12 September 2012

Malmsten and the City of Gwangju join The Kazan 2015 OC and Counsilman Hunsaker to complete an impressive array of partners for the 2ND FINA World Aquatics Convention, Moscow.

The FINA World Aquatics Convention today announced it has filled its final two partnership positions, signing an agreement with official FINA Supplier Malmsten and thriving Korean City of Gwangju.

With more than 35 years in the business, Malmsten has extensive aquatic experience and is well established as a leading supplier of Championship pool equipment.

In order to develop the sporting potential of Gwangju, the government of Korea is pursuing a national project that fosters Gwangju as the “cultural and sporting mecca of Asia”.
Having been chosen to host the Summer Universiade 2015, Gwangju is clearly a city on the rise, attracting international sporting events.

“We are delighted to welcome Malmsten and the City of Gwangju as Partners of the FINA World Aquatics Convention,” says Julio Maglioni, President, FINA. “Having supplied equipment at London 2012, Malmsten leads the way in delivering the highest quality competition equipment. Gwangju – known as the City of Light – can assist FINA promote its Convention in new territories.”

“I must admit, we at Malmsten AB are very proud to support FINA with its Convention,” said Margareta Malmsten, CEO and Owner, Malmsten AB. “We love the world of swimming, and partnering with the 2nd FINA Convention allows us to promote Malmsten and its services to the world of aquatics”.

“The City of Gwangju is delighted to partner with the 2nd FINA World Aquatics Convention,” Said Yoon-suk KIM, from Gwangju City. “We are determined to spread the value of sport as a powerful tool for fostering peace and development, and we believe supporting FINA events will help us achieve our goal.

FINA is also delighted to welcome the following exhibitors: Omega, Crol Centre, Speedo, Arena, the 11th FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) – Istanbul 2012 (TUR), 15th FINA World Championships – Barcelona 2013 (ESP), 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) – Doha 2014 (QAT), 16th FINA World Championships – Kazan 2015 (RUS), Myrtha Pools, Alge Timing, Colorado Time Systems, Mad Wave, StrechCordz, Variopool, 2521 Simply Swimming, Dentsu, Water Technology Inc., Deep Vision and the City of Windsor (CAN).

New Logistics Partner: The FINA World Aquatics Convention warmly welcomes DHL as its Official Logistics Partner at the Convention.


The FINA World Aquatic Convention is a biannual event which enables all areas of the aquatic community to share knowledge and ideas, build relationships and develop an exciting and positive future for the sport.

The 2nd FINA World Aquatics Convention takes place at the World Trade Centre, Moscow, 29 Oct–1 Nov 2012.

If you’d like further information about the FINA World Aquatics Convention, or to schedule an interview with any of its partners, please contact Alex Ross +44 (0) 207 036 8083 / alex.ross@redtorch.co