EOS 2018 Theme & Major Sponsors Announced

Published: 6 Apr 2018

The European Outdoor Group (EOG) is pleased to announce the main theme for the European Outdoor Summit (EOS) 2018:  The Outdoor Industry - A Progressive Business Sector.

Technology in all forms has consistently outpaced the sector’s development during the last two decades and the pace of change is accelerating.  The EOS plans to look at what the future holds from the industry’s perspective, and pinpoint the opportunities for transformation that can enhance differentiation and improve prospects for outdoor companies.

The focus for this year will be Outdoor Digital, as we concentrate on key topics that stimulate debate and discussion.  From Ecosystems, partnerships and collaborations; disruption to processes and the need to digitally transform supply chains; embedded and wearable technologies; transparency – how to ensure it, use it and defend it; leaders in a digital world and technology enhanced outdoor experiences to encourage the take-up of outdoor activities from the younger generations.

Supporting the Summit for their sixth consecutive year as Major Sponsors, are sports business platform ISPO and W.L Gore & Associates.  Joining them is leading footwear outsole specialist Vibram, who has signed as EOS Major Sponsor for the second year running.

Head of ISPO Group Tobias Gröber, said:

"The European Outdoor Summit is a great gathering for the whole outdoor industry. Important stakeholders of the industry are discussing future oriented topics which are relevant for the development of the business. The event creates a great momentum for future growth and we are very proud to be one of the main sponsors since the very beginning of the summit, as outdoor is part of our DNA.”

Global Business Leader Sports Footwear for W.L Gore & Associates Matthias Zaggl, said:

"We are delighted to sponsor the EOS Summit also in 2018. The EOS is one the most important events as we discuss in the industry about current and future trends. Through our support we want to underline the importance of industry dialogue."

Information about the Summit, speakers, location, and how to book a place at EOS 2018 will be available on www.europeanoutdoorsummit.com in due course.

The EOS offers excellent sponsorship opportunities to those companies wanting to make the most of this exclusive audience, with options to suit all budgets. To find out more about how you can become an EOS 2018 sponsor please contact Marta Williams on info@europeanoutdoorsummit.com or Penny Taylor on penny.taylor@europeanoutdoorgroup.com