Meetingspot is Sweden’s leading annual seminar about international sailing events and the 13th edition of the event in Gothenburg, on February 1st, had the best line-up of speakers yet.
Meetingspot 2019 started with a keynote presentation from legendary Ocean Race sailor Chris Nicholson and continued with focusing on the leading events in the sport. Besides discussing the future of classic yacht classes, Marie Björling from the Swedish Sailing Federation and Stefan Rahm, World Sailing, gave their point of view on the Offshore two-handed class being introduced in the 2024 Olympics, together with profiles like Xabi Fernandez and Martin Strömberg.
America’s Cup expert Jack Griffin shared the latest gossip from the 36th AC in Auckland in 2021. Representatives from Match Cup Sweden, Lysekil Women’s Match and Midsummer Match Cup presented news form the match racing highligts on the Swedish west coast this summer. Richard Brisius, co-president of The Ocean Race, shared some insights into the future of the worlds leading offshore race.
“Meetingspot is a fantastic event that brings the Swedish sailing community together. It’s a tradition for many of us to be a part of it, the level of the seminar is very high and you know that you always get a good update on what’s happening in the sport”, says, Richard Brisius.
Also, Stena Line CEO Nicklas Mårtensson, Magnus Hallberg, Event Manager at Göteborg & Co and Mark Gillan, Project Manager at Artemis Technologies talked about ROI:s for brands, and companies as sponsors in the sport and cities that host events.
With an audience of over 600 people, Meetingspot was once again a perfect opportunity for sailing fans to start looking forward to the coming season.