The Kendal Outdoor Retail Show (KORS) will be joining the Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) for 2019, the OTS has announced.
The organisers of KORS announced that the 2018 show held in July will be the last, with the committee deciding to transfer and put its efforts into the OTS show.
The unified trade show will take place in Manchester from 9th-11th July.
Andrew Denton, CEO of the Outdoor Industries Association (OIA), said: “The OIA has been campaigning for one unified trade show for many years – at first working with ROKS and KORS on the shuttle bus, then joining the OTS founders and now finally this, a unified focal point for the trade.
“Following the move to Manchester this year, which received excellent feedback from exhibitors and visitors alike we are delighted that KORS have joined us.
“2019 will be the year that the Manchester show becomes a single hub of the industry and we are looking forward to working with all the exhibitors and retailers to make it the platform for doing business and networking in the UK.”
The KORS committee and organisers will be announcing shortly, in conjunction with OTS, offers on travel and accommodation deals for Cumbrian retailers, emphasising the benefits of attending the Manchester show.
Marta Williams, OTS organiser, added: “We are now getting ready to open bookings for the 2019 show, and information will be sent to our 2018 exhibitors in the next few days.
“We are really looking forward to welcoming exhibitors and visitors in Manchester again and are working on some new features and visitor incentives following feedback from this year’s show.”