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Outdoor Retailer Online Opens Next Week

Published July 17, 2020

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Three days of live education and events lead into summer-long access; Winners of Outdoor Retailer Inspiration Awards unveiled on second day; and a conversation with the crew and competitors of 'World's Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji' on day three

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, California – (June 17, 2020) – Outdoor Retailer Online opens next week as the platform for the outdoor community to learn and connect this summer. Outdoor Retailer's new online event begins with three days of live programming from July 21-23, 2020, and exhibitor booths and business tools remain accessible to registered exhibitors and attendees through Aug. 31, 2020. The complete schedule and registration are available now at

"We're looking forward to connecting with the community at Outdoor Retailer Online, and we're excited to come together this summer in a new digital platform," said Marisa Nicholson, Outdoor Retailer senior vice president and show director. "As we get things started with an incredible lineup of panelists to learn from, we will have an opportunity to turn their insight into action as our businesses and industry move forward. We encourage everyone to take advantage of the tools and resources available through the summer, and we hope you embrace this time to discover the same inspiration as when we gather in person."

The outdoor community can register for free at to gain access to all education and events, both live and on-demand sessions. Speakers will lead conversations on diversity, participation, advocacy work, climate action, consumer trends, and retail best practices. All live sessions will be recorded and be added to the greater on-demand library on Outdoor Retailer Online which will remain a leading resource for the industry. Visit the digital platform to find the live schedule and on-demand education.

Each morning of the live event kicks off with a breakfast session at 8 a.m. MT, and community celebrations close out show days at 4 p.m. MT. Scheduled live programming includes:

  • Breakfast sessions from the Outdoor Industry Association (July 21), The Conservation Alliance (July 22), and Camber Outdoors (July 23);
  • Trend and consumer insight reports from RANGE (July 21), the NPD Group (July 22), and PROMOSTYL (July 22);
  • JEDI-focused conversations during the OIA Industry Breakfast (July 21); the first OIA Industry Lunch (July 21); looking at the role of partnerships with Janice Tennant of Merrell (July 21); and the Camber Outdoors Breakfast (July 23);
  • Daily live lunch education with the Outdoor Industry Association;
  • The 10th annual Outdoor Retailer Inspiration Awards to recognize this year's finalists and announce the winners (July 22);
  • A conversation with the crew and competitors of World's Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji (July 23).
  • For exhibiting brands, retailers, buyers, reps, designers, and media, the live exhibit halls and tools on Outdoor Retailer Online can be used through the summer to host video meetings and discover new products. The current list of brands is available on the site, and the growing list of registered retail stores can be found at
  • Among the list of registered retailers are Bass Pro Shops, Kathmandu, L.L. Bean, Moosejaw, Outdoor Gear Exchange, Outside Hilton Head, Peter Glenn, REI, U.S. Outdoor, and Vail Resorts.

The exhibiting brand list includes Chums, GCI Outdoor, Goal Zero, GORE-TEX Brand, GSI Outdoors, Inc, Herschel Supply Company, Jetty, Johnson Outdoors, On, Inc., Polartec, LLC, SCARPA, Speedo, Under Armour, and YETI.
Brands interested in exhibiting, connecting, and sponsorships can contact an Outdoor Retailer Account Executive today.

Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), Outdoor Retailer made the difficult decision to cancel Summer Market, originally scheduled for June 23-25, 2020 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The new Outdoor Retailer Online platform offers support, solutions, and resources for the industry through the summer buying season.

As the largest network of outdoor business, Outdoor Retailer will bring the industry together again in January 2021. The winter show returns to Denver and the Colorado Convention Center from January 27-29, 2021, providing the opportunity for the outdoor community to gather in-person and do business, learn, and build relationships. Interested exhibitors can contact their Account Executive, and attendee registration will open later this year.

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