• LIKE SNOW?

  • LIVE FOR BUSINESS?

  • THEN YOU’LL LOVE SNOWBALL

WORK HARD - PLAY HARD

Over a decade ago, our founders made a simple observation. Conferences are often tedious. Success is measured by the calibre of the people you meet and whether you manage to do any useful business together afterwards. Snowball has been designed to build trust, forge relationships, share knowledge and catalyse new ideas in a friendly environment. Aimed at leaders and power-brokers from technology or affiliated industries, it serves well-connected people at the top of their game. It takes the form of an invitation only, informal, private retreat, set in a ski resort.

HOW IT WORKS

How?

How?

Financiers, entrepreneurs and business leaders are selected and invited by the Snowboard. Personal introductions are made when we first convene. In the daytime, small parties form – based on their interests and sporting abilities. Everyone joins together for lunch. In the evenings, provocative, inclusive discussions are hosted by knowledgable experts from the group. And dinner seating plans are optimised to help everyone meet everyone.

What

What

Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced skier, Snowball connects you to people who can help drive your business forward. Over the years, the event has brought people together and created enduring friendships. Businesses have been invented and funded. Lives have been changed. And the best part is a lot of fun has been had in the process.

When

When

Snowball 2015 will kick off on Wednesday the 25th February 2015. For the ‘time poor’ delegates, there’s also a shorter version that starts on the Thursday 26th February. The event will close on the afternoon of Sunday 1st March. We are negotiating with venues but you can expect a quality European destination. We will offer group flights from London and back or you can opt to organise your own transport.

927
Businesses
712
Deals Done
1943
Slopes Conquered
10532
Introductions Made

I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.

-- John Doe --

THE SNOWBOARD

Chosen for their long list of friends and contacts, meet the curators of content and purveyors of invitations.

BINDI KARIA

Vice President, Accelerator,
Silicon Valley Bank

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BINDI KARIA

BELINDA RAYNES

Partner, Forgather LLP

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BELINDA RAYNES

DAVID NAYLOR

Partner, Field Fisher Waterhouse

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DAVID NAYLOR

EVAN NISSELSON

Investor, LDV Capital

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EVAN NISSELSON

SIMON LA FOSSE

CEO, La Fosse Associates

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SIMON LA FOSSE

JONATHAN McKAY

Chairman, Just Giving & Exony

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JONATHAN McKAY

JAMES BENNET

Director, EMEIA Technology Sector, Ernst & Young

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JAMES BENNET

VICTOR BASTA

Managing Director, Magister Advisors

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VICTOR BASTA

NENAD MAROVAC

Founder & Managing Partner, DN Capital

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NENAD MAROVAC

ROSEMARY FORSYTH

Founder & General Partner, Forsyth Group

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ROSEMARY FORSYTH

GARETH WILLIAMS

Founder & CEO, Ardent

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GARETH WILLIAMS

ROD BANNER

Agent of Change, 3LA

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ROD BANNER

PEOPLE SAY NICE THINGS ABOUT SNOWBALL

  • When you combine incredibly interesting people, skiing, and discretion, you can have both fun and great business conversations.
  • By far the best networking event of the year : fantastic people, great atmosphere, flawless organisation. A privilege to be invited.
  • Whilst skiing down a path in single file, I was suddenly conscious that in the event of a loss of control I would have to take a dive over the cliff and into the trees. The only other option would have been taking out 90% of the UKs TMT industry.
  • A unique gathering of high quality, super bright people who are all interested in having fun and exchanging ideas.
  • A fantastic weekend with fun loving, interesting and stimulating people, who come to share ideas, stories and ways of thinking about business outside the box. And by so doing, generate great new business ideas and connections.
  • An unmissable opportunity to meet dozens of great and very inspiring people in a very short time. The people at Snowball are changing the world.
  • The most fun I have had in three days for a while.
  • The best TMT event in Europe.
  • If you haven't been on Snowball, you don't exist.
  • I have been invited to Snowball for the last 4 years but this was the first time I accepted. I should have accepted the first invitation four years ago!
  • Seriously a fantastic event. I'm even more impressed each year with the organization and coralling of such a difficult group, and each year make new friends I feel will be friends for life!

REGISTER

Snowball 2015 is in the planning stages. Although we can't promise anyone a place, please register your interest on the contact form below.

snowball@forgather.com

+44 207 352 4310

Forgather LLP, 7th Floor, Peer 1, Brettenham House,
2-19 Lancaster Place, London WC2E 7EG UK

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