2023 Summit - Berlin


September 2023



September 2023

Cambridge 2024

The summit is held annually for around 300 delegates to learn more about and discuss the issues that we, as an industry, collectively face. The topics are always related to industry needs and focus on current and future economic, technical and social trends, to develop a theme and content that matters to our industry.

The summit is directed at senior executives and decision makers; however, due to the success of the summit last year in Berlin, where we hosted over 250 outdoor industry leaders, and with the inclusion of other senior level directors, such as CSR, sustainability and marketing, we plan to continue to promote content to diversify attendees to the event.

This year the EOS will take place on the 18th –19th September in Cambridge. The agenda is currently being developed– it will be a two day programme of presentations, networking and social events exploring the latest (and future) developments in the specific context of the outdoor industry that stimulate debate and discussion in a non-competitive environment, with the ultimate aim to improve business practices and promote sustainable growth and innovation.

Event Information

Wednesday 18th September

08:15 - 09:00 Registration, coffee and networking

09:00 - 09:15 Welcome to the European Outdoor Summit 2023

09:15 - 10:15 Transformative change

10:15 - 10:45  How to unlock innovation within your organisation through a regenerative people plan

10:45 - 11:15 Coffee break and networking

11:15 - 11:20 State of Trade

11:20 - 11:40 Exploring the trends of the outdoor and sporting retail landscape

11:40 - 12:05 How to square what's circular: How to connect circularity to your sustainability strategy and measure it right

12:05 - 12:50 ‘No data, no compliance, no business’

12:50 - 13:50 Lunch and networking

13:50 - 14:50 Workshop: ‘Understand how EU legislation will impact your business’ (optional, sign up required)

13:50 - 14:35 Panel Discussion: Opening Up The Outdoors: Fuelling diversity in the outdoors today

14:35 - 14:50 Digitize the Planet: Creating a responsible relationship between our natural environment and the people, through standardised and internationally digitized nature conservation information

14:50 - 15:15 What makes outdoor brands score higher in service and product quality among consumers? Results of an AI based analysis for 30.000 outdoor products

15:15 - 15:35 The Outdoor Sector – An Important Solution Provider

15:35 - 16:05 Coffee and networking

16:05 - 16:40 What should the outdoor industry know about sustainable packaging?

16:40 - 17:10 Recommerce – learnings from the fashion industry: A snapshot from a European perspective

17:10 - 17:30 Business and beyond: What could be beyond?

17:30 - 17:45 Day 1 learnings and wrap up

17:45 - 22:00 Networking Evening

EOS Agenda coming soon  full Programme download coming soon
Friday 29 September

08:15 - 09:00 Coffee and networking

09:00 - 09:10 Welcome to the European Outdoor Summit 2023 Day 2

09:10 - 09:40 Carbon Removal – How it is a crucial part of the race to zero!

09:40 - 10:05 Breaking Borders: The Power and resilience of Omnichannel

10:05 - 10:50 Minimalism: Towards more sustainable and more inclusive outdoor experiences

10:50 - 11:20 Coffee and networking

11:20 - 12:10 Session in collaboration with the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) 'Learning from the Luxury Sector:  A deep dive into biodiversity strategy’

12:10 - 12:25 Pushing the boundaries on climate

12:25 - 13:00 Durability from different angles

13:00 - 13:10 Introduction to the European Outdoor Summit 2024

13:10 - 13:25 European Outdoor Summit 2023 closing session

13:25 - 14:25 Lunch and networking


Venue & Location

Berlin, Germany.

The venue for this year’s summit is Festaal Kreuzberg, an eclectic events and concert venue which is located in the Treptow-Köpenick district, the largest and greenest neighbourhood of Berlin. Situated on the banks of the river Spree, it is surrounded by history being just across the river from the East Side Gallery Memorial, the permanent open-air gallery on the longest surviving section of the Berlin Wall. With good train, bus and underground connections, this venue is under 20 minutes from Berlin’s centre.

Airport: The airport Berlin Brandenburg "Willy Brandt" (IATA code BER) is the central airport for Berlin.
Trains: Berlin has several train stations, with the two main ones being Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Berlin Central Station) and Berlin Ostbahnhof (Berlin East Station). The city is well-connected by rail to other cities in Germany and Europe.
Buses: Berlin has a central bus station called Berlin ZOB, which serves as a hub for many national and international bus lines.

Host Association

For the 2023 summit we are extremely pleased to be working in conjunction with EOG partner association, BSI. The Federal Association of the German Sporting Goods Industry eV is the business association of German sporting goods manufacturers, wholesalers and importers founded in 1910. More than 150 companies with a total of well over 200 brands belong to it. Among them are international market leaders from various branches of sport.

The BSI has thus been the most important voice for German sporting goods manufacturers in society and politics for decades, committed to safeguarding and implementing the interests of the industry at national, European and international level and is also a member of the Association of European Sporting Goods Manufacturers FESI , based in Brussels.


"The summit really was excellent, without a doubt it's been the best industry event that I've been to in my 19 years. The presentations, panel discussions and speakers were so engaging and I really appreciated that nothing was sugar coated for the audience."

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"Sharing the thoughts together with colleagues about the future of Outdoor has been extremely inspiring. At the same time networking and seeing each other face to face has been TOP."