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eos 2022


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:

The Future is Outdoors, looks at how, during the pandemic, the outdoors obtained a highly strategic position with societal importance for physical and mental wellbeing of the entire population. Mike McCure – ENOS, Yasmin Dufournet – Salomon and Andrew Denton – It’s Great Out There, will focus on the evolution of this position beyond the pandemic and how the outdoor industry can benefit from prolonged increased societal importance. 

The Implications of Selling a Product Twice – We all aspire to help create a circular economy, but what happens when we try to sell a single product twice? Panellists Matthijs Visch – Patagonia, Yngvill Ofstad – Bergans, and Julian Lings – The North Face, will discuss the hidden obstacles, operational challenges, and sometimes unique opportunities that they have experienced in deploying a truly circular product. The panel will also discuss the potential harm and cautions not always considered when developing these second-hand markets.

A global pandemic, changing consumer expectations, and sustainability concerns are redefining the retail landscape. Integral to adapting to these challenges is understanding what citizens are buying, where, when and at what price.  This requires a Need for Real Time Market Data for the Outdoor Sector. Hosted by Pauline Shepherd who heads up the EOG’s retail point of sale market data report is helping to bring accurate data to the industry more quickly. Joining this session is Richard Payne – Sports Marketing Surveys and Pippa Goodman – Foresight Factory.

It will also cover an exciting next step in the project to cover more retail channels and a UK pilot taking the measure of sales a step further in the second largest market in Europe for outdoor goods. We will also talk about the need for key sustainability metrics such as the measure of returns and the increasing importance of the ‘resell’ channels.

More information on speakers and agenda can be found HERE.

We welcome back long-term Summit sponsors Polygiene, the leading fabric treatment with antimicrobial properties which prevents the growth of odour-causing bacteria and fungi at the source and YKK, the world’s leading manufacturer of zips and fastening products.

Offering unbelievable value for money, at €750 + VAT @ 20% (or a two-ticket bundle with a saving of €150) The EOS is for senior executives only and includes a full two-day programme of speakers, lunch and refreshments (both days) and a networking evening (including food).  Book your delegate place HERE.

There are still some discounted rooms available at the Imperial Palace – Contact reservations at and quote ‘European Outdoor Summit 6-7.10.2022’

For more information about the Summit, visit