The Polish outdoor industry is about to join forces into the POG, the Polish Outdoor Group, a federation which is open to Polish brands, retailers and distributors of foreign brands. The founding meeting will take place in Cracow on Aug. 3. The goals of the new federation comprise market research, lobby work in Warsaw and Brussels, cooperation with trade fair organizers, the organization of outdoor events and the support of export activities, among others. The initiative is backed by Piotr Turkot and Wojciech S³owakiewicz, the publishers of and, the Polish outdoor trade and consumer publications.