WSF at European Snowforum and Snow Ball in Livigno

WSF was in Livigno for the Source European Snowboarding Industry Forum and EuroSIMA Snow Ball, two of the most important annual meeting for the european snowboard market.

Source European Snowforum and EuroSIMA Snow Ball 2008 in Livigno, Italy

During the two-day Source European Snowboarding Industry Forum which gathered more than 120 international attendees in Livigno, Italy, EuroSIMA’s Mountain Division held the second annual snowboard industry party, the Snow Ball.

Bob Klein from USA for the seminar “Riders Managment”

Industrial Association attendees from Europe, USA and Asia

Gunnar Tveit, WSF president

More than 120 attendees from 70 company and industries of the european snowboard market were in Livigno for the Source European Snowboarding Industry Forum 2008. The focus was on a review of the winter sports market in Europe and connected features like events from WSF, TTR, on line technologies, development of the sports and of the market in the next years.

Jody Koenders from Protest

What’s going on in Asia?

During the Snowboard Forum, EuroSIMA held the Snow Ball, a party-event dedicated to collecting founds for proven mountain enviromental groups welcomend more than 300 personalities, riders and snowbaord lovers of the european snowboard scene.

Party time during the EuroSIMA Snow Ball 2008

It wal also the opportunity to host the inaugural European Snowboard Industry Awards ceremony. Held annually these awards recognize the most outstanding achievements of both brands and individuals in developing the snowboard market in Europe. In its second year, three Awards were given.

The prizes for the industry award ceremony

The SOURCE Breakthrough Brand of the Year recognizes the activities and efforts of the brand that has been seen by retailers to have progressed the most in the year. The award has been selected on via a survey made by the Source Magazine to European retailers. And the winner is the Swiss brand Zimtstern.

The ispo Product of the Year is awarded to the most innovative product of the selling season 08/09 and elected by an independent jury from the winners of the ispo Boardsports Award. The Winner is Burton’s Mini Shred Collection. The goal of Burton was to revise the board, boots and binding lines to develop absolutely new designs and features, which would completely revolutionize the way that children learn snowboarding.

The EuroSIMA Lifetime Achievement Award was voted on by the EuroSIMA Mountain Division Committee and presented to Drew Stevenson for his incredible contribution to the development of snowboarding worldwide and for the hard work and efforts he put into the successful creation of the TTR World Snowboard Tour.

Drew Stevenson got the Life Time Achivment

The international meeting ended on sunday 27th april with a riding day to enjoy the slopes and the snowparks in Livigno.

Bob Klein and Regis Roland riding in Livigno.

Author: mucca