Ännu ett riktigt stort event till västsverige. Den här gången är det World Yacht Racing Forum som landar på Hotel Post i december. Konferensen samlar de flesta som jobbar med Volvo, America’s Cup och andra stora professionella event inom vår sport. Parallellt går som vanligt Yacht Racing Design & Technology Symposium.
Informa Yacht Group, organisers of the annual World Yacht Racing Forum, today announced the city of Gothenburg as host city of the 2012 edition of the Forum. The two-day conference will take place at the Clarion Post Hotel from 11-12 December. The Forum will also include the Yacht Racing Design & Technology Symposium, which will run as a parallel event on the same dates.
The Fourm has previously been hosted in Monaco and, for the last two years, in Estoril Portugal. However, as 2012 Conference Producer James Gradwell explains, it has been important to move the Forum to a new location;
‘As a global sport and industry, we have always wanted to give other cities the opportunity to host the World Yacht Racing Forum as well as offering different venues for delegates. There is a strong interest in yacht racing in Northern Europe and Gothenburg is no stranger to hosting large-scale yachting events including the Volvo Ocean Race. It is a fantastic city and we look forward to being there in December.”
Now in its 5thyear, the popular World Yacht Racing Forum is the leading annual conference for the global yachting industry. The two-day event gathers the sport’s key personalities and industry experts to discuss the business of yacht racing and key issues such as sponsorship, television, media, Olympics, new markets, host cities and much more.
The move to Gothenburg has been coordinated with Host Partner and Gothenburg based events agency Brandspot with additional support from the City of Gothenburg and the Clarion Post Hotel. As Brandpsot Managing Director Jan Torstenson explains
“We are delighted for the City of Gothenburg to host the World Yacht Racing Forum in December. The Forum is a very respected event for the professional yachting industry and I know all delegates and sponsors will be impressed with the hospitality that Gothenburg can provide. The Post Hotel, which just opened in January this year, is the ideal venue in the center of the City”