The Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) will move to Exhibition Centre Liverpool, following the impending closure of OTS’ home for the past two years, EventCity.
OTS is scheduled to take place from Tuesday 29th June to Thursday 1st July. The show will follow the week after OutDoor by ISPO (20th – 23rd June 2021).
EventCity will close by 31st March 2021 and plans for the construction of a new facility have been withdrawn due to the current economic climate.
Organisers of OTS say their key priorities were to keep the show in the region, at a venue that offers flexible space, modern facilities and is within easy reach by public transport and the motorway networks.
Commenting on the 2021 show Marta Williams, OTS organiser, said: “Once we heard the news of EventCity closing its doors, we were obviously disappointed, as it has been a great venue over the past two years, and we had to move quickly to find a replacement venue that would work for the show.
“We were impressed by Exhibition Centre Liverpool – with facilities that exceed those in Manchester, a very accommodating team, that worked with us to ensure we could keep the same rates for our exhibitors – there was no questions that this was the right location to make the 2021 event a success following the difficult times we all have had this year.
“Our main priority now is to work with our exhibitors to allocate suitable space in the halls and release the floor plan to encourage new bookings as soon as possible. Our team of contractors that we have been working with for over 10 years will continue to support the show and offer exhibitors their familiar services.”
Bob Prattey, chief executive of The ACC Liverpool Group, operators of Exhibition Centre Liverpool, said: “We were delighted to help the team find a new home for the Outdoor Trade Show, and are looking forward to welcoming them to Exhibition Centre Liverpool in 2021. This has been a challenging year for the events industry as a whole, so it is encouraging that organisers are continuing to choose Liverpool, and we are excited to return to what we do best – hosting top class events.”