Ms. Nathalie BELLON-SZABO, member of the board, Chief Operating Officer of Sports and Leisure Worldwide of Sodexo, and daughter of the founder, visited China last week, to explore the market of Sports and Leisure and the potential business opportunities in China.

During her stay in Beijing, being impressed by many well-known leisure venues as the National Museum of China and the National Stadium (Bird Nest), she also met Mr. Jianlin WANG, Wanda Group Chairman, exchanged their market insights and presented Sodexo’s worldwide activities, especially the footprint of Sodexo Sports and Leisure in France, UK and United State. As commented by Jianlin WANG: “I am surprised by Sodexo as a professional services company in 80 countries with over 420,000 employees.

As a strategic partner in managing unique venues and organizing world-class sports and cultural event, including Olympics, Dakar Rally and Royal Ascot, Sodexo has been delivering comprehensive services covering every facet of planning and execution from marketing, logistics and technical support to superlative food services and décor for more than 20 years. With innovative tailored solutions that respond to demands of exacting clients, Sodexo brings daily Quality of Life to consumers.

Being visionary and experienced for the development of many prestigious venues and brands in the areas of sports, major events, MICE, tourism and cultural destinations: from the Hollywood Bowl to the Rugby World Cup or the Tour de France, through the restaurants de la Tour Eiffel and Bateaux London or the Puy du Fou and the Seine Musicale, Nathalie said: “What is happening in China is amazing. I’m impressed by the rapid development of China’s sport and leisure industry. I am confident that we will have a promising development in China.” 

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