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Gala party / Critérium de la première neige

Gala French Ski Actors

For the past 4 years, the Critérium de la Première Neige has presented a sensational gala event as a leadoff to the ski season:  An invitational gathering of the  key players in the French ski economy

This grand evening is  a unique opportunity for the major figures of French ski economy to gather,  debate, and exchange ideas  in splendid surroundings,  while sharing  a sumptuous dinner, created by the exceptional local  chef Benoît VIDAL, double starred from French Guide Michelin,  and Patrick Chevallot,  pastry chef, named Meilleur Ouvrier de France

This year, under the auspices of Thierry Braillard , State Secretary for Sport, our guests will engage in an open discussion about  the  international development strategies, involving French know how for key players in the French ski economy.

Xavier Gallot-Lavallée, executive chairman of Cluster Montagne  (a company whose  goal is to represent and promote French know-how for sustainable mountain tourism development in France, and throughout the world)  and managing director of MND (Montagne et Neige Développement) a company employing 350 people, with a revenue of 65 million Euros in 2014, 70% of which was by export.  Xavier Gallot-Lavallée will be one of the prestigious speaker during this exceptional evening.  He will share his extensive expertise with the other guests, in relation to French exports and international influence.