OTS 2023 – Stand booking now open

Following the success of this year’s show at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool, preparations are on the way for the 17th edition of the  Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) which will be hosted at the same venue once again, from June 13-15.

They are now accepting booking requests from new exhibitors wishing to be part of the success of the UK’s only outdoor sports trade show. Rates start at only £85 per sqm space only for OIA members and the early bird booking deadline will run until January 31, 2023.

As it moves into its 17th year, OTS has never been so relevant, with its mid-June dates, it provides a cost-effective platform for the UK outdoor trade. OTS offers an environmentally-friendly alternative to international shows for brands and retailers who want to reduce their carbon footprint and maximise their return on investment.
Taking place at the Exhibition Centre, Liverpool is easy to reach from all parts of the UK – just 45 minutes from Manchester by road or train and just over two hours from London. The venue is also under two-hours’ drive from Cumbria and Liverpool Airport is just 30 minutes by bus, with the Port of Liverpool having regular ferries to Belfast, Dublin and the Isle of Man.

The 8,100sqm exhibition venue has an enviable location on the banks of the River Mersey and next to Liverpool’s waterfront.  The modern venue is only five minutes’ walk from Liverpool’s Royal Albert Dock and the city centre, with 658 hotel rooms on site.

“With over half of 2022 exhibitors having already booked their stands, we are looking forward to welcome more brands to the show.  We are looking at some new initiatives at next year’s OTS and we will announce a programme of networking events for visitors and exhibitors,” said Marta Williams, Director of MCS PR & Events, OTS Organiser.

Feedback from OTS 2022 from exhibitors and visitors:

Sales agent for Vasque footwear in the UK, Steve Walton from Northcol, said: “OTS provided yet again a great opportunity to reach our current customer base and speak to new customers alike.  The show felt busier than normal and was a fantastic meeting place to discuss the current state of the trade.  Liverpool is a great location.  We will be back next year for sure.”

Chris King, Head of Sales at Ardblair Sports Importers Ltd (ASI), said: “For AKU and LEKI, ASI had the ideal balance of number and quality of meetings with retailers and media.  After many years, it feels like the outdoor industry has found the right balance of limiting the choice of market format – shows, showrooms and shop visits – in order to make OTS the success it is.” 

“We always like to visit the OTS to meet with our current suppliers and also discover new ones. It is so easy and saves us time visiting them individually. The location and services at the venue are great. We look forward to returning next year,” said Sarah Watson from Little Trekkers.

“As usual the OTS show was a busy and productive show for us, the earlier time brought it inside the deadlines for our key brands and make the show a great place for final buyer presentations and gave customers a chance to make final range decisions,” said Chris Gordon, Marketing Manager, Lyon Equipment.

Ian Berry, DMM’s Sales Manager said: “OTS is an excellent opportunity to see valued customers in a well organised and attractive venue. It’s quickly become an important date in our sales calendar.”

“Really happy that we exhibited this year and we will certainly be back,” said Gordon Way, MD Ultra Sport EU.

Matt Moore, from Proagencies, said: “OTS has grown into a must attend event for brands and buyers, quality all round from the event organisation, brands and buyers, see you next year!”

To book your place click here and see the floorplan at Floor Plan – Outdoor Trade Show

Further information about OTS is available at

If you would like to speak to the show organisers, please call Marta at MCS on 0161 437 4634 or email [email protected].

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