- May 15, 2018
- Posted by: Lauren Mackenzie
- Category: Industry News
Join the rest of the industry: 3rd – 5th July @ EventCity, Manchester
100 exhibitors already booked – latest exhibitors to book include Berghaus and Danner
Leading newcomers such as Berghaus, Berg Outdoor Sports, Craft, Danner, Lowe Alpine, OMM and Osprey have now booked stands at this year’s show. They will join the many leading brands that continue to support the one united show, such as Craghoppers, Regatta, Mammut, Mountain Boot Company, Lyon Equipment, Keen, Black Diamond, Sprayway, Ronhill, Hilly, Altra, MSR, Therm-a-rest and Outdoor Research. There has also been a great increase in technical and climbing brands exhibiting at the show, including Beal, Beta Outdoor Sports, Five Ten and Crux & Lightwave.
OTS has a record number of pre-registered visitors, including buyers from a variety of independent and multiples retailers, such as Blacks, Decathlon, Ellis Brigham, Go Outdoors, JD Sports, Gaynor Sports, Outdoor and Cycle Concepts, Climber Shop and Joe Browns and Winfields Outdoors.
Paul Casey, Managing Director, Hooked On Granite Ltd. T/A Joe Brown Shops and The Climbers Shop commented: “We have already registered to attend OTS this year in Manchester and we will be bringing six key staff members over two days. We are not going to any other shows and informing our suppliers that we want just one show and this is it”
Lee Bagnall, CEO of JD Sports Outdoor Division said: “Retailers are presented with too many opportunities and invitations by suppliers to review products. The ability to come to one venue and see many brands under the one roof all at the same time makes perfect sense. We believe that a UK national show that unites the industry is very important for our trade. The move to Manchester a week earlier and with ROKS joining as well makes it even more relevant for us and our buying team. Attempting to consolidate the trade into one national show with a real focus is the solution and at JD / Blacks we will be supporting this initiative in 2018.”
Book your stand here.