Forum 2017

The LISTEX Forum 2017 timetable is here… join the LISTEX Forum and immerse yourself over two-days of discussion, debate, inspiration and innovation with leading snowsports industry experts and keynote speakers.

The Forum theme for 2017 is ‘Growth’

The 2017 Forum timetable:

Wednesday 27 September

10.00-11.00 LISTEX Forum Keynote: ‘Ask the Editors’

An interactive session about the season just past and season ahead with questions from the LISTEX audience with InTheSnow, Fall-Line, Snow Enthusiast and Skier and Snowboarder. 

11.20-13.00 ‘The Path to Purchase’

Speaker: Shannon Watson. Shannon is co-founder of Duplare, a travel growth consultancy, and former consultant and head of marketing for companies including Scott Dunn, Ski Solutions, Skiworld and Flight Centre. She will be detailing the complex ‘Path to Purchase’ of the modern travel consumer and the pitfalls and opportunities that exist for all organisations.

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14.20-16.00 LISTEX ‘Dragon’s Den’ 

Companies pitch for mentorship, promotion and investment from our experienced Snowsport Industry Entrepreneur Dragons Dom Killinger – InTheSnow, Nick Williams – Mountain Heaven, Kate Whittaker –  Mad Dog Ski, Simon Holmes – Ski Lifts

16.20-17.30 ‘Back to the Future – what will the Snowsports Industry look like 5 years from now?’

Our panellists look back on the last 5 years in the Snowsports Industry since LISTEX began in 2012, and forward to what will shape the next 5 years…Panellists: Sean Newsom, Sunday Times/WeLove2Ski, Colin Matthews – Meriski, Michael Pettifer – MPI, Katie Waddington – Zenith Holidays, Al Morgan – Ski Club of Great Britain

Thursday 28 September

10.00-11.00amLISTEX Forum Keynote: ‘The Growth Mindset’

Andrew Denton, CEO of the  Outdoors Industries Association and Secretary General of ‘It’s Great Out There’, delivers a keynote talk on how to approach growth with the right mindset, from creating opportunity to overcoming adversity, Andrew explores how  he has developed his own growth mindset in his personal, business and consulting career and shares lessons from them all.

11.20-13.00The art and science of content marketing’

Iain Martin of Skipedia delivers insight into the two key criteria for good content marketing, engaging creative and measurable outcomes.

14.00-15.20‘How to structure for Growth’

A round up session of the entire forum led by James Gambrill of LISTEX and Duplare. How do organisations within the snow sports industry structure for growth? What are the key elements every organisation must focus on to drive their own growth, and growth in the market? 

To download the presentation of findings from the survey of the “UK Ski Market 2017‘ please click here

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