OTS 2016 – Dates set for an early September two-day show


The dates have been confirmed for the Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) 2016 following feedback received from exhibitors and visitors who attended this year’s show. There has been an increasing number of requests for the show to be moved to a slightly earlier September date, so OTS 2016 will take place on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th September 2016 at its usual central location, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. Reduced from three days to two in order to make it more focussed and cost effective for exhibitors, the organisers will soon be opening for bookings.

OTS Organiser Marta Williams said “We have taken the comprehensive feedback received on board and made these changes to further improve the show and make it more appealing and relevant to brands and retailers. Not only will this earlier date be more suitable for exhibitors, but with the show now due to take place over two days, it will be even a more focussed show. We are confident this will significantly increase the (already high) interest in exhibition space.”

OTS has come a long way since the inaugural event in 2006, where 46 exhibitors and 621 visitors were hosted in one hall at Stoneleigh Park. Last year, OTS celebrated its 10th anniversary and hosted 133 exhibiting companies and 1277 unique trade visitors, who attended the show over the three day show period to check out the latest products and innovations across the industry. It ultimately presents a fantastic opportunity for retail visitors to see a wide variety of outdoor brands presenting clothing, footwear and accessory products in the exhibition halls, at the same time as allowing camping and caravanning retailers to browse through the hundreds of tents and caravan awnings on display outdoors.

Booking forms will shortly be distributed to existing exhibitors to allow the re-booking of 2015 stand locations and outdoor areas.

For further information about securing exhibition space at OTS 2016, please contact the show organisers, MCS, on 0161 437 4634.