Political Lobbying

The OIA is a campaigning association that promotes the outdoors and persuasively represents the industry at all levels.

We are already forging strong relationships with other like-minded organisations that have an interest in the outdoors, with the goal of developing a programme of joint initiatives that promote our shared agendas.

In addition, the OIA works independently on behalf of our members in order to contribute to and influence local, national and international policy where it relates to our sector.

The outdoor recreation industries are consistently growing in markets around the world, playing an ever greater role in the economic fortunes of countries.

Reflecting that, the OIA is working with partners such as the European Outdoor Group to ensure that the sector has an effective voice that is listened to by policy makers.

Richard Leedham
Brand President, Berghaus

It feels now that we are talking about some bigger industry issues at Governmental level and actually getting access, which is rather special.