Sports News and Press Releases about Outdoor Industry Trade Shows
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May 13, 2022
Orange Mud to exhibit at GoPro Games
/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Orange Mud is set to exhibit at this year’s GoPro Games in Vail, CO. “The GoPro Games is returning for its 10th anniversary and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the event” stated Orange Mud CEO, Josh Sprague. “Our product line caters to so...
May 11, 2022
360 Adventure Collective Leans Into Its Regional Roots at the Southeast Summer Expo
Asheville, NC — May 11, 2022/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – 360 Adventure Collective, the trusted member association that has brought together focused, regional events for sales reps and retailers for over 40 years, heads to Greenville, SC, next month to host the much-anticipated Southeast Summer Expo. The event, scheduled for June 20-23 at the...
May 3, 2022
Outdoor Retailer Explains Why It’s Returning to Utah
In March, show organizers for the twice-annual Outdoor Retailer (OR) event — the industry’s largest trade show and gathering place — made big waves, announcing its decision to leave Denver. The show is returning to Utah — despite lingering doubt and unrest among some of the industry’s biggest brands. Gear Junkie
May 2, 2022
Grassroots Connect rolls into sold out June show with robust brand attendance, vibrant paddle zone, and more than 9300 pre-scheduled appointments
KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE (May 2, 2022) /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ - Grassroots Connect, the twice-annual buying show of Grassroots Outdoor Alliance, returns to Knoxville next month with a sold out roster of exhibitors, a full slate of education sessions, and more than 9,300 pre-scheduled appointments. Scheduled for June 6-9, 2022, Grassroots Connect will...
April 29, 2022
Registrations for The Big Gear Show Surge
The Big Gear Show is showing strength in numbers on the retail registrations front, as well as with exhibitor booth sales. More than 200 retail businesses, representing more than 900 stores have registered, eclipsing the total number of retailers that attended the 2021 event. Inside Outdoor
April 4, 2022
The Futurist Project Acquires Leadership Lab; Opens Registration
(April 4, 2022, Denver, Colorado)/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ –The outdoor industry’s newest leadership learning house, The Futurist Project, has acquired Leadership Lab. Founded in 2021, Leadership Lab is a virtual three month program for individuals just breaking into their careers in the outdoor industry as well as those who currently hold entry level...
March 30, 2022
NexTex Innovations Introduces New TurboDry® Core Fabric Collection at Functional Fabric Fair
March 30, 2022; Atlanta, GA /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ - Since the emergence of COVID-19 over two years ago, apparel brands around the world are dealing with inflation of raw material prices, increasing minimum order quantities (MOQs) and lengthy lead times. To help brands derisk these supply concerns and introduce new technology into market...
March 24, 2022
Patagonia and REI Co-Op Won’t Attend Outdoor Retailer in Utah
Outdoor Retailer announced yesterday its decision to return to Utah, a month after several industry giants stated they would not attend the trade show if it returned to the state. Today, some of those same companies are speaking out about the move. Footwear News
March 23, 2022
Outdoor Retailer Headed Back to Utah Despite Boycotts, Industry Protests
The event has been held in Denver for the past five years, moving out of Utah, where the trade show first began, after state politicians supported the federal government’s stripping of protections from national monuments in the state. The decision comes after some of the biggest outdoor brands in the...
March 17, 2022
Grassroots Connect surpasses pre-pandemic attendance levels for upcoming Knoxville event, June 6-9, 2022
KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE (MARCH 17, 2022)/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ - Grassroots Outdoor Alliance, the national organization dedicated to the health and growth of specialty outdoor retail, this week announced that retailer and vendor commitments have met and exceeded pre-pandemic peak attendance for their spring 2022 event (June 6-9, 2022). Returning to Knoxville, Tenn. this spring, Grassroots...
March 16, 2022
woom bikes Becomes Official Kids’ Bike Manufacturer of the Life Time Sea Otter Classic
AUSTIN, Texas – March 16, 2022 /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ - woom bikes, the fastest-growing kids’ bike brand in North America, is pleased to announce its partnership with the Life Time Sea Otter Classic presented by Continental, the world’s premier cycling festival. woom has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with Life Time to be...
March 16, 2022
Raccoon Events and Snowsports Industries America Partner to Transform Snowbound Fest into Snowbound Expo
Guilford, UK and Park City, UT (March 16, 2022) /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ - Raccoon Events (Raccoon) and Snowsports Industries America (SIA) are delighted to announce a long-term partnership in conjunction with the B2C event Snowbound. The partnership is a huge win for consumers and exhibitors alike and combines Raccoon’s proven success as a...
March 2, 2022
New Speakers Announced, Final Lineup Confirmed for Sea Otter Classic Summit produced by Life Time, April 5-7
MONTEREY, Calif. (Mar. 2, 2022) /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ - Life Time, the nation's premier Healthy Way of Life brand (NYSE: LTH), and the Life Time Sea Otter Classic presented by Continental announce eight new experts who will share their knowledge at the inaugural Sea Otter Classic Summit taking place April 5-7,...
February 28, 2022
Rab honored with prestigious awards after the successful launch of AW22 collections
/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ - British outdoor brand Rab (owned by Equip Outdoor Technologies Ltd.) has received two prestigious industry and media awards for their new Mythic Ultra Jacket in their recently launched AW22 collection. Providing extraordinary warmth for the minimum weight, the new Mythic Ultra down jacket featuring TILT technology and...
February 18, 2022
Utah governor on Outdoor Retailer’s absence since 2018: “We did not miss them at all”
Utah Governor Spencer Cox didn’t mince words this week in his response to the news that 25 major companies—including REI and Patagonia—plan to boycott Outdoor Retailer if the trade show returns to Salt Lake City. Asked what he thinks of the show’s biggest customers protesting a move to Utah, Cox...
February 17, 2022
New Speakers Announced for the Sea Otter Classic Summit Executive Event, Presented by Life Time, Inc. April 5-7
MONTEREY, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2022) /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ - Life Time, the nation's premier Healthy Way of Life brand (NYSE: LTH), and the Sea Otter Classic today announced new additions to an all-star speaker lineup intended to bring life to the theme of the inaugural Sea Otter Classic Summit executive event:...
February 15, 2022
REI, Patagonia, and More Will Boycott if Outdoor Retailer Returns to Utah
Last fall, Spencer Cox, Utah’s governor, released a video practically begging Outdoor Retailer, by far the biggest industry trade show, to return to Salt Lake City. You may remember, OR left SLC a few years ago in response to Utah’s support for the shrinking of national monuments in the state....
February 14, 2022
Outdoor Industry Leaders to Emerald Expositions: We Won’t Participate in a Utah Trade Show
BEND, Ore. (February 14, 2022) /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ - The Conservation Alliance, along with 24 outdoor industry companies, are urging Emerald Expositions (“Emerald”) not to move the industry’s Outdoor Retailer trade show to Utah, stating that they will not support or attend a trade show event in the state as long...
January 27, 2022
Sea Otter Classic Summit Announces Keynote Speaker and Theme for Inaugural Executive Event April 5-7
MONTEREY, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2022) /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ - Life Time Group Holdings, Inc. (“Life Time”) (NYSE: LTH), and the Sea Otter Classic announced today that a “futurist,” e-mobility experts, and climate change leaders are among the distinguished group of speakers who will inform and entertain attendees at the inaugural Sea...
January 20, 2022
The battle for Outdoor Retailer’s future is on
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. Outside
January 20, 2022
The battle for Outdoor Retailer’s future is on
For the last five years, Outdoor Retailer has been a veritable cash cow for Colorado. The semiannual trade show reportedly brings more than $110 million to the state every year. At the end of 2022, the show’s contract with the City of Denver is expiring, and Colorado’s top politicians are...
January 19, 2022
Outdoor Retailer outlines Covid precautions for Snow Show
Outdoor Retailer’s semiannual trade show is set to take place in Denver next week, from January 26-28. Given the recent transmission rates of the Omicron variant, however, some exhibitors and attendees say they’ve opted out of the event due to safety concerns. Outside Business Journal
January 19, 2022
Outdoor Retailer’s Marisa Nicholson on Keeping Snow Show In Person Amid COVID-19 Concerns and the Trade Show’s Future Home
At the start of the month, when trade shows were weighing decisions whether or not to remain in-person or cancel amid growing COVID-19 concerns, Outdoor Retailer announced its late-January event would go on as planned. Footwear News
January 17, 2022
YKK® Touchlink™ Fastener to be Featured Across ARTILECT’s F/W 2022 Collection
/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ - The new outdoor performance brand ARTILECT has adopted YKK’s Touchlink™ Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled zipper for its Fall/Winter 2022 line, deploying the technology on seventeen different styles for men and women. With the adoption of Touchlink™ fasteners, ARTILECT aims to provide its consumers with richer user experiences...
January 13, 2022
NexTex Innovations Presents New TurboDry Warm Collection at Outdoor Retailer Show
January 13, 2022; Atlanta, GA /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ - NexTex Innovations, an Atlanta-based textile technology developer that builds strategic partnerships with brands, entrepreneurs and manufacturers to bring textile innovations to market, will introduce its new TurboDry® Warm Collection at the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show this January 26-28 in Denver Colorado. The...