Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Cartan Global, the exclusive Rio 2016™ Authorized Ticket Reseller for 36 countries, has selected Octagon Brazil, the global leader in sports marketing and entertainment, to design, develop and execute its private hospitality center, Casa Cartan, during the Rio 2016™ Olympic Games.  Casa Cartan, conveniently located near the new subway station at Jardim Oceânico in Barra da Tijuca, will be home to Cartan’s travel and ticket clients, 36 National Olympic Committees, Sports Federations, sponsors and international media. Events anticipated at Casa Cartan will include Opening/Closing Ceremonies Viewing Parties, athlete medal celebrations and press conferences, team receptions plus live cable broadcasts of the Olympic Games. Local Chef Claudia Vasconcellos of Buffet Claudia Vasconcellos will be providing the Brazilian culinary experience.

“We admire the work that has been displayed by Octagon over the years and we wanted to team up with the leaders in sports marketing and entertainment so it was an easy choice,” commented Cartan Global President, Dave Elmore, “After months of site inspections, the Britannia English School location provided a property proximal to public transportation, Olympic events, the Olympic Park and the Athletes’ Village made it a very attractive location for us.”

Cartan Global joins brands such as Aliansce Shopping Center, Cisco, Estácio, the NBA and Skol who have also partnered with Octagon Brazil to activate their brands during the Rio 2016™ Olympic Games.

“Announcing Cartan as our client is a source of great joy for us. First by the international recognition of this company and the quality of delivered services, and this corresponds exactly to what we sell as an agency. But also why we embrace the project and believe it will be magnificent! Winning this competition shows how our work is being respected and admired. It will be very special to drive this activation! “Celebrated Matthieu Fenaert and Aykan Azar, General Directors of Octagon Brazil.

Cartan recognized the importance to host its 36 National Olympic Committee partners, corporate partners and individual clients at a safe and reliable hospitality house during the Olympic Games.  Casa Cartan’s Britannia English School location also provides their National Olympic Committee partners a larger press center to host press conferences for their medal winners.

“We conducted this project 100% aligned to Cartan’s brief, which called for a space that would provide ample networking opportunities and a design that materialized the concept of ‘Wealthness’ (Wealth + Health) that they want to convey to their guests through Brazilian culinary experiences and daily programming. Obviously we will have lots of work ahead but we will create an entertainment hub that will leave a long lasting impression on the attendees, “described Matthieu Fenaert.

Cartan currently has Casa Cartan corporate partnership opportunities for companies that are interested in activating and tying their brand with the upcoming Olympic Games. Due to its key location in Barra da Tijuca and versatility in terms of brand activation opportunities, Casa Cartan is well positioned to sell-out of hospitality partnership opportunities in the coming months. For Hospitality Partnership inquiries please visit cartanglobal.com , email [email protected] or contact Jay Price, Cartan’s Managing Director of Sales and Marketing, at +1.310.546.9662 ext. 106.

About Cartan Global 

Established in 1899, Cartan Tours Inc. is one of the most respected companies in the travel industry. Its sports travel division, Cartan Global, is based in California as part of the Elmore Sports Group (ESG) and provides exclusive and official travel and ticketing services to both the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup.  Cartan Global is the exclusive Authorized Ticket Reseller for 36 countries for the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games. For more information, please visit www.cartanglobal.com

About Octagon

Octagon (IPG: NYSE) is the leader in sports marketing and the biggest sports in the world consulting, managing and influencing some $3 billion USD in sponsorships annually. With over 800 employees worldwide, Octagon works with hundreds of corporate clients, market leaders, more than 800 athletes and personalities and organizes more than 13,400 events per year. For more information, please visit www.octagonbrazil.com.

About Buffet Claudia Vasconcellos

Buffet Claudia Vasconcellos, based in Rio de Janeiro, is a catering company with operations all over Brazil since 1997. They are an Official Supplier for the Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016, TV Globo, Schlumberger and Neoenergia. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/BuffetClaudiaV/.

Media Contacts

Cartan Global 

Juan Covarrubias, Marketing Manager | T: +1.310.546.9662 x144 |

E: [email protected]

Octagon

Symone Cardoso, Communications Manager | T: +55 11 95262-7686 |

E: [email protected]

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