The summit is directed at senior executives and decision makers; however, due to the success of the summit last year in Annecy, where we hosted over 300 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 28th –29th September in Berlin. The agenda is being developed under the heading: ‘The New Era - Business and Beyond’ – 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.
In addition, the EOS will form part of the ‘Week of Sports’ a group of conferences which starts on Tuesday 26th September with the Sport Handels Kongress by SAZsport, followed by the BSI Assembly on Wednesday 27th September and culminating on Thursday and Friday with the European Outdoor Summit (EOS)
Germany's capital is a vibrant and bustling modern city, serving as a continental hub for transport and high tech businesses. While being a great location for business and easy to access from anywhere in Europe is important, outdoor activity is still high on the agenda. With over 30% of the city being green spaces, rivers or lakes there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy outdoor activity at the end of a busy day. Close to this years' venue is the Treptower Park and extensive green spaces, tracks and trails along the River Spree.
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.
Airports: Berlin has two airports, Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL) and Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF). However, Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) is the city's main international airport. 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.
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."
"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."