The Outdoor Trade Show was previously held in Manchester. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The Outdoor Trade Show was previously held in Manchester. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Organisers of the UK’s largest trade show for the outdoor industry say they are confident it will be able to take place this summer, as lockdown eases.

The Outdoor Trade Show is scheduled to be held in Merseyside at the end of June.

The gathering was cancelled in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the team behind the event said: “The Prime Minister’s announcement of the roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in England is great news for the Outdoor Trade Show as it gives confidence that it will go ahead from Tuesday 29 June to Thursday 1 July as planned.

“In the event of the restrictions being delayed and we remain in step three in June, the show can still take place, as 50 per cent capacity of the venue is similar to attendance in previous years, which is within the official guidelines for step three.”

OTS was staged at the EventCity venue in Trafford, Manchester for two years, having previously taken place at Stoneleigh in Warwickshire.

Organisers said: “With a mix of different brands and product ranges, OTS will interest retailers and buyers who specialise in outdoor sports, leisure and adventure travel products.

“The show will also appeal to many organisations from the outdoor industry that sit outside the manufacturing, retail and distribution sectors.”

The show, which is not open to the general public, is scheduled to take place at the Exhibition Centre, Liverpool. Brands booked to attend for the first time include Salewa-Dynafit, Asolo, Powapacs, Baltic, Giraffe and Baltic.

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