Winter Exchange Timetable

Here’s our two-day LISTEX Winter Exchange timetable for 2018. If you have any topics or content you would like to see featured, please email If you would like to appear with your new product or service as part of our ‘LISTEX Dragon’s Den‘ forum session, please email

Wednesday 26 September 2018*

Transfers from Hemel Hempstead train station to The Snow Centre  on the morning of LISTEX will be provided. Please email if you require a transfer.

9.15-10.00am LISTEX registration and networking breakfast, coffee and tea
10.00-11.00am LISTEX Forum Keynote – ‘Reinvention’ The World is changing, how do you adapt to thrive? FRAN BOORMAN

Fran Boorman in an expert in helping small businesses become more purpose driven to unlock their full potential. Fran is an international best-selling author, entrepreneur, influencer and professional speaker and joins LISTEX to deliver her keynote around how businesses can stand out from the crowd, build engagement and do good.

11.00-11.20am Networking break
11.20-1.00pm Forum session – ‘State of the Snowsports Market’

James Gambrill reveals the latest consumer research from LISTEX and Duplare highlighting what matters to snowsports consumers right now

Strategy consultant Jonathan Andrew then presents:

Digitisation: Opportunities to Reimagine Reinvention

Digitisation is a seemingly all-encapsulating process of transformation and change. The shift from the analog and the physical toward digital products and services offers huge scope for reinvention and creativity in exploiting the potential of Big Data. How can digitisation’s promise be truly realised? Which strategies are likely to deliver in marketing while avoiding the hazards of investing resources in a confusing line-up of ever evolving platforms, apps and media channels? .

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

1.00-2.20pm LISTEX Lunch
2.20-4.00pm LISTEX ‘Dragon’s Den’ 

This Forum sessions sees entrepreneurs pitch for investment or mentoring in front of our ‘friendly’ dragons. This year’s ‘LISTEX Dragons’ include Dom Killinger – Publisher InTheSnow and our new dragons, Martin Hanneford – Founder Ski MoJo, Adam Breen – Director Le Verre Gourmand and John Dawson – Owner SkileGap.

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

Trade Exchange appointments (5)

4.00-4.10pm Networking break
4.10-5.30pm Forum session – ‘Reinvention of the media’

With recent scandals engulfing Facebook, the era of ‘fake news’ is upon us, and with more sources of news and information available than ever before, how do consumers know which sources to trust, and how can your organisation be seen as a ‘trusted voice’ in the world of snowsports? Our panelists will debate and offer their thoughts on this key issue.

Panelists include Henry Druce – Editor Telegraph Ski & Snowboard, Mel B – Travel blogger & content creator, Dickie Fincher – Publisher, Fall-Line Magazine, Rob Rees – travel journalist & CMO and Sean Newsom – Welove2ski and The Sunday Times.

And presentation by founders

Knowledge Lab appointments (5)

5.30-7.00pm Skiing and snowboarding session
7.00-10.00pm LISTEX party with wine tasting from Le Verre Gourmand and Apres Ski Bands presents Alex Davies. Huski is providing a selection of their food.

Transfers departs 10.00pm to Hemel Hempstead train station for trains to London and local hotels. Please email if you require a transfer.

Thursday 27 September

Transfers from Hemel Hempstead train station and local hotels to The Snow Centre on the morning of LISTEX will be provided. Please email if you require a transfer.

9.15-10.00am Registration and networking breakfast, coffee and tea
10.00-11.10am LISTEX Forum Keynote – ‘Making the mountains accessible for all’

Less than 10% of the UK population have been on a winter holiday to the mountains, yet research regularly reveals many millions more are very interested in doing so. Ski2Freedom founder Catherine Cosby and Brand strategist Craig Stockwell lead our expert panel to explore the physical, social, cultural and financial barriers that exist for those potential new consumers, and how we can overcome them to make the mountains accessible to all

Followed by introduction

11.10-11.20am Networking break
11.20-1.00pm LISTEX Forum – ‘Reinventing customer communications for the GDPR era’

The introduction of GDPR in May 2018 forced many companies and organisations to reinvent how they deal with customer data and how in such a crowded world of information they can cut through to their consumers with relevant and timely messaging.

Presentations from Iain Martin – Skipedia, Pete Webb – Wearemerci, Louise Hickman – qualified GDPR practitioner

Trade Exchange appointments (5)

1.00-2.00pm LISTEX Lunch
2.00-3.20pm LISTEX Forum – ‘Is it time to reinvent the ski holiday?’

As the snowsports industry navigates a period of unprecedented technological and political change, is it time to reinvent the basic business model of a ‘ski holiday’ to both meet these challenges and deliver what consumers want?

Presented by journalist and Erna Low biographer Mark Frary –

Trade Exchange appointments (4)

3.30pm LISTEX ends


Transfers depart 3.30pm to Hemel Hempstead train station for trains to London. Please email if you require a transfer.

Register to attend the Forum here. Or register to attend the Trade Exchange as a snowsports Buyer or Supplier. For any queries please email

*Please note, forum sessions are subject to change.