The Gazprom Neft G-Drive premium fuels brand, and the Gazprom Neft filling station network, have been confirmed as official sponsors of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) 2015 World Championship. The championship, which runs from May 1 — 17, will be held in the Czech Republic, and will involve the world’s top 16 national teams.
This partnership with the International World Hockey Championship further extends the company’s involvement in international sporting events. The G-Drive premium fuels brand and the Gazprom Neft filling station network already have an established presence on the international arena, through sponsorship of the G-Drive Racing Russian racing team. The company is also involved in major projects in supporting and developing sport in Russia, specifically though support for major clubs including Zenit (St Petersburg), Avangard (Omsk), and SKA (St Petersburg).
A position endorsed by Alexander Krylov, Regional Sales Director, Gazprom Neft: “Support for sport is integral to G-Drive — a brand for winners. Speed and velocity — defining elements of the game of hockey — are also closely associated with premium fuels, and being partner to an event such as the World Championship — that’s quite something for the brand.”