Discover Your Path
The Outdoor Retailer floor plan aligns specific needs and interests to maximize your time on site. Technical meets lifestyle, connected by spaces to gather and learn. 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 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 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
- Snow (winter only) — learn more
- Lifestyle — learn more
- Overland + Travel — learn more
- Retail Services — learn more
- Stewardship — learn more
Outdoor Design + Innovation
Sourcing at Outdoor Retailer is now its own event. Debuting this summer, Outdoor Design + Innovation (ODI) is the brand new, co-located sourcing show featuring the latest manufacturers, suppliers and technology solutions providers for sourcing professionals and designers in the outdoor industry.
Outdoor Design + Innovation is the source of tomorrow’s gear.
The show’s exhibitor base will consist of suppliers of raw materials, along with businesses delivering the latest technologies in manufacturing and sustainability. Designers, sourcing managers, and research and development teams focused on outdoor apparel, footwear and gear can discover the latest materials, trends, and solutions to transform ideas into functional goods. ODI is where you’ll find the ingredients and inspiration to take your products to market and make an impact.
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. For Summer 2024, find The Camp, The Ranger Station, Match, and more in The Hub.
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 Ranger Station
The Ranger Station is a community hub with workshops and education focused on the trends and conversations shaping the modern outdoor movement. Find forward-thinking sessions, trend talks, happy hours, advocacy and community at The Ranger Station.
A free concierge-led business matchmaking program, Match by Outdoor Retailer leverages intuitive event technology to connect brands, reps, retail buyers, importer/distributors, and working media. Use the mobile app to build your profile, make connections, schedule appointments during the show, and launch lasting partnerships. – Learn More
In Outdoor Design + Innovation
Trend + Design Center
The Trend + Design Center is where the design and R&D community gathers to hear what’s next. From trend forecasting to industrial design and materials innovation, the Trend + Design Center anchors the supplier story and serves the design audience with a compelling variety of education and networking events.
Curated fabric board displays in Outdoor Design + Innovation connect designers and product developers directly with the newest materials and fibers from exhibitors. Touch and compare these textiles up close.
Additional Show Areas
Discover the world of overlanding at the Overland Experience. Network with the teams behind Overland Expo, Overland Journal and Expedition Portal, plus explore the vehicles, brands, and gear that take you off the grid. Daily activities and conversations in a campfire-style setting celebrate the joys of outdoor experiences.
The Tent Zone at Summer allows retailers and attendees to test and compare tents, hammocks, and camping gear on site.
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.
Workspace options are available to connect and catch up on emails near the show floor. Find table top seating and WiFi in The Workroom to help you get some work done between appointments.
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