2015-12-10 11:30:00 CET
Poreč Major has been honored with the ‘Golden Goat’. This annual prestigious Croatian event award, the „Zlatna Koza - Capra dóro Award“, stands for outstanding contribution in the field of marketing activities in Istrian tourism.
The first ever Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series stop not only convinced 62.200 spectators and visitors during the event week but also the Istria Board´s Tourist Council! With some of the most beautiful Side Courts of the FIVB World Tour Season and a fully packed Center Court the first ever Major Series stop, the Poreč Major at the Adriatic coast, was a huge success in 2015.
Based on the high-end standards of the traditional Beach Volleyball Event in Klagenfurt, a 4,000 seat Center Court with an interactive Vendor Village as well as an exclusive VIP area, an outstanding player’s area and tremendous side events turned this June 2015 event into an unforgettable experience.
Poreč Major being the biggest sporting event ever held in Croatia in terms of numbers of top athletes competing as well as the prize money available - USD 800,000 has now been awarded with the „Zlatna Koza - Capra dóro Award“ in the category “Event”.
„Being honored with this prize already in the first year showed that the idea of the Swatch Major Series works. I want to thank Poreč/Croatia as well as Valter Flego, President of the Istria Tourist Board for their incredible support throughout the year and this outstanding award. We are already working on Poreč Major 2016 and can´t wait to be back!” so Hannes Jagerhofer, CEO of Beach Majors Company, who was on site to receive the award himself from the president of the Istria Tourist Board and Prefection of the Istria County, Valter Flego.
The Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series, part of the FIVB World Tour continues in 2016:
Poreč Major: June 28th - July 3rd
Gstaad Major: July 5th - 10th
A1 Major Klagenfurt: July 26th - 31st
Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals `16: October 25th - 30th