This UK’s largest Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) took place at EventCity for the first time from 3-5 July this year. The event was opened in spectacular style when world-renowned British Army parachute team, The Red Devils, parachuted into the EventCity car park to mark the show’s opening on Tuesday, 3 July. 

The Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) is a trade-only exhibition that allows retailers across a variety of markets to see a wide selection of brands presenting clothing, footwear and accessory products.

Simon Jones, Sales Director, EventCity, said: “The Outdoor Trade Show is a fantastic event and we were proud to host it at EventCity. This has proved a highly popular trade show and has welcomed 950 visitors (up 7.5% from last year) over the three-day exhibition. The Red Devils display jump into the EventCity car park was a stunning start to the show, which really highlights the versatility and flexibility of our venue – the possibilities are endless.”

The parachute team, sponsored by Victorinox, could be viewed from various points on site, including EventCity’s 2,000-space car park.


Show organiser Marta Williams, Director, Media Contact Services (MCS) commented: “The move to Manchester was daunting following 12 years at Stoneleigh Park, but we could not be happier with the venue and the team, nothing was too much trouble, it definitely was the right decision. The positive atmosphere was experienced in the hall from the build-up days through the three days of the show. Feedback has been excellent, not only due to the increase in visitor numbers but the quality of those who attended. We look forward to an even bigger and better event for 2019.”

EventCity is located in TraffordCity, Manchester, and is a ground-breaking venue in the heart of the north. It is the region’s largest, fully flexible, blank canvas exhibition and multipurpose event venue with 28,000 sq.m. of versatile space, and delivers tailored and bespoke events from concept to completion.

Adam is the co-founder and editor of Adam, a technology evangelist also organises Event Tech Live, Europe’s only show dedicated to event technology and the Event Technology Awards. Both events take place in November, London.