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Founding partners

logo_OSVOutdoor Sports Valley

Outdoor Sports Valley was founded in 2009 by Annecy based outdoor companies with the support of the public administration of the Annecy agglomeration, the department and the chamber of commerce of Haute Savoy.

The objectives of the association are to: maintain and perpetuate the current economic activity in the outdoor industry by bringing new services to existing companies and start ups, build new business tools specifically for outdoor (reception, training, coaching) to improve economic performance, encourage the creation of international events, promote expertise in the industry, work in close collaboration and ensure a link with existing structures or industry associations.

Further information about the Outdoor Sports Valley can be found on the website: and Or contact Anne Schott, Tel: +33 (0)450 675 391,  

“Outdoor sports are the unique convergence of fundamental human aspirations and the incredible beauty of nature. The Outdoor industry has therefore a major responsibility both toward the well being of the population and toward the protection of our planet.  There is no better challenge and mission than this one .The Forum will offer a unique opportunity to learn and share with each other, helping us to achieve this vision of a responsible and enjoyable future. We are very excited about this new iniative and would like to thank European Outdoor Group, Sport Achat, Ispo, SGI-Compass, Outdoor Show and Performance Days and all the media for their support of Europe’s first ever outdoor conference. I look forward to welcoming you to Annecy and this wonderful region”

Jean-Luc Diard, president of OSV and vice president Tecnica group.

logo_EOGEuropean Outdoor Group

The European Outdoor Group is an association set up to represent the common interests of the European outdoor industry. Founded in 2003 the European Outdoor Group has 55 members, which include some of the largest brands in the world. The combined strength of the member brands, and a close cooperation with national outdoor associations, provides an extremely powerful force to represent the whole European outdoor industry in a constructive and positive manner.

Further information about the European Outdoor Group can be found on the website: or contact Vanessa Knowles, Tel: +44 1942 886402,  

«For an industry sector to remain united, it is reliant on its ability to work and co-operate collectively to the benefit of the entire sector. Communication of ideas and the sharing of information on subjects relevant to the outdoor industry is a major part of this, and the platform we are building with our partners in Annecy will provide an exciting opportunity for everyone who cares about the direction of our industry to share knowledge and to leave the event richer than when they came.»

David Udberg President EOG and CEO Lowe-Alpine UK.

Gold partners

LogoSAdoubleOSport Achat

Since 2002, Sportair has been gathering the whole winter sports industry together with Snow Avant Premiere (snowboard test) , Ski Test Tour (ski test) Sport –Achat (trade show), and now ASAP !

In a convivial, friendly, and professional atmosphere, the Snow Avant Première and Ski Test Tour welcomed around 2800 retailers in 2010 to onsnow demos of the next seasons product, giving them a real opportunity to test products on snow before placing orders. And its not only testing, it’s a a chance for all the market’s players: shops, brands, and media to network with each other.

These on snow test events are followed in March by Sport-Achat which welcomes more than 270 firms and 550 brands through its doors. For the September edition of Sport-Achat, the big family of mountain, outdoor and trail present a huge offering of products, clothes and accessories. Sport-Achat is an indispensable "working tool" to help retailers to create the right assortment of brands and products in their store by having a global view of the market. It’s an effective, fast and efficient tool. ASAP was held for the first time on January 10, it’s the new rendez-vous where the winter and outdoor textile brands open their showrooms and branded shops exclusively to professionals, shops and retailers, in order to present their next seasons lines .This first edition was a great success.

More info on our 2010/11 events go to

“The european outdoor forum is an unique occasion to learn, exchange and share ideas with the whole industry in a spirit of cooperation. This is a great opportunity for all the Outdoor companies.”

Mathieu Kurtz Project Manager Sportair SAS.

Opening dinner partner


Outdoor at ispo

As one of the largest segments of ispo, outdoor_ispo is the only European Outdoor tradeshow platform that is taking place annually during the winter season. The international business is gathering in as many as three of ispo’s large, modern exhibition halls with its own dedicated entrance, directly accessible by public transport or car. The exhibiting brands appreciate not only the authentic, reliable and practice-oriented atmosphere, but also the variety of special areas and competent events that help visitors connect easily with the scene and the latest trends. This includes informative services and professional workshops as well as motivating infotainment like the legendary outdoor & ski get-together, the DAV Boulder Cup, or the Fashion Shows. Other special areas bundle exhibitors with mutual roots or highlight important trends, for example the GreenHouse newcomer area, the Scandinavian Village by S.O.G., the Freeride Village, or the Telemark Village. Many of ispo’s lectures and seminars are held as part of the snow ice & rock summit, another very communicative element of many years. ispo also presents the ispo Outdoor Awards every year, honoring the best new products for the Outdoor market. And with the Eco Village and the EOG Association for Conservation exhibition as well as collaborations with many international organizations and publications, ispo is not only supporting ecology and sustainability, but committing itself to take great care of the future of the global Outdoor market.

“The Outdoor community is a very important and valuable segment for us. For the past 40 years, ispo’s commitment to competently strengthen the entire sporting goods business has always been recognized by the industry. With the newly formed Outdoor Sports Valley and the upcoming European Outdoor Forum, we are proud to now in return have the opportunity to support the industry’s commitment. ispo is set to get involved as a reliable partner, offering our expertise and communication skills to assist the development and the economic well being of this valuable segment. Offering an association that manages and develops the network of the international Outdoor industries creates unique opportunities, with a true potential to shape the future of the business. We are convinced that it is of vital importance to bring together the key players to discuss market-specific issues – not only at the usual annual trade show gatherings like ispo, which will undisputedly remain one of the most important networking platforms, but also at newly created industry events like the European Outdoor Forum this year. Being long term Outdoor specialists ourselves, we feel fortunate to be part of this important initiative. We look forward to the very first Forum in the city of Annecy, which is one of the true epicenters of Outdoor Sports and the world’s economic Outdoor capital."

Markus Hefter, ispo Exhibition Group Director and Project Director outdoor ispo.

Lunch partners

SGI Europe - The Compass

EDM Publications stands for European Decision Maker Publications. It is an exclusive and international business information service that is not supported by advertising but by subscriptions and book purchases. Intended for company executives with an international vision and with little time at their disposal, it provides comprehensive, exclusive, concise and non-promotional information, going beyond press releases to report what the reader wants to know, rather than what a company wants the market to know.

EDM Publications produces four periodical business newsletters as well as market research reports focusing on the European sporting goods market and its various segments. While the company is based in France, all its publications are in English. They provide The main periodical is the European edition of Sporting Goods Intelligence, or SGI Europe, which is 21 years old and very well established in the market. Two younger newsletters are Shoe Intelligence, which covers the non-athletic footwear market, and EyeWear Intelligence.

The newest offspring is The Outdoor Industry Compass. launched two years ago, it complements SGI Europe with exclusive or more detailed information on the outdoor market, focusing on companies operating in any European countries. Another major complement of SGI Europe is a series of detailed reports on the sporting goods market in 45 different European countries, based on primary research and on interviews with thousands of executives at all stages of the supply chain.


Logo-Performance-Days1Performance Days

The functional fabrics roadshow - where sportswear is made! Come to the one and only event of its kind: Discover inspiring trends and innovations at THE sourcing platform for functional textiles, yarns, finishes and accessories and start to prepare your summer and winter collections for the coming seasons with around 70 exhibitors (see exhibitor list at

Make contacts and hold advanced business talks in a professional, calm and concentrated workshop-like atmosphere and join our speeches, be better informed, download and discuss the topics online at The roadshow is held twice a year in the spring and autumn.

The next shows are in Munich from the 18-19th November 2010 and Annecy from the 23-24th November 2010 both close to the centers of active sportswear. Register FREE at: now.

Performance Days is organized by Design & Development GmbH based in Munich, Germany -  Tele  +49 89-9394 6012

Ms Stefanie Sacherow

Mr Adrien Monfort

"Performance Days. the trend faire where sportswear is made’ expects the ‘European Outdoor Forum’ to be a great come together of the outdoor industry key players. As a partner of Outdoor Sportsvalley and Eurosima we are glad to support them; as the organizer of the ‘Performance Days’ we are looking forward to present our next functional fabric roadshow which will take place 18-19th November in Munich and 23-24th November in Annecy to all who are looking for the right platform for innovations, information and a workshop atmosphere where future collections are launched."

By Performance Days initiator, Marco Weichert.

Supporting partners


Outdoor Show

Friedrichshafen is the hotspot of the outdoor world. Technology overload, urbanisation and a desire to return to basic values mean that an ever increasing number of people yearn to escape to the countryside and experience the great outdoors. How can an entire industry benefit from this trend? The world's leading trade fair, OutDoor, provides the answers every on July in Friedrichshafen. The event attracts more than 860 exhibitors from 39 countries to Lake Constance to unveil the latest product developments to the outdoor community and map out future trends. 

This major business get-together enjoys growing popularity among a large number of market players from Asia and America who see visiting the OutDoor as a highlight of their annual calendar of events. International companies representing over 1,000 brands premiering newly developed products – in most cases exclusively at OutDoor. Nearly all members of the European Outdoor Group (EOG) are present at Friedrichshafen. "OutDoor is the world's leading outdoor trade fair and we have every reason to be proud of it" says EOG President David Udberg in the run-up to the 17th edition of the trade fair.

Outdoor Media partners

OUTDOOR_magazineOutdoor Magazine

Outdoor magazine is the Italian business to business periodical for companies, distributors, specialised and non shops, chains, schools, clubs, associations, pr offices in the outdoor sector, 5000 copies of the magazine are sent by free postal subscription and additional copies are distributed at all the main fairs of the outdoor sector, both in Italy and abroad including Ispo (Munich), OutDoor (Friedrichshafen), Outdoor Retailer (Salt Lake City), SIA (Denver), Bread & Butter (Berlino), Pitti (Florence), ProWinter (Bozen), Skipass (Modena)readership is approx 50,000 and eleven issues are produced each year.



From its launch sixteen years ago, Outdoori quickly established its unique position as the outdoor industry’s leading source of quality market intelligence, news, surveys and statistics. It is a role that adds crucial dimensions to effective business planning.

Published 30+ times a year, Outdoori team members are all experts in their respective fields bringing wide practical experience to information, insight and analysis. "



Outdoordata is an information service constantly updated covering the european outdoor market. As a complement of the hot news, offers a global presentation of 110 brands and of its main economic and marketing facts.





"Our goal at outkomm is not just to do our job better than our competition, but to do it with an innovative twist. Our focus is on what we love and what we want: communications services for outdoor and mountain sports topics, markets and products!

We are all committed to mountaineering and outdoor sports as well as the ultimate melding of text and imaging to capture that passion. Each of us is or has been a journalist; therefore we believe we understand the growing needs of the industry. This combination of backgrounds has been well received and we feel it gives us the common ground to make our clients feel comfortable coming to us for advice and communications services. Nothing done at all costs and a clear separation between advertising and editing!

In addition to professional integrity, we place great value on an open and honest relationship, both within the outkomm Team and with our collaboration with clients and media representatives. Our actions and our projects must meet our expectations of social and ecological responsibility. We not only seek a sustainable balance with Mother Earth, but also a healthy work-life balance. In the end, we too want to live what we love…"




Outdoor.markt is Germany's only Trade Publication which solely focuses on the Outdoor Industry. For 4 years, the magazine has provided retailers with News and in-depth analysis on company’s, their people, the different market segments and retailers. The magazine is additionally distributed in Austria and Switzerland  and published 10 times a year by Jahr Top Special Verlag from Hamburg.

Sports Media partners

logotrade_copy2Trade Sport


SportB_blueblackSport Business

SportBusiness Group has established its reputation as the 'leading voice' for the international sport business community. Our publishing, information services and events divisions now support some of the most influential figures from sporting federations, governing bodies and key rights holders to leading sponsors, broadcasters and sport marketing companies. For business-to-business marketers, our advertiser, sponsor and partner programmes offer unparalleled access to executives across the range of sports-related organisations - electronically, in print, and person-to-person.


sport_premiere_logoSport Première

Sport Premiere Magazine is the premier source of news for the sports  and leisure market industry. A monthly news magazine, Sport Première Magazine provides in-depth coverage of the sports and leisure industry and retail news as well as insight into product innovation and key market trends. Since 1975, it is a leading source of information for sporting goods industry

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