OTS 2023 – NOW OPEN FOR NEW EXHIBITOR BOOKINGS
OTS 2023 – NOW OPEN FOR NEW EXHIBITOR BOOKINGS
Following the success of this year’s show at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool, preparations are on the way for the 17th edition of the Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) which will be hosted at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool once again, from Tuesday 13th to Thursday 15th June.
We are now accepting booking requests from new exhibitors wishing to be part of the success of the UK’s only outdoor sports trade show. Rates start at only £85 per sqm space only for OIA members and the early bird booking deadline will run until the 31st January 2023.
As it moves into its 17th year, OTS has never been so relevant with its mid-June dates, it provides a cost-effective platform for the UK outdoor trade. OTS offers an environmentally friendly alternative to international shows for brands and retailers who want to reduce their carbon footprint and maximise their return on investment.
Taking place at the Exhibition Centre, Liverpool is easy to reach from all parts of the UK – just 45 minutes from Manchester by road or train and just over two hours from London. The venue is also under two-hours’ drive from Cumbria, and Liverpool Airport is just 30 minutes by bus with the Port of Liverpool having regular ferries to Belfast, Dublin and the Isle of Man.
The 8,100sqm exhibition venue has an enviable location on the banks of the River Mersey and next to Liverpool’s waterfront. The modern venue is only 5 minutes’ walk from Liverpool’s Royal Albert Dock and the city centre, with 658 hotel rooms on site.
Marta Williams, Director of MCS PR & Events, OTS Organiser commented:
‘With over half of 2022 exhibitors having already booked their stands, we are looking forward to welcome more brands to the show. We are looking at some new initiatives at next year’s OTS and we will announce a programme of networking events for visitors and exhibitors.’
Feedback from OTS 2022 from exhibitors and visitors:
Matt Moore from Proagencies said, “OTS has grown into a must attend event for brands and buyers, quality all round from the event organisation, brands and buyers, see you next year!”
“OTS delivered another great show which attracted a great mix of retailers and brands making the event unmissable.” said Kieron MacKenzie, MD New Heights.
ABOUT THE OUTDOOR TRADESHOW
The Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) is the UK's only large scale outdoor sport and leisure focused trade show.
The show is a fantastic opportunity for retailers, big and small, to see the latest products and designs for the coming seasons from all the top brands from:
Backpacks & Accessories
Climbing & Mountaineering Equipment
Watersports Clothing & Equipment
Bushcraft & Survival Equipment
Adventure Travel Products
Camping & Expedition Equipment
Adventure Tourism Providers
Who should visit the Outdoor Trade Show?
With a mix of different brands and product ranges OTS will interest retailers and buyers who specialise in outdoor sports, leisure and adventure travel products.
Buyers of Multiple Retailers
The show also appeals to many organisations from across the outdoor industries that sit outside the manufacturing, retail and distribution sectors.
If your company buys any outdoor or adventure travel products for its operation, OTS is the perfect platform to find the latest and innovative products, and to meet key contacts.
Outdoor Activity & Education Providers
Holiday Park Providers & Camp Sites
Work At Height Companies & Operatives
Adventure Tourism Providers
Governing Bodies, Charities & Associations
Who should exhibit at the Outdoor Trade Show?
If your business specialises in the manufacturing or distribution of apparel or equipment for the outdoor sports, leisure and adventure travel markets then attending OTS is a must.
Click the links below to find out more or get in touch!
What Our Clients Say About Us
Damon Street – Exxel Outdoors, European General Manager
OTS was a fantastic show. We had back to back appointments and the quality of buyers attending was spot on. Aside from it being a great opportunity to get in front of people, it was great to see the trade working together and Kelty and Sierra Designs will definitely be back in 2023.”
Steve Walton – Northcol, Sales Agent
OTS provided yet again a great opportunity to reach our current customer base and speak to new customers alike. The show felt busier than normal and was a fantastic meeting place to discuss the current state of the trade. Liverpool is a great location. We will be back next year for sure.
Chris King – Ardblair Sports, Head of Sales
For AKU and LEKI, ASI had the ideal balance of number and quality of meetings with retailers and media. After many years, it feels like the outdoor industry has found the right balance of limiting the choice of market format – shows, showrooms and shop visits - in order to make OTS the success it is.
Richard Payne – Páramo, Commercial Director
Many thanks to all those involved in the organisation of this year's event. It was fantastic to welcome everyone to our stand, great to meet new faces and re-connect with others. Thank you to all those who joined us in celebrating 30 years of Páramo by welcoming Craeciones Miquelina into our newly formed employee-owned group. Here is to the next 30 years!
Chris Gordon – Lyon Equipment, Marketing Manager
As usual the OTS show was a busy and productive show for us, the earlier time brought it inside the deadlines for our key brands and make the show a great place for final buyer presentations and gave customers a chance to make final range decisions.
Lee Taylor – The Brandery, Sales Director
With so many brands under one roof, all showing tomorrow's new products, why would you make the mistake of not being at the outdoor trade show?
Ian Berry – DMM, Sales Manager
OTS is an excellent opportunity to see valued customers in a well organised and attractive venue. It's quickly become an important date in our sales calendar.
Matt Moore – Proagencies, Sales
OTS has grown into a must attend event for brands and buyers, quality all round from the event organisation, brands and buyers, see you next year!
Gordon Way – Ultra Sport EU, MD
Really happy that we exhibited this year and we will certainly be back.
Kieron MacKenzie – New Heights, Managing Director
OTS delivered another great show which attracted a great mix of retailers and brands making the event unmissable.
Sarah Ogilvie – Ordnance Survey, Lead Buyer
An excellent and essential trade show for the UK outdoor Industry.
Karl Holmes – Simply Running Ltd, Managing Director
Martin Chester, Mountain Guide & Research Consultant
A great event - so nice to be able to catch up with everyone in one go (safely) after all this time!
Vicky Dean – Hirst Footwear, Business Development Manager
Fantastic opportunity to explore the potential brands and how it could be incorporated into our business moving forwards. Loved being able to speak to real people face to face!
Dylan Jones – Crib Goch Outdoor
“Just a little thanks you for OTS this year. I attended all 3 days there. Feedback on location was top notch, brilliant hotels, reasonable and plenty things to do in the evening. Well worth the trip.”
Ali Allen – Owner, The Walking Hub
“Fantastic venue in Liverpool docks. Really friendly atmosphere with quality exhibits representing both large and small brands. Loved the sustainability breakfast, vegan food and eco- friendly approach. Very well organised. Well done!”
Sonia Prior – Sales Director, Bradshaw Taylor
“I’m delighted to report that Bradshaw Taylor enjoyed a productive show across all brands. There were sufficient buyers from both key accounts and independent retailers to keep us busy throughout the show and it was great to experience an optimistic outdoor industry. The team enjoyed positive discussions with customers seeking industry partners to enable them to grow their business and thankfully Bradshaw Taylor offers some exciting new and great staple brand alternatives. Generally, there was a good vibe at the show, everyone seemed delighted to be back together as an industry again – Big thanks to the OIA and MCS for persevering and making it happen!