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Slide & OTS Winter trade shows combine to create joint winter event in 2022

May 6, 2021 1:19 pm Published by Comments Off on Slide & OTS Winter trade shows combine to create joint winter event in 2022

TRADE SHOWS COMBINE TO CREATE JOINT WINTER EVENT IN 2022 The owners and organisers of Slide and OTS are pleased to announce the creation a combined winter show that will meet the needs of the snowsport industry and creates a platform for outdoor brands to showcase and present their winter ranges. Recognising the interest from both the snowsport and outdoor market sectors in a joint show, Slide & OTS Winter is scheduled to go ahead 18-20th January 2022 at the Telford International Centre and will offer retail buyers the opportunity to view the latest equipment and product innovations from all brands involved in the wintersport and outdoor markets. On behalf of the founders of OTS and CEO of the Outdoor Industries Association, Andrew Denton said, “Many outdoor brands have both Spring and Autumn ranges and the facility to present these... Read Moreread more.

Bollé launches a new augmented reality experience for its winter products

October 28, 2020 1:32 pm Published by Comments Off on Bollé launches a new augmented reality experience for its winter products

In an increasingly digitised world, the Bollé brand stands out for its product innovations (offering ever more advanced and market-leading technology, such as its Phantom lens) as well as its digital initiatives. The most recent example was its revolutionary app, launched this summer, which allows you to try out the Phantom lens directly from a smartphone (a first in the sports market). Committed to continuing to address current sanitary challenges with innovative solutions, Bollé announces the launch of a new augmented reality filter allowing consumers to not only look out and experience Bollé’s exclusive Phantom lens in the sought-after Nevada goggle, but also safely see what they look like with Bollé helmets and goggles on without ever having to physically touch the products. This solution is lending an assistance to winter sport retailers by helping consumers experience Bollé whenever they... Read Moreread more.

Slide 2021 Cancelled

October 28, 2020 1:27 pm Published by Comments Off on Slide 2021 Cancelled

Slide, the annual snowsport tradeshow, due to take place in January has been cancelled. SIGB, with cooperation from the venue, Telford International Centre, took the decision at the SIGB Committee meeting on Wednesday 21st October. Lesley Beck of Rare Management, the show organisers explained, “With 3 months till the show dates, there was no clarification as to when the venue may be able to re-open and to bring their staff back to work. Without venue staff in place to support us, we were unable to progress any further with the show organisation”. The SIGB had promised all exhibitors that, should the show be cancelled for any reason, 75% of space costs would be re-imbursed. In a much-appreciated move, the SIGB has confirmed that 100% of deposits paid will be returned to exhibitors with immediate effect, and there will be no... Read Moreread more.

Snowsport Industry Backs Slide 2021

September 9, 2020 11:54 am Published by Comments Off on Snowsport Industry Backs Slide 2021

Slide, the annual snowsport tradeshow, takes place in January, every year and is run by SIGB (Snowsport Industries of Great Britain). With the last winter season being curtailed by the Covid-19 pandemic, there was uncertainty as to how the launch of the annual tradeshow would be received. The snowsport industry, however, has shown great resilience in promising to come together in 2021 for the show, taking place from 19th-21st January. Just a month after going on sale, no less than 54% of the show has already been sold. Lesley Beck, show organiser enthused, “The vast majority of previous exhibitors were pleased to hear from me and really keen to discuss their plans for next year at Slide.” Snowsport Industries has promised that, should the show be cancelled, it will refund 75% of the exhibitor booking cost, limiting the risk for... Read Moreread more.

Slide Award Winners announced

February 12, 2020 12:54 pm Published by Comments Off on Slide Award Winners announced

Exhibiting brands entered their top products into the Slide Awards that celebrate the very best new products for the following season. There are 5 award categories: Hardware, Software, Accessories, Fresh Brand and new for 2020, the Eco Award. At Wednesday night’s SIGB AGM, the winners of the Slide Awards 2020 were announced, with the Head Energy Management Circuit (EMC) taking top honours in the Hardware section, Patagonia’ Upstride Jacket and Pants winning the Software category and the Bollé Ryft helmet, winning the Accessories category. The winner of the Fresh Brand category is the WeeDo Snowsuit for children and the top Eco product is the Picture Welcome Jacket. Slide Award Winners – 2020 Hardware Category Brand: Head Model: EMC The world’s only Electronic Ski Dampening System. Former World Champion Aksel Lund Svindal states, “You can trust EMC to deliver smooth skiing... Read Moreread more.

OTS – Outdoor Trade Show reviews the launch of winter trade show

January 14, 2020 1:02 pm Published by Comments Off on OTS – Outdoor Trade Show reviews the launch of winter trade show

Responding to positive feedback and interest from a number of outdoor brands, the organisers of the Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) have announced that initial negotiations are taking place with the Snowsport Industries of Great Britain (SIGB) to discuss the concept of a dedicated OTS Winter show to take place alongside Slide in 2021. The SIGB was formed in 1987 and has presented its Trade Show, now known as Slide, for the past 33 years as the UK’s only trade show which specialises in Snowsports and provides a launch platform for brands to present the very latest ski and snowboard hardware, clothing and accessory products to key retail buyers.  Taking place in late January at Telford Exhibition Centre just before the ISPO show in Germany, the timing is also perfect for outdoor brands to showcase winter ranges to the UK trade.... Read Moreread more.

Reusch partners with film-maker to create “La Liste: Everything or Nothing”

December 12, 2019 2:39 pm Published by Comments Off on Reusch partners with film-maker to create “La Liste: Everything or Nothing”

Reusch is very proud to announce the partnership with award-winning filmmakers Sherpas Cinema on their newest feature documentary. The film, which will be released in Fall 2020, follows freeskiers Sam Anthamatten and Reusch athlete Jérémie Heitz as they travel to the world’s high-altitude mountain ranges and attempt to make their distinct mark on peaks over 6000m. Following the huge success of the movie “La Liste” in 2016, capturing Jérémie Heitz skiing some of the Alps’ most iconic peaks in a way that had never been seen before, Jérémie and Sam are now taking their unique skiing-style to the next step. Throughout the entire project, Jérémie relies on his Reusch Jérémie Heitz Pro Model, a high-quality freeride glove that was tailored to the needs of the Swiss skier. As a tight-fitting glove with short cuff, robust goatskin leather on palm and fingers... Read Moreread more.

Visitor Registration Open!

November 7, 2019 10:38 am Published by Comments Off on Visitor Registration Open!

Slide visitor registration is now live online, so prospective visitors can sign up to attend the show. It’s free to visit Slide, the UK wintersport tradeshow, with more than 80 exhibitors showing over 200 brands. Visitors can register online now at the Slide website With more than 2 months to go, Slide is already at 98% the size of last winter’s show, indicating that, despite Brexit uncertainties, suppliers are optimistic about the forthcoming winter. Indeed, new exhibitors continue to sign up for Slide, most recently Boardriders, Spyder, Passenger and Veloforte. Reduced-rate accommodation is available at the on-site hotels. Hotel prices and booking forms are on the Slide website here: The Slide Awards are always much sought-after, in the hardware, software, accessories  and ‘fresh brand’ categories. But for 2020, there will be a new category of award dedicated to... Read Moreread more.

Slide Tradeshow 90% Full

September 26, 2019 2:56 pm Published by Comments Off on Slide Tradeshow 90% Full

With just under 4 months to go until Slide opens its doors, the show is already over 90% booked and more than 70 exhibitors have signed up to date.  There’s room for more, but suppliers who are considering booking for Slide are urged not to delay much longer if they want to be sure of a stand at the show. In addition, prices rise after mid October, so the most cost-effective exhibiting is only available for another few weeks. While many core exhibitors return to Slide year on year, there are always some newcomers, and also returning exhibitors who may have been absent for a period. For 2020 Helly Hansen, Zag skis and BBCO Headwear are making a welcome return to Slide and Evolution Eyewear are making their very first appearance. Visitors to the show will be able to register... Read Moreread more.

Bolle Brands aquires Spy Optic

September 19, 2019 1:44 pm Published by Comments Off on Bolle Brands aquires Spy Optic

Following the acquisition of Bollé Brands by A&M Capital Europe (“AMCE”) in August 2018, Bollé Brands are pleased to announce the acquisition of the SPY Optic brand. With this new acquisition, SPY Optic joins the existing brand portfolio of Bollé, Bollé Safety, Serengeti, Cébé and H2Optix and signals a strong commitment to playing a leading role in the premium performance sports and sports lifestyle eyewear and helmets markets.  read more.