The first IPC-IOC agreement was signed during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games by Presidents Samaranch and Steadward
The IPC actively seeks to develop partnerships with organisations that have common interests and help the IPC achieve its strategic objectives.
Through partnerships, the IPC aims to increase athlete participation, launch development and education programmes and increase awareness for the Paralympic Movement.
The IPC has established partnerships with influential international organisations such as the United Nations and other non-governmental organisations around the globe.
The IPC also wants to work with its members to identify, develop and manage partnerships and funding at government and more local level.
This productive relationship with the IOC occurs on many levels and has increased the quality level of the Paralympic Games to an exceptional level.
The first IPC-IOC agreement was signed during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games by Presidents Samaranch and Steadward, at which point the IOC was seeking a positive association showing social responsibility. In 2001, the two signed an agreement securing the practice of “one bid, one city,” meaning the same city will host both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The IPC President is an IOC member and the IPC is represented on several IOC Commissions.
DB Schenker (official logistics supplier)
The IPC and DB Schenker have been working together since Athens 2004. DB Schenker provides the IPC with logistics, freight forwarding and customs clearance services for the Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games as well as other key IPC events.
DB Schenker stands for the transportation and logistics activities of Deutsche Bahn. The logistics division of DB is the world’s second largest transportation and logistics service provider based on sales and performance. With around 2,000 locations in all of the world’s most important economic regions, DB Schenker has a global network geared toward customer service, quality and sustainability. This success is owed primarily to DB Schenker’s 96,000 employees, all of whom place customer satisfaction and quality at the center of their work. DB Schenker stands for performance, service and safety, regardless of the complexity or extent of logistics tasks and requirements.
International sporting events demand much of all involved. That includes the athletes/ Para athletes competing as well as the logistics experts behind the scenes. And when it comes to cultural events or concerts, DB Schenker always strikes the right chord and offers sports and event logistics at the highest international level.
We at DB Schenker offer complex global transportation and logistics services. Thanks to our many years of experience, we develop logistics solutions from a single source and customize them according to your specific needs.
For more information, please visit the DB Schenker website at www.dbschenker.com.
The German Ministry of the Interior, the regional government of North Rhine-Westfalia and the City of Bonn are partnering with the International Paralympic Committee to provide financial support.
The IPC is committed to engaging in partnerships with external organisations who can positively contribute to the long-term development of the Paralympic Movement.