Trade Shows & Events
With some questioning the value of trade shows in the digital age, one is trying out a new model
The event, Sister Summit, is part peer-judged competition, part networking event, and fills a long-overlooked gap in women's skiing and snowboarding
There were lots of exciting goodies at the show this year. Here are some of our favorites.
Why the show might be just what your business needs
That's all, folks. Outdoor Retailer has packed it in. Here's what went down on day three.
Your daily roundup from the show floor of Outdoor Retailer—cool gear, education recaps, and more
How we got to where we are today
And how it will affect us all
OR has announced its return to Salt Lake City in 2023, and we want your thoughts. Great call, big mistake, or too soon to tell?
Snowsports Industries America has confirmed a deal to sell the consumer-focused winter sports show to Raccoon Events
Utah Governor Spencer Cox expressed indifference this week to Outdoor Retailer's possible return to Salt Lake City
Citing Utah's record on public lands, dozens of outdoor brands released a statement today protesting Outdoor Retailer's potential move to Salt Lake City
Our final wrap-up from the show floor in Denver
As the world reconverges, one trade show producer has fine-tuned a simple tool for navigating—and respecting—personal comfort
New products, hot takes, and more from the show floor in Denver
Merrell has pulled out of OR’s Snow Show two weeks before it stages in Denver, citing COVID concerns
The 5th annual event in Estes Park, Colo., gave outdoor journalists a place to learn, collaborate, and network and a select number of brands to really connect with their message
Overlanding has expanded to overlap more with the traditional outdoor market, which meant the huge Arizona event was a celebration of all modes of transportation and exploration
The interstate competition for Outdoor Retailer's next contract is heating up
As Outdoor Retailer and The Big Gear Show prepare for in-person events this summer, many in the industry are still debating whether to attend
Will the industry's warm-season shows run as scheduled this year? We spoke to leaders of several important events to find out.
Between coronavirus and the national push for social justice, the world has changed—and the outdoor industry along with it. Focusing solely on retail doesn’t cut it anymore.
This year, the industry’s leading trade show went completely virtual for the first time. Just how successful was it?
Emerald Holdings, Inc. has suffered significant losses as event cancellations pile up
A lineup of seasoned retailers share their tips for ensuring trade shows—from regional ones to the big OR—are efficient, productive, and even fun
Inspired by the Plastic Impact Alliance, Patagonia took a hard internal look at its own trade show footprint to discover ways to improve its zero-waste efforts. Here's a recap of what they found, and what we can all learn from it
Plus, data on how the outdoor industry rallied around kicking plastic out of Outdoor Retailer Summer Market last month
Our industry makes real bottles. So let’s use them and reduce single-use containers at Outdoor Retailer. Join us in making The Plastic Impact Promise and commit to bringing your own personal drinking vessel to the next show
The nature-loving drag queen strutted the show floor on Day Two, drawing a crowd and making a statement for LGBTQ inclusivity in the outdoors
In its filing documents, Emerald identified potential areas of growth, including creating or acquiring international events
A trade show calendar packed full of large, small, and regional events has left many retailers, reps and manufacturers strapped trying to figure out the best way to focus their resources. In response, Outdoor Retailer is releasing a new web-based survey that could result in (more) major changes to the big show's dates and format. So we asked exhibitors, retailers and reps: What does the ideal trade show calendar look like for the industry? Can all the various shows remain relevant? How can attendees get the best return on investment? No surprise: It’s complicated.
Emerald Expositions group sales director, Marisa Nicholson, to replace Haroutunian as show director