The OIA’s annual Conference & AGM is a key event in the outdoor industry calendar and a great opportunity to network with industry colleagues. Whether you are from the retail or distribution sector, manufacturing, an education or activity provider, or from the charitable and non-profit sector this is an event you cannot afford to miss!
Our key theme this year is opening up the outdoors for everyone, how our industry can welcome the new, challenge the status quo and drive new markets.
We have four international Keynote speakers, leaders in their field to inspire and challenge you. LISA YAMAI, President of Snow Peak will be flying in from Japan, granddaughter of the founder and the youngest person to lead a company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. WILL PIKE, survivor of the Mumbai Terror attack, disability rights campaigner and motivational speaker. PHIL YOUNG, journalist, action sports athlete, and director of The Outsiders Project, talking on diversity and inclusion. Finally, SUZANNE SHAW, who has battled emotional health issues by ‘getting active outdoors’ and explores her journey from TV celebrity to Ultra-Marathon runner and active campaigner for mental health. In addition, we have multiple speakers on sustainability, NetZero, Lobbying & Outdoor Recreation, the OIA annual report and the return of previous popular speaker Daniel Raven-Ellison, founder of the London National Park City.
During the two day event you will gain insights from influential keynote speakers into key areas that influence the entire industry while having the opportunity to meet like minded delegates from a variety of organisations associated with the outdoor market. You’ll also get the chance to participate in a series of outdoor activities of your choice.
This year’s event will take place on the 7th and 8th September 2022 at the Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria Hotel, Sheffield.