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.
The second annual run of the invitational trade show is in the books
The hardgoods-only trade show in Park City, Utah, is back
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
New gear, first-time exhibitors, and more from the show floor in Denver
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?
The outdoor industry's largest trade show will leave Denver and relocate to its former home in Salt Lake City in 2023
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
Patagonia, REI, The North Face, and Others Say They Won’t Attend Outdoor Retailer if It Moves to Utah
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
A roundup of happenings from the show floor—new gear, education recaps, and more
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
Outdoor Retailer's contract with the City of Denver is set to expire at the end of 2022. Utah—the trade show's former home—and other states are fighting for a chance to host the event in years to come.
Merrell has pulled out of OR’s Snow Show two weeks before it stages in Denver, citing COVID concerns
Outdoor Retailer is the great intersection of the outdoor industry. It’s where commerce and community meet, and the aisles are famous for paving the way for growth.
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
On the last day of this month’s Outdoor Retailer Summer event, we sat down with Show Director Marisa Nicholson to discuss how it went, what’s in store for January's Snow Show, and whether OR will move out of Denver in 2023
Our final roundup of cool new gear, education recaps, hot takes, and more from the floor of Outdoor Retailer in Denver
New gear, hot takes, cool startups, and more from the second day of Outdoor Retailer in Denver
A roundup of what you missed at the first day of the industry's largest trade show in Denver
Here's what went down on the third and final day of the inaugural Salt Lake City open-air trade show
Catch up on everything you missed at Day 2 of The Big Gear Show, including hot takes from retailers and exhibitors, new and noteworthy products, education sessions, and more
If you couldn't attend The Big Gear Show in Utah today, we have you covered. Here's everything you missed from the show floor—retailer and exhibitor feedback, special events, brand updates, and more.
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
Business without big gatherings hasn't been easy, but the things we’ve learned along the way will resonate for years to come
Will the industry's warm-season shows run as scheduled this year? We spoke to leaders of several important events to find out.
For the second time, OR will adapt to a virtual format in an effort to keep the industry safe
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?
The June 23-25 show in Denver was cancelled due to the coronavirus. OR just announced a digital substitute
The nation's largest outdoor trade show, previously scheduled for June 23-25 in Denver, has been called off
Emerald Holdings, Inc. has suffered significant losses as event cancellations pile up
As coronavirus spreads event organizers are scrambling to create meaningful, efficient ways to conduct business virtually
On Sunday, the CDC recommended cancelling or postponing events of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks
OIA has delayed Capitol Summit in Washington, D.C., amid growing coronavirus fears
10 ways to prepare for a single-use plastic-free Outdoor Retailer show
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
The Winter Market is being united with the January Snow Show
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
Outdoor Retailer hasn't said a word yet, but the Denver Post has confirmed the show will be moving to Colorado
This summer marks Outdoor Retailer’s 35 birthday. To celebrate, we unearthed 15 fun facts you probably never knew about our industry’s biggest show
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