IPSO are delighted to announce they have just struck a 5 year partnership with Oceans Sports Management Company based in Beijing.

Here Colin Chambers Education Director of IPSO and members of the IPSO team Martin Dobson and Kevin Gallacher meet Shoto Zhu founder and CEO of Oceans.

‘’This is a great move for both IPSO and OCEANS’’ said Shoto Zhu ‘’We will embrace the partnership and look to move forward with great anticipation’’ said Zhu, who started his sports marketing career 12 years ago on the Strategic Planning and League Promotion team for the J-League (Japan Professional Football League), one of the best-organized sports properties in Asia. The 2002 FIFA World Cup in Japan presented him with the opportunity to be appointed Protocol Manager in Japan by the Japanese World Cup Organizing Committee (JAWOC). In the same year, FIFA Marketing then appointed him as its China General Manager for the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

After 2003, Shoto became an independent consultant to the Chinese Football Association, Dentsu Sports and several international brands until establishing OCEANS Sports and Entertainment Marketing in 2006.

OCEANS embraces the growing role of sports in Chinese society and recognises the potential for economic and social development through sports. As such, OCEANS will continue its quest to make China a preferred destination for sporting events and partnerships through comprehensive and innovative sports marketing solutions.