Title sponsor to host Last 16 Draw of VELUX EHF Champions League


As title sponsor of the European handball competition, the VELUX EHF Champions League, the VELUX Group will host the Last 16 draw at its headquarters in Horsholm in Denmark on Tuesday 28 February 2012.

The draw event will be streamed live around the world from 11.00 hrs (CET) on Tuesday 28 February at and fans can follow the draw via the draw ticker. Europe's top men's teams are still battling it out for a place in the first thrilling round of the continent's leading club competition. The group phase will culminate on 25 and 26 February, defining the 16 clubs for the next round.

"It is a great pleasure for the VELUX Group to be able to host the Last 16 Draw at our head-quarters in Denmark. We are really looking forward to welcoming the representatives of Europe's top clubs, as well as the EHF, to the home of the VELUX Group," said Kasper Sindt, VELUX EHF Champions League Project Director for the VELUX Group.

The VELUX Group, the international manufacturer of roof windows and skylights, is in its second season as title sponsor of the competition. The Group has sales companies through-out Europe and all of them are enjoying offering corporate hospitality and bringing business partners and customers together in a more informal and social context in handball arenas all over Europe.

Commenting on the Last 16 Draw event, Peter Vargo, Managing Director of EHF Marketing GmbH, said: "We are delighted that the VELUX Group has agreed to host this important event. As title sponsor, they have played an active role in the development and promotion of the competition, and it is great to be able to reward this support through the hosting of this event at their headquarters in Denmark."

Representatives of all Last 16 teams will be present at the event as well as EHF officials, including Tor Lian, EHF President, Jean Brihault, EHF Vice President and Ralf Dejaco, EHF Treasurer. Michael K. Rasmussen, VELUX Group Director of Branding & Marketing, will represent the title sponsor at the event.