OIA Conference 2024

The OIA’s annual Conference & AGM is a key event in the outdoor industry calendar and a great opportunity to network with industry colleagues. Anyone who operates in the outdoor recreation sector, or is interested in knowing more about it, is welcome. Whether you are from retail or distribution, manufacturing or an education & activity provider, or from the charitable & non-profit sector this is an event you cannot afford to miss!

During the two day event you will gain insights from influential keynote speakers into areas that influence the entire industry while having the opportunity to meet like minded delegates from a variety of organisations associated within the outdoor market.

The conference covers a broad approach to the key areas that affect our members and impact the mission to ‘Get More People Active Outdoors’. this years topics will include how a change of government in 2024 might impact the outdoor sector, physical and emotional health and how central the Outdoors is as a solution, as well as a sustainability update, the race to Net Zero and the challenges of running a business in a Climate Crisis environment and much more. Speakers will be introduced over the next few months – sign up now! 

This year’s event will be returning to DRAYTON MANOR RESORT, Tamworth.

Conference 2023 A Denton, CEO, OIA

Presentations from government ministers, outdoor industry leaders, inspirational motivators, environmental charities and much more..

Dealing with “in the moment” industry issues.

Networking Opportunities with senior management from major outdoor brands, distributors and retailers in the UK and other outdoor industry representatives.

outdoor industry awards presentation

Networking and Awards dinner.

organised morning activities

Conference Cycling Activity