Summit Program

Following three successful events, Mt Buller will once again host the Australian Mountain Bike Summit on 4-5 December 2017. This conference is unique in Australia, dedicated purely to the needs of the mountain bike industry, covering issues, emerging trends and opportunities that are relevant to those who are either active in or looking to become more involved in this space.

The Summit will offer a two-day program featuring national and international guests covering a new range of topics. There will also be some great networking activities and even more scheduled rides.

Registration details available here

See the schedule below or download a copy here

Sunday 3 December

Australian MTB Summit welcome & registration – Ski Club of Victoria, Summit Road

6:00pm

Casual dinner and drinks – meet your industry colleagues ahead of the Summit. Registration also available on the night (dinner and drinks at own expense).

Monday 4 December
8:00am – 8:30am

Registration
Level 6 Foyer, Alpine Central

8:30am

Summit Commences – Day One
Auditorium, Alpine Central

Welcome
Mark Bennetts - CEO, Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management

Matt Keenan – journalist, commentator and MC for the Australian Mountain Bike Summit

8:45am

Keynote Presentation
Simon French, Dirt Art – Public/private partnerships

9:30am

Keynote Presentation
Jean Geale, Mountain Bikes Direct – Engaging with riders and industry as a retailer today

10:15am

Keynote Presentation
Fanie Kok & Jeff Moore, Specialized – What is the bike industry’s role in trail advocacy?

11:00am

Morning tea
Level 6, Alpine Central

11:30am

Workshop Session 1: delegates split into smaller groups for smaller presentation sessions. Level 3, Alpine Central.

Choose one of the following three workshop options:

  1. Getting mountain bikers working together with government
    Simon Kean - TrailCare

  1. Running a successful schools mountain bike program
    Jason English

  1. Are e-bikes actually capable of growing the sport?
    Fanie Kok & Jeff Moore

12:30pm

Workshop Session 2: delegates then select an alternate workshop to participate in. Level 3, Alpine Central.

Choose one of the following three workshop options:

  1. Getting mountain bikers working together with government
    Simon Kean - TrailCare

  1. Running a successful schools mountain bike program
    Jason English

  1. Are e-bikes actually capable of growing the sport?
    Fanie Kok & Jeff Moore

1:20pm

Lunch
Level 6, Alpine Central

2:00pm

Keynote Presentation
Rob Eva, SRAM

3:00pm

Summit finishes for day one

3:30pm-5:30pm

Official ride (2 options):

  • Guided XC Corn Hill ride
  • Chairlift assisted gravity ride
7:00pm

Official Summit Dinner
ABOM Hotel, Summit Road

Tuesday 5 December
8:30am

Summit Commences – Day Two
Auditorium, Alpine Central

Welcome
Matt Keenan

8:45am

Keynote Presentation
Jason Dover, Cape to Cape & Port to Port events – Working with tourism boards to achieve successful events.

9:30am

Keynote Presentation
Speaker to be confirmed

10:15am

Keynote Presentation
Russel Garlick, Trail Fund NZ – How do we get mountain bikers contributing to the sport’s proliferation?

11:00am

Morning tea
Level 6, Alpine Central

11:30am

Workshop Session 1: delegates split into smaller groups for smaller presentation sessions. Level 3, Alpine Central.

Choose one of the following three workshop options:

  1. Engaging with mountain bikers in a practical sense
    Jen Geale – Mountain Bikes Direct

  1. Would you like a lesson with that? What the MTB industry can learn from the ski industry.
    Evan James, MTBA
    Workshop subject to be confirmed

12:30pm

Workshop Session 2: delegates then select an alternate workshop to participate in. Level 3, Alpine Central.

Choose one of the following three workshop options:

  1. Engaging with mountain bikers in a practical sense
    Jen Geale – Mountain Bikes Direct

  1. Would you like a lesson with that? What the MTB industry can learn from the ski industry.
    Evan James, MTBA
    Workshop subject to be confirmed

1:20pm

Lunch
Level 6, Alpine Central

2:00pm

Keynote Panel Discussion
All speakers – discussion on key take-outs and learnings from the Summit. Facilitated by Matt Keenan.

3:00pm

Summit finishes for day two

3:30pm

End of Summit official ride – Delatite River Trail with shuttles back to the Village.


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