Outdoor Retailer

The Colorado Convention Center at sunset, guarded by the big blue bear, is home to Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, Winter Market, and OR + Snow Show.

The Colorado Convention Center is home to Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, Winter Market, and OR + Snow Show.

Outdoor Retailer (a.k.a. OR) is the outdoor industry's largest trade show. It currently takes place twice a year at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. 

For 20 years OR took place in Salt Lake City, but in protest against Utah's public lands policies, the show moved to Colorado in January of 2018. 

According to Outdoor Retailer, "Summer Market is North America’s largest tradeshow in the outdoor industry drawing attendees from around the world. Summer Market is all about face-to-face—it’s where products are shown, orders are written, new accounts are found, connections are made and brands are launched. This show is about buying, sourcing, strategic meetings, trend, education and networking with decision makers, influencers, stakeholders, key buyers and athletes that influence the outdoor market."

Summer Market has historically happened in mid summer, but beginning in June 2019 it will move to a June time slot to better align it with the buying cycles of the outdoor industry market.

Winter Market historically had taken place in January, directly before Snowsports Industries America's (SIA) Snow Show. But Outdoor Retailer purchased the Snow Show from SIA in 2017 (renaming it Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show, or OR + SS) and moved its Winter Market to a November time frame.

Outdoor Retailer is owned by Emerald Expositions, a publicly traded company.