The leading global supplier of composite materials will participate in the Yacht Racing Forum 2015 in Geneva, on December 7-8. The company will also support the 2016 edition of the event. 

Geneva, June 23, 2015 – The Yacht Racing Forum announces a two years partnership with Gurit, the leading global supplier of composite materials. « High performance yachting is a key innovation and activity area for Gurit to develop and deploy new materials which can make the difference. In this context, the Yacht Racing Forum is of great interest for us », says Rudolf Hadorn, Gurit CEO. « Geneva is a fantastic venue for the Yacht Racing Forum, located at the heart of Europe and host to a very dynamic yacht racing scene. The new organizers of the Forum are determined to organise a great event and we support this effort. The international yacht racing community needs a Forum to showcase its products, to network and debate. We look forward to our participation. »

The Yacht Racing Forum 2015 will take place on December 7-8, at the prestigious Hotel Intercontinental. The annual conference and exhibition will deliver important ideas and concepts in three key areas that affect everyone in the yacht racing industry: the business, organizational and planning aspects of the sport; design & technology and, for the first time, the role Risk Management plays in the structure of the sport.

The 2015 Yacht Racing Forum will attract over 300 people in one place at one time to do business and meet future clients: yacht clubs, athletes, sponsors, event organisers, designers, technical suppliers and anyone involved or just interested in yacht racing.

Gurit is heavily involved in yacht racing worldwide. The company has established itself as a developer and innovator in the composites industry and positioned itself as the leading global supplier of composite materials, engineering services, tooling equipment, and select parts and systems.

About Gurit: 

The companies of Gurit Holding AG, Wattwil/Switzerland, (SIX Swiss Exchange: GUR) are specialized on the development and manufacture of advanced composite materials, related technologies and select finished parts and components. The comprehensive product range comprises fiber reinforced prepregs, structural core products, gel coats, adhesives, resins and consumables. Gurit supplies global growth markets with composite materials on the one hand and composite tooling equipment, structural engineering and select finished parts on the other. The global Group has production sites and offices in Switzerland, Germany, Hungary Italy, Spain, the UK, Canada, the USA, Brazil, Ecuador, Australia, New Zealand, India and China. For more information, please visit or sign-up for email alerts at

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Tanja Moehler

Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications

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