Each year the EOS is hosted in a different country. We look for a location that not only offers delegates somewhere easy and convenient to get to, but shomewhere that conveys the spirit of the outdoors. Italy boasts some of the planet's most spectacular scenery and challenging landscapes, making it hugely popular with outdoor enthusiasts.

It is also home to some of the industry's biggest brands and manufacturers, with more than 200 companies that produce sporting goods for the outdoor market. According to turnover (outdoor market) Italy is ranked 5th in Europe* (after Germany, UK, France, Switzerland).

Each year the EOS is delivered in conjunction with an EOG partner association in Europe. This year will be hosted in partnership with both ASSOSPORT (Italian Association of Sporting Goods Industry) and the Italian Outdoor Group (IOG).

Assosport (Italian Association of Sporting Goods Industry) 

Assosport represents the Italian sports industry. It is a non-political and non-profit association and a member of:

Confindustria - General Confederation of Italian Industry

FESI - Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry

WFSGI - World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry

Italian Outdoor Group (IOG)

The IOG unites Italian companies which produce, import and distribute retail clothing and equipment for the outdoor and mountain sports sectors.

* Source: State of Trade Report 2015