Outside Retailer Summer season Attracts Over 550 Manufacturers for Upcoming Present


Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Outdoor Retailer Summer returns June 9-11, 2022 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver with a diverse floorplan featuring new brands and exhibitors with iconic heritage, new events and educational opportunities that impart industry knowledge to drive growth.

More than 550 brands are exhibiting at Outdoor Retailer in Denver this summer, with over 20% of these new exhibitors paving the way for discovery and the ability to access a variety of brands and products in one place. Recurring 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, Jetty, 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. The list of new exhibitors this summer includes Aventon Bikes, Decathlon, Glyder, GOT BAG, LYO FOOD, Kanga Coolers, Montem, The Get Out and more.

“For 40 years, Outdoor Retailer has provided our community with a base camp to meet, share business solutions, share stories and celebrate the outdoors,” said Marisa Nicholson, Outdoor Retailer senior vice president and show director. “Now heading into summer, we’ve seen over 200% growth in brand participation since last year as companies come back from pandemic restrictions, making this an important opportunity for our vibrant community to come together to explore new opportunities.” and to discover products that promote our will be successful together and inspire more people to experience the outdoors.”

Highlights of the three days include: The 12th Annual Outdoor Retailer Inspiration Awards on Evening 1, Thursday 9 June at 6pm to introduce this year’s awardees and celebrate those who inspire and encourage others to engage in outdoor recreation to participate; A full range of training sessions and panel discussions, including the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) industry breakfast on the first morning, June 9th, on the future of retail from keynote speaker Doug Stephens, Founder of Retail Prophet; Plus evening events – the outdoor retailer’s 40th anniversary party on June 9th and the 5Point Film Festival on Friday 10th June.

“As we mark this milestone in Denver, we are also adapting to today’s business climate and evolving to meet the needs of diverse stakeholders,” continued Nicholson. “We’re actively working to bring new components to the outdoor retail experience as we make plans for the next three years in Salt Lake, and we look forward to unveiling some of those plans during this year’s show.”

Educational Highlights

Pre-Show Webinar – NPD Trends: As outdoor industry trends attract a steady cadence of coverage, an important pre-show session will be held on Thursday May 19th, chaired by Dirk Sorenson, Sports Industry Analyst at The NPD group, instead. Sorenson will discuss changes in outdoor consumer behavior and the retail landscape over the past 36 months. Register here.

OIA Industry Breakfast: The Summer Training for Outdoor Retailers kicks off with the Industry Breakfast on June 9th with keynote speaker Doug Stephens, founder of the Retail Prophet, who will speak on “The Future of Retail in the New Era of Risk”.

WGSN Trend Forecast: At camp on June 9th, WGSN will present insights into emerging key consumer profiles and what needs to be done to grab attention and market share with a talk on the ‘Future Consumer 2024’.

REI Co-op’s Path Ahead Ventures: At the Ranger Station in Venture Out, REI’s new Path Ahead Ventures will present a June 9th panel session on “Founders of Color and the Path Ahead: How the Industry Can Support Their Success.”

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

View areas and resources

Fresh: Fresh returns to the show floor, introducing new brands and first-time exhibitors to buyers and the media. For retailers looking to diversify their store offering and attract shoppers, Fresh provides inspiration to help businesses grow. Join the Taste of Fresh on June 8th and 9th to try some of the new consumables.

The Resource Center: Ask an Expert: The Resource Center is a central hub that offers retailers, media, brands, designers and other participants the opportunity to collect market research, trend insights and learn directly from experts about new business technologies. Find out more and make appointments here.

Match: For qualified visitors and brands looking to make new contacts, outdoor retailer Match offers free access to matchmakers to book appointments and discover new contacts during the show. This unique program brings brands and buyers together directly before, during and after the outdoor retailer and provides recommended contacts. See details here or contact [email protected] to get started.

The Camp: In the Outdoor Retailer primary school area of ​​the show floor, experts discuss a range of topics including: leadership and growing businesses; diversity, equity and inclusion; digital strategy; building local community and engagement; Amazon and Outdoor Specialists; among other topics.

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

The Ranger Station at Venture Out: The Ranger Station is the community hub at Venture Out, including forward-thinking workshops and training focused on the trends and consumers in the modern outdoor movement.

The Overland Experience: Overlanding is one of the growing segments in the outdoor space and the show has once again gathered brands focused on hitting gravel and back roads in this particular zone.

Registration for the Outdoor Retailer Summer is open. The full training and event schedule is available at www.outdoorretailer.com along with the exhibitor list and hall plan. Brands interested in exhibiting, becoming sponsors, or learning more about Outdoor Retailer and future opportunities can contact an Outdoor Retailer Account Executive today.

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