DHL exclusive logistics partner for the Plácido Domingo "around the world tour"
Two world-class acts join forces on the occasion of the Maestro's official stage tour Around the WorldBonn, 07/16/2007, 11:30 AM CEST
As exclusive logistics partner for the Plácido Domingo AROUND THE WORLD TOUR, DHL Express is teaming up with the star tenor to bring great performances to cities on all five continents. Deutsche Post World Net's provider of express services will run logistics support to and from 20 tour cities over the course of the next 2 years. DHL's global presence means that in-country teams will be on hand to guarantee the safe and on-time arrival of the tour's precious cargo - everything from stage equipment, to costumes, to musical scores - at some of the world's most historic concert venues.
"DHL's common ground with Plácido Domingo is the commitment to excellence beyond the boundaries of the core business," says John Mullen, CEO of DHL Express Global. "Plácido Domingo is about great performance both on and off the stage. He's a force for innovation in his field and is also passionate about the charitable causes that he supports around the world. We identify with this kind of multifaceted commitment - to our customers, our industry and to the larger community - and are of course delighted to be teamed up with Maestro Domingo for this world-class cultural event."
Plácido Domingo is most known for his versatile and powerful voice on the opera stage. But as General Director of both the Washington National Opera and Los Angeles Opera, he is also constantly working to explore - and push - the boundaries of the performing arts. And Domingo is donating his time and talents to the benefit of charities around the world, supporting victims from displacement, illness, hunger, exploitation and disaster. With his concerts and many other activities, he has helped to raise millions to ensure a better future for the ones in need. He also travels the world to raise awareness for hearing loss as an ambassador for the Hear the World organization. Now Domingo is embarking on the DHL-supported world tour, which will directly benefit various children's charities.
"DHL's truly worldwide presence is just what we need for making this AROUND THE WORLD TOUR happen," says Maestro Domingo. "I know I can count 100% on their in-country teams to move the tour's precious cargo with absolute speed and precision so that it is all there waiting for me safely and in time for the next performance."
For DHL Express, great performance means best-in-class service when it comes to getting everything from sensitive documents to entire stage productions quickly, efficiently and safely to all corners of the globe. And like Maestro Domingo, DHL is constantly working to expand and redefine express and logistics - by introducing innovative ideas and systems that have not only ensured DHL's market leadership, but have also revolutionized the industry as a whole. This includes DHL's commitment to the larger community and the acceptance of social responsibility on a global, regional and local level.