DISCOVER YOUR PATH
The new Outdoor Retailer floor plan now aligns with specific needs and interests to maximize your time on site. Technical meets lifestyle, connected by spaces to gather and learn. The activity-focused zones bring retailers, brands, designers, and media with shared interests together to see how emerging trends are evolving and get business done. The new layout creates an ideal environment for building impactful relationships and closing deals efficiently, making it easier for both buyers and sellers to meet goals, and for designers and media to discover the latest innovations and be inspired.
To enhance the experience, experts and industry leaders from around the world share the latest trends and strategies for navigating a transformed marketplace in immersive education sessions. And networking events spark connections while providing chances to expand your community and celebrate the industry.
In the outdoors or in the business of the outdoors, discovery is everything. The reimagined Outdoor Retailer floor plan helps you discover more of what you’re looking for. Designed to encourage exploration and improve the shopping experience, the new intuitive show floor is organized by activity:
Camp + Hike learn more
Climb learn more
Run + Cycle learn more
Water (summer only) learn more
Lifestyle learn more
Overland + Travel learn more
Retail Services learn more
Snow (winter only) learn more
Stewardship learn more
Sourcing learn more
Sourcing hosts raw material suppliers that bring the latest innovations, technologies, industrial designs and trends the outdoor industry has to offer. It’s the place for designers, R&D and sourcing teams from the outdoor, fashion and technology industries and more to find materials and inspiration for the products that exist only as ideas. Alongside the latest finished goods, the raw materials in Sourcing are even further ahead of the game.
Curated fabric board displays at Sourcing connect designers and product developers directly with the newest materials and fibers from exhibitors.
Venture Out learn more
Venture Out is a destination for retailers to discover and explore the modern outdoor trend and better understand how the definition of outdoor is changing. Venture Out is the way the industry is embracing and encouraging these new outdoor consumers. Head to Venture Out to see some of the brands pushing the limits in the outdoor industry.
The Ranger Station at Venture Out
The Ranger Station is the community hub at Venture Out, including workshops and education focused on the trends shaping the modern outdoor movement. Find forward-thinking education, trend talks and displays, happy hours, coffee and community at The Ranger Station.
Through engaging fireside chats, expert-led panels, actionable workshops, this community corner at Outdoor Retailer connects organizations, brands, retailers, elected officials, and athletes, promoting inclusion in the outdoors and inspiring cooperation and community to effect change locally and globally.
Which trends will drive retail forward? And who’s creating the experiences that get more people into their stores and the outdoors themselves? What are the issues facing specialty retail and how can they be solved? You’ll find answers to all these and more at The Camp, our education area on the show floor.
The Tent Zone allows retailers and attendees to test and compare tents, hammocks, and camping gear on site.
Keynote Education at the Hyatt
With top educators, innovators, and retailers from around the world delivering trend updates and a pulse on the industry, the keynote sessions and mid-day seminars give you and your staff an extra edge in today’s highly competitive marketplace and give insight on the topics that matter most to our community. Taking place in the Hyatt Regency, these educational opportunities include the Industry Breakfast, OIA Industry Lunches, and other key panel discussions.
Two workspace options are available to connect and catch up on emails. Find table top seating in The Hub, located adjacent to The Camp in the middle of the show floor. Need a quiet place to get some work done away from the bustle of the show floor? Meeting Room 250 (upper level) is open to all Retail Buyers, Designers, Importer/Distributors, and Working Media with table top workspace and WiFi.
Food & Drink
Find food trucks on the show floor in addition to concession stands on the floor and around in the convention center. Learn more.