If these championships have become a reality it is thanks to all our sponsors and partners. It is thanks to them that we are today in the race! I thank all them from the bottom of my heart not only for the funds that they provided but for their sincere interest in this event. Without them, we would not have been able to accommodate a sports competition of such a scale here. You are our partners in this adventure that we want to live with you and that we can live thanks to you, your generosity, your trust. We will do everything to ensure that this collaboration is successful and makes these championships memorable. I thank ENL Group and Bega for having accepted to be our principal sponsors aka the PLATINUM; I thank CIM Finance and Nestlé for having accepted the GOLD sponsorship; I thank IBL, Margarine Industries, Fortis Darné, Vital, City Sports, T Printers, Sicom and Orange for their support at the SILVER sponsors level and Padco, Sofap, Air Mauritius, Charles Telfair Institute, Mauritius Post, Gaz Carbonique Ltd and IT Solvz for their contributions as BRONZE sponsors.
I also thank the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Mauritian Olympic Committee, the MTPA, the AMA, the CAA, the IAAF, Adidas, VTB for their unflinching support to this project. I also thank our partners from the press (tv, radio, newspapers without forgetting Vizzitech) for their motivation to inform the Mauritian nation and at the same time, for their invaluable contribution to the success of these championships. Read full message from COCAD's president here.