OTS 2017 moves to July & OIA becomes joint shareholder

With the Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) 2016 still over two months away, the organisers have announced next year’s dates and a new joint shareholder for the 2017 event.

In a move to further embrace the extraordinary work of the Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) and become more representative of the whole trade, OTS has gifted the trade association a share of the show’s ownership for 2017 onwards. This will not only mean the provision of an attractive discount for OIA member exhibitors in the future, but it will also attract valuable input and direction from the OIA’s CEO Andrew Denton and the prominent OIA Board members, who will help to ensure the growth and future development of the show.

OTS 2017 will once again be held at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, but rather than the usual September date, it will take place on 11th and 12th July 2017.

OTS organiser Marta Williams said: “As manufacturing deadlines get earlier and earlier, we have been researching the opportunity of bringing the show dates forward as requested from exhibitor feedback, and 2017 represents a unique opportunity to move the event more in line with order deadlines due to the OutDoor Show in Germany having announced a move to a June date slot.”

As well as excellent feedback and commitment from existing exhibitors such as Mountain Boot Company (MBC), Regatta and Buffera, for the first time ever, Aquapac, Hillventure, Hydrate Mate and Scrubba by Calibre8 will exhibit at OTS. Allcord, Casstrom and Outdoor Leisurewear have returned to exhibit after a year away from the show, and regular exhibitors, returning to OTS for the 11th year in a row, include AMG Group (Vango), Arctic Fox, Buffera, Burton McCall, Keela, Lyon Equipment, Mycoal, Nikwax, Rosker, Snugpak, Target Dry, Trespass, and Whitby and Co. To view the full exhibitor list, please visit www.outdoortradeshow.com/exhibitor-list – OTS 2016 exhibitors will be able to secure their 2016 stands, as well as having a discount for 2017 show bookings.

A steering group of representatives from existing OTS exhibitors and influential brands is now being created to help gain valuable feedback about the future direction of our industry’s show. With the injection of new ideas from both retail and distribution, together with the OIA, it will ensure that the proposition remains attractive to retailers and exhibitors for years to come.

Media Contact Services (MCS) has organised OTS since it began in 2006 and will continue to do so. For further information, please call Marta Williams on 0161 437 4634 or visit www.outdoortradeshow.com.


OTS 2016 Dates and Opening Times:

Wednesday 7th September 2016: 9am – 5pm (halls open until 6pm)

Thursday 8th September 2016: 9am – 5pm