The Mountain Trade Network (MTN) is a company that organises Networking events & opportunities to businesses with a focus on Mountain related activities including Snowsports, Summer Mountain sports and more.
MTN is the only B2B trade network for everyone working in the mountain industry.Source; MTN website
Recently we attended the Summer event which took place on 4th & 5th May at the Hemel Snow Centre.
LISTEX (London International Snowsports Trade Exchange) & SASTEX (Summer Alpine Sports Trade Exchange)
WHAT IS IT?
Inspirational talks, industry insights & speed dating style appointments to make new connections are essentially the core parts of the event.
At this years event Dan Egan, U.S Hall of fame Skier, gave an inspirational talk about breaking boundaries & creating community. James Gambrill, GM of the Ski Club GB, gave an interesting insight into consumer thought processes & surveys that help monitor consumer behaviour. Other talks include a PITCH session hosted by InTheSnow where companies have the opportunity to pitch new ideas.
Essentially anyone within the Mountain industry can attend. Currently most attendees come from the Travel, Media & supplier sectors. However, there is much greater scope for more sectors & attendees such as retailers & events companies.
WHEN ARE THE EVENTS?
Of course the last couple of years have made things slightly more difficult for the larger face to face meetings, which start up again last September. However, there are regular digital Networking sessions where you can make appointments with members on the Network.
Usually there are 3-4 large events each year where members all meet up & there are monthly digital networking meeting sessions.
- MTN Meet the member – 10th May digital Networking
- LISTEX Luxury Live – 22nd June – London
- LISTEX & SASTEX – 21/22 September 2022 – London
IS THIS FOR ME?
In my opinion, any business that has a large connection with the mountains should be a part of the MTN & actively participate to increase business avenues & connections. Ultimately, there is a large sense of community within the Mountain sports market & utilising that to build partnerships can be a great asset to any business.
ABOUT MTN – A DEDICATED NETWORK FOR MOUNTAIN PROFESSIONALS
From the largest corporations to independent businesses and instructors, the Mountain Trade Network offers all members access to information, research, resources, news and of course the chance to meet fellow mountain professionals online and at our growing portfolio of live events for mountain professionals. Premium members can access MTN’s team of professionals for assistance in areas including strategic planning, marketing, product development, technology, pricing, social media, public relations and more. Members can publish and view opportunities in the MTN Marketplace. Opportunities can be a press release, job role, rate sheet, market research report and much more. Members can also host their own private events on MTN, for media, for tour operators or to promote a particular service or topic. Host your event on MTN and we’ll help you reach our 500+ members virtually to grow your network and your destination, organisation or business.
For more information – MTN Contacts;