OUTDOOR TRADE SHOW (OTS) 2018

Tuesday 3rd - Thursday 5th JULY 2018

Event City, Manchester, M41 7TB

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OTS AND KORS JOIN FORCES FOR 2019

11th October 2018

OTS AND KORS JOIN FORCES FOR 2019

Following the move to Event City , Manchester, and the co-operation with ROKS in 2018, the Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) is pleased to announce that for 2019 Kendal Outdoor Retail Show (KORS) will also be joining OTS, making one unified trade show in the UK,  back in Manchester, from the 9th to the 11th July.

The organisers of KORS have announced that the 2018 show held in July will be the last. This year’s KORS show attracted its usual healthy visitor numbers, but feedback from the majority of KORS exhibitors indicates that with the new OTS show location and timings, new choices needed to be made for the benefit of exhibitors and visitors alike. With that in mind, and given that a unified UK summer trade show gives those exhibitors and visitors a number of new positives, the KORS Committee has decided to transfer and put its efforts into the OTS show. The KORS Committee and coordinators wish to thank its exhibitors, visitors and supporters who have helped give the event such a unique identity, and are confident that the KORS vibe and success will work to the benefit of OTS in the future.

The KORS committee and organisers will be announcing shortly, in conjunction with OTS, offers on travel and accommodation deals for Cumbrian retailers, emphasising the benefits of attending the Manchester show.

Commenting on the partnership, Andrew Denton, CEO of the Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) said: “The OIA has been campaigning for one unified trade show for many years – at first working with ROKS and KORS on the shuttle bus,  then joining the OTS founders and now finally this, a unified focal point for the trade. Following the move to Manchester this year, which received excellent feedback from exhibitors and visitors alike we are delighted that KORS have joined us. 2019 will be the year that the Manchester show becomes a single hub of the industry and we are looking forward to working with all the exhibitors and retailers to make it the platform for doing business and networking in the UK.”

Marta Williams, OTS organiser added: “ We are now getting ready to open bookings for the 2019 show, and information will be sent to our 2018 exhibitors in the next few days. We are really looking forward to welcoming exhibitors and visitors in Manchester again and are working on some new features and visitor incentives following feedback from this year’s show.”

You can see a short video courtesy of Big Brand Ideas, who supported the OIA by capturing exhibitors at OTS 2018 https://vimeo.com/279438040/7ae872df9d 
If you need further information please contact Marta Williams  –marta@outdoortradeshow.com or Tel. 0161 437 4634

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