Sailing’s leading brands and personalities confirm strong support for Yacht Racing Forum
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 11:05 AM
Sailing’s most influential brands and stakeholders have confirmed their participation at the Yacht Racing Forum, to be held in Malta on November 28-29. The last ones to join, Zhik, OC Sports and the Star Sailors League join up a group of leading sailing brands that comprises the Volvo Ocean Race, World Match Racing Tour, Clipper Ventures, North Sails, World Sailing and many more.
Held for the ninth consecutive time in 2016, the leading conference for the business of yacht racing will once again open up new commercial opportunities for the sports’ key actors and brands, and deliver important ideas and concepts.
"We are delighted with the support and endorsement we are getting from the international yacht racing community », says Bernard Schopfer, the owner and CEO of the Yacht Racing Forum. Indeed, no less than 17 of the sports’ leading events, classes, venues or technical suppliers have joined the event as partners. « Most of them will be exhibiting in Malta, and using the opportunity to network with fellow industry leaders and make business. The Forum confirms its status as the leading international conference for the business of yacht racing."
Great speakers have also recently announced their participation, including Sally Barkow, Ian Walker, Guillaume Semblat, Vincent Lauriot Prévost, Elodie-Jane Mettraux, Annie Lush, Paolo Massarini, Juan Kouyoumdjian, Sally Barkow, Laurent Lenne and many more.
Co-hosted by Yachting Events and Yachting Malta, the Yacht Racing Forum will take place at the Grand Hotel Excelsior, right after the RC 44 Valetta Cup, on November 28-29. The conference will be split into four modules: Marketing & Media, Event and Race Management, Risk Management and Safety and Top of the Sport. The Design & technology Symposium will take place alongside the Yacht Racing Forum, on Monday November 28.