EuroSima welcomes Shaun Tomson

Shaun Tomson : Image courtesy EuroSIMA

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EuroSima invites Tomson to 2013 Surf Summit

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 11 July, 2013 : - - On October 3rd and 4th of this year, for the 12th edition of EuroSIMA's annual Surf Summit, the association is proud to welcome a distinguished guest at the Hossegor Casino. 

Shaun Tomson, the famous South African professional surfer and 1977 World Champion will share his experience with participants over the 2 days of conferences and debates that will focus on the development and future of surfing in Europe.

He will discuss the power of commitment and positive thinking through his personal experience as a surfer, "We live in an ocean that is constantly challenging us, and how we react to these challenges defines who we are and how we live our lives".

This year, in the spirit of innovation and progress, the program for the 2013 Surf Summit was developed with two audiences in mind: employees of boardsports companies and for the first time, retailers. The objective is to provide an opportunity for both industrials and retailers to network and debate. 

Day one of the conference will cover issues related to boardsports markets and technological challenges in the near future while day two will concentrate on evolutions in the sports distribution world and innovation through business models. 

The 2013 Surf Summit will take place during the World Surfing Championship Tour in Hossegor and as always will end in style with the traditional Waterman's Ball.

Shaun Tomson is a business consultant, author and inspirational speaker living in Santa Barbara, California, with his wife, Carla, and son, Luke. He is a World Surfing Champion (1977), has been listed as one of the 25 most influential surfers of the century (Surfer, 1999), and one of the 16 greatest surfers of all time (Surfing, 2004).

He is a business finance graduate from the University of Natal and has created two popular apparel brands: Instinct in the 1980s and Solitude in the ’90s. He is the author of Surfer’s Code (2006), The Code - The Power of I Will (2013), Krazy Kreatures (2011) and producer of the documentary film Bustin’ Down the Door (2006).  He is considered to be one of the founders of professional surfing and served on the board of directors of the Association of Surfing Professionals from 1983 -1989 and is currently a board member of Surfrider Foundation 

Partners: Conseil Régional d’Aquitaine, Conseil Général des Landes, Chambres de Commerce et d’Industrie of les Landes and Bayonne Pays Basque, MACS, Ispo, Boardsports Source Magazine, Carlsberg and the Hossegor Casino.

Source: EuroSima

Author: Stephanie Godin

Tags: Shaun Tomson, Surf Summit, South Africa

Industry: Surfersvillage

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