Online visitor registration for the UK’s largest outdoor trade show is now open for this year’s event, which will take place from Tuesday 11th to Thursday 13th July 2017 at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.
Trade visitors can now register to attend OTS 2017 by visiting the website (www.outdoortradeshow.com/visitor-registration) and filling in an online form. Once this form has been completed, visitors will receive a confirmation email with their barcode to print and take along to the show in July, to receive a badge and free entry.
With three months still to go until the show opens, over 70 companies have already signed up to exhibit, including: Berghaus, Mammut, Sprayway, OBOZ, Zempire, Trekmates, Odlo, SunnCamp, MyFenix, Brita Water Filters, Hi-Tec, Vango, Cadac, Petzl, La Sportiva, Gregory, Ortlieb, Exped, Icebreaker, Keen, Sherpa, Black Diamond, Schoffel, Scarpa, Grivel, Deuter, Sea to Summit, Leki, Aku, CMP, Granger’s, Celestron, BCB Adventure, Buffalo, Superfeet, Regatta, Careplus, Arctic Fox, Storm, Lowa, Coast, Kozi Kidz, Kamik, Wigwam, Maier Sports, Ruffwear, Komperdell, Nalgene, Cocoon, Intelligent Retail, Buff, Snugpak, Royal, Devitt Insurance, Ledlenser, 1000 Mile Sportswear, HJ Hall, Craghoppers, Trespass, Cicerone, Páramo, Mycoal, Keela, Thule, Horizon, Garmin, Gerber, Bridgedale, Camelbak, GoalZero, Maglite, Jetboil, Satmap, Stanley, Treksta, Victorinox, Fjallraven, Primus, Hanwag, Brunton, Biolite, Klean Kanteen, Leatherman, SteriPEN, Zippo, Asolo, MSR, Therm-a-rest, Outdoor Research, Eagle Creek, Terra Nova, Dolomite, Scott Running, Meindl, Source, Outhaus, Garmont, Red Chilli, Smidge, Nikwax, Falke, Summit International, Target Dry, CAMP, Ice Peak, Luhta, Hamockology, Overboard Dry Bags, Spyderco, JET PRESS, Terra Nation, Sunday Afternoons, Bubel, Ferrino, Cairn, Orderwise, SWIZA, Catalyst-UK, Ortovox, Strider, Task Force Distribution, Pyramid Travel Products and Steiner.
Entrance to OTS 2017 is free and includes free on-site parking. Over 1,000 trade visitors are expected to attend the show to take advantage of the opportunity to see a wide variety of outdoor brands presenting clothing, footwear and accessory products in the exhibition halls, at the same time as allowing camping retailers to browse through the hundreds of tents and caravan awnings on display outdoors.
The organisers recently announced that the show will once again host a special area dedicated to new brands looking to showcase their products to retailers, for which exhibitor booking is now open. Limited to 10 brands that have not exhibited at OTS before, the New Brands Area gives smaller brands the opportunity to break into the market and showcase their new products to the trade at the cost of £320 for a 2m x 1m booth.
Commenting on his visit to last year’s show, Matt Hammersley of Apex Outdoor said: “It was our first visit to OTS as a store under two years old. Found it very enjoyable, relaxed and we got chance to see new brands that we don’t normally get to see being a small independent retailer.”
Also commenting on last year’s show, Don Gladstone, Peoplework, said: “As a consultant, OTS is the only show that brings together so many high profile brands under one roof. The show is very well organised and always has an excellent atmosphere.”
As previously announced, in a move to further embrace the extraordinary work of the Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) and become more representative of the whole trade, OTS has gifted the trade association a share of the show’s ownership.
For further information and to download the latest floor plans and booking form, please visit www.outdoortradeshow.com or call the show organisers, MCS on 0161 437 4634. You can also follow the show on Twitter or on Facebook.