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AEG pens deal with DHL Express

DHL Express, a leading global courier service brand, has partnered with AEG to become its official logistics partner for its multiple facilities around the world.

The three-year agreement will see DHL provide courier services to AEG facilities, such as The O2 (pictured) in London.

AEG’s international network of arenas, stadiums and festivals together present thousands of events from sports, music and entertainment annually. Tours for the biggest acts operate on pan-territory basis across numerous dates and venues and in 2016 AEG facilities claims to have sold in excess of 12 million tickets.

Ian Wilson, DHL Express UK and Ireland chief executive, said: “DHL is the specialist for delivering global events around the world. As official logistics partner, we are proudly committed to our partners and highlight our dedication to offering innovative solutions for complex logistics tasks in sport, arts and culture arenas. Such world-class events enhance the profile of our brand and provide an excellent platform to experience DHL logistics live.”

Paul Samuels, executive vice-president at AEG, added: “Our company is truly global, connecting sports, music and entertainment fans the world over. Partnering with DHL makes complete sense, with their global reach and proven capability to deliver when it matters. For us, the show always goes on and we know DHL will help it stay that way.”

The deal comes off the back of DHL’s partnership renewal with English Premiership rugby union team Harlequins. As a celebration of both agreements, the first team, women’s team and academy team rugby players were invited to The O2 to conquer Up, the venue’s urban mountaineering experience.

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