European Outdoor Summit (EOS) postponed until 2021

31.12.2021 - Annecy, France in the autumn

It is with regret that, due to the uncertain current situation with COVID-19, the European Outdoor Group (EOG) has taken the difficult decision to postpone the European Outdoor Summit (EOS) until 2021.  The Summit will take place in Annecy, France, in the autumn, and the EOG is currently looking at suitable dates, which will be announced shortly.

 This decision has been made as a result of consultation with Outdoor Sports Valley (OSV), the EOS partners for 2020 and the EOG board. Due to the impact that COVID-19 is having on our industry, as well as the different stages of development of the virus in different European countries, combined with the general uncertainty, the EOG believe that the best decision is to postpone the event to ensure its value for all involved.

 Arne Strate, General Secretary, EOG said: “The EOS is a key event for senior executives and future leaders in our industry, delivering inspirational speakers as well as invaluable opportunities to network with colleagues. We want to ensure that we deliver the best event possible, to benefit the industry and provide insights into key topics. Unfortunately, this Autumn is not the right time and our members, delegates and sponsors need to concentrate on their businesses and families for the time being. We acknowledge that. We will continue to work on all aspects of the event so that we can meet up again in 2021 to debate, share knowledge and experiences and to work together to continue to re-build and re-shape our industry as well as spend valuable time networking with each other.”

 We would like to take the opportunity to thank our partners, sponsors, delegates and all the members for their continued support, and I look forward to welcoming you all in Annecy in 2021.”


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About the EOG

The European Outdoor Group was founded in 2003 by 19 of the world’s largest outdoor companies, all of which recognised the need for a cohesive, cross border approach to representation of the outdoor sector.  In a world of increasing internationalisation, legislation, environment, the media and trade are all now multinational issues.  The combined strength of the EOG’s member brands (103 full members and 10 associate members), provides the group with an extremely powerful force to represent the European outdoor industry in a constructive and positive manner.

About the European Outdoor Summit

The European Outdoor Summit is an initiative of the European Outdoor Group, the association set up to represent the common interests of the European outdoor industry. The event is held annually and is a credible, relevant, informative resource that enables around 300 delegates to learn more about, reflect on and discuss the issues that they collectively face.  The EOG has the lead role in delivering the summit, agreeing appropriate topics related to industry needs, focussing on current and future economic, technical and social trends, and developing a theme and content that matters to the trade across Europe.