FedEx Express Announces Association With “IIFA Weekend & Awards” in New York

Posted by: at 7/10/2017 02:34:00 am
FedEx Express Announces Association With “IIFA Weekend & Awards” in New York


           BANGALORE, July 10, 2017 — FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, today announced its association with the 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards as the official logistics service provider.  The “IIFA Weekend & Awards”, scheduled July 13-15, 2017 at MetLife Stadium in New York, is India’s largest and most spectacular global celebration of Indian film, music, fashion, and dance.

            Over the last 17 years, ‘IIFA Weekend & Awards’, has become one of the most coveted and highly anticipated award celebrations that honors the very best of Indian Cinema.
            “Cinema is celebrated and followed passionately around the world, especially in India.  This year we are delighted to sponsor the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards, and provide our global transportation and logistics expertise to IIFA”, said Philip Cheng, vice president, Ground Operations for FedEx Express in India.  “Through this association we are reaffirming our commitment to the film industry by connecting people and opportunities, and taking local traditions and cultures to global destinations.”

            Andre Timmins, Director of Wizcraft International, the producer and creator of the IIFA movement said, “We are delighted to welcome FedEx Express into the IIFA sponsor family for the IIFA Festival New York.  FedEx Express is known for delivering solutions in a way that exceeds customer expectations, and we look forward to their support as the official logistics service provider to our highly anticipated event.  This edition is set to be one of our biggest and best shows to date, and we are proud to be supported by such a global and reputable brand.”
           As the official logistics service provider for the event, FedEx Express will deliver costumes for the principal and supporting performers at the awards ceremony, right from a designer’s studio in India to the IIFA Awards ceremony.  In addition, FedEx Express is transporting to New York the IIFA trophies and award materials for the ceremony.

About FedEx Express
            FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee.

About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services.  With annual revenues of $60 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand.   Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 400,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities.  To learn more about how FedEx connects people and possibilities around the world, please visit about.fedex.com.

About IIFA (International Indian Film Academy)
Conceptualized and produced by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and supported by the key members of the Indian film fraternity, IIFA is the leading South Asian film academy and a global platform that gives the Indian film fraternity an opportunity to reach audiences in international territories.  The alliances made via the platform of IIFA provide huge benefits and gain to India, but an equally important objective of this prestigious brand is to create similar outcomes in its host country.  The aim is to establish a system of mutual benefit to both India as well as the host destinations by boosting tourism, economic development, trade, culture, cross-border investments and film co-productions.  Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd promotes the IIFA Weekend & Awards globally each year and travel to new, exciting and beautiful destinations, taking the film fraternity with it to unite and celebrate the best of Indian film and culture, thereby taking Indian Cinema and India to a wider audience:  www.iifa.com

About Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Wizcraft  is India’s leading media and Entertainment Company, dedicated to showcasing its expertise on the world stage.  Having conceptualized some of the grandest events globally including the 50 Years of Indian Independence, the 30 Years of Mauritian Independence, the 10 years of the South African Freedom Struggle, the Commonwealth Games Opening and Closing ceremonies in Delhi as well as the Handover ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, and the prestigious International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend & Awards for 15 years in more than 12 countries, Wizcraft has contributed towards brand building for India across the world.  It has pioneered and developed India’s biggest entertainment brand IIFA, which has taken Indian Cinema and culture to the world.  The growth story of the company reflects the evolution of the Indian event management and entertainment industry itself.  Driven by its vision “Believe in the power of your dreams”, the company is committed to quality and innovation, while setting its sights on greater peaks of achievement.


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