EOG OutDoor Global Summit Conference 2021

This year OutDoor by ISPO is a unique stand-alone event that offers our industry an opportunity to come together again after almost 2 years since our last event.
The EOG team have worked hard to put together a relevant and informative program of events, keynote speakers, panels and workshops.

Below is the EOG program for OutDoor 2021

Tuesday 5th October 11:05  11:35  The  Responsible Revolution | Workshop

EOCA Doing Business for Nature: COPs, Climate and Cooperation?  

What  are the two COP meetings this autumn hoping to achieve and why does it  matter? What does it mean for your business and how can the outdoor industry play its part by making sure it is getting  prepared now? How is supporting EOCA to fund conservation relevant  in all of this? Three speakers from the business and scientific  communities talk COP, Climate and Cooperation and how the outdoor industry  must do business for nature.  

Julian  Lings, EOCA Board Member (Senior Sustainabilty Manager, VF Outdoor Brands, VF Corporation)
Rob Stoneman, Director of Landscape Recovery, The Wildlife Trusts
Maite Angleys, Director of Sustainability,  Nikwax & Páramo

Tuesday 5th October 11:40  11:55  The Responsible  Revolution | Keynote

The Business of  Climate Change: How will we do business responsibly in future?  

A recent  report from the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) tells us that human influence on global warming is 'unequivocal,' and makes it clear  that what is hot today will become hotter tomorrow; extreme floods will  become more frequent, wildfires more dangerous and deadly droughts more  widespread. We don’t know precisely how climate change will alter the  planet, but we do know that it’s complex environmental impact will directly  affect business, society, and ecosystems.

This presentation will summarise the latest science (including from IPCC  AR6) on emissions/budgets aligned with meeting the Paris goals, and examine  the implications this has for corporate strategy, target setting, and  disclosures, as well as climate-related financial risks.  

Rupert Stuart-Smith (PhD  Candidate in climate science and the law at the University of Oxford)    

Tuesday 5th October  11:56  12:21  The Responsible  Revolution | Panel discussion

Ecocide and the  Impact on Business  

Ecocide - mass  damage and destruction of ecosystems - is destroying nature on which we all  depend. There is currently no effective way to stop it, but  fast approaching is legislation to make it an international crime. This panel discussion will explain the ecocide law and address the potential impacts, from business repercussions to the benefits for people and planet.  

Jonas Roupé, Co-Founder and lead spokesperson Ecocide Law Alliance
Eva Karlsson, CEO, Houdini Sportswear
Rupert Stuart Smith, (PhD Candidate in climate science and the law at the  University of Oxford)

Moderator: Dr. Katy Stevens, Head  of CSR & Sustainability, European Outdoor Group    

Tuesday 5th October  12:30  13:00  The Responsible  Revolution | Workshop

Policy  as a Driver for Change  

As  the European Union embarks on ambitious climate and circularity policies, the  way in which we will do business responsibly in the future will undoubtedly  be affected. This workshop will cover a few of the upcoming initiatives and  discuss what they will mean from a business perspective to prepare you for  the upcoming changes.  

Pascale Moreau, Public Affairs Consultant and Founder, Ohana public affairs    

Tuesday 5th October  15:00  15:15  The Responsible Revolution | Keynote

CSR and retail    

UNFCCC's/COP26's Race to Zero:  Retail Campaign    

John Revess, WBCSD    

Tuesday 5th October  15:16  15:41   The  Responsible Revolution  | Panel discussion

Retail meets Brand: The Value of Aligned Sustainability Communication  

Clear and  consistent communication between brands and retailers is of paramount  importance to enable a comprehensive understanding of product. Particularly  on the topic of sustainability; a minefield of standards, certifications, and  acronyms. This panel will explore the value of open dialogue between brands  and retailers and show how this has contributed towards guidance and  harmonisation on the topic of sustainability.  

Marie-Laurie Piednoir, Salomon Sustainability Program Manager
Julian Lings, Senior Sustainabilty Manager, VF Outdoor Brands, VF  Corporation
Melanie Gruenwald,  Head of Sustainability, AS Adventure  -

Moderator: Dr. Katy Stevens, Head of CSR & Sustainability, European Outdoor Group

Tuesday 5th October  15:50  16:20  The Responsible Revolution | Workshop

Guiding the  consumer towards sustainability  

How can  retailers guide the consumer to more sustainable choices? By presenting successful cases and projects and sharing know-how from over ten years of  communicating sustainability in the outdoor industry, we look at the  different phases of the buying process. Learn when the right timing is for  inspiration, information and guidance - and how to maximize effects.  

Gabriel Arthur, CEO, NORR Agency

Dr. Verity Hardy, European Outdoor Group    

Tuesday 5th October  15:50  16:20  The  Responsible Revolution | Workshop

Introduction to Retail CSR  A  workshop on how retailers can participate, communicate, or understand  CSR    

Joel Svedlund, Sustainability specialist and Managing partner at Peak 63 Outdoor Lab. Scandinavian Outdoor Group    

Tuesday 5th October 16:41  17:06  The Responsible  Revolution | Panel discussion 

Tackling Forced  Labour in a Post-Pandemic Era - New Risks and New Challenges  

The issue of  forced labour is not new, however challenges brought about by the COVID-19  pandemic in the last 18 months have seen a fresh raft of emerging risks and  levels of prevalence when it comes to bonded labour and poor conditions for  workers. Through the lens of different actors in the value chain, this  panel will explore what forced labour is, how the current global crisis is  affecting workers and what this means for brands and their supply chains as  the outdoor industry looks to build back for a better future and how it can  ensure its workers are part of that process.          

Mariette van Amstel, Head of  Membership, Fair Wear Foundation

Other speakers TBC

Moderator: Dr. Jane Turnbull, Sustainability Project Manager, European  Outdoor Group    

Tuesday 5th October  17:15  17:45 The Responsible Revolution  | Workshop

A New Era of Transparency is Here  

On May 27,  2021, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), along with its technology  partner Higg, launched the first phase of a transparency program for publicly  sharing data on a product’s environmental impact, starting with its materials  content. The program provides a consistent way for brands, retailers, and  manufacturers to share sustainability information on apparel and footwear  products, across impact categories such as water use, greenhouse gas  emissions, and use of fossil fuels. Built on a decade’s worth of tool  development, consumer testing, and contributed environmental impact data,  this first phase of the Higg Index transparency program is an important step  toward a unified approach for industry-wide transparency – in order to  provide shoppers with unprecedented visibility into a product’s real impact.  Looking forward to welcoming you to our workshop where you can learn more  about the journey ahead and how you can take part.  

Chris Marshall, Director  Transparency Program, Sustainable Apparel Coalition,    

Tuesday 5th October 17:15  17:45  The Responsible  Revolution  | Workshop

The New Fair Wear  Guidance on Excessive Overtime  

The guidance that Fair Wear  releases identifies the root causes of excessive overtime and how purchasing  practices can be adapted to respect decent working hours throughout the  supply chain.

Niki Janssen, Member learning,  Fairwear Foundation,    

Wednesday 6th October 11:00  11:30   The Responsible Revolution | Workshop

Christiane Dolva, Fjallraven    

Wednesday 6th October   11:00  11:30  The  Responsible Revolution | Workshop

A positive  coexistence with germs – how we can inspire consumers to keep their clothes alive longer  

Polygiene® is a leader in finding new ways to reduce the impact of textile and clothing  products by extending their life. Over the past ten years they have worked  tirelessly to develop new technologies and education programs that help  garments and gear stay fresh for longer. During the COVID-19 pandemic they  learned even more about how to maintain a product’s hygiene and  protection qualities. CEO Ulrika Björk will share learnings  from the pandemic and introduce “The Germ Guy” Jason Tetro, who will share  some fascinating insights on our relationship with germs, bacteria, and  microbes and importantly how this all plays a part with the end-consumer’s  role of keeping clothes and gear in use longer. Providing a real  sustainability potential.

Ulrika Björk, CEO, Polygiene
Jason Tetro, The Germ Guy    

Wednesday 6th October   11:35  11:50   The Responsible  Revolution | Keynote 

The circular  economy – making sure it’s better for the planet than our current model  

Sam  Gillick-Daniels, Lead Analyst at international environmental not-for-profit  WRAP, will cover how measurement and accountability is crucial to ensuring  the outdoor industry’s transition to a circular economy doesn’t come at the  cost of the environment. He will touch on WRAP’s recent work with the World  Resources Institute on how to measure and compare the impact of circular  business models with business-as-usual, and show how WRAP’s national  agreement, Textiles 2030, will help businesses in the UK go further faster.  

Sam Gillick-Daniels,  Sustainable Development Researcher and Analyst Team Leader,  WRAP      

Wednesday 6th October   11:51  12:16  The Responsible  Revolution | Panel

Circularity  Panel: the implications of selling a product twice.  

We all aspire  to help create a circular economy, but what happens when we actually try to  sell a single product twice? This panel 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.  

Nina Hajikhanian,  eCommerce Director, EMEA at Patagonia
Yngvill Ofstad, Board member of Ethical Trade Norway. Bergans Fritid
Julian Lings, Senior Sustainability Manager, VF Outdoor Brands, VF  Corporation
Moderator: Scott Nelson,  European  Outdoor Group    

Wednesday 6th October  12:40  13:10    The Responsible Revolution | Workshop

Walking round in circles – how  not to get lost measuring the impact of circular business models  

Sam Gillick-Daniels, Lead  Analyst at international environmental not-for-profit WRAP, will cover the  recent report “Square Your Circle: How to Assess the Environmental Impact of  Reuse Business Models in Apparel” and lead an exercise on applying it to outdoor  wear.  

Sam Gillick-Daniels, Lead  Analyst,  WRAP    

Wednesday 6th October   15:17  15:42    The  Post-Covid Consumer | Panel

Retail Market Research by the European Outdoor Group - The need for real time market data for the Outdoor Sector.

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 a what price and this requires real time market data.  The panel will discuss these challenges and how EOG’s retail point of sale market data report is helping to bring accurate data to the industry more quickly.
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  

Pauline  Shepherd, Head of Market Research, European Outdoor Group
Pippa Goodman, Client Partner, Foresight Factory
Plus another speaker TBC

Moderator: Scott Nelson, European Outdoor Group    

Wednesday 6th October   16:05  16:35    The Post-Covid Consumer | Workshop

Outdoor after  Covid-19- emerging consumer trends    

This  presentation will focus on current mega trends and consumer  behaviour impacting the sector and wider economy after covid. This will include a review of how citizens are spending their leisure time. It will also focus on retail changes and developments and where and  how consumers will shop.  

Pippa Goodman, Client Partner, Foresight Factory    

Additional content for the event is still being added and updated.

The full programme from OutDoor by ISPO can be found here

Tickets for the in-person or digital event can be found here

EOG members can get 20% off the ticket price using code: EOG_ObI21zh

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