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May 4, 2023 2:46 pm Published by Comments Off on SIGB ANNOUNCES MCS AS NEW ORGANISERS OF SLIDE & OTS WINTER

The Snowsport Industries of Great Britain (SIGB) is pleased to announce the appointment of MCS PR & Event Management as the new organisers of the 2024 winter trade show taking place at the Telford International Centre (9th– 11th January 2024). Sonia Prior, SIGB joint President, commented, “In MCS, we are so pleased to have found the perfect partners to build on the continued success of the Slide & OTS Winter Show.  Their knowledge, track record and practical experience of running other successful trade focused events will help us to stage another great show in 2024 and beyond.  Everyone on the SIGB exhibition sub-committee welcomes the appointment of MCS as our new show organisers and we look forward to a long-term future together.” Effective from May 2023, the announcement follows a three-way final pitch to find a successor for the Rare... Read Moreread more.

Slide & OTS Winter Award Winners 2023 Announced

January 12, 2023 11:28 am Published by Comments Off on Slide & OTS Winter Award Winners 2023 Announced

At the SIGB AGM & Open Forum on Wednesday 11th January, the winners of the show awards were announced in front of exhibitors, SIGB members and the media.  The awards are spread across six different categories including Snowsport Hardware, Outdoor Hardware, Software, Accessories as well as a ‘Fresh Brand’ category which is open only to new brands or first-time exhibitors at the show and an ‘Eco Award’ for brands that show particular environmentally friendly credentials. The Eco award was judged by Protect Our Winters UK (POW UK). The award entries are on display at the show and were independently voted by retailers and the media.  Thewinners in each of the categories are: Snowsport Hardware Category Lange – Shadow 130 MV GW The industry’s first power assisted ski boot, giving assisted performance and suspension, 2 technologies working together using a suspension blade... Read Moreread more.

Slide & OTS Winter

January 4, 2023 2:23 pm Published by Comments Off on Slide & OTS Winter

Over 100 exhibitors have signed up for the show which will be the biggest version of the show held in Telford since it moved there from Manchester in 2011. In the last couple of weeks, Luhta, Icepeak, Ziener, Snokart and Prime Agency have all signed up to join the prestigious exhibitor list. Retailers and Media have free access to the show and can pre-register here. The show is easy to get to, with great transport links by road, rail and air. For overnight stays, the onsite hotels are offering preferential prices for visitors to the show and all details are on the Visit page of the website. More than just a show In addition to the hundreds of brands that will be on show, there are various other events not to miss: Slide & OTS Awards Exhibitors have entered their best products for the... Read Moreread more.

Last Call for Sustainability Breakfast

January 4, 2023 12:14 pm Published by Comments Off on Last Call for Sustainability Breakfast

Following the success of the inaugural ‘Sustainability Breakfast’ hosted last year at Slide & OTS Winter, the Sustainability Breakfast will again take place at the show on Wednesday 11th January 2023 in the Telford International Centre. Sustainability Breakfast – The threat to Winter – what’s happening? is kindly sponsored and supported by Rab & Lowe Alpine. Iain Martin from The Ski Podcast & Founder of the ‘Ski Flight Free’ campaign will provide a remote presentation on how ski resorts are cutting their carbon emissions and how individuals can travel to the mountains in a sustainable way. Ciara Chauvineau from Full Stack Supply Co (FSSC) will offer insights into B Corp status, how FSSC is putting people and the planet first, and how B Corp Certification keeps them on track towards their ESG goals. Finally, Rab will provide an insight into their newly launched Material Facts Programme, an initiative... Read Moreread more.

Snow + Rock to offer Rossignol’s new recyclable ski, The Essential

November 10, 2022 3:02 pm Published by Comments Off on Snow + Rock to offer Rossignol’s new recyclable ski, The Essential

Rossignol recently announced plans for its new recyclable ski, The Essential. Following 3 years of development, the Essential has a recyclability potential of 77%, around ten times higher than the average skis currently available. The skis will launch on 2nd December and will be available exclusively in the UK from Snow + Rock. Highlighting its commitment to recycling, the Rossignol Group has announced that it will make the technical specifics of the Essential available to all, including industry peers and competitors. The details of construction and composition of the Rossignol Essential ski are now available on an open access basis via the group’s website:  By publicly sharing its first eco-responsible innovation, the Group hopes to foster the type of collective engagement that can accelerate all stakeholders towards more sustainable production and a more circular economy,read more.

Visitor Registration Opens for Slide & OTS Winter

November 9, 2022 5:59 pm Published by Comments Off on Visitor Registration Opens for Slide & OTS Winter

Visitor registration has now opened for Slide & OTS Winter, which returns to Telford International Centre between the 10th & 12th January 2023.  To enable easy access to the show, trade visitors can easily pre-register online to attend HERE on the website. With even more floor space this year, a total of 94 snowsports and outdoor companies have already taken exhibition space at the show and with only a few stand spaces left to fill, the 2023 show is one not to be missed for anyone involved in buying or selling into the trade.  The latest floorplan can be viewed HERE   Slide & OTS Winter Awards 2023 – Entries Now Open Exhibitors at Slide & OTS Winter have now been invited to enter products into the 2023 Show Awards which recognise and reward brands for technical innovation and excellence.  The... Read Moreread more.

Bollé Brands announces the sale of Cébé

October 10, 2022 2:49 pm Published by Comments Off on Bollé Brands announces the sale of Cébé

Lyon, France, October 10th –  Bollé Brands has announced its intention to sell Cébé to D.MO/RACER. Founded in 1892 in the Jura region, Cébé is a pioneer in sports eyewear. In the 130 years since its founding, Cébé has earned a reputation for producing stylish and technically advanced high-quality sport performance sunglasses, ski goggles and helmets. Since joining the Bollé Brands Group in 2009, the brand’s reputation has been enhanced by continued investment in innovation and its strong partnerships with renowned athletes, most recently Francois D’Haene, the record-breaking four-time winner of the men’s title at the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc. D.MO specialises in project management, and industrialisation of products in the outdoor world and its executive team of Sébastien Delsaux and Maxime Bos are former employees of Cébé. RACER is a French entity created in 1927 with expertise in manufacturing gloves and... Read Moreread more.

Full Stack Supply is a Certified B Corp TM

September 9, 2022 11:03 am Published by Comments Off on Full Stack Supply is a Certified B Corp TM

September 1, 2022 – Full Stack Supply Co (FSSC) announces that the company, as well as the three prominent brands within ‘the Stack’ — Faction Skis, FW Apparel, and United Shapes — are now B Corporation (B Corp™) Certified. As a Certified B Corp in the outdoor industry, FSSC and its three launched and acquired brands are meeting high standards for social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. In solidarity with the collective of Certified B Corporations, FSSC commits to using business as a force for good, to catalyze change in the outdoor industry and beyond. The “B” in B Corp stands for “Benefit for All,” emphasizing five central stakeholders: workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. To become B Corp Certified, FSSC underwent a rigorous third-party assessment to measure impact on each of these five groups, scoring 93.5 points,... Read Moreread more.

First-time exhibitors sign up for Slide & OTS Winter 2023

July 27, 2022 3:36 pm Published by Comments Off on First-time exhibitors sign up for Slide & OTS Winter 2023

Slide & OTS Winter is living up to the ‘O’ of Outdoor in its name with recent sign-ups from well-known outdoor suppliers and brands. In the last fortnight, companies such as Craghoppers, Berghause, ProAgencies, Snow Peak and Rab have confirmed their attandance, alongside returning snowsport specialists like Dare2b, Picture, SkiExchange, Reusch, Tran Am and Dynafit. 78% of the floor area of the previous show has already been filled, but fortunately, the organisers have increased the show area to accommodate the additional brands. The current floorplan is available to view here and the form to book a stand is here Any queries should be emailed to more.

Avalanche of exhibitor bookings as the 2023 show goes on sale

July 15, 2022 9:26 am Published by Comments Off on Avalanche of exhibitor bookings as the 2023 show goes on sale

Exhibitors at the January show were offered priority booking for the 2023 version for two weeks before stands went on open sale and the organisers were inundated with bookings. 70% of the area of the 2022 show has already been re-booked and this equates to over 50% of the new, expanded floorplan that was created to offer additional space for new exhibitors. Within a few days of all stands going on sale, two new exhibitors have already signed up: Craghoppers, the well-known outdoor brand that invites customers to ‘get the most from your adventure’ are making their first appearance at the show. Aulp is also a first-timer; a French brand offering snowsport wear that offering a balance between style, practicality and sustainability. There are a range of stand types and sizes still available the most up to date floorplan. Confirmed... Read Moreread more.