The European Outdoor Summit (EOS) was first established as a stand alone event in 2014 and its development and success since then has made it a key event in the outdoor industry calendar. The event has evolved over time and the content has reflected and showcased the rapidly evolving business environment and wider changes in society. The ongoing challenges of recent years mean that the conversations and opportunities offered by the summit are more relevant and valuable than ever before.
As the event has evolved and the membership of the European Outdoor Group has grown in number and influence the need for more in-person and co-operative events has become ever more apparent. The European Outdoor Summit (EOS) is now not just one event but encompasses all events run by and on behalf of the European Outdoor Group.
There will still be our 2-day summit each year, organised alongside the national association of the host country, but alongside this will be conference material, courses and other events. These may take the form of digital or in person events and cover topics such as policy, sustainability, market research and insights, all curated by the experts at the European Outdoor Group and the wider network.
We are the voice of the European outdoor sector. Our vision is to do global, profitable business in a way that gives back more than we take - from nature and from people. We add value to our members, facilitate pre-competitive collaboration and promote industry growth. We provide European outdoor market insights, collaborative CSR and sustainability opportunities, key trade events and sows, representation of the wider outdoor value chain on important issues and meaningful sector communication.
The EOG was founded in 2003 by 19 of the world's largest outdoor companies, all of which recognised the need for a cohesive, cross border approach to representation of the outdoor sector. Now with over 100 members, this combined strength provides the group with an extremely powerful voice to represent the European Outdoor industry in a constructive and positive manner.
Why We Work Together
There has been a global shift towards cooperating on important topics to accomplish more. In our industry, some values are shared, common ground such as our deeply rooted belief in caring for people and for our planet. We also all want our industry to grow, we want more people to go outside and enjoy the outdoors responsibly and we want to clean up our natural spaces.
Industry-sized problems demand an industry-sized response. To truly make an impact, our ambitions realistically require much more effort and resources than one single organisation can provide on their own. We view these unifying topics as pre-competitive in nature and we have seen that by working together - even as competitors- we can significantly amplify our positive impact.