10 Reasons to attend the LISTEX Winter Exchange 2019

There are many reasons attendees return to LISTEX year after year, but here are some of the highlights in our ‘top 10’ !

1) Network with over 200 fellow Snowsports Professionals

LISTEX brings together snowsports professionals from across the world, and from organisations large and small. Resorts, tour operators, journalists, transfer operators, hoteliers, ski instructors, marketeers and many more all attend LISTEX to connect, share news and form business relationships for the future.

2) Hear from top speakers in 14 Forum sessions

The LISTEX Forum provides thought leadership for the snowsports industry with speakers drawn from industry leaders, journalists, authors and other experts. The 2019 forum theme is ‘Opportunity’ and all forum sessions will follow this topic providing insight into areas such as:

Recognising and creating opportunity in the snowsports industry

The power of partnerships in creating opportunity

Opportunities beyond snowsports

The opportunity for snowsports to impact physical and mental well-being

3) Gain insights into the latest snowsports market trends

Customer needs and journeys are changing, LISTEX provides clarity and advice on how these changes are reshaping our industry, and what you need to know to navigate and thrive in the coming seasons. Forum sessions include:

State of the Snowsports Market, the latest consumer insights from LISTEX original research

Opportunities through digital transformation

Influencer marketing – opportunity or distraction?

4) Guidance on the biggest issues facing the snowsports market

With technological and political changes upheaving many industries, LISTEX provides guidance on the most pressing issues and developments relevant to our industry and highlights practical actions and solutions

The opportunity to become your own media channel

Brexit, the impacts and solutions for UK tour operators

5) Pre-schedule meetings with up to 30 top snowsports buyers

Buyers from the biggest snowsports companies in the UK and Europe are joined by specialist operators providing an unrivalled mix of key snowsports buyers reaching millions of skiers annually

LISTEX 2019 Buyers include: Inghams, Neilson, Sunweb, Travelski, Ski Solutions, Skiworld, Scott Dunn, Erna Low, Weski, Ski Weekends, Alpine Elements, Skibookings.com, Zenith Holidays, Club Europe, Equity Ski, Powder White and many more.

6) Meet with the biggest media titles in UK snowsports

LISTEX provides a unique opportunity to pre-schedule meetings with top snowsports media titles to brief them on developments for 2019/20, gain insight into the hottest topics in snowsports and discover new distribution partners and creative opportunities.

LISTEX 2019 Media partners include: Telegraph Ski and Snowboard, In The Snow, Fall-Line, Snow-Forecast, Snow Enthusiast, Snow Magazine, Mad Dog Ski, Skier and Snowboarder, World Snowboard Guide and many more.

7) Unwind and enjoy live music at the LISTEX party

The biggest bands in the Alps play at LISTEX thanks to our partners at Apres Ski Bands. Enjoy food and drink from Huski and the Snow Centre across the two days of LISTEX and unwind at the party with old and new friends.

8) Wine tasting with Le Verre Gourmand

Leading drinks wholesaler Le Verre Gourmand will be at LISTEX to update all attendees on the latest trends and preferences in the drinks business, plus sharing a few bottles of some of their fine products!

9) Meet the new industry innovators in the ‘Dragons Den’

The LISTEX ‘Dragons Den’ provides innovators in the snowsports industry with the opportunity to present and pitch to our industry ‘Dragons’, and the LISTEX audience. Don’t miss this session if you want to discover the hottest new product and services in our industry!

10) Ski on real snow – indoors!

LISTEX takes place at the Snow Centre, this £30 million facility is the closest real snow slope to London and just celebrated it’s 10th birthday. Indoor snow centre’s are one of the biggest drivers of new skiers and snowboarders, the future of our industry, and offer a unique real snow experience – come and see (and ski) for yourself!

Snowsports professionals can attend LISTEX either with a Trade Exchange pass – which allows on online access to the LISTEX meetings manager to pre-schedule 20 minute one to one appointments with other Trade Exchange attendees as well as access to all networking events and forum sessions , or with a Forum pass, which allows access to all networking events including the hosted breakfast, lunches and LISTEX party as well as all forum sessions.

Find out more about attending LISTEX