With the Outdoors Future Camp & ISPO ACADEMY taking place on 5th and 6th September in Ecclesall, Sheffield, the Outdoors Industries Association (OIA) is pleased to announce the line-up of outstanding and inspirational keynote speakers and break-out sessions for the new must-attend event in the outdoor trade calendar.
OTS 2017 was host to over 500 new and existing brands who signed up to showcase their product ranges to retailers in July. The show was revamped for this summer’s exhibition, with new July dates, new brands, new joint partner (OIA), a new layout inside the exhibition halls and more, with an increase of exhibitor numbers.
The finalists for the 2018 UK Outdoor Industry Awards were announced in a presentation at the Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) Party on 12th July 2017.
All of the products entered were on display at OTS, the UK's largest outdoor trade exhibition, giving the trade an opportunity to see and vote for their favourite outdoor products, brand new to the outdoor market.
Getting Active Outdoors (GAO) is the OIA’s 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. View the digital magazine and find out more about how you can get involved via the link below.
The ‘Early Bird’ booking deadline for the European Outdoor Summit (EOS) 2017 ends today! The European Outdoor Group (EOG) has recently announced further keynote speakers in the Summit line-up, as well as details about the Networking Evening.
OIA CEO Andrew Denton met up with the Sports Minister, Tracey Crouch MP this month, who remains very positive about Outdoor Recreation and provided an update on the Sports Policy for the new government. The OIA is now attempting to re-establish political connections following party changes since the election.
Member News: Snugpak scoops a hat trick
Snugpak, the UK's leading sleeping bag and insulated clothing manufacturer (celebrating its 40th anniversary this year), has been announced as the winner of three Keighley and Airedale Business Awards 2017 - Overall Business of the Year Award; Large Business of the Year Award; and Manufacturer/Engineering Business of the Year Award.
After 40 years in Police Square (it's a triangle and there are no police), Cicerone has moved. The new address is: Cicerone Press Limited,Juniper House, Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 7RL - it's about 5 miles away, just outside Kendal. Phone and other details are unchanged.
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.
OIA Member Benefit: Croner’s Business Support Advice Helpline
As an OIA member, you have complimentary access to the Business Support Advice Helpline from Croner - a one-step reference source for free HR and legal advice and compliance information for UK business managers and owners. A new online facility (Croner-i) is also now available for members to access, free of charge, which allows users to download a variety of forms and fact sheets.
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.
Please share our brochure and video with your suppliers, customers and other contacts, and encourage them to support the industry by joining the OIA.
We really need the entire trade, who benefits from the work, to pay for the work. Together, we can support and grow the industry for the benefit of all.
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New OIA Member!
We are delighted to welcome the following new member, who joined the OIA this month:
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