Dick’s Tea Bar, whose venues in Val d’ Isere and Meribel are at the epicentre of the stylish après ski scene in the Alps, has become a partner of the 2012 International Sports Event Management Conference at the Cumberland Hotel, London on November 7 and 8.

With the clock ticking down to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, Dick’s Tea Bar’s owners are exploring the potential of brand development in the winter sports sector.

Dick’s Tea Bar is among the best known venues and hospitality brands in the Alps. It was established by the Dick Yate-Smith in 1979 and by the mid-1980s had become the premier winter jet-set hang out in Val d’Isere.

In the late 90s it was sold to the first of a string of tour operators before being acquired by British entrepreneurs Seb Hall and Alex Fateh in 2010. They ushered in a new era for the venue by completing on a major programme of renovation to create a Dick’s Tea Bar in Val d’isere which meets the needs of today’s clientele without losing the ambience on which it built its worldwide reputation. In Meribel the group has complemented Dick’s Tea Bar by opening The Den Bar and Kitchen in the building above.

Further information on the Conference can be found on www.sportseventmanagement.com

Media Contacts

Maisam Rattansi
Senior Marketing Manager
Informa Sports Group

General Inquiries
Sally Nastys
Divisional Director
Informa Sports Group

About International Sports Event Management Conference

The International Sports Event Management Conference is known as the Ultimate Meeting for Sports Event Professionals. ISEM is an established event aimed at local organising committees, sports federations, event organisers and suppliers to major sports events. ISEM also includes the renowned Awards ceremony and gala dinner, celebrating excellence in sports events. For more information visit www.sportseventmanagement.co.uk

Organised By:

Informa Sports Group

ISG’s mission is to become the world’s leading organiser of B2B sports events, and to provide our customers with a competitive advantage through the latest, must have sports business information and research, and through business networking opportunities designed to create and build productive supplier-end user relationships. We provide the global sports industry with a matchless international marketing platform through a worldwide portfolio of sports industry events. Together with our sister company, the Informa Yacht Group (IYG), we have created a cutting-edge, industry-leading organisation – a purpose-built, dynamic, business team of experienced event professionals who deliver a wide variety of international business development opportunities for the sports and yachting sectors. Further information is available from: www.informasportsgroup.com


Rushmans is a consultancy and international event management company engaged in all aspects of major sport and political events worldwide.

Working for sports governing bodies, local organising committees, bidding committees and sport’s essential commercial and media partners. Rushmans draws on its 30 years of experience to ensure its clients achieve their goals and maximise the value of their projects.

Rushmans are able to fulfil consultancy or complete turnkey major event management solutions over a period of years across all major event disciplines or one Functional Area such as Press Operations, Broadcast Services, Accreditation, Safety and Security, VIP and Protocol to name a few. For further information visit: www.rushmans.com.