OTS 2025 – 10 June - 12 June 2025 | Exhibition Centre Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, L3 4FP

10th & 11th June 9am -6pm, 12th June 9am-3pm

OTS 2021 - 29th JUNE - 1st JULY

Exhibition Centre Liverpool, King's Dock, Port of Liverpool, Liverpool L3 4FP. (For sat nav, use the postcode L3 4BX)

Tuesday 29th June 2021: 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 30th June 2021: 9am - 6pm
Thursday 1st July 2021: 9am -3pm


We are pleased to announce that the Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) event will move to a new home in 2021 at Exhibition Centre Liverpool, from Tuesday 29th June to Thursday 1st July. The show will follow the week after OutDoor by ISPO (20th – 23rd June 2021).

OTS’ home for the past two years, EventCity, will close by 31st March 2021 and plans for the construction of the new facility have been withdrawn due to the economic climate, especially in the events and hospitality sectors.

Following the news of the closure, the organisers, immediately researched a suitable alternative venue which ensures the continuity of the success the show has had since the move to the North West in 2018. The key priorities were to keep the show in the North West, which is a must for visitors and exhibitors alike, at a venue that offers flexible space, modern facilities and is within easy reach by public transport and the motorway networks.

Commenting on the 2021 show, Marta Williams, OTS organiser, said: ‘Once we heard the news of EventCity closing its doors, we were obviously disappointed, as it has been a great venue over the past two years, and we had to move quickly to find a replacement venue that would work for the show. We were impressed by Exhibition Centre Liverpool – with facilities that exceed those in Manchester, a very accommodating team, that worked with us to ensure we could keep the same rates for our exhibitors – there was no questions that this was the right location to make the 2021 event a success following the difficult times we all have had this year.

Our main priority now is to work with our exhibitors to allocate suitable space in the halls and release the floor plan to encourage new bookings as soon as possible. Our team of contractors that we have been working with for over 10 years will continue to support the show and offer exhibitors their familiar services.

Liverpool is easy to reach from all parts of the UK and beyond – 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. Liverpool Airport is just 30 minutes by bus and the Port of Liverpool has regular ferries to Belfast, Dublin and the Isle of Man.

Exhibition Centre Liverpool ticks all the boxes and offers a first-class new home for OTS. The 8,100sqm exhibition venue has an enviable location on the banks of the River Mersey and Liverpool’s world heritage waterfront. The £65m venue was opened just five years ago and is only 5 minutes’ walk from Liverpool’s  Royal Albert Dock and the city centre with 658 hotels rooms on site.

OTS 2020 has a record number of early bookings, with 110 exhibitors signed up before the show was postponed to next year. The 2021 show has already attracted a great mixture of brands and the new climbing area will be a fantastic feature in the show with the Moon Board. The concourse at the exhibition centre offers an excellent area overlooking the River Mersey for activities such as morning yoga, to the OTS social and the location of the venue is ideal for water sport brands to get involved in the show next year.


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.

Independent Retailers
Buyers of Multiple Retailers
Specialist 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
Rescue Teams
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.

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