European Outdoor Summit

Now firmly established on the outdoor industry calendar, the European Outdoor Summit will return in 2016. The event will be held in Barcelona and organised in partnership with Spanish sport association Afydad.

Each year, the European Outdoor Summit (EOS) brings together around 300 senior executives from the outdoor industry to address some of the major issues facing our sector. The summit offers high profile speakers, interactive workshops, networking opportunities and outdoor activities. Feedback from EOS delegates has been consistently positive and the event has gone from strength to strength each year. #EOS2016 will be held in Barcelona and is being organised in partnership with the Spanish sports industry association Afydad.

The event will take place on 29th and 30th September and the central theme of this year’s summit is the pace of change that is altering the industry. The event will focus on three areas:

  • GET OUT! - growing outdoor participation - how our industry can work together to build and promote outdoor participation.
  • CHANGE UP! - doing things better - dealing with the issues that are changing us, such as technology, routes to market, supply chain, processes and marketing.
  • THINK UP! - creating value by doing things right - This section is aimed at social responsibility, sustainability, equality, outreach and how value in our industry can be driven through thought leadership.

Full details of the programme and how to book a place at this key event on the outdoor industry calendar can be found at