Outdoor Industry Association releases OR events lineup

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Retail isn't dead and expert Leslie Ghize will back that up during Outdoor Industry Association's Industry Breakfast at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market.

The nonprofit trade association released its Outdoor University education schedule for the November show, with topics ranging from the 2018 midterm elections to successful innovation to sustainable business.

“In 2017, the outdoor recreation economy and our industry demonstrated our $887 billion economic force that creates healthy economies and healthy communities," OIA Executive Director Amy Roberts said in a news release. "As we remain in the national spotlight for our values and our economic power, it is vital that our community stays plugged in to the issues and trends affecting us all. I hope all Outdoor Retailer Winter Market attendees will come to our free Outdoor University education sessions to engage, discuss and connect with fellow outdoorists.” 

OIA Industry Breakfast: Retail Isn’t Dead: Optimism in the Age of E-Commerce

Day 1, Nov. 8, 7 to 8:45 a.m., Mile High Ballroom, Colorado Convention Center

Kick off Outdoor Retailer Winter Market with free breakfast and a bird’s-eye view of consumer sentiment. Enjoy the current retail landscape keynote presentation from Leslie Ghize of the TOBE Report. A brain trust of original thinkers studying new avenues of interest to the consumer, the TOBE Report is developing and evolving topics to inspire strategies and infuse creativity in the retail world. Ghize will give insight into the future of the outdoor retail industry with an exploration of applicable inventive concepts and clever customer engagement.

For more information about OIA's Industry lunches, view the full schedule here.


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Deadline alert: OR Daily Winter 2018

In just a few months, we'll gather again for Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2018. Just like before, we're using Google Forms as our submission process: It's fast and easy! But this time, deadlines are more important than ever and we don't have room to budge. Be sure to enter ...read more