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OIA Newsletter - September 2017
New Venue for the OIA Conference & AGM 2018

Last month, we announced the dates for next year’s conference (14th & 15th March 2018), and we’re now delighted to announce the venue - Shrigley Hall Hotel, Nr Macclesfield in the North West. We will be providing information about the two day itinerary, keynote speakers, and opening online booking soon - so watch this space!
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New website launched!

We're delighted to announce the launch of our new website. The newly created site offers an opportunity for everyone with an interest in outdoor recreation to find out more about upcoming events, news, research, job opportunities and much, much more!

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#itsgreatoutthere: Alastair Humphreys

Alastair Humphreys has been announced as the first official #itsgreatoutthere campaign ambassador. 

He will support and promote #itsgreatoutthere during his numerous public appearances around the world, and through his own online and social media channels.


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National Map Reading Week

This year’s National Map Reading Week is to take place 16th - 22nd October 2017. If you are planning any activities to celebrate the initiative, please email the details to so the team can help to promote them for you - it can be anything related to the week, from local events, store promotions, competitions, blog posts and press releases, etc.

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EOS 2017 takes place next week
The fifth annual European Outdoor Summit (EOS) takes place in Treviso next week, and with a full line-up of inspirational speakers secured, including the COO of Benetton, delegates can expect another exciting, informative and engaging Summit!

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Getting Active Outdoors

Getting Active Outdoors (GAO) is a bi-annual digital magazine, published in collaboration with Target Publishing with an ambitious aim to galvanize the Great British public and generate a whole new generation of Outdoor enthusiasts. The magazine already has a mailing list in excess of 5.8 million thanks to its supporting partners, so thank you to everyone who has supported the magazine so far by sharing with your customers and colleagues. 
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Member Job Vacancies

Our new online careers section provides a one stop hub for both recruiters and job seekers.

If you are an OIA Member, you can
post your job vacancies free of charge. Once approved, your vacancy will be displayed in the list below and promoted via the OIA’s social media channels for the whole industry to see and share.

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Member Invitation: Kendal Mountain Film Summit

OIA Members are invited to attend the Kendal Mountain Film Summit on Friday 17th November at Kendal Town Hall. Now in it’s fourth year, the summit has gained a reputation for its down-to-earth analysis of the current state of play in Adventure filmmaking, as well as  being a valid networking event and a chance to explore and develop new project via new connections. It provides a real contribution to both the film and media industry as well as connecting filmmakers with outdoor brands.

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Disability Rights UK ‘Get Yourself Active’

To learn about the potential market for our members and link with disabled user lead organisations looking for outdoor providers and brands, OIA Engagement Officer, Claire Carter, attended the Disability Rights UK ‘Get Yourself Active’ learning event for the North West. 50 representatives from Disability Lead Organisations, the Sports Sector and Social Care collected to share knowledge, activity and research.

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OIA Member Benefit: Life insurance designed for your outdoor and business needs

Whether you are a caver, climber, skier, kayaker, mountain biker, skydiver or extreme sports enthusiast, Sports Financial Services can help you find financial protection to suit your sport and business needs. OIA members can discuss their personal needs, compare rates on existing policies or discuss tax efficient payment options through your existing company.
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Have you seen our 2017 AGM Report?

The OIA’s 2017 Report was presented to delegates at the conference in March, which contains a summary of current membership together with details of our financial progress over the last few years. It also highlights key activities of the OIA in the last 12 months and provides an overview of the accounts from the previous financial year. 

Our Business Plan is featured on the back page, which summarises what we represent and what we do as an Association to promote and support our members.

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