OTS 2016 – exhibitor bookings now being taken!
7th March 2016
The UK’s largest outdoor trade show, OTS 2016, is now open for exhibitor bookings! Taking place on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th September 2016 at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, the annual show provides exhibiting companies with a fantastic opportunity to showcase their product ranges to around 1,300 retail visitors.
OTS Organiser Marta Williams said “We have had a fantastic reaction to the earlier dates so far, with many of last year’s exhibitors having rebooked and some even doubling the size of their stands! Not only is the slightly earlier date proving to be more suitable for exhibitors, but with the show now due to take place over two days, it will be even a more focussed, time-efficient show for all involved. We are confident these changes will significantly increase the interest in exhibition space and visitor numbers in September.”
Mountain Boot Company (MBC), Regatta and Buffera are amongst the companies that have increased the size of their stands.
Commenting on last year’s show, MBC Managing Director Steve Roberts said “OTS 2015 proved a great success for us, busier than expected with a range of independent and multiple retailers, along with customers outside of our core area which definitely showed us some new avenues for retail. It’s been a few years since we last exhibited at OTS but we will certainly be back for next year’s show with a bigger stand and product offering on display. A great event.”
Also commenting on last year’s show Rick Allison, Tech Rep Manager, Regatta said: “This year was the first appearance of Regatta Great Outdoors at OTS. The show had a warm and welcoming feel to it, which straight away put a smile on your face. We felt this was the ideal place for us to launch our 2016 camping and accessory range, following on from the success we have had from our compact range of tents and camping accessories for 2015. I feel that I can confidently say, that it proved to be the right decision. The number of customers, current and new, that we saw and who expressed interest, certainly reflected in the amount of placed orders for our products over the three days and surpassed all our expectations! We are already looking forward to next years’ show, where we will be thrilled to launch our bigger and better range of camping and accessories for 2017.”
OTS brings buyers and sellers together under one roof and attracts the key players of the outdoor industry, making it a must for distributors and manufacturers who have products to showcase. The ‘one stop shop’ show offers an opportunity for retailers to see a wide variety of brands presenting clothing, footwear and accessory products in the exhibition halls, at the same time as allowing camping retailers to browse through the hundreds of tents and awnings on display outdoors.
For further information about exhibiting at OTS 2016, please contact the show organisers, MCS, on 0161 437 4634 or download the booking form here.