On the morning of Friday, July 24, 2020, Gemdale Sports CEO Liu Fengning posted a post in the circle of friends and forwarded the official account link of Shiseido Shenzhen WTA year-end finals. The news confirmed that it was affected by the global new crown pneumonia epidemic. The original schedule for 2020 was cancelled. The WTA year-end finals will be held in Shenzhen, China from November 9th to 15th. With regret, he sighed with emotion that the cancelled boots finally landed. He said that after the epidemic, he can accept all the sudden changes in life and will lead the comrades to seamlessly enter the preparatory part of the World Ski Championships, with one heart and one mind, and make persistent efforts.
In the Shenzhen Bay Gymnasium News Center in 2019, a senior foreign media reporter told a group of international colleagues sitting around that the details of the WTA Shenzhen match have created a “retina” standard worthy of copying work from around the world. Yes, in recent years, the image of Gemdale Sports has been portrayed very hard, deeply rooted in the hearts of the people, and highly respected. Liu Fengning has devoted himself to this. The CEO is rigorous, calm, and rational in his office. He is more than capable of facing the media, his aura is full, his public image is tenacious and hardworking, and he is amiable. Lin Ke, the founder of Gemdale Group, commented on Liu Fengning in this way. It is his mentality and character to obtain the greatest value and experience from what has happened, and to promote future development.
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The following is the full text of the link broadcast on the official account of the “Shiseido Shenzhen WTA Year-end Finals”, the original title is “Shiseido Shenzhen WTA Year-end Finals, Meet You in 2021”, “CEO Search Engine” Executive Editor Long Yuxuan, Jing Hong Jindi Sports CEO Liu Fengning reposted this article after his approval and authorization. The founders are welcome to pay attention to the “Shiseido Shenzhen WTA Year-end Finals”, fully pay attention to Hongjindi sports events, and cheer for Chinese sports.
According to the spirit of the “Scientific and Orderly Restoration of Sports Events and Activities to Promote the Resumption of Work and Production in the Sports Industry” document issued by the State Sports General Administration of China, after consultation with WTA (International Women’s Tennis Association), China Tennis Association, and Shenzhen Municipal Government, Shiseido·Shenzhen The WTA year-end finals organizing committee has decided to cancel the WTA year-end finals originally scheduled to be held in Shenzhen, China from November 9-15, 2020.
In 2019, the WTA year-end finals settled in Shenzhen for the first time. With the joint efforts of all parties, many classic scenes worth remembering in the history of the event were created. The Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, Television, Tourism and Sports stated: “The success of the first Shenzhen WTA year-end finals in 2019 is still vivid. Players from all over the world, nearly a hundred media, and more than 60,000 fans passed the Shenzhen WTA year-end finals. The charm, vitality and innovation of the city of Shenzhen, as well as the praiseworthy details of the event, show the world what is meant by the’Shenzhen Standard’. More than 200 TV media around the world have broadcasted the event live or broadcast. The success of the first event was also Shenzhen Create huge social and economic value.
In the face of a global epidemic in 2020, all aspects of our lives are changing. We respect the decision of the WTA and the tournament organizing committee to cancel the tournament after comprehensive consideration. At the same time, we look forward to the return of this event that represents the development of culture and sports in Shenzhen as soon as possible. As the event organizer, we will also provide protection and guidance for the event in all aspects including regular epidemic prevention guidance. Shenzhen will meet you in 2021! ”
Mr. Steve Simon, CEO and Chairman of WTA, said: “Currently all parts of the world are in a challenging period. Although we hope to advance the Chinese season as usual, the mainland China including the Shiseido Shenzhen WTA year-end finals The event will not be held in 2020. In 2019, the first Shiseido·Shenzhen WTA year-end finals were a huge success, and we were eager to make persistent efforts on this basis. However, with our outstanding partners Hongjindi Sports and title sponsors With the support of Shiseido, we are confident and look forward to hosting a more exciting tournament in 2021, which will fully demonstrate the top level of women’s tennis in this amazing city of Shenzhen.”
Shiseido·Shenzhen WTA year-end finals event co-director, Hongjindi Sports CEO Liu Fengning, and WTA Asia Pacific managing director said that Gemdale regrets the cancellation of the 2020 event, but fully supports the organizing committee to ensure safety and personnel health. This decision was made. No matter how the time of the event changes, Gemdale Group supports the development of women’s tennis and promotes the continuous development of the sports industry in China and Shenzhen will not change; we will uphold our feelings and dreams for tennis and actively practice corporate social responsibility , Meet everyone in the 2021 Shiseido·Shenzhen WTA Finals! ”
Shiseido·Shenzhen WTA year-end finals joint event director Faris Shuke said: “In 2019, our ten-year appointment has ushered in an unparalleled start. We have focused all the spotlight on the vibrant city of Shenzhen. We believe that we have the ability to overcome difficulties and return with a stronger posture next year. Shiseido·Shenzhen WTA year-end finals will undoubtedly continue to be a highlight in the sports world. We thank Chinese fans for their consistent attitude towards this sport. Enthusiasm, Shiseido·Shenzhen WTA year-end finals will definitely present more exciting events.”
With the support of various sponsors in 2019, the first Shiseido·Shenzhen WTA year-end finals achieved great success. In 2020, in the face of the global epidemic, sponsors’ trust in the event and determination to continue to support the event have injected a strong force into the continued development of the event and its full restart in 2021. Gemdale Group, the exclusive presenter of the event, the diamond sponsor, and the organizer of the event, said: “In 2019, the first Shiseido·Shenzhen WTA year-end finals left fond memories for fans all over the world.
Shiseido, the title sponsor of the Shenzhen WTA year-end finals, said: “The global spread of the new crown epidemic has had a huge impact on the development of various industries. We respect and recognize the cancellation of the 2020 Shiseido Organizing Committee after careful consideration. ·The decision of the Shenzhen WTA year-end finals, Shiseido believes that the timeout button was pressed at the right time for the event, which is a decision full of responsibility for the world, players and fans.