IMG is a global leader in sports, media, fashion and entertainment operating in more than 25 countries. The company represents and manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages thousands of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is the world’s largest independent producer and distributor of sports media. IMG also specializes in sports training; league development; and marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, the world’s leading entertainment agency, to form WME | IMG.
The motto “Growth is Life” aptly captures the ever-evolving spirit of Reliance. Activities span hydrocarbon exploration and production, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals, retail and telecommunications. In each of these areas, Reliance are committed to innovation-led, exponential growth. Their vision has pushed them to achieve global leadership in many of their businesses – including the position as the largest polyester yarn and fibre producer in the world. Reliance Industries Limited is a Fortune 500 company and the largest private sector corporation in India.
As Reliance sets sights on even more ambitious goals, they remain inspired and guided by the story and philosophy of their founder chairman Dhirubhai Ambani. Hailing from modest means, he followed his dream to create India's largest company. Reliance, as an organisation has adopted this ethos of converting adversity into opportunity and making the impossible possible by challenging conventional wisdom.
The ultimate aim has always been – and will always be – to touch the lives of people in a positive way.
India’s largest company Reliance industries collaborated with IMG in a joint venture to promote and develop sports, entertainment and fashion in India.
IMG Reliance (IMGR) has already taken steps to develop sports and fashion through several ventures. These include The Hero Indian Super League, Mahrashtra Open (Formerly the Aircel Chennai Open), and also have collaborated with the Basketball Federation of India (BFI). Contributing to the fashion industry IMGR also host India’s most glamorous event Lakme Fashion Week.
IMG Reliance separately signed a 15-year partnership with the All India Football Federation (AIFF), the governing body for football (soccer) in India. IMG Reliance, in cooperation with the AIFF, will radically restructure, overhaul, improve, popularize and promote the game of football throughout India, from the grassroots to the professional level.
As part of the commitment to growing the overall skill base of athletes in India, IMG Reliance awarded scholarships to Indian students to train at the IMG Academies in Florida, among these athletes are Satnam Singh, now playing for the Texas Legends in the NBA development League.