SAVE THE DATE: SAILING INDUSTRY CONFERENCE THIS SUMMER!
Mark your calendar now for the 2012 Sailing Industry Conference, June 25 – 27 in Newport, Rhode Island!
The event will feature one and a half days chock full of educational seminars, workshops and networking opportunities to help your business move from Surviving - to Thriving! Besides the great programming, there will be plenty of fun and excitement on the water including the industry regatta … and VIP viewing of the America’s Cup!
Designed to help sailing businesses adapt and profit in the new economy, the 2012 Sailing Industry Conference will cover a broad range of topics from big picture trends to specific, detailed tools and tactics that will benefit all businesses involved in the sailing market. With a primary focus on marketing, sales and operations, participants will include a broad range of sailing-related businesses including manufacturers, dealers, retailers, charter companies, sailing schools, publications, and marine services. In conjunction with the conference, additional events will include an Industry Regatta and Welcome Reception prior to the conference on Monday, June 25 at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm, respectively; a Conference Dinner on Tuesday, June 26 at 7:00 pm; and a chance to watch the America’s Cup World Series Race from a VIP viewing area following the conference on Wednesday, June 27 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
“We are proud to announce the 2012 Sailing Industry Conference and invite our sailing colleagues to come together for the industry’s event of the year,” said Jonathan Banks, executive director, Sail America. “We are putting together an outstanding line-up of speakers and plan to incorporate meaningful topics into the conference workshops, including the latest consumer demographics, tutorials on how to do more with less, and best ideas and success stories from the sailing industry. It is great opportunity for sailing industry professionals and businesses to network and learn from each other!”
Sail America’s 2012 Sailing Industry Conference will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 26 and 27, 2012 at the Newport Harbor Hotel, 49 America’s Cup Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island. Registration materials will be available in the next few weeks at www.sailamerica.com.
Look for more information coming soon … but save the dates today!