Mazda Motor Europe will become the new exclusive automotive Leading Partner of the 13th World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates.

Starting from 2013, Mazda will sponsor the summit and provide a fleet of its new Mazda6 and CX-5 models as official means of transportation for the 13th Annual Summit in Warsaw, Poland, October 21-23. The company will also lead a session for aspiring future leaders at this year’s Lech Walesa Institute’s Civic Academy within the 2013 Youth Summit programme. This yearly event brings young people together under the concept of “Leading By Example”. The Civic Academy provides leaders of tomorrow with networking and learning opportunities.

“The Summit brings together leading people of different backgrounds and religions, who share a passion for challenging conventions for the greater good,” said Lech Walesa, Nobel Peace Laureate and former President of Poland. “We recognise this same passion to challenge convention in Mazda, and therefore it is fitting that we welcome them as our new partner.” Ekaterina Zagladina, President of the Permanent Secretariat of The World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, was delighted about the new partnership: “We welcome with enthusiasm the partnership that helps to promote social responsibility and universal humanitarian ideas, independent of political ideas, beliefs or cultural background, aiming at making the world a more peaceful place for all.” “Mazda’s hist ory, as well as our present, is full of examples of defying conventional wisdom to find better solutions, and as a result, we have a great affinity for people all over the world who share this value with us,” said Jeff Guyton, President & CEO, Mazda Motor Europe . “The Summit itself is not about the politics of any particular cause, but rather it is a celebration of the challenger spirit and the shared desire to create a better world. In this way, Mazda Motor Europe are very proud to support this important event.” Every year, t he World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates attracts recipients of the Nobel Prize for Peace , leaders and organi sations striving to make the world a more peaceful place. The high -profile event is organised by the Permanent Secretariat of The World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, a non-profit organisation created in 2006. The first summit took place in 1999. As a first, Lech Walesa Institute’s Civic Academy will be at the same time as the summit this year. The young professional summer school was first organised by the institute in 2010.