9th – 11th July 2019 – EventCity Manchester

With OTS being just four days away we want to get in touch about this year’s show and highlight a few key aspects of the show for 2019.

Online pre-registration for all visitors, press or otherwise, is still open and will remain open during the show. We advise that you take the time to register online in advance as this will save you time upon arrival and it will inform us of your attendance. Press registration can be completed through the same form as non-press visitors, which can be found on the OTS website.

The press office is located next to the organiser’s office, as indicated in the attached floor plan. In the press office, there will be food and refreshments provided and you will receive a voucher for beverages.


For press visitors, we have a free Osprey Hikelite bag that will be packed with various goodies by exhibitors from the show. There are approximately only 50 of these press bags available so they will only be available to journalists, editors and gear testers on a first come first serve basis.



On Tuesday night, 17:30 – 19:00, the show will be open later with OTS and various brands offering entertainment and refreshments. This includes music from ‘Late Last Night’ in the café area, Gin and Whisky tasting on Keela’s stand (178), meet record-breaking world cyclist Mark Beaumont with drinks at the ON stand (324) and Buffalo (stand 148) will be celebrating their 40th anniversary.


Wednesday evening from 18:00 will see the announcement of the finalists for the 2020 UK Outdoor Industry Awards. For the 2020 awards, we have had 118 entries making this the biggest awards yet. All of the entries will be on display in the foyer for the duration of the show with this year’s panel of judges casting their votes on the final products on Wednesday.


We have attached a copy of this year’s show guide for your reference. Please do not print this off as we have plenty of printed versions to hand out to all visitors on the day.


If you have any questions regarding OTS or the UK Outdoor Industry Awards, please call Dave Bowler at MCS on email


OTS 2019 dates and opening times:

Tuesday 9th July 2019 – 9 am – 7 pm

Wednesday 10th July 2019– 9 am – 6 pm

Thursday 11th July 2019 – 9 am – 4 pm