SASTEX

Calendar iconThursday 13th March 2025Map pin iconTobacco DockMembership iconPremium memberPrice iconEARLY BIRD offer until October 31st - Full Day Ticket @ £999 + Premium Membership

SASTEX is an exclusive event tailored specifically for the summer alpine market

Come and join us for this exclusive event located at Tobacco Dock –  one of London’s most iconic venues.

The venue is split over two rooms, dividing the event into a trade exchange meeting space  and a dedicated breakout and networking lunch room. This also offers various sponsorship opportunities for those looking to promote to the key companies operating in the summer alpine sports market

In the trade exchange tour operators, suppliers and media will meet for 15 minute via pre-scheduled meetings – all managed and confirmed via your profile on the MTN platform before your arrival.

Following the meetings we will be joined by freelance journalists writing for many travel publications.

As with our winter event LISTEX, SASTEX will bring its own insights from primary market research to help the industry as a whole understand the current and emerging market, to grow summer mountain tourism for the benefit of all.

"This was my first visit to LISTEX & SASTEX. I found both events to be really well organised and provided a real mix of opportunities to learn and meet new people. Great insight into the state of the market, some interesting debates on topics that will impact our industry over the coming years as well as many opportunities to meet peers and build new relationships. Collaboration is key to growing our industry and this was the perfect forum to do this in"

Andy Green Commercial Director @ SportPursuit

What you can expect at
SASTEX live

The Trade Exchange

The Trade Exchange is where attendees meet in pre-scheduled, one to one meetings. Our online matchmaking system allows any trade exchange attendee to search and request meetings with other attendees in the trade exchange including buyers (tour operators), suppliers (mountain resorts, hotels, experience providers etc.) and media (our media partners and freelance press)

Up to 20 meetings can be pre-scheduled for all attendees of SASTEX.

The Forum

Based on the successful LISTEX Forum format, the SASTEX forum provides thought leadership for the mountain industry. Speakers from both within and beyond the industry come together with attendees for insightful presentations, diverse and engaging panel discussions and to explore and debate the timely issues facing the industry. The SASTEX Forum sessions are a must-attend for catching up on industry news, trends, issues and innovations.

As with our winter event LISTEX, SASTEX will bring its own insights from primary market research to help the industry as a whole understand the current and emerging market, to grow summer mountain tourism for the benefit of all.

The Networking

Networking at SASTEX centres around the hosted breakfast, lunch and evening social where journalists working across specialist and national media titles will join the buyers and suppliers attending in the day.

We’d love to have you join us at SASTEX 2025 so together as an industry we can grow this event for the good of all.

We do run a hosted buyer programme for operators looking to add new destinations to their offering. Hosted buyer places are limited so pleased do let me know as soon as you can if you are interested in attending, or require more information.

SASTEX was a fantastic forum that helped facilitate fantastic new connections and potential business partnerships as well as learn more about the state of play across the industry. Combined with an engaging guest speaker in Squash Falconer and fascinating panel discussions, I can't recommend the event enough.

Ben Lee Bikecation

Timetable

9.30 - 10.30 Registration & networking breakfast
10.30 - 11.45 Trade Exchange meetings (5 meeting slots)
11.45 - 12.00 Networking break
12.00 - 13.00 Trade Exchange meetings (4 meeting slots)
13.00 - 14.00 Networking lunch & sponsorship presentation
14.00 - 15.15 Trade Exchange meetings (5 meeting slots)
15.15 - 15.30 Networking Break
15.30 - 17.00 Trade Exchange meetings (6 meeting slots)
17.00 - 17.30 End of meetings and press arrival
17.30 - 19.00 Forum session and market research presentation
19.00 - 20.00 Networking drinks
20.00 End of SASTEX
The Venue

Come and join us for this exclusive event held at Tobacco Dock (Dock Gallery Room), Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London, E1W 2SF. This iconic vbenue has been at the centre of hosting all manner of commodities for over two centuries. The listed timbers and curved brick vaults have witnessed trade deals, a tiger attack, sleep deprivation challenges and Victorian tasting days.

Directions to SASTEX at Tobacco Dock / Dock Gallery Rooms

Tobacco Dock is located in the heart of East London’s thriving enterprise zone, within striking distance of Central London and straightforward to reach by public transport, lying between Wapping (Overground) and Shadwell (Overground and DLR) stations, as well as plenty of nearby bus stops (routes 100 and D3).

  • SHADWELL STATION – 5 MINS
  • CANARY WHARF DLR – 15 MINS
  • SHOREDITCH OVERGROUND – 2 STOPS
  • WAPPING RAIL STATION – 6 MINS
  • BANK DLR – 1 STOP
  • TOWER HILL STATION – 15 MINS
FIND US VIA WHAT3WORDS

We divided the world into 3 metre squares and gave each square a unique combination of three words. It’s the easiest way to find and share exact locations.

PENNINGTON STREET WEST ENTRANCE

square.skill.plants 

PENNINGTON STREET EAST ENTRANCE

voting.edits.mostly 

WAPPING LANE ENTRANCE

ripe.falls.bags 

THE DOCK ENTRANCE

museum.look.active 

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Click here for nearby accommodation

 

Tobacco Dock - Dock Gallery Rooms

SASTEX Supplier Pack

1x Trade Exchange Meeting + Networking and forum evening pass

999 + VAT

Price includes networking breakfast, lunch and networking press dinner
Registration starts at 9am
End of event 9.30pm

Please note all attendees need to be Premium MTN members
• Pre scheduled Trade Exchange meetings
• Breakfast, lunch & networking breaks
• Press Networking and Forum attendance

All attendees must be Premium Mountain Trade Network members to attend our events.
PREMIUM MTN MEMBERS: £999+ VAT

NON MEMBERS:
MEMBERSHIP £499
+ EVENT FEE £999
= TOTAL COST OF £1498 + VAT

LISTEX Luxury Sponsorship packages

TBC shortly

From £5k+ 20% VAT

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
As a sponsor of SASTEX you will have a unique opportunity to present your destination, product and company to key alpine trade and media in the UK.

SASTEX is an exclusive event offering various types of sponsorship. All sponsorship includes the opportunity to make a short presentation to all attendees, including press for the evening boat sponsor.

>> BREAKFAST SPONSORSHIP | £2000 + VAT (includes a short presentation to all attendees)
>> LUNCH SPONSORSHIP | £3000 + VAT (includes a short presentation to all attendees)
>> PRESS & NETWORKING DRINK SPONSORSHIP | £3000 + VAT (includes a short presentation to all attendees)

ALSO INCLUDED:
• Solus emails (2 x pre, 1 x during, 1 x post LISTEX Luxury event)
• Dedicated website hub for your company on MTN website, with outbound links for one month
• Event promoted across the MTN network
• Physical branding at the event including a dedicated stand
• Goody bags for all evening attendees including press (to be provided by sponsor)

Frequently asked questions

When will the "Meetings Manager" open?

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The MTN Meetings Manager will open around three weeks before the event start date but we will inform all attendees before this happens.

How long are the meetings?

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All meetings are 15 minutes long

Will I have a table to host my meetings?

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Only Tour Operators, Media Partners and Sponsors have tables.

All other attendees visit those meeting tables when the meetings are due.

How do I find my meeting point?

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We will have signs and the MTN team is always ready to help.

What happens if I miss my meeting slot?

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Don’t worry, there will be plenty of other networking opportunities over our networking breaks, lunches and the party. If you have any concerns or need introducing – please come and find the MTN team and we will help!

Will we have name badges?

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Yes, all attendees will wear name badges with their company name.