As with previous years, ISPO has agreed to act as Gold Sponsor to this year’s European Outdoor Summit (EOS), the annual industry congress commissioned by the European Outdoor Group (EOG). Committed to an enhanced exchange between European and global market players in the outdoor business, ISPO has already co-sponsored the EOS events in Sweden and Germany in 2013 and 2014, respectively. It was also one of the key supporters of a similar event held in Annecy, France, in the previous two years.
The 2015 summit is organized by the U.K. Outdoor Industries Association (OIA), which represents retailers and brands in one of Europe’s largest outdoor markets. This year’s event will be held in Sheffield from Oct. 13-15. Keynote speakers include Andy Rubin, chief of Berghaus’ owner Pentland, and Sebastian Coe, the British running legend.