EARLY BIRD BOOKING ENDING SOON & KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT

Early bird booking for this years OIA Conference & AGM will end on the 20th January. Currently for a full residential package delegate places are £320+VAT for OIA members and non-members £425+VAT and includes:

• Access to all keynotes, workshops and activities on both days
• 4-star accommodation (including breakfast) at Shrigley Hall on the night of Monday 16th March
• An invite to the conference networking dinner
• Lunch and refreshments on both days

Online booking is now live and can be accessed via the event section on the OIA website where further information and conference updates will be available. A key event on the UK outdoor industry calendar, the conference is a fabulous opportunity to meet colleagues, make new contacts and learn valuable insights from influential and inspirational keynote speakers.

Continuing with this year’s theme of sustainability, the OIA is pleased to announce that Scott Nelson of the European Outdoor Group (EOG) will be speaking at the conference on the Monday morning.

In his presentation, Scott will provide insights into the EOG lead Single-Use Plastics Projects, which is supported by over 35 brands and retailers in a Europe wide outdoor industry collaboration.

Different from many similarly-titled initiatives, the Single-Use Plastics Project outcomes were centred around a single industry – allowing the group to quickly design ambitious, innovative alternatives which cut across the entire sector. In short, the outcomes can be big, while remaining focused.

The project is open to all other members of the industry who see the inherent environmental, legal, and profitability risks of our single-use plastics problem. Scott and his team view collaboration as the only means whereby marked improvements can be made and invite interested outdoor organisations to join the project.