Denver to welcome Outdoor Retailer trade show in January

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Outdoor industry leaders gather at City Park for the announcement of Outdoor Retailer relocating to Denver in 2018. (Kate Tracy)

Outdoor Retailer, the largest outdoor recreation trade show in North America, is moving to Denver in January 2018.

“What we’re really saying today — and I’m making this pledge to the entire industry — is that we’re in this for the long term,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said at a press conference in City Park. “We recognize that outdoor recreation is not just jobs and economic impact, but it is also a way of making our state healthier.”

The convention is expected to draw 85,000 attendees per year and bring in $110 million.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Luis Benitez, director of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office, were also at the event along with local outdoors-focused businesses.

Upcoming Dates

  • Jan. 25-28: combined Outdoor Retailer and SnowSports Industries America show
  • July 23-26: Outdoor Retailer summer market show
  • Nov. 8-11: Outdoor Retailer winter market show

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Outdoor industry leaders gather at City Park for the announcement of Outdoor Retailer relocating to Denver in 2018.…

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