Please select your home edition
Edition
MS Amlin 2019 - 728x90
Product Feature
Harken 22mm Double Micro - 226
Harken 22mm Double Micro - 226

Fantastic lineup of speakers for the next Yacht Racing Forum in Bilbao

by Yacht Racing Forum 10 Jul 09:30 BST 25-26 November 2019
Fantastic lineup of speakers for the next Yacht Racing Forum in Bilbao © Yacht Racing Forum

The next Yacht Racing Forum, in Bilbao, Spain (November 25-26) will once again reassemble the sport's leading personalities in one place during two days to network, debate the future of the sport and make business.

The conference will be structured into thematic modules. It will start on Monday with sessions dedicated to Events, Races and Teams Management, during which personalities such as Stewart Hosford, Project Manager of Alex Thomson Racing, Dee Caffari or marketing expert Stéphanie Nadin will share their experience with the 300 delegates expected in Bilbao.

The afternoon will start with a new feature: the Yacht Racing Forum Business Speed Presentation, which will give Start-ups, new events and inventors the opportunity to present their projects in turn to the Forum's plenary assembly for about 8 minutes each.

The Forum speakers will then focus on our sports' governance and management. Andy Hunt, CEO, World Sailing, Ian Walker, Director of Racing, British Sailing Team, Olympic champion Mateusz Kusznierewicz, representing the Star Sailors League, Vicky Low or Alastair Fox, Director of Events at World Sailing, will be particularly interesting to hear in this context.

The second day will begin with a topical theme: sustainable development. Experts will tell us about the impact global warming has on competitive sailing, while 11th Hour Racing specialists will explain the importance of circular economy.

The sports' leading professional sailing events will be discussed after lunch, including sessions on the IMOCA class, the America's Cup and the Ocean Race. Max Sirena, skipper and team manager, Luna Rossa, Dee Caffari, skipper of 'Turn the Tide on Plastic' in the latest Volvo Ocean Race, Mike Golding, Stan Honey (professional sailor, businessman and technology developer) or Gianguido Girotti (Bénéteau CEO), are among those who will discuss the present and future of the sport.

Held on Day 1 alongside the " Business & Marketing " conference, the Design & Technology Symposium will focus on the sports' latest technology developments including foils, new materials and technologies, design and concepts. Some of the sports' most respected technicians, designers or engineers have already confirmed their participation, including Marc Van Peteghem, Juan K, Manolo Ruiz de Elvira, Ryan Breymayer, Jordi Arbusà and many more.

All sides of the sport will be represented at the Forum: International Federation, events, sports teams, media, sponsors, technical providers... The conferences will be interspersed with coffee & lunch breaks, which will provide opportunities for networking and business. Not to mention the gala evening, during which delegates will be able to taste Bilbao's gastronomic specialities and spend a good time together.

For more information visit www.yachtracingforum.com

Related Articles

Yacht Racing Forum in Bilbao update
Innovation, new concepts, subjects and speakers The conference will bring together around 350 delegates, including the sports' main decision-makers from all over the world. The leading events, venues, brands and sponsors will be in Bilbao, Spain. Posted on 10 Sep
Five months to go to Yacht Racing Forum 2019
Featuring the sport's leading personalities and brands The leading annual conference for the business of sailing and yacht racing will take place on November 25-26 in Bilbao, Spain. Posted on 18 Jun
Yacht Racing Forum & The Ocean Race partnership
The event will attract some 300 delegates from all over the world The Yacht Racing Forum is delighted to announce an extension of its partnership with The Ocean Race for three more years. The leading annual conference for the business of sailing and yacht racing will next take place in Bilbao, Spain, on November 25-26. Posted on 6 Jun
Six months to go to Yacht Racing Forum 2019
It will bring together some of the most prominent players in the nautical world Members of the yacht racing community and sailing industry from all over the world will meet in six months' time in the town of Bilbao, in the Basque Country, for the 12th edition of the Yacht Racing Forum. Posted on 27 May
Yacht Racing Forum conference schedule
First speakers announced for the event in Bilbao, Spain The venue is beautiful and easy to reach thanks to its International Airport. It is located right next to our official hotel, the Melia, and two minutes away from the famous Guggenheim Museum. Posted on 14 May
Bidding to host Yacht Racing Forum 2020, 2021 open
Yacht Racing Forum is the annual B2B event for the business of sailing and yacht racing. The leading annual conference for the business of sailing and yacht racing invites interested parties to submit their applications in order to host the next editions of the annual conference. Posted on 13 Apr
Save the date: Yacht Racing Forum 2019
The leading annual conference for sailing business and yacht racing will take place in Bilbao, Spain The 12th edition of the Forum will once again provide a unique opportunity to network, debate the future of the sport and make business. Posted on 13 Mar
Unprecedented turnout at Yacht Racing Forum
Some of the sport's big decision makers gathered in Lorient, France Sailing history oozes out of Lorient, where Eric Tabarly is feted as a hero alongside living legends such as Michel Desjoyeaux, Loïck Peyron and Alain Gautier, all of them present at the Yacht Racing Forum. Posted on 24 Oct 2018
Yacht Racing Forum 2019 to take place in Bilbao
This event will provide a unique opportunity to network, debate future of sport and make business Organized by MaxComm Communication, this event will reassemble the sports' key personalities: event organisers, sponsors, designers, professional sailors, boat builders, media as well as insurance and finance companies Posted on 11 Oct 2018
Three weeks to go to Yacht Racing Forum 2018
The Forum will reassemble the sport's leading brands and personalities This will be a memorable event in one of the sports' strongholds. It will reassemble the sports' key personalities and the most influential brands from all over the world to debate the sport's hottest issues and make business. Posted on 1 Oct 2018