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.

Mark Held
CEO, European Outdoor Group (EOG)

Over the last few years the OIA has grown into one of the most successful National Outdoor Trade Associations in the world. Their policy of concentrating on the really important issues that face the UK industry has been incredibly successful and really demonstrates the vital role that such organisations can play. The EOG is fully supportive of the OIA’s mission and we’ve had the privilege of working closely with the OIA team on both UK, and European wide issues. Irrespective of the current turmoil surrounding the UK’s wish to exit from the European Union, the OIA will continue to be a valuable, core part of the European outdoor industry business.