BARCELONA – 28  July 2006 – Euroleague Basketball have closed a deal with Comtec, specialists in organising sporting events, wherein the aforementioned agency will collaborate with and offer their consulting services to Euroleague Basketball in the production and execution of official events.

After confirming the growing interest witnessed at the various events organised by Euroleague Basketball in the past few years, the organising body have decided to reinforce their commitment to high quality production by way of this agreement signed with Comtec.  The agency, Directed by Mr. Daniel Benaim, have vast experience in organising sporting events at the international level.

The Final Four is the flagship event that Euroleague Basketball organise, held every year in a different European city, and which will be held in Athens this coming season on May 4th to the 6th.  The Euroleague Opening Game, the ULEB Cup Final and the draws for both competitions are just a few of the other events that Euroleague Basketball also hold during the year.

The Final Four, which was held in Prague last season with great success, brings together thousands of fans, hundreds of journalists and a great number of representatives from the competition’s sponsors.  For this reason, Jordi Bertomeu, Euroleague Basketball CEO, wanted to emphasise that the agreement with Comtec “must allow us to improve even more at a global level each of our events and, furthermore, highlight those small details that make the Final Four a memorable event for all those who participate in this great European basketball festival.”  Bertomeu added that “we have counted upon the Final Four as the defining element of our competition and we believe that Comtec’s experience will be invaluable to us to guarantee that the advances we have made each year continue with each successive Final Four.”

About Euroleague Basketball

Europe’s premier basketball competition, Euroleague Basketball, was founded in 2000 under a private organizational model that is considered a breakthrough for European professional team sports. The competition features 24 clubs from 12 or more countries and crowns its champion each spring at the Euroleague Final Four, one of the signature events of European sports. The 2007 Final Four will take place in Athens, Greece, May 4-6. Basketball in Europe has experienced spectacular growth in recent years, side by side with the development of Euroleague Basketball. In just five years, Euroleague Basketball has consolidated a competition of the highest sporting level, has introduced the concept of a commercial league to Europe and has expanded its television reach beyond Europe, where 98.7 percent of all Euroleague Basketball games were televised in 2004-05, to Africa, the Middle East, North America and South America. Euroleague Basketball attendance has increased 79 percent from the inaugural 2000-01 season.

About Comtec

Comtec Conventions & Special Events, founded in 1980 by Dani Benaim, is a leading international production unit recognized for its finely honed consideration of detail, quality, professionalism, unusual creativity and its unique sensitivity to client needs. Comtec’s dedication to Total Service, offers the entire scope of event production under one roof- from research, to detailed management, organization and production- at the highest professional standards and with thorough attention to detail. Comtec events range from major international business conventions to magical private events, from international art auctions to international medical conferences. Its experience in sports event organization dates to its creation of the 1994 “Final Four” in Israel. Comtec’s cooperation with the Euroleague, was established with its production of the “Final Four 2004”. Fueled by Benaim’s own understanding of, and passion, for sports, his creative vision, and his team’s personal dedication to excellence, professionalism, quality and success, Comtec events are known to be extraordinary experiences.