The First Global Summit
Feb 01, 2020, 7:00 PM GMT+1 – Feb 04, 2020, 11:00 AM GMT+1
Convent de Santa Clara,
Carrer Carbonar, s/n, 17486 Castelló d'Empúries, Girona, Spain

The Summit


ISGS Panelists


Jay Stuart

Editor at Large of iSPORTCONNECT

Day-by-Day Schedule

The  description of each session and workshop becomes available on the ISGS legacy site

Arrival Day
1 February

Finals of The Wind Games 2020 at WINDOOR in Empuriabrava. ISGS check-in and accreditation at SKYDIVE EMPURIABRAVA until 19:00 h.

Day One
2 February

09:00 – 09:30 Keynote Addresses

09:30 – 10:30 Session I

10:30 – 11:30 Session II

11:45 – 12:45 Session III

12:45 – 13:00 AM Summary

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch at the SANTA CLARA CONVENT
14:15 – 15:15 Session IV

15:15 – 16:15 Session V

16:30 – 17:30 Session VI

17:30 - 17:45 PM Summary
20:00 – 22:00 Dinner TBA

Day Two
3 February

09:00 – 09:15 Keynote Address

09:15 – 10:15 Session VII

10:15 – 11:15 Session VIII

11:30 – 12:30 Session IX

12:30 – 12:45 AM Summary

12:45 – 13:45 Lunch at the SANTA CLARA CONVENT

14:15 – 17:15 Breakout sessions and workshops TBA

17:30 – 18:30 Session X (Wrap-Up) at the SANTA CLARA CONVENT
20:30 - 23:00 Farewell Banquet 

Departure Day
4 February

Hotel check-out by 11 a.m.!




Discussing the future of something as technologically advanced as a state-of-the-art vertical wind tunnel in as contrasting a setting as a 13th-century convent does have its moments of awkwardness.


But the well over 120 summiteers and 33 panelists made the best of it. They would have stayed for the duration of the debate even without being cloistered .  




Indoor Skydiving 2020 | First Global Summit was organized and delivered by two private companies, by SKYDIVE EMPURIABRAVA and by Support Air International, to mark their respective anniversaries. They received support from public institutions such as the municipal, provincial and regional governments, but not from other parties. The overall budget for ISGS was 65,000 €! You can still make your donation through #HelpUsMakeTheSummit

Any Questions?

We hope you're able to attend. If you should have questions about the registration process or anything else, don’t hesitate to reach out. Bear in mind that we will roll out the ISGS legacy website on 1 September 2019. It will provide details on the content of each session, panel discussion and workshop.

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ISGS Partners

Making this summit happen!

Bringing in 30+ moderators, speakers and panelists of unquestionable caliber and staging this summit at great venues, and with plenty of state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, does have its price. One that cannot be covered with the registration fees alone.

Indoor Skydiving 2020 | First Global Summit (ISGS) would not be viable as an undertaking without the financial support of partners. They are listed below.


#HelpUsMakeTheSummit is a crowdfunding initiative by the organizers that should help them to offset a possible deficit. Donate through GoFundMe!


2020 | Year of Sports Tourism in Catalonia

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Girona Provincial Council | Tourism Board

Walk, ski, run, pedal, play, sail, jump, swim and, above all, experience the Costa Brava and the Girona Pyrenees while doing what visitors like the most. Everything is in place for them to come and enjoy their favorite sports at any time, thanks to a great climate suitable for activities all year round and the most fantastic natural settings that one can imagine, from the high mountains down to the sea. The pinnacle of 2020 is the World Sports Tourism Congress taking place in Lloret de Mar on 28 and 29 May.


Castelló d'Empúries and Empuriabrava

The County Town of Castelló d'Empúries and the adjacent resort community Empuriabrava have separate histories, one dating back to 1079 and the other to 1967. The particular charm of both locations lies not only in the respective beauty but also in the combination as well as the many contrasts between old and new.


Empuriabrava has been certified by the autonomous government as a Sports Tourism Destination in 2003 for its trajectory as a skydiving hotspot of international renown.

Indoor Skydiving, Global Skydiving Summit, International Skydiving Conference, FAI

Skydive Empuriabrava

The history of Skydive Empuriabrava goes back to 1985. When it opened in October of that year, it was the first full-time skydiving center in Spain. Since then, the center has grown to become one of the top three in the world. To date, over 2 million jumps have been made at Skydive Empuriabrava, in the Land of the Sky.


Over many years, the center championed the cause of parachuting and skydiving as an Olympic sport. In connection with the Games in 1992, it put spectacular exhibitions around Catalonia.

Indoor Skydiving, Global Skydiving Summit, International Skydiving Conference, FAI

Support Air International

Taking integrated communications strategies from definition to implementation, Support Air International (SAI) provides the full range of branding, publishing, production and promotion services to different sports — from the mainstream to the extreme. The clients are governing bodies, event owners, athletes and other stakeholders in sports.


Through the hands-on support that is provided in all areas of communications and public relations, SAI is able to add value to their property.

The Catalan Tourist Board has declared 2020 as the Year of Sports Tourism (YoST). The board's initiative aims to to promote this particular facet of an overall industry that represents 12% of Catalonia's GDP and 14% of its total employment.


Indoor Skydiving 2020 | First Global Summit, with an attendance of maximum 200 attendants, belongs to the smaller gatherings under the YoST banner. Nevertheless, over the years, skydiving has clearly contributed to the region's well-earned reputation as a sports destination. More than 2.5 million skydives by people from all over the world were made since Skydive Empuriabrava opened its doors 35 years ago.


ISGS Media Partners

Getting the word out on the summit!

Indoor Skydiving, Global Skydiving Summit, International Skydiving Conference, FAI


Indoor Skydiving Source (ISS) is the eminent online resource for the vertical wind tunnel industry and its consumers.

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90percent is the Italian Skydiving Magazine with bilingual content (Italian, English) and free downloads of the digital version.