Each year the EOS is hosted in a different country and we search for a location that not only offers delegates somewhere easy and convenient to get to, but somewhere that conveys the spirit of the outdoors. For this year's summit we are extremely pleased to be working in conjuction with EOG partner association, Outdoor Sports Valley.
The venue location will be in Annecy, in the heart of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, close to the international airports of Lyon and Geneva. A region that has become one of the most important outdoor clusters in Europe. International industry giants such as Salomon, Millet, Mavic, Scott Sports, Eider, Lafuma, Odlo, Arva, Oakley... and so many others have their headquarters in Annecy, thus making this a perfect opportunity to combine and extend your trip to the summit with other meetings.
Outdoor Sports Valley
Outdoor Sports Valley (OSV) is the French trade association for the outdoor industry. It is committed to growing the outdoor sports market, promoting participation in outdoor sports and preserving the great outdoors. Created by manufacturers and local authorities in 2010 in Annecy, a thriving lakeside town located in the Northern French Alps, its core mission is to provide existing companies and new start-ups with the support and tools they need to grow in an ever-changing business environment.
OSV provides this support through three focus areas:
Creation and development
Services and resources
Networking and promotion
Today, OSV federates more than 470 companies, forming a vast network and a community that shares common values and goals - creativity, commitment and sustainability - and where companies grow together in an entrepreneurial spirit of innovation. It operates with the contributions of hundreds of committed professionals - from employees to company managers as well as retirees from the industry - who volunteer to face up to the economic and environmental challenges of tomorrow, together. OSV became an official “Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Industry Cluster” in 2018