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Are you looking for office or commercial space? Do you have office or commercial space you are looking to rent or sell? Learn more about the OSV real estate platform!

To contribute to growing the outdoor sports industry and to promote the Alps as a business region, OSV has launched a platform dedicated to commercial real estate. The goal of this platform is to encourage companies in the outdoor industry to set up business in the Rhône-Alpes Region, an exceptional geographic and strategic location. Visit our new real estate platform and view the property listings already online as well as information about the market. The platform is currently available in French only, but will be available in English too in the near future. As an OSV member, you can post a listing for free if you are seeking to lease or sell office space, commercial space, showrooms, warehouses or any kind of business oriented property. +Click this link to view or post real estate a listing For more information, please contact: quentin(at)outdoorsportsvalley.org

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Think Tank Digital x Outdoor #3: the "the retail store of the future" and "connected objects"

Following the success of the first two events mixing the digital and outdoor sports worlds, OSV, Imaginove, and Citia will organize a third meeting to discuss integrating digital strategies and technology into our industry. The Think Tank Digital x Outdoor # 3, will take place on Friday, March 27, at 13:30, in the Eugene Verdun meeting room at Bonlieu Center in Annecy, for a half-day seminar on the retail store of the future. Choice speakers considered to be authorities in the digital and sports industries will be present to explain how new technologies will modify the act of buying, how the retailer/customer relationship will change, how to transform a web visit into an in-store purchase, and many more topics that the Think Tank will address directly. Program and presentations Pascal Clausse As Vice President of Global Retail for Amer Sports and Salomon Business to Consumers, Pascal has created, through his sales and branding expertise, an international network of more than 250 brick and mortar stores and 60 Internet stores. He has a great deal of international experience in retail store management, including e-commerce, and enjoys managing a multi-cultural team to drive change in complex market environments. He will share his vision for the retail store of the future. Taline Mouradian For 10 years, Taline Mouradian developed and implemented digital strategies for major brands such as Blédina (Danone), Lacoste, Cartier, Tag Heuer, Salomon, and L'Oréal. Today she is Deputy General Manager at MNSTR. Created in 2010, the digital communications agency designs and creates tools to connect the digital world and the real world through storytelling and activities in the field. Taline will discuss the "brand story x customer experience" at Salomon. Davy Dauvergne Having earned a Bachelor's degree in Business & Administration at Høgskolen I Østfold in Norway, and a Master's degree in International Business Development from IDRAC Lyon, Davy's research focuses on e-business and the criteria for implementing an efficient cross-channel strategy for BtoC retailers. For the last 5 years he has been in charge of product marketing and innovation within Cegid's Retail Business Unit. Davy manages the Cegid Innovation Store in Lyon and at events. He will talk about integrating new technologies into the retail store of tomorrow. Thomas Michel-Villaz will discuss web navigation and making an in-store purchase. An exhibit showcasing connected objects in sports will provide you with the opportunity to discover the Airwave goggle from Oakley, the Symbios Connect helmet from Julbo, the GPS Search watch from Rip Curl, Air Raid headphones by Skullcandy, the X Project Pro video projector by X-Sories, the GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition, glasses from Recon Instruments, as well as applications such as Ski+ by Lumiplan, and M'Hike by Easy Mountain. Location: Eugène Verdun room I Bonlieu Center I Annecy (74) Date & Time: Friday, March 27 I 13:30 to 17:00 Registration is free but required: click here More information: claire(at)outdoorsportsvalley.org To view presentations from past editions, log into the Member Area.

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Questions about regulations? Attend the March 17th meeting with SGS!

REACh regulations in Europe require companies to prove that they do not sell products made with chemical substances that are dangerous to consumer health and the environment. Since inspections have considerably increased in frequency, OSV has established a partnership with SGS, the world's leading in testing and certification company, providing you with access to specific services and preferred pricing. In order to review the current situation with REACh regulations, on CPSIA and the equivalent regulations in other countries, as well as the actions to implement within your own company, OSV invites you to attend the breakfast meeting as well as to schedule a one-on-one meeting with an SGS expert for free. Don't miss this opportunity. Registration (OSV members only): sign up before the end of the day on March 13! Date and time: Tuesday, March 17 | 08:30 to 10:30 Location: Maison pour la Planète / Prioriterre, 3 rue René Dumont, 74960 Meythet For more information: claire(at)outdoorsportsvalley.org

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[Report] OSV Evening Seminar Series - Government Export Assistance Programs

On Thursday, February 26, during the latest edition of the OSV Evening Seminar Series, more than 30 people attended a presentation given by Anne Lanoy at the Galileo builidng in Chavanod. This meeting served to present OSV member companies with an overview of the government export assistance programs available in France - whether services or funding. - Haute-Savoie Chamber of Commerce - CCI 74 (Graines d’exportateurs, Valid’Export, Objectif Export…), - Rhône-Alpe Région (IDECLIC), - Direccte Rhône-Alpes (export tax deduction), - ERAI, - Business France, - BPIFrance (export loans), - Coface (export insurance), The evening also included a short presentation on the different local (Greater Annecy Area) grants and loans available for innovation projects). To view the the evening's presentation documents, log in to the OSV Member Area.

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Calendar

Web conference on the Higg Index by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Web conference on the Higg Index by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Wednesday 01 apr
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Innovation & Sustainability Committee meeting

Innovation & Sustainability Committee meeting

Tuesday 07 apr
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OSV Cocktails & Networking

OSV Cocktails & Networking

Thursday 09 apr
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Trade fair with buyers in the sports industry / Japan

Trade fair with buyers in the sports industry / Japan

Wednesday 15 apr - Friday 17 apr
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OSV Evening Seminar Series

OSV Evening Seminar Series

Thursday 23 apr
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OUTDOOR SPORTS VALLEY - OSV

"Outdoor Sports Valley - OSV" designates both a region and industry cluster dedicated to outdoor sports. This region covers the entire Alps and ecompasses thousands of employees who work in the sports and recreation industries, the headquarters of most outdoor industry companies, and represents one of the planet’s most unique playgrounds.

The Outdoor Sports Valley concept, developed in Annecy in 2009, became an official association in 2010, and a certified industry cluster (Grappe d'Entreprises) in 2011 by the French state (DATAR). Annecy, exceptional geographic and strategic location, is the official capital of the Outdoor Sports Valley.

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