For the third time, the freeski industry will meet at an annual convention in Annecy, France, on Sept. 28 to discuss the specific problems and issues of that business. The conference will coincide with the first day of the IF3 festival at the same location. The business event is supported by Ispo, by the IF3 Europe International Freeski Film Festival and by Outdoor Sports Valley, the lobby group of the regional sporting goods industry. The program of the conference will include the first presentation of a European survey of the freeski hardgoods sector for the winter 2011-12 season, the most recent figures from North America's SIA and an analysis of global trends in winter tourism. Also on the agenda are a panel discussion on the future of freeski filmmaking and an open debate on all the issues that are on the industry's desk. Attendees pay €50 for the day, which includes a free lunch and coffee. For inquiries, contact anne@outdoorsportsvalley.org.