Outdoor Retailer Launches Webinar Series with Jan. 8 Webcast - SNEWS

Outdoor Retailer Launches Webinar Series with Jan. 8 Webcast

Outdoor Retailer, the leading outdoor industry trade event, will launch a series of webinars beginning Jan. 8, 2:00 p.m. ET, with a webcast co-sponsored by Cotton Incorporated called, “Cotton’s Environmental Impact: Debunking the Myths.”
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OUTDOOR RETAILER LAUNCHES WEBINAR SERIES WITH JAN. 8 WEBCAST, “COTTON'S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: DEBUNKING THE MYTHS”

Speakers Include Experts from Cotton Incorporated, Terronova Ranch
and Environmental Consultant Liz Muller

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CALIF. (December 17, 2007) – Outdoor Retailer, the leading outdoor industry trade event, will launch a series of webinars beginning Jan. 8, at 2:00 p.m. ET, with a 45-minute webcast co-sponsored by Cotton Incorporated called, “Cotton's Environmental Impact: Debunking the Myths.” Featuring Kater Hake, vice president of agricultural research from Cotton Incorporated, Don Cameron, vice president for Terranova Ranch, and respected environmental consult Liz Muller, the session will explore the truths, myths and misconceptions about cotton's impact on the environment. Listeners can learn more and register for the webcast at the following link: http://www.outdoorretailer.com/or/1583/industry/webcasts/index.jsp

“Through this series of webinars, we want to expand our role as a resource for the outdoor industry,” said Kenji Haroutunian, show director for Outdoor Retailer. “We will host sessions that cover a wide range of topics covering design advances, industry trends and business issues that continue to pose challenges for us everyday. Connecting experts with each segment of our community will foster discussion and, hopefully, ideas and solutions that will help the industry grow.”

The first webinar aims to inform participants about some of cotton's pro-environmental practices and cotton's viability as a green, textile fiber option. Webcast participants will explore common misconceptions of modern day cotton production and discuss how to make better informed sourcing decisions. The webcast will also revisit the organic versus conventional debate as it pertains to production practices.

“Sustainability continues to play an important role in our industry, especially as consumers are thinking more about the environmental impact of their purchase,” said Haroutunian. “Cotton, in particular, has often been viewed as a challenge to sustainability; however, there are new environmental-friendly production methods being used by many cotton growers and manufacturers that all retailers should be aware of when making their decisions. This session provides an open forum for discussing these important issues.”

About Outdoor Retailer
Outdoor Retailer, produced by the Nielsen Sports Group division of Nielsen Business Media, is the leading outdoor industry business-to-business trade event, bringing together top manufacturers, retailers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of the recreational outdoors. Currently in its 26th successful year, OR gathers approximately 40,000 attendees on a semi-annual basis for both Fall/Winter/Holiday and Spring/Summer markets. The Nielsen Sports Group, headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., and its predecessor companies have been in the exposition and conference business for over 35 years.

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