STRATEGY / CONFERENCE
ISGS 2020 Global Summit
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With the slogan “Tunnel Vision of the Broadest Kind” and solid communications, the organizers sought to transmit the purpose of their summit held in early 2020. A global industry and a bona fide air sport were to look at ways to improve on the status quo of indoor skydiving.
Indoor Skydiving 2020 | The First Global Summit (ISGS) in Castelló d’Empúries, Spain, brought together 80% of all manufacturers and more than 50% of the operators of wind tunnels worldwide. Jointly with the representatives of governing bodies and various other stakeholder categories, they had traveled from Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania.
Support Air International organized and delivered the summit with the support of SKYDIVE EMPURIABRAVA, and with four institutional and commercial entities signed on as partners. The venue was the Santa Clara Convent, a nunnery built in the 13th century and recently converted into a cultural center.
Here is what Annette Lyn O'Neil, a writer for dropzone.com, thinks of the outcome.
"The first edition of the summit just happened. You almost certainly know that it did. But you might not yet be clear on why that’s important – or how what happened over two days in Castelló is going to affect your life as a flyer. Well, it was, and it will! When a bunch of profit-minded business competitors and stakeholders with divergent views on how indoor skydiving should develop start building industry consensus for the very first time – with technologists, engineers, energy experts and athletes in the room – it’s only a matter of time until that far-off wave hits." >> Read the full article!
Ivars Beitans, the owner of the manufacturer AERODIUM, and Toms Ivans, the winner of the freestyle event at The Wind Games 2020, came up with their thoughts and conclusions after ISGS. Read their article!