Banque Populaire Auvergne Rhône Alpes

Montagne Leaders n°255

Monday 13 June 2016

The mountain on all the lips.

Montagne Leaders 255Montagne Leaders 255It is hard not to start with this spring event: the expected Mountain Planet… With 19.000 visitors announced by the organizer Alpexpo, the 2016 version of that biannual celebration in Grenoble had a major impact. 35% more than in 2014, which was already a very positive event that brought visitors of almost 60 different nationalities. These figures evidence its new international dimension. An interesting Wednesday, a strong Thursday and a study focused Friday, along with numerous happenings and night celebrations: for Christophe Conte, 2016 is “the success of a technology show”, and for our magazine Montagne Ambition, the exciting signing of an intention letter with a Chinese partner. Ubiquity gift still being part of the dream, our retrospective report will trip to have you live (or live again) all those events.
In fact, ubiquity seems to be the gift of mountain cause! The mountain, its economy, tourism, challenges and future, were the main conversation topics in that late season. Atout France’s boss, Christian Mantei, obviously refers to it in his interview, as well as the president of the Ski Resorts Mayors National Association, Charles-Ange Ginesy, for the society 70th birthday. And last but not least, following his valued appearance in Mountain Planet, the president of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes launched in Lans-en-Vercors, along with Gilles Chabert, his Snow Plan, calling “our country to wake up, to become conscious that the mountain is an enormous chance”.


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