Meet the experts!

Sustainability events at OutDoor 2018

June 17 – 20, 2018

Learn more and get inspired! At every OutDoor fair, there are seminars, panel discussions and more open to everyone.

Get a picture of all that’s new and trending in the outdoor industry, talk to manufacturers and suppliers and meet experts on an equal footing.

Sustainable events at OutDoor

Sunday, June 17

15:30 – 17:30*

Hard Goods Roundtable

Recap developments since ISPO 2017. Break out groups like Responsible metal sourcing.

Monday, June 18

08:00 – 09:30*

Microfibre Consortium meeting

Recap developments since ISPO 2018. Open to Microfibre Consortium Members only.

08:00 – 09:30*

EOCA Annual Assembly

EOCA Members only. Speaker: Leah Glass, Blue Ventures. Hear about the impact of EOCA’s “2 Million trees” – conservation, benefits to local communities and their importance for the outdoor

11:00 – 12:00 | Room: Paris/Berlin

Microfibers – Global research update

Speaker: SINTEF. This session will present research in order to begin answering some of the more pressing questions surrounding microfiber’s future, effects, and remediation strategies.

12:00 – 13:15 | Room: London

Did you say ‘Recycled Leather’?

Speaker: Benjamin Marias, Partner, Agence Innovation Responsible (AIR). This session will explore the status quo and the needs surrounding recycled leather and identify remaining knowledge gaps.

13:30 – 14:30 | Room: Berlin

An Introduction to Bio-Synthetics

Speaker: Sophie Mather, biov8tion. An introduction to bio-synthetic materials as high-performance, sustainable alternatives.

14:30 – 15:45 | Room: Berlin

Bio-Synthetics: An Advanced Discussion

Speaker: Panel. This session will host a panel of industry experts on the topic of bio-synthetics and provide an opportunity to discuss the more advanced topics surrounding this rapidly emerging field.

16:00 – 17:00 | Room: Berlin

rPET: why it is important and how to make your life easier

Speaker: Karla Magruder, Texicology & Textile Exchange. This session will briefly share why moving from virgin to rPET is important and will also address the challenges.

From 17:25 | Location: OutDoor Stage, Entrance East

Announcement: EOCA Grants Summer 2018

Find out about the conservation projects EOCA will be funding this year. Held just before the OutDoor Awards.

Tuesday, June 19

07:45 – 09:00 | Room: Paris/Berlin (East Entrance)

EOG Industry Breakfast

Breakfast buffet from 7:30. Speakers: Antje von Dewitz (VAUDE), Leah Glass (Blue Ventures), Outdoor
Brands Meet Retailers Initiative.

09:30 – 11:30*

EOG Sustainability Council Meeting

Invitation only.

10:00 – 11:00 | Room: London

Sustainability: Music for the Masses?

Speaker: Nicole Keller, Managing Director, Umwelt Platform (UP). Using case studies, this session explores how we can we communicate sustainability to the end-consumer and empower them to act.

11:30 – 12:45 | Room: Rome

Zero Carbon Emission

Speaker: Dr. Rüdiger Fox, CEO, Sympatex Technologies. This presentation shows that taking responsibility for carbon footprints is necessary and affordable.

13:00 – 14:00 | Room: Berlin

Introduction to Higg Brand and Retailer Module

Speaker: Pascale Moreau, Policy Director, Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC).
The Higg Brand and Retailer Module has been updated to answer industry needs and authorities’ due diligence requirements, and the speaker identifies the next steps forward.

14:30 – 15:30 | Room: Berlin

Disclosing supplier performance through SAC Transparency efforts

Speaker: Pascale Moreau, Policy Director, Sustainable apparel Coalition (SAC). Learn about the latest development of SAC transparency efforts.

20:00 | Location: OutDoor Party on the main stage

EOCA’s latest news

Presentation of EOCA’s latest news on the main stage.

Every day

09:00 – 18:00 (Tuesday until 12:00) | Location: Foyer East, EOCA Booth

EOCA Fund Raising Sale

Pick up some great gear and make a donation – 100% will go to conservation.

11:00 – 12:00 | Location: Foyer East

Transparency Tour

Organizer: Greenroom Voice. An interdisciplinary panel of experts will share their insights in several hot topics and Greenroom Voice will give a compact overview of the represented brands and their activities.

* EOG events that need an invitation.
Interested in participating in closed events in the future? Contact the CSR team of EOG. responsibility@europeanoutdoor