ISTM BRINGS WONDERFUL MOUNTAIN TRAVEL SUPPLIERS AND BUYERS TOGETHER FROM ACROSS EUROPE AND BEYOND.
WE CREATE A SPACE THAT INSPIRES AND CONNECTS YOU WITH CONTACTS THAT CAN HELP POWER YOUR COMPANY AND YOUR CAREER IN AN ATMOSPHERE AND SURROUNDINGS THAT ARE SURE TO MAKE YOU FORGET YOU ARE AT A B2B TRADE EVENT.
WHAT'S OUR STORY?
Having worked many years for fantastic trade events in the b2b travel industry from the Middle East to Asia, Europe and America and more specifically with leisure travel, golf travel and the MICE markets, our goal was to combine our passion for winter sports with our experience in the b2b travel events world.
We wanted to create a b2b trade event that was fun to be a part of, in an atmosphere that reflected the industry and geography we work in that can be so inspiring. We also wanted to have a solid format to support that vision in order to deliver a truly valuable event to its participants.
In 2014 ISTM was born.
How has istm developed?
The first annual ISTM took place in 2014 and since then has moved around sharing a new experience for delegates with each edition taking place in a different resort.
ISTM 2022 // Grindelwald
We started off in based out of London at the offices of Reed Exhibitions and in 2017, switched location to Stockholm, Sweden, Paulina's homeland and became an independent event.
From there we developed our own software product which drives our pre-scheduled meetings preference and matching system. We experienced working with some fantastic partners and set about getting to know many of our wonderful clients and buyers better.
ISTM 2014 // Kitzbühel
ISTM 2015 // Davos
ISTM 2016 // Soelden
ISTM 2017 // Cortina
ISTM 2018 // Grindelwald
ISTM 2019 // SkiWelt
ISTM 2020 // Chamonix
ISTM 2021 // Online
For the fist time, at ISTM 2022 we will welcome colleagues from across the mountain travel industry and whilst the focus will remain on the winter, this will represent the start of a transition to include all seasons and activities across the mountain travel sector.
Our excursions into online meetings and connections has not changed our passion and belief in the power of the human touch, the physicality of the being in the same space as another person and the profound affect these have on the strength and solidity of a relationship. We believe these are foundations of successful and long term business partnerships.
We have found however, that there is plenty to be gained from taking advantage of advances in technology and what is available in the digital space and we will continue to build on what we have learnt through 2020 into 2021 to build and strengthen the ISTM online community for the mountain travel industry...