EOG events at OutDoor by ISPO 2023

As usual the EOG will have a busy schedule of events, presentations and meetings for members and the wider industry at OutDoor by ISPO 2023.

The EOG will be based in Atrium 3 with our stand and EOG members lounge and will be bringing the European Outdoor Summit to OutDoor by ISPO on Monday morning. Following the EOG industry breakfast from 07:30 to 09:00 we will have 4 hours of speakers on the main stage, next to the CSR Hub in Atrium 3.

(Below is the current programme of EOG events - please note this will be continuously updated up to the event).

Full OutDoor by ISPO programme

Saturday 3rd June
European Outdoor group board meeting

12:00 - 14:30 -

EOG Board members by invite only

European Outdoor group Summer Meeting

15:00. 18:00 - MOC Conference  room K3

Join the EOG team for our summer meeting.

The EOG team will update on key events and outputs and look ahead to exciting upcoming developments and a host of benefits for EOG members.

Register here

Sunday 4th June
European Outdoor group and Messe München press conference

11:00 - 12:00 - MOC Conference Room K3

Join EOG President, Matt Gowar, EOG General Secretary, Arne Strate and EOG Operations Director, Scott Nelson along with Stefan Rummel, CEO, Messe München GmbH to open the show and share key developments in EOG projects and programmes along with news on the future trade shows.

Monday 5th June - Public sessions
European Outdoor Group Industry Breakfast

7:30 - 9:00 - European Outdoor Summit at OutDoor by ISPO - Atrium 3 main stage

Join the EOG for our usual industry breakfast for an insight into the work of the EOG along with speakers from our partner organisations, European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) and Its Great Out There(IGOT) / Opening Up The Outdoors (OUTO).

Introduction to the  EOS @ OutDoor by ISPO 

9:00 - 9:15 - European Outdoor Summit at OutDoor by ISPO - Atrium 3 main stage

EOG General Secretary Arne Strate will welcome attendees to the show, introduce the EOG and the start of the morning's presentations. There will also be an update on the European Outdoor Summit Berlin 2023.

EOG Market Research Overview

9:15 - 9:30 - European Outdoor Summit at OutDoor by ISPO - Atrium 3 main stage

Scott Nelson – Operations Director, European Outdoor Group

EOG Operations Director Scott Nelson will provide an overview of the current marketplace based on recent research and will introduce new EOG research projects to be presented later in the day.

Outdoor Industry Approach to Circular Business Models

9:30 – 9:45 - European Outdoor Summit at OutDoor by ISPO - Atrium 3 main stage

Jane Turnbull – Sustainability Project Manager, European Outdoor Group

In 2023, in an effort to understand the industry position on circularity, the European Outdoor Group developed a survey for its membership. Addressing circularity topics such as aftercare and repair, take-back schemes, re-commerce, recycling and rentals, the survey has provided valuable insights across the industry. The presentation will share the highlights of this work.

Consumer Behaviour Insights: Wash and Care of Outdoor Jackets

9:45 – 10:00 - European Outdoor Summit at OutDoor by ISPO - Atrium 3 main stage

Nina Neundorfer, Sport Economics BSc, University of Bayreuth

Consumer behaviour regarding the use phase of outdoor jackets is little understood and there are huge gaps in available data. However, understanding consumers expectations and practices is a critical part of evaluating the full life cycle impacts of garments and can support the industry in the development of better garments as well as highlight opportunities for better consumer communication and education. This presentation will present the results of a consumer study and provide insight into these behaviours across various demographics.

The Realities of Scaling Supply Chain Decarbonisation

10:00 – 10:30 - European Outdoor Summit at OutDoor by ISPO - Atrium 3 main stage

Katy Stevens, CSR and Sustainability, European Outdoor Group

The journey to carbon neutrality is long and difficult with unexpected surprises along the way. This session will present a case study of the European Outdoor Group’s Carbon Reduction Project, a joint effort between several brands who actively engaged in collaboratively addressing carbon reduction and energy efficiency within their shared supply chains. The presentation will reflect upon the process and outcomes of the project and share the learnings and experiences they discovered along the way.

Supplier Collaboration: Implementing a Solar Rooftop Project

10:30 – 10:45 - European Outdoor Summit at OutDoor by ISPO - Atrium 3 main stage

David Eklund, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Icebug

Icebug has been on a journey to reduce its carbon emissions for a number of years with clear ambitious targets to halve the company's CO2 footprint by 2030. Their journey includes taking as many other brands and suppliers along on this mission as possible - freely sharing their knowledge with others, and collaborating to make change. This presentation will discuss how Icebug have been working on the ground with one of their suppliers to bring low carbon technology solutions in the form of solar panels to a factory in Vietnam and demonstrate the opportunities available for other brands to support their suppliers on reducing their emissions and making an impact on Scope 3 emissions.

Outdoor Market Intelligence Service

10:45 - 11:15 - European Outdoor Summit at OutDoor by ISPO - Atrium 3 main stage

Scott Nelson , European Outdoor Group

An introduction the new EOG Outdoor Market Intelligence Service, outline the scope of the project, present the retailers and brands already involved and explain how to get involved in this exciting new project.

Its Great Out There x Opening Up The Outdoors

11:15 - 11:50 - European Outdoor Summit at OutDoor by ISPO - Atrium 3 main stage

Margo De Lange, Secretary General, Its Great Out There Coalition

The It’s Great Out There Coalition is a not-for-profit collaboration on a European level launched by the outdoor industry in 2017 to increase public awareness of the benefits and positive impact of outdoor activities for individuals and for society. The Coalition is embedded in the outdoor industry and works closely with its industry partners: the European Outdoor Group and the European Outdoor Conservation Association. Together, we have a vision for a sustainably profitable industry that gives back more to society and nature than it takes.

In September 2022, OUTO was incorporated into the It’s Great Out There Coalition, allowing OUTO to scale up its work beyond the UK, and benefit from an established governance structure and the clear synergies between the two organisations. OUTO co-founder Keme Nzerem was also been appointed vice president of the coalition, further integrating the work of #itsgreatoutthere and Opening Up the Outdoors.

EOS @ OutDoor by ISPO Closing address

11:50 - 12:00 -  European Outdoor Summit at OutDoor by ISPO - Atrium 3 main stage

The EOG team will close the mornings presentations on the stage.

Sustainability Data Exchange Project: Prototype Presentation

12:00 – 13:00 - Room: Atrium 3: D106

Katy  Stevens, Head of CSR & Sustainability, European Outdoor Group and Maïté Angleys, BSI

Since early 2023, the European Outdoor Group (EOG) and the Bundesverband der Deutschen Sportartikel-Industrie (BSI) have been running a Sustainability Data Exchange Project. This project addresses the problematic situation around the exchange of sustainability data at product level between brand and retail. Currently, in most cases, extensive Excel spreadsheets and questionnaires must be filled out for each product and for each trading partner. Overall, this process is very time-consuming for all parties involved due to duplicated work steps. This session will present the outcomes of the project so far including a sneak peek at the first prototype.

Repair Workshop

13:00 – 15:00 - Room: Atrium 3: D106

Katy  Stevens, Head of CSR & Sustainability, European Outdoor Group and Jane Turnbull, Sustainability Project Manager, European Outdoor Group.

Repair services are a critical part of the future of circularity, prolonging the lifetime of products and reducing the impact of new production. Historically a core element of the outdoor sector ethos, consumers have always valued the ability to repair and extend the lifetime of their products.  However, as circularity takes front and centre stage and becomes a critical part of legislative compliance, the time to discuss what is needed for the future of repair is now.

This workshop will bring together key stakeholders to discuss where the industry currently is on the topic and explore the challenges, barriers and opportunities to making this a viable business prospect.

Market  Research – Outdoor Market Intelligence Service

14:00 - 15:00 - Room: Atrium 4: F227

European Outdoor Group and Sporting insights

The  EOG and Sporting Insights have been developing a state of the art retail  reporting service for the industry. With a pilot starting in the UK, retailers across different channels are providing their sales figure ( EPOS  sales) to enable real time analysis of the market place. The service allows a  wide range of market analysis for retailers, brands and industry  stakeholders, from overall market trends all the way down to detailed  analysis of sub-category, channel, and even regional data. Join the team  to learn more and have a demo of the reporting portal.   

Tools for Traceability - Sector Analysis: Transparency

15:00 – 16:00 - Room: D106

Joel Svedlund, Peak 63

Transparency and traceability have in recent years gained importance and are now pivotal success factors for future business. Significant developments in policy alone, will demand a high level of traceability across the full value chain going forward. Along with increased requirements, has come a phenomenal range of tools now on offer from this burgeoning new sector. However, what each of these tools bring to a company and how they integrate with existing systems varies enormously. As such, understanding them and what they will delivers has never been more important.

To help the industry find the tool that meet their precise needs of their brands and suppliers, Peak 63 and Textile & Fashion 2030 have been mapping this market. Joel Svedlund, Peak 63, will present an overview of various traceability tools for textile value chains, followed by key questions to find a traceability solution that matches your needs and examples of implementation by industry players.

CSR Network Social

16:00 - 17:00 - GRV Stand Atrium 3.

All the best sustainability projects are the result of collaboration, so come and  join us to network with your peers and industry stakeholders at the  Sustainability Sundowner, brought to you by the EOG, in collaboration with  our colleagues at the BSI, Greenroom Voice, OIA, OSV, and SOG. For more  information contact: katy.stevens@europeanoutdoorgroup.com or Jane.turnbull@europeanoutdoorgroup.com

Tuesday 6th June
Durability Workshop

10:00 – 12:00 - Room: D106

Dr Mark Sumner, Dr Mark Taylor, University of Leeds

Durability is becoming a critical part of many sustainability and circularity conversations. Important both for brands as they try to develop products with an increased lifespan, but also for legislators as they try to develop policies to increase the development of such products. Until now there is little in the way of a formal definition or tools to measure with both the emotional and physical aspects of durability being important. This interactive workshop will bring together key stakeholders in this important discussion to share research outcomes and explore influencing factors as well as potential ways to measure.  

Single Use Plastic Project: Project  meeting

12:00 - 13:00 - Room: Atrium 3: D106

Verity Hardy,Sustainability Project Manager, European Outdoor Group

Contact verity.hardy@europeanoutdoorgroup.com

Supply Chain Decarbonisation Project: Project meeting

13:00 - 14:00 - Room: Atrium 3: D106

Verity Hardy, Sustainability Project Manager, European Outdoor Group

Contact verity.hardy@europeanoutdoorgroup.com

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