Snowbiz takes a look at LISTEX (London International Ski Travel Exchange) 2017.
There’s no better way to get your head back into ‘winter mode’ than Listex. The event, which takes place at The Snow Centre during two days in September, is suited to tour operators, manufacturers, retailers and media. It’s an ideal place for networking, one-to-one travel trade meetings, forum sessions and social events. It’s a must-attend two days for any winter sports professional.
The forum for the 2017 ‘winter edition’ looks like this:
Wednesday 27 September
10 – 11.20am LISTEX forum keynote: ‘Ask the editors’
11.40am – 1pm workshop: ‘The path to purchase’
2 – 3.40pm LISTEX ‘Dragon’s Den’
4 – 5.30pm panel debate: ‘Back to the future – what will the Snowsports Industry look like 5 years from now?’
Thursday 28 September
10 – 11.20am LISTEX forum keynote: ‘The growth mindset’
11.40am – 1pm workshop ‘The art and science of content marketing’
2 – 3.40pm closing summary ‘How to structure for growth’
The pre-scheduled buyer and supplier meetings provide an opportunity for travel suppliers and tour operators to sit down and do business. Trade Exchange attendees get exclusive access to the LISTEX ‘pitch and match’ appointments systems, allowing attendees to search for suitable contacts and pre-schedule 20 minute meetings in the private trade exchange rooms.
Founder of LISTEX, James Gambrill explains: “LISTEX allows winter sports industry members the chance to immerse themselves in industry and marketing discussion, debate and inspiration across our forum sessions. Keynote speakers, expert contributors, industry leaders and leading journalists are all present at LISTEX to debate timely issues in snowsports, travel and marketing. The forums are the best way to prepare for the season ahead with exclusive access to industry insiders, expert marketeers and unique market analysis.
“The event also helps to build solid relationships with worldwide industry buyers, suppliers, press and industry members at all networking events, including networking breakfasts on both days, networking lunch on both days, the LISTEX party on September 27, and the chance to ski with colleagues and contacts on the real snow slope of the Snow Centre!”