells and distributes exclusive, high-quality consumer goods in more than 40 countries worldwide, principally by way of direct sales and also through high-end stores. Since 1998, Zepter International has proudly sponsored the IIHF in recognition of the shared values between Sport and Zepter’s Mission of Health – striving for a longer, healthier and happier life. www.zepter.com


Zurich Financial Service: The Zurich Insurance Company (Zurich), founded in 1872, is an insurance-based financial services provider with its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, and a network of subsidiaries and offices in more than 170 countries. Zurich Switzerland, Germany and Russia support the 2009 IIHF World Championships to share this great experience of emotional matches of superlative class with the broad audience. www.zurich.com




Blick: Blick’s sports section contains professional, detailed reports on Swiss and international competitions. Blick Sport has the latest and most up-close news from the world of sports. Blick Sport reporters deliver commentaries from the most important sports arenas in the world, explain the victories and defeats, and provide in-depth background coverage. Blick Sport also delves into the personal lives of athletes, their highs and lows, revealing the people behind the celebrities. www.blick.ch


Coca-Cola: Where there’s sports, there’s Coca-Cola: our Coca-Cola System supports both large and small sporting events, and actively engages in promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. Coca-Cola Beverages AG is Switzerland’s leading supplier of alcohol-free beverages. It employees 1,300 staff at its sites in Brüttisellen/Dietlikon, Bolligen and Vals who ensure Coca-Cola’s 30-plus products are available everywhere in the highest quality. The Coca-Cola organisation has been represented in the Swiss market with its own bottler since 1936. Coca-Cola Beverages AG looks after production, distribution and trade marketing. www.cokeonline.ch


EuroChem: EuroChem is the largest manufacturer of mineral fertilizers in Russia. EuroChem is the only chemical company in Russia which incorporates mining and processing enterprises as well as logistics companies and distribution network in various regions of the world. Within the social policy the company supports the development program for the russian children hockey it financiers the construction of the hokey rinks in Russia. EuroChem has been the sponsor of the SKA St. Petersburg hockey club. www.eurochem.ru


Isostar: www.isostar.com

Kinder & Nutella: Ferrero is a leading global confectionary manufacturer with 19’600 employees all around the world. The product range consists of popular brands like nutella, kinder, Rocher, Mon Chéri or tic tac. Ferrero supports the world of sports since more than 30 years and encourages through different projects an active lifestyle of families. The sponsorship of the 2009 IIHF World Championship is related to this philosophy. www.kinder-nutella.ch


Mattoni: Karlovarské minerální vody, a.s. is the largest producer of mineral and spring water in the Czech Republic. At present, the company bottles mineral and spring water of the brands Mattoni, Magnesia and Aquila, and exports them to 20 countries all over the world. Mattoni mineral water is the International Ice Hockey World Championship partner for many years. Support of this world sport event relates to the Mattoni brand tradition and also to the tradition of hockey sport in the Czech Republic. www.mattoni.cz


Ortema: www.ortema.de

PostFinance: PostFinance is the financial unit of Swiss Post and provides services in the following areas: payments, setting money aside, investments, retirement planning and financing. PostFinance has been a key partner of Swiss ice hockey for eight years and supports the national league, national teams and young players. It is continuing this strategy systematically with its commitment to the 2009 IIHF World Championships. www.postfinance.ch


SBB: During the 2009 IIHF World Championship, the SBB will provide extra trains and staff so that everything runs smoothly on the rails. You can also buy match tickets at SBB stations. The SBB is an “Official Partner” providing transportation services. Match tickets also include your return journey to the game in a 2nd class compartment from your home or from the Swiss border. www.rail.ch/sport


Swisscom: Swisscom is an experienced telecoms partner of major national and international events. In 2008, Swisscom successfully mastered the European Football Championship. As official partner and telecommunications provider of the 2009 IIHF World Championship, Swisscom will ensure that fans, journalists and event organisers in Switzerland are connected to the rest of the world and can communicate quickly, in real time and on a global scale. www.swisscom.ch/eishockey


Toshiba: www.toshiba.ch

Official Main Sponsor

Official Sponsors AI





konica minolta







Official Partners Blick

Coca Cola




Kinder Nutella


Nivea for Men






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