The ITTF President Thomas WEIKERT and the HTTA President Roland NÁTRÁN signed the agreement at the Signing Ceremony hosted in Doha by the Qatar Table Tennis Association President and ITTF Deputy President responsible for the World Table Tennis Championships Khalil AL-MOHANNADI.
The ITTF President Thomas WEIKERT stated: “It is very nice to be here in Doha signing such an important agreement for our biggest event. We are looking forward to going to Budapest again after such a long time. We are sure that our friends from Hungary will do a fantastic job, and they will make an event to remember.”
The world’s largest table tennis event will be held in Hungary for the first time since 1950, and the fourth time in history, on 21-28 April 2019. HTTA President Roland NÁTRÁN stated: “Budapest is going to be the capital of table tennis next year. 68 years after the last World Table Tennis Championships in Budapest organizing such a great event is a great opportunity and great responsibility for Hungary and the HTTA too. Along with the ITTF I’m certain that we’ll be able to host a great World Table Tennis Championships.”
The commercial agreement outlines the marketing rights and cooperation between the two organisations to sell the remaining inventory to new partners. Current partners include TATA Wooden Doors, China Unicom, Tissot, DHS, Butterfly and Enlio.