11 July 2018

Paralympian & Deputy Mayor of Gothenburg, David Lega to speak at EOS 2018

‘Early Bird’ deadline approaching - book your delegate place now 

With the European Outdoor Summit (EOS) 2018 ‘Early Bird’ rate ending on Friday 27th July, now is the time to register to ensure your discounted place at the Summit.  Bookings can be made at the EOS website www.europeanoutdoorsummit.com 

Giving would-be delegates another compelling reason to book, the European Outdoor Group (EOG) is pleased to announce that it has secured the Deputy Mayor of Gothenburg, David Lega, to speak at this year’s EOS. 

A hugely inspirational figure, Paralympian David Lega was born with AMC,a disability,which meant he was paralysed in both arms and lacked muscles in his legs.  Inspired by the 1986 World Championships in Disabled Swimming in Gothenburg, David started his swimming training when he was just 12. During his sporting career David has won numerous gold and silver European Championship and World Championship medals and set two world records at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics , which earned him the ’Triumph of the Human Spirit’ award. 

David is also a renowned speaker who focuses on personal development, positive thinking, entrepreneurship and leadership. Titled:‘Love, Support, Demand and Encouragement – The Four Factors of Success’, David will speak about how we can push our boundaries. His main thesis is that all people can develop and achieve more than they thought possible, according to ones own abilities. Motivation, inspiration and entrepreneurship mixed with humour and happiness in an interactive dialogue with the audience; meaning no-one leaves a David Lega talk unmoved! 

The EOG is also pleased to announce Anne Gillespie, Director of Industry Integrity for global non-profit organization Textile Exchange. Anne will present: Digital Technology - Risk Management & Opportunities

As the world is starting to ask businesses to take responsibility for the products they source, companies need information and a means to take action: visibility into their supply chains, transparency into the impacts, tools to capture data and measure effect and change, and collaboration to link the efforts of the many players together. Technology is playing an increasingly strong role in enabling industry to deliver meaningful change at the scale it is needed. Anne’s session addresses the sustainability challenges we are facing, the solutions being developed, and the role of technology to bring them to scale. 

The EOG welcomesDanish shoe brand ECCO,Swedish outdoor equipment transportation, packs and luggage specialist, Thule Groupand online business data exchange provider Btwentyfouras EOS Sponsors. 

Offering excellent value for money, the EOSearly bird delegate place costs just 5550 SEK + VAT (approx. €550), increasing to 6550 SEK + VAT (approx. €650) from Saturday 28th July.  The EOS takes place 19th to 20th September 2018 at the Clarion Hotel & Congress Malmӧ Live, in MalmӧSweden. 

For more information about the Summit, visit www.europeanoutdoorsummit.com 


For press enquiries please contact Priya Mistry Keall or Marta Williams at MCS PR E: priya@mcspr.co.ukmarta@mcspr.co.ukT: 0161 437 4634. 

Note to editors: 

About the EOG

The European Outdoor Group was founded in 2003 by 19 of the world’s largest outdoor companies, all of which recognised the need for a cohesive, cross border approach to representation of the outdoor sector.  In a world of increasing internationalisation, legislation, environment, the media and trade are all now multinational issues.  The combined strength of over 100 EOG members provide the group with an extremely powerful force to represent the European outdoor industry in a constructive and positive manner. 

About the European Outdoor Summit

The European Outdoor Summit is an initiative of the European Outdoor Group, the association set up to represent the common interests of the European outdoor industry. The event is held annually and is a credible, relevant, informative resource that enables around 300 delegates to learn more about, reflect on and discuss the issues that they collectively face.  The EOG has the lead role in delivering the summit, agreeing appropriate topics related to industry needs, focussing on current and future economic, technical and social trends, and developing a theme and content that matters to the trade across Europe.

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