Head

Supporting Partner

In 1947 aeronautical engineer Howard Head skied for the first time and although he enjoyed the experience felt let down by the heavy equipment. Over the next three years he applied his Harvard degree in sciences and knowledge of lightweight aviation materials to the re-invention of the ski and in so doing would revolutionize mountain riding.

His sandwich aluminium ski, the first of its kind, made skiing accessible to a new breed of recreational skiers and reset the bar on the speed, control and performance at a professional level. Competition success, including a medal at the 1964 Olympics, in Innsbruck, Austria, followed, as did the global popularity of HEAD skis and the ski industry was forever changed. 

This drive to create sports equipment that benefits both sports and participants lives on at HEAD BV. Through what we call the Intelligence Loop we rethink, refine and perfect sports equipment and apparel, so that the experience and ability of our consumers is always getting better.

HEAD BV is comprised of five divisions: Winter Sports, Racquet Sports, Diving, Sportswear and Licensing. And our brands include HEAD (alpine skis, ski bindings, ski boots, snowboard and protection products, tennis, racquetball, paddle and squash racquets, tennis balls and tennis footwear, sportswear and swimming products), Penn (tennis balls and racquetball balls), Tyrolia (ski bindings) and Mares (diving equipment).

Across all disciplines we believe that innovative technical sports equipment and apparel delivers results for sportspeople of all abilities, whether the measure of success is Olympic Gold or making first turns on the mountain easier.

This is sport the HEAD BV way
www.head.com

ICT for Peace

Charity Partner

The ICT4Peace Foundation aims to enhance the performance of the international community in using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) including social media, to save lives in humanitarian crisis, support peace building operations as well as human rights protection and democracy processes. It explores and fosters the innovative and integrated use of ICTs through research, advocacy, advisory, training, information management and technology development.
www.ict4peace.org

Women in Film and Television Germany

Cooperation Partner

WIFT Germany

Women in Film & Television Germany is a business network for women working in the Film, Television, and Digital Media industries.

Through our high-profile industry events, trainings and film screenings we are connecting women in the entertainment industry and provide a platform for exchange, collegial support and professional collaboration. Our advocacy is dedicated to promoting equal opportunities for women in this industry. We are hosting annual events during the Berlinale, the International Women Film Festival in Dortmund, the Sound_Track Cologne, the Filmfest Hamburg and Munich. International partnerships include the Zurich Summit and Marché du Film in Cannes. WIFT Germany is official member of WIFT International, a global network of more than 14.000 women united in 40 international chapters.