LISTEX 2019 Theme ‘Opportunity’

The snowsports industry is in a time of unprecedented change, but also unrivalled opportunity. With the global travel market forecasted to grow by 16% by 2022 (source: Mintel, WTM) and the adventure, specialist, and health/wellness segments to grow even more, up to 22% by 2025, there is an enormous opportunity to both grow participants in winter sports, and grow overall visitation to the mountains through new and diversified product offering.

LISTEX 2019 will explore both the threats and opportunities facing our industry, and help all organisations within snowsports manage the threats, and exploit the opportunities.

We hope you will join us at the LISTEX Summer and Winter Exchanges in 2019 so we can work together as an industry to achieve these aims.

LISTEX Summer Exchange 2019

The LISTEX Summer Session brings together lessons and reflections from the season just past, as well as providing some earning insights into 2019/2020 and the chance to begin contracting and product planning for the winter.

Taking place on Wednesday May 1st 2019this year’s LISTEX Summer Exchange follows the same format as our two-day Winter Exchange. The Summer Exchange is a one-day event packed full of networkingForum sessions and theTrade Exchange (pre-scheduled meetings between Buyers and Suppliers). Also included is a free skiing & snowboarding session and evening dinner and drinks.

The theme for LISTEX 2019 is ‘Opportunity’

LISTEX 2019 Early Bird Summer Exchange Prices

Trade Exchange 

£399 – One day Summer Trade Exchange (if booked before 28 December 2018, then £599)

£999 – Three day Summer Exchange and Winter Exchange (if booked before 28 December) 

Please email if you would like to attend the Summer Exchange as a hosted Buyer. Please register for the Summer Exchangehere.


Summer Exchange Timetable

Wednesday 1 May 2019

9.00-10.00: Networking breakfast, with thanks to our hosts, The Snow Centre

10.0-11.00Opportunities, what are the biggest opportunities right now and how should you decide which to pursue?

11.00-11.20: Networking & coffee break

11.20-12.00: Opportunity for the UK to be a top 5 snowsports nation by 2030

12.00-12.40State of the Snowsports Market, what are the opportunities revealed?

Insights into the changing habits and demands of skiers taken from the latest market research from LISTEX and others. Where is the industry failing to delight the skiers of today, and tomorrow?

12.40-1.40pm: Lunch

13.40-16.00LISTEX Lab, Small Business Workshop & Trade Exchange (7 appointments)

LISTEX Lab experts present an interactive workshop covering marketing, legalities, finance and more for any company operating or planing to operate in the snowsports industry. Learn first hand from experienced and successful business owners, directors and entrepreneurs in the snowsports industry.

16.00-16.30: Networking & coffee break

16:30 – 17.30: Ski Session & Trade Exchange (3 appointments)

A chance to try the real snow slope at the Snow Centre

17.30-18.30 Opportunities after Brexit  

Hear from our industry expert panel about what opportunities exist or may have been created post Brexit

18.30 – 19.00: Networking & coffee break marketing

19.00 – 20.00: LISTEX Awards 

The inaugural LISTEX awards celebrate the best in marketing, innovation, product development and more

20.00-22.00: Press reception, dinner and drinks

Winter Exchange Timetable

Wednesday 25 September 2019

9.15-10.00 LISTEX registration and networking breakfast, coffee and tea
10.00-11.00 LISTEX Forum Keynote – Recognising and creating opportunity in the snowsports market 
11.00-11.20 Networking break
11.20-13.00 Forum session – ‘State of the Snowsports Market’Forum session – ‘Influencer marketing, opportunity or distraction?’

Trade Exchange appointments (5)
Knowledge Lab appointments (5)

13.00-14.20 LISTEX Lunch
14.20-16.00 LISTEX ‘Dragon’s Den’ This Forum sessions sees entrepreneurs pitch for investment or mentoring in front of our ‘friendly’ dragons.

Email if you’d like to present your snowsports product or service to our Dragon’s.

Trade Exchange appointments (5)

16.00-16.10 Networking break
16.10-17.30 Forum session – ‘Opportunities beyond snowsports, the Mountain Business 365 Model’ Knowledge Lab appointments (5)
17.30-19.00 Skiing and snowboarding session
19.00-22.00 LISTEX party 


Thursday 26 September

9.15-10.00am Registration and networking breakfast, coffee and tea
10.00-11.10am LISTEX Forum – ‘Skiing in Mind – The opportunity for snowsports to help develop positive mental well-being’
11.10-11.20am Networking break
11.20-1.00pm LISTEX Forum – ‘The opportunity to become your own media platform’ Trade Exchange appointments (5)
1.00-2.00pm LISTEX Lunch
2.00-3.20pm LISTEX Forum – ‘Are there still opportunities post Brexit?’ Trade Exchange appointments (4)
3.30pm LISTEX ends