Finding Balance and Success within Disorder: EOS 2022 Video Spot and Interviews.

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The European OutDoor Summit 2022 is over and EOG is already thinking about the 2023 edition in Germany. But before of it, let’s recap the key concepts discussed in Annecy.
Mountainblog presents a web reportage packed with information and insights: the voices of speakers and protagonists recorded at the Summit. Click on the grey labels below to watch the different interviews.

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Interview with Keme Nzerem and Phil Young


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While understanding the lack of diversity in the outdoors requires deep insight into various societal dynamics, opportunities to increase diversity are actually very much within grasp. Keme and Phil discussion brings together several key outdoor diversity changemakers. They talk about what drives them, how their projects came about and explore what it takes to increase diversity...

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Jérôme Pero

General Secretary - FESI Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI)

Interview With Jérôme Pero General Secretary - FESI


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The European Union is currently embarking on ambitious climate and circularity initiatives which will substantially impact the way in which we will do business responsibly in the future with sustainability initiatives becoming a vital business need to remain compliant. This interview introduces new policy and legislative initiatives and discuss how they will directly impact business...

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Dr Katy Stevens, Head of CSR and Sustainability European Outdoor Group


Interview With Dr Katy Stevens


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1% for the Planet is a non profit organization, co-founded 20 years ago by Yvon Chouinard, owner and founder of Patagonia, with the goal of raising the total amount that is dedicated to environmental organizations, by convincing companies to commit 1% of their net sales to pre-selected non profits. 20 years later, 1% for the Planet gathers more than 6000 companies worldwide, and...

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Andrew Martin

Vice President, Membership and Stakeholder Engagement Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Interview With Andrew Martin


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As we started to emerge from the global coronavirus crisis that exposed the cracks in our global economic interdependence and the fragility of our industry, especially our supply chains, we then leapt straight into the war in the Ukraine blowing up commodity markets, while the impacts of climate change continually tighten the screws on the way in which we conduct business...

 

Read “EOS 2022 Delivers stimulating presentation and networking in the outstanding Annecy backdrop” at this link. 

Interviews: Jessica Ceotto
Video editing: Andrea Monticelli.

Diversity in the Outdoors: Opportunities Within Grasp. Interview with Keme Nzerem and Phil Young

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While understanding the lack of diversity in the outdoors requires deep insight into various societal dynamics, opportunities to increase diversity are actually very much within grasp. This interview with Keme Nzerem and Phil Young explores what it takes to increase diversity in the outdoors successfully.

Keme Nzerem: Award winning journalist and filmmaker Keme Nzerem has travelled the world reporting for Channel 4 News. He’s covered global stories from the election of President Barack Obama, to the World Cup in South Africa. He was the face of Channel 4 News’ BAFTA nominated Black to Front day coverage, which elevated Black stories and Black production staff. Keme’s also a passionate bikepacker and skier, and is often one of the few Black or Brown people on the trail. He is a co-founder of Opening up the Outdoors, the incoming Vice President of the It’s Great Out There Coalition, and a trustee for the Ethical Journalism Network.

Further info about this projects: Outsiders Project and OUTO

Interviews: Jessica Ceotto
Video editing: Andrea Monticelli.

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How Business and Philanthropy Can FeedEach Other? Interview with Katy Stevens

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1% for the Planet is a non profit organization, co-founded 20 years ago by Yvon Chouinard, owner and founder of Patagonia, with the goal of raising the total amount that is dedicated to environmental organizations, by convincing companies to commit 1% of their net sales to pre-selected non profits. 20 years later, 1% for the Planet gathers more than 6000 companies worldwide, and still grows drastically. While it’s commonly understood that businesses feed philanthropy, it’s less known that the contrary is true : building partnerships with non profits is a cost, but has many advantages.

This interview with Dr. Katy Stevens shows how 1% model is simple, efficient and how business and philanthropy can feed each other. The Decarbonisation Acceleration Fund is a collaborative fund and philanthropic opportunity dedicated to supporting decarbonisation projects and climate mitigation actions within supply chains related to the outdoor industry. It is a great opportunity for the industry to approach decarbonisation differently, to engage the collaborative spirit, and resilience for which the industry is well known, as well as leveraging opportunities such as overlaps in supply chains that our industry provides us.

Dr. Katy Stevens has over 15 years’ experience working in the textile industry in a variety of roles including research, product development, and sustainability. She has a BSc in Materials Science and a PhD in Technical Textiles. She has worked with the European Outdoor Group for 4 years, and in her current role as Head of CSR and Sustainability she facilitates and encourages brands to increase industry action to bring environmental and ethical considerations to the complex challenges of the textile supply chain.

Interviews: Jessica Ceotto
Video editing: Andrea Monticelli.

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Policy as a driver for Change: Interview with Jérôme Pero.

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The European Union is currently embarking on ambitious climate and circularity initiatives which will substantially impact the way in which we will do business responsibly in the future with sustainability initiatives becoming a vital business need to remain compliant. This interview will introduce new policy and legislative initiatives and discuss how they will directly impact business; how the future of business will change, how organisations must either adapt or face the consequences, and how businesses can respond to actively shape their future.

 

Jérôme Pero is the Secretary General of the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI). He represents the sporting goods sector in Europe and speaks for EU companies, national federations and retailers. He became Public Policy Director in 2015 and Board Member of the European Commission European Week of Sports Advisory Group in the same year. Jérôme Pero is also Member of the European Commission Advisory Board to improve economic and policy knowledge in the field of sport related industries, as well as observer at the Commission’s expert groups on Green Sports and COVID recovery.

Interviews: Jessica Ceotto
Video editing: Andrea Monticelli.

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Adapting Supply Chains to Risks in a Volatile Global Economy. Interview with Andrew Martin

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As we started to emerge from the global coronavirus crisis that exposed the cracks in our global economic interdependence and the fragility of our industry, especially our supply chains, we then leapt straight into the war in the Ukraine blowing up commodity markets, while the impacts of climate change continually tighten the screws on the way in which we conduct business. The relative speed at which unprecedented events such as these are becoming ‘the norm’ are challenging and inspiring companies to consider bold moves in rebuilding their supply chains for the future. For decades the aspirational business models that people have been striving towards in the name of progress and growth have, in a short time, been shown to be unpredictable, unreliable, and increasingly many would say, unfit or purpose.

This interview with Andrew Martin  discusses what these signposts are telling us and what questions are they asking: Are we on the road to deglobalization? Are we doing enough to adapt and adjust how traditional supply chains work?  How can, and should we adapt to risks in the global economy?

 

Andrew Martin as VP, Membership and Stakeholder Engagement, is responsible for implementing the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s global member, stakeholder engagement and public affairs strategies, to drive the organisation’s vision of: “A global consumer goods industry that gives more than it takes — to the planet and its people.” During his career, including more than 20 years in global textile manufacturing, he has worked for a multi-national corporation, his own consultancy, and more recently in the education and non-profit sectors, building extensive strategic & operational experience, driving system-wide change in: Sustainability / CSR / Responsible Business / Ethical Sourcing & Procurement. A personal highlight of his work, experience and interest is the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, and its philosophy of Gross National Happiness, an alternative progressive values-based model for measuring and guiding economic, societal, and personal well-being.

Interviews: Jessica Ceotto
Video editing: Andrea Monticelli.

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EOS 2022 Delivers Stimulating presentations and networking in the outstanding Annecy backdrop

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The European Outdoor Summit (EOS) has been hailed a resounding success by delegates, sponsors and partners and proven once again that it is a key event in the industry’s calendar. The EOS delivered another engaging, challenging and inspiring programme over the course of two days.

The EOS 2022, which took place in Annecy, France from 6th-7th October, brought together 300 high calibre leaders in the outdoor industry from across Europe and beyond, with a higher representation of CSR and sustainability leaders, which reflected the key topics being discussed this year. Presentations, panels and breakout sessions followed the Summit’s theme: Finding Balance and Success within Disorder.

The Summit kicked off with a thought-provoking opening keynote from Dr. Jason Hickel, who talked about the need to slow down and restore balance, change how we see nature and our place in it, and shift from philosophy of domination and extraction to one that’s rooted in reciprocity and regeneration – There is only one solution – degrowth. He urged the outdoor industry to make a stand together behind the #lessismore challenge to reduce production. (more…)

High Altitude Autumn.
In Signature Crazy Style

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Autumn is back and as the leaves fall, the first of the chilly weather arrives. To tackle the coming months, Crazy introduces its vibrantly colourful, athletic-cut men’s and women’s wear in high performance fabrics. The Italian brand’s technical quality is as high as ever thanks to the Crazy Fast&Light philosophy which makes wearing its products an ultralight experience.

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EUROPEAN OUTDOOR SUMMIT – ONE MONTH TO GO The Countdown Begins

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We are now just a month away from the European Outdoor Summit (EOS) which takes place on the 6th & 7th October, to be hosted at the Imperial Palace Hotel, Annecy. After a two-year hiatus we are proud to offer an impressive line-up of speakers and sessions.

This is the only international event where key decision makers from our sector have the opportunity to spend time away from their normal day-to-day businesses and join their contemporaries for high-level presentations and invaluable insights.

Over 150 senior executives have already booked delegate places including: Intersport, Haglöfs, Patagonia, Houdini, Ortovox, Millet, La Sportiva, LOWA, Petzl, Buff,  Schöffel, The North Face, Icebug, Deuter, SCARPA, Keen, Osprey, Pertex, EXPED, Devold, Decathlon, Jack Wolfskin, Bluesign, LEKI, Merrell, Salomon, Pertex, Ternua, Columbia,  Devold, Exped, Gore – join them now by booking your ticket HERE.

With several panel discussions on the agenda, the content is rich and diverse: (more…)

EOS 2022 – Early Bird Deadline Extended and New Workshop Announced.
EOG and OSV members benefit from further discount

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Delegate registration for the European Outdoor Summit (EOS), which takes place on the 6th & 7th October at the Impérial Palace in Annecy, France, is open and the early bird rate has now been extended until 20th July, so now is the time to book your delegate place here.

Inspired by recent events of the last couple of years and by the Yin Yang principle of chaos within order and order within chaos – how the exchange between these can work together towards creating a greater balance in our lives, our work, and the planet. The overall content of this year’s summit has been developed under the heading ‘Finding Balance and Success Within Disorder’.  More information on speakers and agenda can be found here.

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European Outdoor Summit – Annecy 2022
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The European Outdoor Group (EOG) is pleased to confirm that the re-scheduled dates for the eighth annual European Outdoor Summit (EOS) will be 6th – 7th October 2022.

 

Imperial Palace Annecy

 

As we see the COVID ‘landscape’ change, we are very much looking forward to being able to host a face-to-face EOS in partnership with Outdoor Sports Valley, at the Imperial Palace, Annecy, from 6th-7th October 2022.

The overall content of the summit will be developed under the heading ‘Finding Balance and Success Within Disorder’ and will focus on how order and chaos can work together towards creating a greater balance in our lives, our work, and the planet.

The agenda will reflect the current climate and challenges that we are all facing. Our speakers and presentations will inform, educate, and inspire delegates to work together as an industry, to make the changes necessary to be successful, sustainable, and competitive in the future. (more…)