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 conjunction 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 (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


This year’s summit will be developed under the heading ‘Finding Balance and Success within Disorder’ and will focus on how order and chaos can work together towards creating a greater balance in our lives, our work and the planet. The agenda will be heavily geared towards sustainability with the aim of improving business practices, sustainable growth and innovation, focussing on corporate change and operational strategies.

EOS 2022


Full Summit programme is available below.
Please note that this is a draft timetable and will be updated and distributed regularly when speakers, workshops and activities are confirmed.
This schedule may be subject to change.

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

Networking Evening

Travel & Stay


Imperial Palace - Annecy
Set in an exceptional location in the enchanting 'Charles Bosson' public park at the heart of Annecy, the Imperial Palace, four-star hotel, offers an incredible view over Lake Annecy.
The magnificent Edwardian frontage welcomes you and is located a few steps from the city centre of Annecy, the "little Venice of the Alps", in Haute-Savoie, the hotel is the ideal place on the shores of Lake Annecy between the lake and mountains:


Where possible please take the train or car share.

50 km from Geneva International Airport - There are train and bus connections to Annecy.
125 km from Lyon Saint-Exupéry International Airport.
7 km from Annecy Mont-Blanc Airport.
Train: High-speed rail (TGV) links: Paris-Annecy (direct train).
TER links: Regional Express Trains (TER) connect Annecy to Lyon, Valence, Grenoble, Chambéry and Chamonix.
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Annecy has a wide range of accommodation near the hotel and in the centre of Annecy where you can walk to the hotel in 15 minutes along the lake.

There are still some discounted rooms available at the Imperial Palace - Contact reservations at and quote 'European Outdoor Summit 6-7.10.2022 or call reservations on +33 450 0930 00

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