May
19

Author:

Comment

It’s Great Out There Coalition confirms full list of 23 Founding Members

The It’s Great Out There Coalition has now closed the window for founding members to join the coalition. A final total of 23 companies signed up for founding member status, including brands, retailers, technology brands and trade shows. Many of the biggest outdoor businesses from across Europe have committed themselves to the coalition, which is based in Brussels, close to the heart of European policy making.

Following an initial commitment by eleven companies and one national association by ISPO, a further twelve firms have since joined the It’s Great Out There Coalition as founding members: Berghaus, Columbia, Intersport, Nordisk, OutDoor, Primaloft, Regatta, Reima, Salomon, Sport2000, Vango and Vaude. In addition, the coalition is inviting other national associations to be members and two have joined so far: UK-based Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) and Bundesverband der Deutschen Sportartikel-Industrie e.V. (BSI) in Germany. The coalition has also started recruiting standard full members and AKU, Deuter, Lowe Alpine and Rab have already signed up. Read More

May
19

Author:

Comment

Cascade Designs® Welcomes new European Sales and Marketing Manager

Cascade Designs®, the US and European-based parent company of Therm-a-Rest, MSR, Platypus, SealLine and PackTowl, have announced the appointment of John Twomey as Distributor Sales and European Marketing Manager for Europe.

Twomey brings a wealth of experience to Cascade Designs® with nearly a decade of experience in the sporting goods industry as an Irish Sales Manager for Adidas. He has also worked in various sales and marketing positions in both the telecommunications and food sectors. Read More

May
18

Author:

Comment

EOS 2017 Delegate Registration now Open

Online registration for the European Outdoor Summit (EOS), which takes place 4th – 5th October 2017 in Treviso, Italy, is now open. Bookings can be made with an early bird discount until 31st July, at the EOS website www.europeanoutdoorsummit.com/index.php/book/.

A key event in the outdoor trade calendar, the EOS continues to inspire the industry, while attracting support from the sector’s largest brands and organisations. The European Outdoor Group (EOG) is pleased to announce that the global sports business platform ISPO and W.L Gore & Associates have signed up as major sponsors of the Summit for their fifth year, while Vibram, world leader in the technological development and manufacture of high-performance rubber soles, for the outdoor, work safety, lifestyle, orthopaedic and repair markets, joins them as major sponsor for the first time. Read More