LEGENDARY ski jumper Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards will be the keynote speaker at SIBEC EU, which takes place later this month at the prestigious Don Carlos Leisure Resort and Spa in Marbella.
British skier Eddie, who competed at the 1988 Games in Calgary, was propelled into the media spotlight after becoming the first competitor since 1929 to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping.
Despite finishing last in the 70m and 90m events, Eddie became the British ski jumping record holder, ninth in amateur speed skiing and a stunt jumping world record holder for jumping over six buses.
Eddie will share his insight into how determination to succeed against the odds in an unfamiliar environment led to him achieving a lifetime’s ambition and become an international phenomenon.
Event director at Questex-Mclean Events David Zarb Jenkins said: “With Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards as our keynote speaker, this year’s SIBEC promises to get proceedings off to a flying start.
“As an athlete who truly embodied the spirit of the Olympic Games, Eddie will help inspire and entertain our delegates ahead of their productive day of meetings where new partnerships are formed and existing alliances are strengthened.
“This year’s event marks 21 hugely successful years of SIBEC EU, and we’re looking forward to welcoming more than 220 delegates from across Europe.”
Go backPosted on 1st November 2017