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OIA Conference & AGM 2017

15th & 16th March - The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate

Conference Sponsors majestic hotel harrogate

Online booking is open for the next OIA Conference & AGM, sponsored by The Camping and Caravanning Club, which is to once again take place at The Majestic Hotel in Harrogate on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March 2017.


This year's event will see over 200 delegates gather for two days of inspirational speakers, workshops, outdoor activities, and a series of networking opportunities.

Everyone in the outdoor industry is welcome to attend, regardless of level or function, whether involved in management, sales, marketing, production or retail.

OIA Conference Line-Up

Download 2017 Conference Schedule (provisional), and have a look through our Association News section for more information about keynote speakers and workshops.

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Who's Attending the OIA Conference 2017?

The conference will not only provide insight and knowledge to delegates - it's a fantastic networking opportunity too!

Delegates already booked to attend include representatives from a variety of distributors and brands such as 1000 Mile Sportswear, Allcord, Berghaus, Bradshaw Taylor, Bramwell International, Buffera, Burton McCall, Craghoppers, DMM, Equip, Grangers, Harvey Maps, HEJ International, Helly Hansen, Hi-Tec, Keela, Lifesystems, Lyon Equipment, Mammut, Mountain Boot Company, Paramo, Proagencies, Rosker, Snugpak, Storm, Thule and Vango.

Also attending will be delegates from the Forestry Commission, British Canoeing, the British Mountaineering Council, the European Outdoor Group (EOG), HF Holidays, Keswick Mountain Festival, Outdoor Think Tank, Ordnance Survey, Sport England and YHA.

Retailer-wise, there will be representatives attending from Alpinetrek, Amazon, Countryside Ski & Climb, George Fisher, GO Outdoors, JD Sports, Outdoor and Cycle Concepts.

Prices for OIA Members are as follows:

  • Full Delegate Package (residential): £299 + VAT
  • Full Delegate Package (non-residential): £210 + VAT
  • Day Delegate Package (16th March): £150 + VAT

Please Note: Bookings for five delegates (same company) or more will automatically receive a 10% discount on the total cost.

Non-members may also attend, but at a non-discounted rate.


We've received some fantastic support from sponsors so far (click here for details), but there are still some sponsorship opportunities and display space available for brands and service providers to get involved in this year's conference. Please click here for more information about these packages, and if you would like to discuss further or book display space, please contact the OIA directly on 0161 498 6159 or email