The 12th edition of the Yacht Racing Forum (November 25-26) promises to be exciting. It will bring together some of the most prominent players in the nautical world, and will offer a unique commercial platform to companies active in competitive sailing.
27 May 2019 – 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.
The event will feature a subtle mix of lectures and presentations, and will provide the 350 participants from all over the world the opportunity to meet and do business under optimal conditions.
The sports’ most dynamic and innovative brands in the professional sailing world have already booked their exhibition stands.
Start-ups and companies that have recently developed a new product will also have, for the first time, the opportunity to present their innovations to the main global players in the boating industry as part of the “Business Speed Presentations” ; a new, and free service provided by the Yacht Racing Forum.
Organized in Spain for the second time after Barcelona in 2015, the Forum will reassemble the sports’ key personalities: event organisers, sponsors, designers, professional sailors, boat builders, media as well as insurance and finance companies, and provide a unique opportunity to network, debate the future of the sport and do business.
The Forum will take place in the beautiful Euskalduna Conference Centre, right next to the events’ official hotel, the Melia, and the famous Guggenheim Museum. Bilbao is a flamboyant city in northern Spain, the largest city in the province of Biscay and in the Basque Country. Along with the Biscay region, its development has been historically linked to the ocean and the industrial revolution. Ever-changing, in the past few decades Bilbao underwent a profound renovation, turning into one of the most innovative cities in Europe.