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Mountain Planet 2022: Investments and innovations for tomorrow’s mountain

This year’s edition reflected the growing attractiveness of the mountains in winter as well as in summer—quality visitors who came in increased numbers, investments on the rise after two years of the pandemic, and increased ski resort attendance. 

Grenoble, For its 25th edition at Grenoble-Alpexpo, the world’s leading mountain development trade show confirmed its status as the essential event for the global mountain industry. This year, 16,972 visitors from 71 countries, including 40 official foreign delegations, attended themed conferences and discovered new products and services from 981 exhibiting brands (+8%). Exhibitors were pleased to meet highly qualified visitors, with an increase in the number of international visitors— most of whom are mountain players with current investment projects—looking for equipment, materials, and services such as ski lifts, avalanche prevention systems, leisure infrastructures, and more. Tomorrow’s mountains are closer than ever, thanks to currently available and future innovations. Mountain Planet shows how the mountain ecosystem is teeming with innovations to anticipate the future and reduce its carbon footprint: Electric snow groomers and scooters, HVO fuels, valley lifts, autonomous shuttles, full-scale digitalization and digitization, management and optimization of natural resources, hydroelectricity, photovoltaic, wind turbines, climate modeling and decision-making tools, hydrogen research, optimization of energy needs, software using artificial intelligence, and more. Everywhere during this 2022 edition, we saw innovative companies that rival in ingenuity to create essential innovations for tomorrow’s mountains. 
Several exhibitors testify about their participation in Mountain Planet 2022: 

“We were delighted to be here again, four years after the last edition. Attendance was good, and we saw quality contacts. Our clients came to us with concrete projects, not just looking for ideas. There is a genuine understanding of the importance of developing summer and even four-season leisure activities.” Didier Blanchard, manager of Caratech 

“It was a good year. We met many customers. We saw our customers, and they came with a smile. This momentum is certainly due to a good winter season. We felt how good the dynamic was and how everyone wanted to see what’s been going on. Our visitors were thirsty to learn about our products and discuss future investments. This is very positive.” Bernard Teilller, CEO Doppelmayr France 

“2022 was a very good edition with motivated customers and high attendance, including international visitors. The trade show facilities were excellent, and the organizers listened to exhibitor requests. The trade show is proof of the excellent momentum we are seeing that promises a great future in the coming months.” Didier Bic, managing director of Kässbohrer ESE. 

"Everyone was eagerly awaiting the show, given the density and quality of the exchanges at Mountain Planet 2022. The mere quantity of future projects our customers were so happy to talk to us about gives us good reason to see the future as positive.” Dominic Bosio, Export Manager Leitner AG 

“We were delighted to meet up with our French and international customers. We saw high-quality visitors who came with many investments planned for the coming years. Thanks to our innovations, MND group attracted many visitors and their projects, confirming how dynamic and attractive skiing is and how four-season operations are at a turning point.” Xavier Gallot-Lavallée, CEO MND Group 

"What great pleasure it was to see so many people smiling and sharing these moments after this fouryear hiatus. Mountain Planet has given our customers and employees an optimistic look into the future and pride for it being held here, in Grenoble. Thank you to Alpexpo for being so dedicated to welcoming us so well.” Jean Souchal, CEO POMA 

"For our first participation in Mountain Planet with the Belleville ski patrollers and HEXADRONE, we were happy to see many very interested visitors from French and foreign ski areas. The outcome was very positive, and we will be back for the next edition. Indeed, we are convinced that by then, the many opportunities we talked about here will be concrete projects.” Antoine Fleischmann, Managing Director PATROLAIR 

The organizer of Mountain Planet, Alpexpo, introduced several innovations for this 2022 edition. These included heavy communication in France and abroad before the show, a reorganized trade show floor with new signage, and a free smartphone app with all the events, conferences, exhibitors, floor map, and more. Mountain Planet hosted seven new villages focusing on mobility, energy, resource management, waste, renovation, disabilities, and start-ups, as well as a job fair on the last day focusing on jobs in the mountain industry. Their sights are now set on the 2024 edition, which will be from April 16 - 18, 2024, in Grenoble/Alpexpo. 

About MOUNTAIN PLANET : Created in 1974 in Grenoble, France, MOUNTAIN PLANET is a trade show for mountain development and industry. It is a major event and international meeting place for mountain development, showcasing the most recent innovations and trends in the market and taking place every two years. Every two years, it brings together the entire global mountain ecosystem—manufacturers, elected representatives, local authorities, accommodation providers, ski area operators, and more. It allows industry professionals to unveil their latest innovations and technological advancements to bring economic and environmental sustainability to mountain development. Every edition of MOUNTAIN PLANET hosts over 900 exhibitors and international brands. It covers a surface area of 50,000m².

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