They Support Us

The Denmark-Germany 2019 bid has teamed up with groups of major companies in both Denmark and Germany, who are ready to engage and invest in international handball. These brands include, among others, the following:

The Grundfos Group, based in Denmark, is a global market leader within the circulator pump industry (including pumps for heating, air conditioning as well as other centrifugal pumps). Grundfos employs over 18’000 people in 80 companies in more than 55 countries worldwide. In 2012, the turnover reached 3 Billion EUR and today Gundfos is the world’s largest manufacturer of circulators covering app 50% of the world market.

Founded in Copenhagen in 1901, ISS has grown to become one of the world’s leading Facility Services companies with revenues in 2012 of 11 Billion EUR. Integrated services include, catering, cleaning, security, property, support services and facility management. ISS employs over 534’000 staff in more than 50 countries across Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America and the Pacific.

Live Nation
Live nation is the world’s largest concert organizer, responsible for more than 30’000 concerts annually all over the world. Live Nation has offices in 27 countries and also covers promotion, arena management and ticketing. In Denmark, Live Nation organizes approx. 300 concerts and festivals annually and has recently been appointed as the primary operator of the new multi-arena, Copenhagen Arena, set to open in the autumn of 2015.

Jack & Jones
Jack & Jones is one of the leading men’s brands in Europe with more than 1’000 stores in 39 different countries as well the Jack & Jones brand is sold in several thousand wholesale stores around the world. Jack & Jones was originally known as a strong jeans brand, but today the collection consists of five brands: JACK & JONES VINTAGE CLOTHING, PREMIUM BY JACK & JONES, ORIGINALS BY JACK & JONES, CORE BY JACK & JONES and JACK & JONES TECH.

Toyota is one of the leading automobile manufacturers in the world. With over 300’000 employees worldwide it is an international company with many global branches and interest including sport. Toyota is a long-time sponsor of several teams and has purchased the naming rights for several venues around the world

SAP is a German multinational software corporation and a leader in business management software, solutions, services for improving business processes. Best-known for its enterprise resource planning application systems and management it is the largest software company in the world.

In addition to the support of the aforementioned commercial entities, Denmark-Germany 2019 also enjoys the support from the following government and sport partners:  


Federal Chancellor of Germany
Dr. Angela Merkel

“Germany is a country that loves sport, and handball has long been one of our most attractive and popular sports. The German Government will do everything in its power to support a Handball World Championship in Denmark and Germany and I am sure that it will further the ongoing development of handball as a sport worldwide. I therefore won’t wait to say it: welcome to Germany 2019!”

Danish Minister of Sport and Culture
Marianne Jelved

“With our considerable experience in hosting major international events and my government’s unreserved support of the Danish Handball Association’s bid to host the 2019 IHF Men’s World Championship, the IHF’s flagship event will be guaranteed the stature and commitment that it deserves.”

Sport Event Denmark CEO
Lars Lundov

“The 2019 IHF Handball World Championship is a chance for us to demonstrate our strong handball culture and our commitment to the international handball community.”

FC Bayern München

“Our football club FC Bayern München would be very pleased if Munich was among the venues of the handball championships 2019.”

SAP, Board member
Gerhard Oswald

“SAP very much welcomes the fact that the Danish and German Handball Federations‘ concept of their bid to host the Men’s World Championships 2019 sets the focus on our digital future with the intention to gain new target groups around the world for this fast and attractive sport.”

Our Commitment

Danish Handball Association, President
Per Bertelsen

“Danish handball is committed to expanding world handball; in hosting the 2019 IHF Men’s Handball World Championship we will use our combined hosting experience and hosting investments to provide the International Handball family with exciting new opportunities for the future.”

German Handball Federation President
Bernhard Bauer

“The German Handball Federation is keen to be involved in the expansion of the house of international handball. Together with Denmark, we want to make our contribution to the development of handball. We will give our whole-hearted support and all of our expertise to ensure that this project is a success.”

Danish Handball Association, General Secretary
Morten Stig Christensen

“Our plan for the 2019 World Championship will create opportunities for the entire Handball family, giving way future development opportunities and shared strategies that will expand our sport worldwide.”

Team Denmark, Head Coach
Ulrik Wilbek

“For years we have been working hard to develop the best handball players, while simultaneously building a unique handball experience for our fans and supporters. In 2019, the world will experience a handball event in Denmark that is guaranteed to be like never before!”

German Handball Federation, Manager
Heiner Brand

“A 2019 IHF Men’s World Championship in Denmark and Germany is a fantastic opportunity to share knowledge and best practices on technical development and training of players in order to grow the competitiveness of the sport on a global level.”