Outdoor Retailer (OR) Summer Market returns to Salt Lake City bringing nearly 1,300 brands and 25,000 attendees from around the world. Show participants will congregate Wednesday through Saturday to participate in a convention center full of exhibits, product launches, insightful seminars, meetings, networking events and celebrations of the outdoor, lifestyle and summer sports industries.
This event is not open to the public; press credentials are needed to access any event or area of the show. A Working Media badge can be requested from Maura Lansford at [email protected] or 817.929.8123.
Wednesday-Saturday, July 31- August 3, 2013
Tradeshow floor open to media:
Wednesday – Friday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Salt Palace Convention Center
100 S. West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
The industry’s “Party with a Purpose,” the Outsiders Ball aims to raise $300,000 for youth-led and retailer endorsed community projects , kicking off a multi-year, multi-million dollar campaign to invest in the future of the industry. (Interested media should email Stasia Raines at [email protected])
Tuesday, July 30: 6 p.m., Gallivan Center
Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) Breakfast: Outdoor Retail of the Future
Outdoor Retailer kicks off with a breakfast and keynote address by IDEO, a world-renowned design consultancy, on the multi-year Outdoor Retail of the Future Project. OIA is pleased to announce its partnership insights from the first phase of this project, uncovered by IDEO’s global retail innovation team, and will provide vision and inspiration for a “concept retail environment” that will be showcased at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in January 2014.
Wednesday, July 31: 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.; Salt Lake Marriott Hotel, Downtown at City Creek
The Conservation Alliance Breakfast
Join conservation photographer and filmmaker, Pete McBride, for a multi-media presentation weaving stories and images from his new film, “The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict” – a stunning look at the course of the Colorado River, the lifeblood of the American West, from source to sea.
Thursday, August 1: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., Salt Lake Marriott Hotel, Downtown at City Creek, Salons F-I
Open to the Public
Fly Fishing Events and Brands
New for Summer Market 2013, Outdoor Retailer will host The Fly Fishing Zone, which will cluster relevant brands and happenings in Pavilion 1 and outside of the Pavilions @ OR, highlighting the newest products, modern technology solutions and interactive displays/demos from the fly fishing industry.
Wednesday, July 31: Orvis Fly Fishing Clinic, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Thursday, August 1: Orvis Fly Fishing Clinic, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Industrial Design Center
Made possible through partnership and support from MESH01, GoEngineer, FabricLink Network, Industrial Designers Society of America, Textile Exchange and Promostyl, the Industrial Design Center will bring to life the latest tools, technologies and best practices of outdoor product design for show participants in MR155-413.
Wednesday, July 31: Design Center Kick Start, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, August 1: GoEngineer 3D Presentation, 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Friday, August 2: Go Engineer 3D Presentation, 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Psicobloc Masters Series Climbing Competition
North America’s first deep water soloing competition will be held throughout the week at the Olympic Park Pool in Park City. Open to the public.
Wednesday, July 31: Qualifying Round, 6 p.m., free admission
Thursday, August 1: Semi-Final, 7 p.m., $15 per person
Friday, August 2: Finals, 7 p.m., $20 General Admission, $30 Pool Deck seats
More Outdoor Retailer Summer Market-related events can be found by visiting http://www.outdoorretailer.com/summer-market/events-seminars/seminar-schedule.shtml.
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