OTS 2018 ten per cent up on bookings

With four months to go, 80 companies have already signed up to exhibit at the 2018 Outdoor Trade Show – over ten per cent up on bookings at this time last year.

OTS 2018 will take place 3rd-5th July at its new venue, EventCity in Manchester.

Over 20 new brands have signed up to exhibit for the first time this year, including Craft, Osprey, Waka Waka, HAIX, Lowe Alpine, Bach, Rubytec, Blaze Wear, Blundstone, Five Ten, Healthy Back Bag Company, Ibex Marina Ropes, OMM, Blaze Wear and Beal.

OTS 2018 will also see many regular exhibitors moving to Manchester with the Show, including Nikwax Outdoor Innovation, Snugpak, Scott Sports, Cicerone, 2pure, Storm and Dexshell.

OTS Organiser Marta Williams commented: "We have had a fantastic reaction to the 2018 show so far, with many of last year’s exhibitors having rebooked and some increasing the size of their stands.

“It’s great to be welcoming a variety of new exhibitors to this year’s show too, which is likely to be due to the new location and the continued support from major retailers to bring their buying teams to the show.”

Further information is available at www.outdoortradeshow.com.

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