For the 2016 Annual Conference, the dialogue and engagement 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.
Information on how to follow the 2016 Annual Conference is available below:
World Sailing's LIVE Annual Conference Blog will report directly from the meeting rooms for the duration of the event. The blog can be found here - http://www.sailing.org/media/2016-annual-conference-blog.php.
GET INVOLVED ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Followers are encouraged to get involved with the 2016 Annual Conference by using the official hashtag #OurSustainableFuture across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The best posts will be aggregated on the Annual Conference Social Wall which will be on display at the conference venue, the Renaissance Fira Hotel, and online here - www.sailing.org/media/2016-annual-conference-social-wall.php
Follow World Sailing on:
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ISAFWorldSailing
Instagram - https://instagram.com/isafworldsailing/
Twitter - @worldsailing
Snapchat - Follow our Story on Snapchat, search for worldsailing
LIVE VIDEO STREAMS
World Sailing's YouTube Channel will be broadcasting live from the 2016 Annual Conference. The Opening Address, Forums on Sustainability, Para World Sailing, the meeting of Council and the General Assembly will all be streamed live. The feeds are available here - https://www.youtube.com/user/isafchannel/videos?shelf_id=11&live_view=502&sort=dd&view=2
World Sailing will be posting daily recaps on sailing.org throughout the Annual Conference. In addition, a number of press releases touching on the hot topics of discussion as well as special announcements will be issued across the week.
By Daniel Smith - World Sailing
World Sailing 2016 Annual Conference Partners
The World Sailing 2016 Annual Conference is supported by:
- FAREAST Yachts - http://www.fareastboats.com/en/home
- Bart's Bash - http://www.bartsbash.com/
- GAC Pindar - http://www.gac.com/gac-pindar/
- Zhik - https://www.zhik.com/
- Mexico - http://www.rivieranayarit.com/
- Sarasota - http://sports.visitsarasota.org/
World Sailing's Annual Conference brings together up to 700 delegates every first full week of November. It is the central meeting point where the strategy of sailing is reviewed, discussed and celebrated.
Over the Annual Conference, participants plan for the future, make key decisions to drive the sport forward, share best practice and generate new ideas.
The 2016 Annual Conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain at the Hotel Renaissance Barcelona Fira from 5-13 November.
About the General Assembly
The General Assembly of World Sailing takes places every four years. It is on this occasion that the World Sailing Board of Directors (President and Vice-Presidents) and members of the World Sailing Council automatically retire.
All full World Sailing Member National Authorities (MNAs) are entitled to be represented at the General Assembly and to vote for the new President and the seven Vice-Presidents.
MNAs can nominate members for the World Sailing Board of Directors, Council, Committees, Sub-Committees and Commissions.
The next World Sailing General Assembly will take place on Sunday 13 November 2016 from 09:30 - 13:30.