Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – MarathonFoto and Sportograf, the world’s leading race photography group, are proud to announce their sponsorship of the 2023 Mass Participation World Conference (MPW23) as the official photography partner for the next three years. This partnership is set to enhance the overall experience for conference attendees and showcase the commitment to excellence in the mass participation industry.

The 8th edition of Mass Participation World Conference, scheduled to take place December 7th – 9th in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is a premier gathering of industry professionals, thought leaders, and enthusiasts from around the globe. The conference serves as a platform for sharing insights, fostering collaboration, and exploring innovative trends in the mass participation sector.

Combined MarathonFoto and Sportograf brings a wealth of experience in capturing the essence of major sporting and participatory events. Their dedication to delivering high-quality, memorable photographs aligns seamlessly with the goals of the MPW23 event. As the official photography sponsor, MarathonFoto and Sportograf will be on-site to capture key moments, highlight the energy of the conference, and provide conference participants with a unique activation, providing a valuable opportunity for networking and partnership discussions and lasting memories of their participation in the conference.

“We are thrilled to partner with MarathonFoto and Sportograf for MPW23 Conference,” said Chris Robb, Founder of Mass Participation World. “Their expertise in event photography will undoubtedly add tremendous value to the conference, ensuring that attendees can relive the excitement and camaraderie for years to come.”

“We are excited to be an integral part of the Mass Participation World Conference, contributing to the dynamic atmosphere of this industry-leading event,” expressed Brad Kroll, President of MarathonFoto. “Our commitment extends beyond capturing moments; we celebrate and inspire athletes”.

Tom Janas, Managing Director of Sportograf acknowledged “Our dedicated team is eager to encapsulate the essence of the conference, offering attendees a visual representation of the passion and enthusiasm that defines the mass participation community. We look forward to sharing the inspiring stories and remarkable achievements that unfold during this exciting gathering.”

The continued collaboration between Mass Participation World and MarathonFoto/Sportograf following on from last year’s partnership at MPW22 not only emphasizes a shared commitment to fostering growth and innovation within the mass participation sector but also underscores a dedicated focus on elevating the overall experience for athletes at future events. With a collective goal to enhance the conference experience, this partnership aims to go beyond capturing moments and actively contribute to creating lasting memories that resonate with participants long after the event concludes.

For more information about the Mass Participation World Conference and the sponsorship with MarathonFoto/Sportograf, please visit https://massparticipationworld.com/ or contact info@massparticipationworld.com.

About MPW:

Founded in 2015, Mass Participation World helps connect the industry globally. Its purpose is to facilitate collaboration, consultancy, advocacy, research and education through conferences, webinars and podcasts. Some of its key initiatives include the formation in 2021 of a Global Council which meets bi-monthly and includes representatives from federations such as World Athletics, UCI, World Triathlon, World Obstacle and World Orienteering as well as industry representatives from across every continent. For more information, visit www.massparticipationworld.com

About MarathonFoto:

MarathonFoto, for more than 45 years, has had a mission that goes beyond capturing mere images. Dedicated to inspiring and celebrating athletes, MarathonFoto transforms moments into memories. As pioneers in their field, their lens doesn’t just freeze the action; it encapsulates the spirit, determination, and triumph of every participant. Through their artistry, MarathonFoto ensures that each athlete’s journey is not just documented but celebrated, creating a visual testament to the passion and perseverance that define the world of sports and mass participation events. MarathonFoto is a division of InFront Sports & Media AG.

About Sportograf:

With over 10 years of event photography experience, Sportograf combines the industry’s best logistics, highly skilled photographers,  all supported by cutting-edge technology, to create the best opportunity for athletes to celebrate their achievements. Sportograf is a division of Infront Sports & Media AG.