Provisional Schedule & Line-Up
0830 Breakfast - sponsored my MPI Brokers
0900 Keynote: Why Europe’s largest ski company is aiming for Net Zero
Sandra Picard – Compagnie des Alps
0940 The Rise of the Machines: How AI will shape our lives in 2024
Iain Martin – The Ski Podcast
1005 The View from the Bottom
Mike Goldwater – nCompass Marketing & Communications
1015 Who wants to be a millionaire? How to build & sell a ski business
Chris Thompson – Firebird Partnership
Deborah Potts - Summit Advisory
1045 Coffee Break - sponsored by The Firebird Partnership Ltd
1115 Fore! What can the ski industry learn from golf?
Mike Harris – Golf Monthly
John Glendinning – CEO, The Wisley
Graham Hesketh – Grey Nickel Consultants
1145 Behind the Scenes at Ski Sunday
Chemmy Alcott – BBC Ski Sunday
1230 Aperitif - sponsored by Inghams Ski
13.00 Lunch with our event partner, Alpes Isere, domain skiable de Alpe d'Huez
Ski Launch is divided into three distinct phases.
Morning conference session
Starting with coffee/tea and pastries, this session is a classic classroom style conference, with expert speakers, open forums and hosted by a renowned ski journalist as moderator. In the past we have had James Cove and Jane Peel (Both ex BBC and now Planetski) but Iain Martin has been the moderator for the last three years and will be again for the 2023 event. Iain is the founder of Ski Flight Free (www.skiflightfree.org) and presenter of the award-winning The Ski Podcast (www.theskipodcast.com). Iain is a regular speaker and moderator at different snowsports events and a specialist on sustainability within the ski industry.
There is a further coffee break mid morning, giving you a chance to continue conversation or chat with the speakers .
This is the official start of the press lunch and is the point where we are joined by the majority of the press. The aperitif lasts for about half to three quarters of an hour, with sparkling wine and soft drinks available.
An excellent way to network with your fellow ski industry colleagues. Each table will have a 50:50 mix of press and travel companies, equally spaced to give maximum networking for each of the three courses of this seated lunch (with wines and coffee). While the press stay in the same place throughout, the travel companies/resort PRs/suppliers all have a unique seating plan that sees them sat with a completely new set of people for each course. This provides maximum networking and also a lot of fun (especially after some wine has been drunk). There's also no rush to leave so the conversations continue long after the meal has finished.