The International Sailing Summit (ISS), taking place on 17 November, will be streamed live online for the first time in the event’s history. This worldwide industry forum has never before been as accessible to a truly global audience, with content available at the time and as a resource after the event.
The Summit theme ‘Waking up the sailing industry – how sailing needs to modernise, diversify and develop to attract and retain participants’ stresses the importance of modernisation and innovation. Organiser British Sailing, a British Marine Federation (BMF) association, is working in partnership with SailRacer and SportsXsream, to utilise the latest in online technology to help share the benefits of the Summit by providing streaming to sailing enthusiasts.
Michael Jørgsholm of SportsXstream describes what will be available to viewers: “During the event audiences can follow the event live and after the event the site will remain and work as an easy accessible frame to find the replays of the recording from each speaker slot including the presentations and all relevant documents.”
Sailing business around the world will be able to view expert presentations by globally renowned industry experts and sailing stars. This includes Olympic Gold Medallist Iain Percy OBE, Molly Winans of Spinsheet Magazine and Peter Johnstone of Gunboat. These speakers will inspire a unified sailing community with testimonies of success as well as presenting innovative strategies and thinking for individual business success.
Viewers will be in good company with the leading sailing companies signed up to attend the Summit. This includes representatives from Harken, Spinlock, Topper International and Raymarine. However, with the Summit taking place in Amsterdam the day before METS, it still isn’t too late to book your place at this year’s Summit and take advantage of the additionally networking benefit of this year’s 13th International Sailing Summit.
To view the live streaming visit the ISS website from 8am (GMT) on Monday 17 November.