Outdoor Retailer Summer attracts over 550 brands for its next show

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Celebrating 40 years, Outdoor Retailer Summer returns to the Colorado Convention Center in Denver June 9-11, 2022, featuring a varietyfloor plan both new brands and an iconic heritage exhibitorsnew events and educational opportunities provide industry knowledge to drive growth.

More than 550 brands are exhibiting at Outdoor Retailer this summer in Denver, with more than 20% of these new exhibitors paving the way for discovery and providing the ability to access a wide variety of brands and products all in one place. Returning brands include adidas Terrex, Body Glove, Brunton, BUFF, CamelBak, Camp Chef, COAL, CVT, Danner, Dansko, Dometic, Eureka | Jetboil, Exped, Fjällräven, Fox River Mills, Garmin, GCI Outdoor, GSI Outdoors, Helinox, Helly Hansen, HydraPak, Hydro Flask, Industrial Revolution, Pier, Klean Kanteen, Klymit, Liberty Mountain, LOWA, Mystery Ranch, National Geographic, ORCA , Osprey Packs, Pelican International, Pendleton, Picture, Poler, Rightline Gear, Roark, Rumpl, SCARPA, Sea to Summit, Skechers, United By Blue, Vasque and Westfield Outdoors and more. On the list of new exhibitors this summer are Aventon Bikes, Decathlon, Glyder, GOT BAG, LYO FOOD, Kanga Coolers, Montem, The Get Out, etc.

“For 40 years, Outdoor Retailer has provided a base camp for our community to come together, share business solutions, swap stories and celebrate the outdoors,” said Marisa Nicholson, senior vice president and chief show officer of Outdoor. Retailer. “Now, as summer approaches, we have seen over 200% growth since last year in brand participation as businesses return from pandemic restrictions, making this a significant opportunity for our vibrant community to come together to discover new opportunities and products that will fuel our collective success and draw more people into the outdoor experience.

Highlights from the three days will include: The 12th Annual Outdoor Retailer Inspiration Awards on Night 1, Thursday, June 9 at 6 p.m. to unveil this year’s winners and celebrate those who inspire and encourage others to participate in leisure outdoors ; A wide range of educational sessions and panel discussions, including the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) Industry Breakfast on the first morning of June 9 on the future of retail by keynote speaker Doug Stephens, founder of Retail Prophet; Plus, evening events – the Outdoor Retailer 40th Anniversary Party on June 9 and the 5Point Film Festival on Friday June 10.

“As we mark this milestone in Denver, we are also adapting to the current business climate and evolving to meet the needs of diverse stakeholders,” Nicholson continued. “We are actively working to integrate new components into the Outdoor Retailer experience as we plan for the next three years in Salt Lake, and we look forward to sharing some of those plans at the show this summer.”

Education Highlights

Pre-Show Webinar – NPD Trends: As outdoor industry trends attract a steady cadence of news coverage, a key pre-show session takes place on Thursday, May 19, led by Dirk Sorenson, Sports Industry Analyst at The NPD Group. Sorenson will discuss changes in outdoor consumer behavior and the retail landscape over the past 36 months. register here.

OIA Industry Breakfast: The Outdoor Retailer Summer Education opens with the Industry Breakfast on June 9 with keynote speaker Doug Stephens, Founder of the Retail Prophet, who will discuss “The Future of Retail in the new era of risk”.

WGSN Trend Forecast: At Camp on June 9, WGSN presents an overview of key new consumer profiles and what needs to be done to win minds and market share with a conversation about the “future consumer 2024”.

REI Co-op Path Ahead Companies: At The Ranger Station at Venture Out, REI’s new Path Ahead Ventures presents a panel discussion on “Color Founders and the Way Forward: How the Industry Can Support Their Success” on June 9th.

NPD Trendy Breakfast: NPD returns in person to deliver the latest information on Friday morning, June 10 at its NPD Trend Breakfast: Retail and Consumer Trends in the Outdoor Marketplace. This fast-paced information session is a must-attend event for those interested in understanding retail trends and outdoor sales.

View areas and resources

Costs: Back at the show, Fresh introduces buyers and the media to new brands and new exhibitors. For retailers looking to diversify store offerings and attract customers, Fresh is a source of inspiration to help businesses grow. Join the “Taste of Fresh” on June 8-9 to sample some of the new consumables.

The Resource Center: Ask an Expert: The Resource Center is a central hub offering retailers, media, brands, designers and other participants the opportunity to gather market research and trends, and learn about new business technologies, directly from of experts. Learn more and make an appointment here.

Match: For qualified attendees and brands looking to build new relationships, Outdoor Retailer Match offers free access to matchmakers to help book appointments during the show and discover new contacts. This unique program directly connects brands and buyers before, during and after Outdoor Retailer and provides recommended connections. find details here or contact outdoorretailer@eventnetworking.com to get started.

The camp: In the Outdoor Retailer’s Primary Education Zone at the show, experts discuss a range of topics including: leadership and business growth; diversity, equity and inclusion; digital strategy; strengthen local community and engagement; Amazon and outdoor specialty retail; among other topics.

Trend + Design Center: With a focus on fashion trends and materials, the Trend + Design Center provides designers and brands with the latest information from trend forecasters and experts.

The ranger station at Venture Out: The Ranger Station is the community hub for Venture Out, including cutting-edge workshops and education focused on the trends and consumers of the modern outdoor movement.

Earth experience: Overlanding is one of the growing segments in the outdoor space and once again the show brought together brands focused on land and back roads in this dedicated area.

Registration is open for Outdoor Retailer Summer. Full education and events timetables are available at www.outdoorretailer.com with the list of exhibitors and floor plan. Brands interested in exhibiting, sponsoring or learning more about Outdoor Retailer and future opportunities can contact an outdoor retailer account manager today.

About Outdoor Retailer

Outdoor Retailer, America’s largest trade show and premier trade event for the outdoor industry, brings together retailers, manufacturers, industry advocates and the media to drive outdoor recreation business through trade shows, Outdoor Retailer magazine, product demo events, media events and web events. commerce-based enterprise solutions. Outdoor Retailer Trade Shows are North America’s premier outdoor industry events. To visit www.outdoorretailer.com for more information.

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