The countdown has begun for the opening of the UK’s largest outdoor trade show, which takes place Tuesday 15th – Thursday 17th September at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.
OTS 2015, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, offers a fantastic opportunity for retailers 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 and caravanning retailers to browse through the hundreds of tents and caravan awnings on display outdoors.
Around 130 companies have signed up to exhibit, which amounts to almost 500 brands, including Craghoppers, Trespass, Regatta, Hi-Tec, , Burton McCall, Vango and Whitby & Co, as well as 2015 newcomers Outback UK and Mountain Boot Company. A record number of 27 exhibitors have also booked space outdoors for this year’s show, including Kampa, Isabella Awnings, Dorema and Terra Nova.
The New Brands Area is also back for OTS 2015, which has been a huge success for exhibiting brands over the past three years and always proves extremely popular amongst retail visitors. Brands in the area this year include Colapz, HydroFlask, Icebug UK, Ozpig and Stormchase, amongst others.
The Outdoor Trade Social will take place from 6pm on Wednesday 16th September in the link area between both halls. There will be complimentary drinks and nibbles for both exhibitors and visitors, providing a great networking opportunity for the industry.
OTS Organiser, Marta Williams comments: “Following the excellent feedback we had from exhibitors and visitors at last year’s show, we are very pleased the momentum has continued with so many high profile brands having booked to exhibit at this year’s show. Pre-registration from retailers planning to attend this year’s show is also looking very positive. With OTS now in its tenth year, the show is well established and popular amongst both retail visitors and manufacturers/distributors, with the whole industry recognising that it is the place to be and not wanting to miss out on a great opportunity to do some serious business. It’s simply the outdoor trade highlight of the year.”
Trade visitors can pre-register to attend the largest outdoor show in the UK via the new OTS 2015 website (www.outdoortradeshow.com) by filling in one simple 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 September, to receive a badge and free entry.
OTS has come a long way since the inaugural event in 2006, where 46 exhibitors and 621 visitors were hosted in one hall at Stoneleigh Park. Last year, OTS hosted 129 exhibiting companies from all aspects of the outdoor industry along with 1399 unique trade visitors who attended the show over the three days.
For further information about OTS 2015, please visit the event’s official website www.outdoortradeshow.com, follow the show on Twitter (@OTS2015), or like the Outdoor Trade Show page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/OTSshow).
For further information about securing exhibition space at OTS 2015, please contact the show organisers, MCS, on 0161 437 4634 or visit www.outdoortradeshow.com to download the exhibitor booking form.