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OTS Announces New Trail Running Area At 2023 Show

Outdoor Trade Show 2022 [© MCS: Mike Allen]

OTS, the UK Outdoor Trade Show, announces a new Trail Running Area at the 2023 show at Exhibition Centre Liverpool next June.


Press Release, Manchester, 24 November 2022: OTS is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Running Industry Alliance (RIA) which has many members in the running market and trail space. This will see the creation of a dedicated ‘Trail Running Area’ within the 2023 show for specialist trail running brands.

Embracing all aspects of the outdoor market, OTS aims to provide a cost-effective platform for brands and distributors to showcase seasonal products to retail audiences, and annually the show attracts buyers from all the leading independent outdoor stores and major multiples.

Adding this new dynamic to the show will bring RIA Members’ clothing and footwear brands focussing on Trail Running and overall compliment OTS’s existing wide spectrum of outdoor equipment, clothing, footwear and accessory brands. This initiative will attract new brands and their respective customers to the show, helping to broaden the retail audience.

Outdoor Trade Show 2022 [© MCS: Mike Allen]

Taking place at the Exhibition Centre, Liverpool (13th – 15th June) the show is now entering its 17th year and is firmly established as a key event for the UK outdoor trade. Over 60% of floor space has already been allocated to a range of outdoor brands with 76 exhibitors announced to date. The RIA member hub of 300 sq. metres at OTS will provide the opportunity for like-minded trail running clothing and footwear brands to network and RIA will have its own dedicated stand space to host its members.

Commenting on the new partnership, OTS Organisers, Alasdair Scobbie and Marta Williams from MCS PR & Events said: “OTS caters for many different segments of the overall outdoor market and we are keen to keep on expanding into new and associated product areas. We are so pleased to announce the latest collaboration with Running Industry Alliance (RIA) which provides a dedicated hub within the show for specialist trail running brands. This new dynamic will attract new brands and a different profile of retailer buyer to the 2023 show and we aim to build on this in the future.”

Co-Leads Rebecca Richardson and Jonathan Midwood from RIA said: “We are delighted to announce this progressive partnership which supports RIA Members by utilising the RIA Trail Running Area at OTS. June is the perfect time for SS24 sell in and in such a great location at Exhibition Centre Liverpool, which proved a winner in 2022 for exhibitors and visitors with year on year increase in attendance and buyer spend. The Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) is the UK’s only dedicated large scale outdoor sport and leisure focused trade show, and Running Industry Alliance is proud to create a Trail Running Hub for RIA Members, supporting the industry, creating new opportunities for RIA Members and working closely with OTS and OIA amongst other trade associations showing Stronger Together in action.”


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