OTS 2020 - 7th - 9th July 2020 | EventCity, Manchester, M41 7TB

7th July: 9am - 7pm. 8th July: 9am - 6pm. 9th July: 9am -4pm


During the show, there are a number of events taking place which have been arranged by the OTS organisers and exhibitors.


These include meet and greet sessions with brand ambassadors or sponsored athletes, talks from special guest, informal networking and social events, workshops and professional presentations.


Take a look at the list of this year’s events and join in on the day.



From 5 pm to 7 pm, As a wind down from a hectic day at the show, there will be music from ‘Late Last Night’ in the café area at the front of the halls; exhibitors have been invited to provide refreshment on their stands.


To the rear of the hall, our ‘Bean & Bubble coffee van’ will not only be serving delicious coffee but also will offer alcoholic beverages.


Buffalo (Stand 148) will be celebrating their 40th anniversary with a selection of drinks, snacks and a slideshow showcasing the best of Buffalo Systems over the last 40 years.


Amongst the entertainment around the hall, Keela (Stand 178) will be offering Gin & Whisky tasting.


At ON, (Stand 324), brand ambassador and record-breaking ‘round the world’ cyclist Mark Beaumont will be there to chat about his adventures. Refreshments will be provided on the stand.


Nikwax brings the #PlogForPlastic campaign to OTS


Nikwax launched #PlogForPlastic at OutDoor by ISPO 2019 and is now bringing it to OTS, Manchester. Plogging is litter picking whilst you jog, for cleaner green spaces.


To join in, please meet at the Nikwax Stand (248) at 3 pm.



Between 11 am & 5 pm, meet world record holder cyclist and adventurer Mark Beaumont on the Vango Stand (140) where he will be presenting his recent ‘Around the World in 80 Days Talk Tour’.


At 6 pm in the entrance foyer, the announcement of the finalists of the UK Outdoor Industry Awards will be hosted by Rob Greenwood from UKC, with drinks and nibbles being served.





As part of the GP Batteries ‘Recharge the Outdoors’ campaign, there are battery recycling bins dotted around the hall. It’s estimated that there are over 180 million batteries in drawers and cupboards in UK homes, so it’s likely all visitors will have some hidden away.


GP is running a battery amnesty in the hope that visitors to the show will bring used and dead batteries from their home or work with them to recycle and help reduce the number of batteries being sent to landfill.