Surfing Industry | Economic Impact | Further Action Taken
As a follow up to the Surfing Industry Economic Assessment Report recently released by the GCCC, it called a further meeting at the Coolangatta Hotel on Wednesday 18 November 2009. Many business leaders with interests in the sport and its industry attended.
As Connecting Southern Gold Coast part funded the report, our General Manager, Jim Wilson, attended and took part in the discussion groups.
The meeting was a real watershed for the sport and the huge industry it has become, of itself, and how it represents the Gold Coast. The meeting resolved that there should be a feasibility conducted on establishing an industry-led Gold Coast Surfing Industry Forum, which could be the voice of the many and varied interests in the sport and all its economic interests. The Forum would be governed by a Board or a Committee, the members of which had a proven understanding of the various segments of the sport and its industry, as widely defined.
The Gold Coast City Council is to be commended for facilitation of this outcome, as the Surfing Industry has immense importance to the social, cultural, environmental and economic fabric of the Southern Gold Coast. Our GM, Jim Wilson will continue to be involved in future Workshops, which promise much for future economic and environmental outcomes for the SGC.