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 the 2022 summit we were extremely pleased to be working in conjunction with EOG partner association, Outdoor Sports Valley. The venue location was 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.
Outdoor Sports Valley (OSV) is the French trade association for the outdoor industry, 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, 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.
15:00 - 18:30 Registration - Imperial Palace
07:00 - 07:45 - Activities
08:00 - 09:00 - Registration / Networking
09:00 - 09:05 Opening Film 'Only Weather'
09:05 - 09:20 - Welcome to the European Outdoor Summit 2022
09:20 - 09:45 - Opening Keynote
09:45 - 10:05 - Keynote
10:05 - 10:30 - Presentation
10:30 - 11:30 - Networking / Refreshments
11:35 - 12:00 - Keynote
12:05 - 12:45 - Breakout Sessions
12:45 - 14:10 Lunch / Networking
14:10 - 14:15 Film 'Muslim Hiker Inaugural Trek'
14:15 - 14:40 - Panel Discussion
14:55 - 15:15 - Breakout Sessions
15:15 - 16:00 - Networking / Refreshments
16:00 - 16:55 - Panel Discussion
16:55 - 17:00 - Day 1 Round up
17:00 - 18:00 - Relax, Chat, Network
19:00 - Networking Evening
07:30 - 08:15 - Activities
08:15 - 08:45 - Networking
08:45 - 08:50 Welcome Day 2
08:50 - 09:10 Energiser
09:10 - 09:40 - Keynote
09:40 - 10:05 - Keynote
10:05 - 10:45 - Panel Discussion
10:45 - 11:30 - Networking / Refreshments
11:30 - 12:00 - Presentation
12:05 - 12:30 - Keynote
12:30 - 13:40 - Networking / Lunch
13:40 - 13:45 Fim 'The Farmer'
13:45 - 14:10 -Presentation & Case Study
14:15 - 14:55 - Discussion
15:00 - 15:20 - Closing Keynote
15:20 - 15:30 Closing notes / Thank you / EOS 2023
Imperial Palace - Annecy
Airports: 30 mins from Geneva
Train: Connections to arrive at Annecy