Domaines Skiables de France congress

Thursday 14 November 2013

Once again the Domaines Skiables de France congress (French Ski Areas) held in Strasbourg on 6 and 7 Novembere was a complete success. 

Canaux de strasbourg
Organised as always with a masterly touch by Pierre-Yves Manfredi and the DSF team, the Congress was opened on the Wednesday by Pierre Lestas. The first day took a novel format of presentations of the lives of the DSF sections in the form of videoed statements by section presidents and members (results, operation, initiatives, investments).
The rest of the day was devoted to crisis situations, again from an original angle, illustrated by sketches and interpretations of how to talk to the press in crisis management situations. The programme continued with a session on business safety management. Next Pierre Lestas handed over the traditional contribution of DSF to the French Ski Federation, and its president Michel Vion, before making awards to Yannick Uséglio (Passy Plaine Joux) and Daniel Touffait (Val Cenis).

Then it was time for congress participants to discover the surprise prepared by DSF: an evening of cabaret and music-hall at the Kirrwiller Royal Palace. The next day, DSF welcomed two well-known guests. Pierre Gattaz, president of Medef, spoke first, addressing both resort directors and business bosses to remind them of the importance of customers, innovation, production processes and business dynamics. In Europe's capital, it was absolutely logical that it should then be the turn of Thierry Repentin, Minister Delegate attached to the Minister of Foreign Affairs with responsibility for European Affairs, to take the podium, where he was particularly asked to present the problem of the school calendar in government debate. After the reports of the committees, and the vote on the motion of tourism professionals "April Tourism - Jobs at risk", president Lestas gave his closing speech of the the 2013 Congress.
However, that was not quite the end. A visit to the capital of Europe means something special, and on the Friday those who wanted were able to visit the European Parliament and then go on discovering the city by barge before a traditional lunch...

AFMONT General meeting
AFMONT General meeting.

Bernard Teiller, Doppelmayr France; Pierre Montaz; Thomas Grob, CWA and Jean-Claude Georges, Doppelmayr France
Bernard Teiller, Doppelmayr France; Pierre Montaz; Thomas Grob, CWA and Jean-Claude Georges, Doppelmayr France.

Didier Balavoine, Poma; Marc Bottolier, SEMER; Christophe Hepp, Skirail
Didier Balavoine, Poma; Marc Bottolier, SEMER; Christophe Hepp, Skirail.

Denis Ribot, Leitner and Régis-Antoine Decolasse, MYNEIGE
Denis Ribot (Leitner) and Régis-Antoine Decolasse (MYNEIGE).

Traditional handing-over of cheque by DSF to FFS
Traditional handing-over of cheque by DSF to FFS.

Laurent Reynaud, DSF
Laurent Reynaud (DSF).

Alice Morel, CG67; Jean-Jacques Gsell, Strasbourg City Hall and Pierre Lestas, DSF
Alice Morel, CG67; Jean-Jacques Gsell, Strasbourg City Hall and Pierre Lestas, DSF.

Cabaret and music hall evening, Royal Palace
Cabaret and music hall evening, Royal Palace.

Pierre Gattaz, MEDEF
Pierre Gattaz (Medef).

Thierry Repentin, Minister Delegate attached to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, with responsibility for European Affairs
Thierry Repentin, Minister Delegate attached to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, with responsibility for European Affairs.

Committee Presidents
Committee Presidents.

 

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