The Outdoor Trade Show(OTS) is on course to outsell last year’s event, with 118 exhibitors already signed up to the July event, the same that exhibited last year and less than 10 per cent of stand space remaining.
Exhibiting at the show for the first time in 2019 are DMM International, Kathmandu, Birkenstock, Mountain Hardwear, VauDe, Swim Secure, Kidunk, Cooltraxx, Real Outdoor Food, Grubs, Micralite, Diono, Head & Puma, Waspinator, Adventure Climb Rescue, Ticktwister, Red Original, Ecco, Adidas Terrex and On Running. Also returning to the show are Grisport, Odlo, Nitecore, Saxx, Water to Go, Lifeventure, Ruffwear and Highlander.
Other well-known brands are returning to OTS and have already booked space at the 2019 show including 2pure, Ark Consultants, Bradshaw Taylor, Buffera, Burton McCall, Lyon Equipment, Hi-Tec, Keela, Regatta, Mountain Boot Company, Osprey, Vango, Mammut, Summit, Craghoppers, Regatta, Lowe Alpine and Vibram to name but a few.
Marta Williams, director of show organiser MCS, commented: “With OutDoor by ISPO moving to a later date slot, it was important that OTS fulfilled the requirement of UK brands and retailers and followed the success of the 2018 event. Most exhibitors and visitors agreed that the week after the Munich event fitted with their order deadlines and it offered good logistics for those needing to move their stands and samples from Germany to Manchester.
“Following the successful partnership with ROKS last year, the 2019 show is set to be the largest trade event of its kind in the UK industry calendar. The unified show finally brings together exhibitors from across the UK in one central location, and all under the same roof for the first time.”
“We have already had unprecedented re-booking from 2018 exhibitors with over 75% of the brands from this year already booked for 2019. The new Manchester location, quality of visitors and laid back atmosphere made last years’ show a great success.”
In addition, the show has a new-look website this year with full details of exhibitor and visitor registration.
The show runs from 9th-11th July at Event City, Manchester.