We are members of the following organisations:

Outdoor Industries Association (OIA)The OIA is a non-profit membership organisation that provides advocacy, representation, promotion, leadership and the opportunity for the outdoor recreational industries to unite with a single common voice.

It represents over 200 member organisations that provide products and services for the Outdoor Recreation industry, retailers that sell those products and services, NGO’s, NGBs and other organisations which operate in the UK Outdoor Recreation sector.

Its mission is to ‘Engage, Represent and Promote the Outdoor Recreation Industries’ with a long term vision to ‘Get More People Active Outdoors’.

European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA)The EOCA’s vision is that the outdoor sector and the millions of people who enjoy the great outdoors act as active champions for the conservation of nature and wild places.

As a charitable organisation directly funding specific projects, the association wants to show that the European outdoor industry is committed to putting something back into the environment. Thus far projects have included the establishment of an environmental trail in Nepal, clean-up operations on a mountain peak in Kyrgyzstan, the protection of brown bears in northern Spain, replanting of native ‘virgin’ forest in the Czech Republic, protection of marsh fritillaries in Ireland and the saving of an ancient forest in Sweden from logging.

There are currently over 150 members of this 'not-for-profit' Association, stretching from Norway to Spain and from the UK across to the Czech Republic.

International Alliance for Mountain Film (IAMF)The IAMF’s goal is to promote, enhance and preserve mountain cinema.

Set up in 2000, the IAMF today numbers 27 Members (26 festivals of mountain film and a museum) which represent 20 countries of Europe, Asia, North and South America, Oceania. It has become the main reference point for those who produce, make, promote and conserve mountain film.

National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA)The NOEA exists to help make events happen safely, securely and with excellence.

The NOEA was first established in 1979 and acts to promote best practice, consistency and robust business throughout the outdoor events industry. They are able to connect over 500 members, covering local authorities, festival and event organisers, universities & students, entertainment agencies, promoters, venues and suppliers of equipment and services, together with every other practitioner in the World of Outdoor Events.

Through regional workshops, community networking, events, and partnerships, they create opportunities for those in the industry to find out about the latest developments and topical issues. They also look to affect wider markets that influence Outdoor Events through their representation on the Business Visits & Events Partnership, The Genesis Initiative, The Event Industry Forum and the International Festivals & Events Association – Europe.

We also support the following organisations:

Opening Up The Outdoors (OUTO)Founded in 2021, as a response to systemic racism, OUTO is a not-for-profit initiative that focuses on the continued inclusion, education, and enjoyment of outdoor spaces by people of the global majority. They envision an outdoor community and industry that is truly diverse, equitable, anti-racist and accessible to everyone.

Their goal is to ensure that everyone, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual identity or physical ability is welcomed and included when they step outside. To do this, OUTO is partnering with industry and community leaders.

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