IV SURF BUSINESS MEETING
10 and 11 October, 2019 – Sopela, Euskadi

The Surf Business Meeting is an annual event for sharing and explaining best practices through lectures and meetings featuring key professionals in the sector in order to inspire and support local professionals and business owners in matters of interest to them. Mainly focused on the professional development of its initiatives linked to surfing.

This annual meeting is established as a unique opportunity for business people and companies in the surfing sector to expand their knowledge and make interesting contacts for the development of their projects. It also seeks to promote knowledge sharing and to bring together agents from the surf sector, including the industry’s entire value chain: producers, suppliers of goods and services, distributors, knowledge and training agents, etc. to create a stable forum for collaboration with the aim of creating shared value.

In previous years, the event was attended by internationally renowned professional experts, entrepreneurs, consolidated companies and organizations that shared what they are doing, their experiences, trends and the most significant possibilities and challenges of the sector in areas related to tourism, professional development or digitization.

PROPOSED THEME FOR 2019

Continuing with this trend of adding value to the sector, the theme of INNOVATION IN SURFING is proposed for 2019, with a special focus on improving the competitiveness of companies, social integration and the empowerment of women..

Objectives

Understand innovation and how to apply it.
Exploring successes and good practices.
Learning to manage innovation and glean value from products and services.

PROGRAMME

This year, on the occasion of the collaboration established between the municipalities of Sopela and Getxo with the aim of promoting the surf industry, the proposed programme is broader, with new sections linked to the competitiveness of companies and the development of the programme in the municipalities of Getxo and Sopela.

It lasts 2 days

Day 1

MASTER CLASS in Getxo Elkartegia, Getxo

Master class aimed at local companies in the surf sector with one of the speakers participating in the conferences. Theme related to business management.

Target audience: Closed. For companies in the sector in Getxo and Sopela.
Duration: 3 h.

Day 2

CONFERENCES at Kurtzio Aretoa, Sopela

During the morning, speeches, round table and networking with tapas.

Target audience: Open. For state-wide organizations in the sector, institutions, business people, students, etc.
Duration: 5h.

EXHIBITION AND TEST OF SURFING MATERIAL on the beach of Arriatera, Sopela

Afternoon exhibition by companies in the sector and testing of products on the beach.
Target audience: end consumers, amateurs, companies.
Duration 3 h.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The unemployed, organizations, business people and professionals with training and / or experience in the surf industry. Universities, board manufacturers, surf shops, textile and accessories manufacturers, distributors, surf schools, accommodation, surfcamps, restaurants, guides, AAVV, charters, surfing event organizers, specialized surf media, audiovisual companies specializing in surfing, …