Give a high five with the mascot of the 2023 Handball World Championship at Galeria Katowicka!

This Friday and Saturday (April 29-30 this year), Galeria Katowicka will host a 2023 Handball World Championship trophy tour. The trophy and championship mascot will be presented to a wider group of fans for the first time. Katowice is one of the host cities for next year’s games.

The statuette that the world champions will receive is gold-plated, measures 50 cm and weighs more than 19 kg. The hand trophy was handcrafted and supervised by Iraqi sculptor Ahmed Albahrani.

What it looks like live – you can see it for yourself next Friday (3pm-7pm) and Saturday (3pm-9pm) on the ground floor of Galeria Katowicka. The 2023 World Cup mascot – the PAX squirrel will also be introduced to fans.

– Katowice is a city of major sporting events, who has never watched matches in Spodek knows that nowhere rejoices like here. You will be able to feel a taste of the emotions that accompany the championships this weekend in Katowice – invites you Anna Szczerkowskamarketing manager of Galeria Katowicka.

The organizers of the championships scheduled for next January are Poland and Sweden. The Poles will start the competition in front of the public at the Spodek in Katowice. Patryk Rombl’s charges, in case of promotion, will go to TAURON Arena Kraków. The two quarter-finals and the semi-final of the tournament will take place at the ERGO ARENA in Gdańsk. The IHF President’s Cup matches will be hosted by Orlen Arena in Płock. The preliminary phase of Germany will also be played in Katowice and, in case of promotion, the main round with the participation of Germans and Norwegians.

Host cities on the Swedish side are Gothenburg, Malmo, Kristianstad, Jonkoping and Stockholm.

Presentation of the Mascot and the Handball World Cup 2023 photo: Marcin Bulanda / PressFocus

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Katowice Gallery is located in the very center of Katowice and is a unique communication and commercial complex. The rental area is 47,609 m2 and includes more than 200 premises, restaurants and outlets, incl. Peek & Cloppenburg, TK Maxx, Multikino, Zara, Pull & Bear, Bershka, C&A, Reserved, Euro RTV AGD, Douglas and Flying TigerCopenhagen. It also has a 10-screen Multikino cinema with an Xtreme room – the most modern in Poland, equipped with a Dolby Atmos sound system and a 4K laser projector. The shopping center is directly connected to the train station and the underground public transport bus station. Galeria Katowicka opened on September 18, 2013.

The owner of Galeria Katowicka is the fund Malaysia Employees Provident Fund based in Kuala Lumpur, founded in 1951. It is one of the oldest and largest pension funds in the world, also investing in real estate. He is responsible for managing the fund’s assets (asset management) Savills Investment Management based in London.

The company is responsible for the management of Galeria Katowicka, the day-to-day operation of the facility and issues related to the rental of commercial space. APSYS Poland.

APSYS is one of the leading operators in the commercial real estate sector in Poland and France. The Company operates in the segment of commercial real estate, mixed-use projects, residential investments and in the field of office space management. The company was founded in 1996 and operates as an investor, developer, letting agent, project manager and property manager.

All projects are implemented in accordance with the idea of ​​”Making cities vibrate” – revitalizing urban space, creating unique experiences and caring for sustainable urban development. Apsys Polska combines professionalism, respect for tradition, the history of the place, its environment and social and environmental responsibility. Taking into account the specificity of a given place, it creates innovative “tailor-made” projects, in harmony with the city and the needs of its inhabitants, taking into account the specificity of a given place, the social context and the natural environment.

Thanks to many years of experience and specialist knowledge, all activities, regardless of the size and location of individual properties, are tailored to the needs of the client.

The company’s most important investments include Manufaktura in Łódź and Posnania in Poznań. APSYS Polska currently manages more than 1,000,000 m². GLA in 23 commercial facilities located in 18 largest cities in the country, the Arkada Business Park office building in Bydgoszcz and the React office complex located in the center of Łódź. Apsys also manages a housing investment – Solea Mieszkania in Wyścigach in the Mokotów district of Warsaw.


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