World Sailing’s Sustainability Strategy to be presented Live and Online at the 2016 Annual Conference
At World Sailing’s 2016 Annual Conference, the governing body will be laying down plans for a healthy sustainable future for the sport, as well as the more specific subject of sustainability in the waters of the world.
On Monday 7 November World Sailing’s sustainability strategy as well as a number of keynote speeches from industry experts will be presented live from the Sustainability Forum in Barcelona, Spain on World Sailing’s YouTube channel.
Follow live from 14:30 – 18:00 local time, 13:30-17:00 UTC on Monday 7 November via the links below:
URL – https://youtu.be/xIzvmfzF9MI
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World Sailing Chief Executive Officer Andy Hunt will present the Sustainability Strategy to delegates in attendance as well as those watching online. Further keynote speeches will be delivered by:
A panel session chaired by Broadcaster Alec Wilkinson with the keynote speakers will draw the Forum to a close and those watching online will be encouraged to get involved with the discussions by using the 2016 Annual Conference hashtag, #OurSustainableFuture, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
CEO of World Sailing Andy Hunt commented, “The Sustainability Forum will enable delegates to explore how to maximise the impact of World Sailing’s vision and mission, all of which can be captured in a simple message: sport, technology & nature in perfect harmony.
“Sailors have a collective desire to be guardians of the oceans and we hope that those in attendance and watching online seize the opportunities available, join the debate and look to work together to make positive change.”
The Sustainability Forum is one of three open forums to be streamed live and online during the 2016 Annual Conference: Our Sustainable Future. The Sustainability Forum will open proceedings on Monday 7 November followed by the Para World Sailing Forum on Tuesday 8 with the Commercial Strategy for the Sport Forum on Wednesday 9.
The dialogue and engagement of the 2016 Annual Conference will be centred on an overarching theme of, ‘Our Sustainable Future.’ Sailing will be laying down plans for a healthy sustainable future for the sport, as well as the more specific subject of sustainability in the waters of the world.
The Forums will feature world leading experts and panel discussions, providing the basis for debate around sustainability across multiple facets of the sport.
By Daniel Smith – World Sailing