The Symposium is where tomorrow's tourism is defined by presenting visionary ideas that allow decision makers to find out about future market trends. Reflecting its business partners' aims, the Symposium's goals are to contribute to the economic development of mountain regions by strengthening the competitiveness of their businesses. By providing strategic insight into market trends, the Symposium stimulates exchanges of current and future best practices, and consideration of various strategic approaches. The Symposium stands out as the essential meeting place for decision-makers in the tourism industry as well as public sector policies, seeking direct links with the business world. This selective approach allows the Symposium to bring together more than a hundred and fifty companies from more than twenty countries.

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Openning Session
Gérald IMFELD, Chairman of the ITS Foundation
19 Sept. 2011 · 2:04 p.m.
Openning Session
Jean-Michel Cina, Chef du DEET
19 Sept. 2011 · 2:09 p.m.
Opening Session
Christoph BÜRGIN, Mayor of Zermatt
19 Sept. 2011 · 2:15 p.m.
Chairman of the Official Day
Aurelio MARGUERETTAZ, Assessor for Tourism, Sport, Commerce & Transport.
19 Sept. 2011 · 2:20 p.m.
The revolution of social networks and new technologies as it affects tourism
Joël GAYET, Associé-Partner, CoManaging, Paris, France
19 Sept. 2011 · 2:28 p.m.
Keynote
Junlin LIU, Dujiangyan Municipal Committee CPC, Sichuan, China
19 Sept. 2011 · 5:58 p.m.
Conclusions of the day
Claudio MUS, Cordinator dell'Assessor for Touri. Sport Com. & T
19 Sept. 2011 · 6:30 p.m.
Crystal Tourism Award Ceremony, by Swarovski
Gérald IMFELD, Chairman of the ITS Foundation
19 Sept. 2011 · 6:37 p.m.
Chairman of the Innovation Day
François Seppey , Président de la Fondation The Ark
20 Sept. 2011 · 9:08 a.m.
Guest Speaker
YU Fenggui, Inter. Tourism Market. Div., Deputy Dir., Shandong
20 Sept. 2011 · 9:14 a.m.
Questions and answers
YU Fenggui, Inter. Tourism Market. Div., Deputy Dir., Shandong
20 Sept. 2011 · 9:32 a.m.
SKYcarve
Philippe PERAKIS, SKYcarve
20 Sept. 2011 · 11:17 a.m.
Le Nuove Fuvie del Monte Bianco
20 Sept. 2011 · 11:37 a.m.
Presentation of VisioGlobe
Eric BERNARD, VisioGlobe
20 Sept. 2011 · 2:02 p.m.
Guest speaker, Tourism Award 2011
Reto GURTNER, Chairman and CEO, Weisse Arena Group, Laax
20 Sept. 2011 · 4:18 p.m.
Conclusions of the day
François Seppey , Président de la Fondation The Ark
20 Sept. 2011 · 4:51 p.m.
Introduction of day 3
Gérald IMFELD, Chairman of the ITS Foundation
21 Sept. 2011 · 9:11 a.m.
Chairman of the Guest of Honour
Eric FOURNIER, Maire de Chamonix Mont-Blanc, Cons. rég. Rh.-Alpes
21 Sept. 2011 · 9:13 a.m.
A Swiss perspective
Martin KUONEN, Member of the Executive Board, BC du VS, Sion
21 Sept. 2011 · 9:16 a.m.
Who is the best owner?
Benno NAGER & Jean-Marc SCHNEIDER, Resort Consulting & Portfolio Manager
21 Sept. 2011 · 9:33 a.m.
A US perspective
Michael BERRY, Chairman of the National Ski Areas Association,USA
21 Sept. 2011 · 10:17 a.m.
Keynote
YANG Luyu, Dep. Director, Com. Depart. Div., Prov. of Jiangsu
21 Sept. 2011 · 10:50 a.m.
Guest Speaker
François CARRARD, former Director General of the IOC, Lausanne
21 Sept. 2011 · 11:23 a.m.
Presentation of Nanoxi
Gilles FAESSLER, Nanoxi
21 Sept. 2011 · 12:06 p.m.
Conclusions of the day
Eric FOURNIER, Maire de Chamonix Mont-Blanc, Cons. rég. Rh.-Alpes
21 Sept. 2011 · 12:14 p.m.
Future directions
Gérald IMFELD, Chairman of the ITS Foundation
21 Sept. 2011 · 12:24 p.m.