EOS 2019 New keynote speakers announced – Early Bird Rate Ends 19th July

Delegate registration for the European Outdoor Summit (EOS) which takes place from 26th to 27th September 2019 in Interlaken, Switzerland is now open, and there are some great savings to be had when booking this year!


  • Book your place before the 19th of July to benefit from the discounted ‘early bird’ rate: Offering excellent value for money, the EOS early bird delegate place costs just €550 + VAT, increasing to €650 + VAT from 19th July.
  • EOG members receive a further discount on the ‘early bird’ rate when booking before 19th July: For the first time, the EOG is pleased to offer EOG members a reduced rate, which they can book with until the early bird deadline. The EOG members early bird rate is €500 + VAT, this will increase to €650 + VAT from 19th July.
  • Get 20% discount on your hotel accommodation when booking via the EOS website under Travel & Stay. With a variety of hotels to choose from in the vicinity of the Congress Centre, delegates can input the dates they wish to stay and choose their preferred hotel.

This year’s Summit will focus on the theme: The Outdoor Industry – Redefining Boundaries and the EOG is pleased to announce Summit keynote speakers, Chris Doyle, Executive Director Europe & Central Asia for Adventure Travel Trade Association and Jamie Andrew OBE, Amputee Mountaineer.

Chris presents the keynote ‘Forging New Paths: Accessing Gear-hungry, Passport-wielding Adventure Travellers.’

During this period of disruption, disintermediation and morphing of traditional supply chains for both the outdoor gear manufacturing and adventure tourism industries – compounded by the rising trend of humans’ increasing detachment from nature, leaders who lean in with fresh eyes, shatter existing paradigms, seek strategic solutions in unexpected places, and release their imaginations will be better positioned to break through, and access new, profitable and sustainable frontiers. Find out more about Chris.

An incredible and inspiring individual, Jamie Andrew is the first quadruple amputee in the world to have climbed the Matterhorn in Switzerland, the first to climb Kilimanjaro in Africa, the first to complete a Marathon and the first to complete an Iron Man Triathlon. His story is quite simply one of the most gripping and inspiring you will encounter! Find out more about Jamie.

The EOS 2019 will take place at Congress Centre, Kursaal Interlaken. Located in the heart of Switzerland, Interlaken is within easy reach by public transport from Bern, Zurich, Basel and Geneva airports. Keynotes and breakout presentations will look at the importance of outsourcing strategies, which will lead to workforces being a combination of both internal and external specialists. Combining this with establishing collaborative relationships with other industries, competitors and communities will provide experience, economies of scale, creativity and diversity.

For more information about the Summit, visit europeanoutdoorsummit.com.

About the EOG

The European Outdoor Group was founded in 2003 by 19 of the world’s largest outdoor companies, all of which recognised the need for a cohesive, cross border approach to representation of the outdoor sector. In a world of increasing internationalisation, legislation, environment, the media and trade are all now multinational issues. The combined strength of the EOG’s member brands (103 full members and 10 associate members), provides the group with an extremely powerful force to represent the European outdoor industry in a constructive and positive manner.

About the European Outdoor Summit

The European Outdoor Summit is an initiative of the European Outdoor Group, the association set up to represent the common interests of the European outdoor industry. The event is held annually and is a credible, relevant, informative resource that enables around 300 delegates to learn more about, reflect on and discuss the issues that they collectively face. The EOG has the lead role in delivering the summit, agreeing on appropriate topics related to industry needs, focussing on current and future economic, technical and social trends, and developing a theme and content that matters to the trade across Europe.