OIA Director’s Forum to be hosted at OTS 2016

Book now – limited places available

The next Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) Director’s Forum is scheduled to take place at 6.15pm on Wednesday 7th September during the Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) 2016 at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. As the first day of the show comes to an end, attendees will make their way to the Oak Tree (Stoneleigh Park) for a CSR forum led by Tom Levitt, consultant and writer on responsible business, author of ‘Welcome to GoodCo: Using the Tool of Business to Create Public Good’.

Tom Levitt is a writer, trainer and consultant on business engagement with communities. He is a keen rambler and lifetime supporter of the YHA. Through his own small business, Sector 4 Focus, his clients vary between small networks of SMEs working with local charities through to advising the supply chain of the world’s third largest retailer. His 2015 book, Welcome to GoodCo, was very well received. With a background in education and government, Tom believes that business behaviour will be key to social progress in the Britain of the Future – and that there is a business case to justify such activity.

Tom’s presentation will explore why you should, and how you could, engage your business with your local community. He will aim to answer and encourage discussion on questions such as, how can you engage your business sustainably, and what benefits can your business gain from such behaviour? Is promoting a healthy outdoor lifestyle enough? What skills could your employees gain, to your company’s benefit, from a modest degree of planned engagement with a charity?

The Director’s Forum is free to senior level OIA members on a first come first served basis, and attendees will receive free entry to the OTS Party, sponsored by Vango, ‘celebrating 50 years outdoors’, taking place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 7th September.

To book your place at the OIA Director’s Forum at 6.15pm on Wednesday 7th September, please email bookings@theoia.co.uk. On the email, please confirm if you would like to attend the OTS Party afterwards before Wednesday 24th August, as these need to be pre-purchased by the OIA.