International Sailing Summit Convened in Spain
The International Sailing Summit meeting in Valencia, Spain in early May had a different emphasis from past meetings with registration by invitation only and limited to 40 leaders of the global sailing industry.
The idea, says ISS founder and Chairman Alistair Murray, was to invite these leaders to "spend the day brainstorming and crystal ball gazing into the direction that sailing is taking in terms of events, marketing and technology."
The goal of this International Sailing Summit was to produce a visionary document that outlines "where we are going and what the industry can best do to prepare ourselves for the future," said Murray. "With such high-caliber representatives, the 8th ISS was a good one!"
Murray says the 9th International Sailing Summit will return to a "more broader-based industry gathering," and will be held in Paris during the Paris Boat Show in December of 2008. Murray noted: "My personal goal for the ISS is that it continues to shape the future of the industry and the sport while being the annual sailing industry networking event. Besides, it is always fun!"
A full report of the 2007 ISS will be featured in the next issue of Sail America News.