General Show Info
health + safety
guidelines for success
There’s just something about face-to-face connection that you can’t replace and over the last few years this has been more apparent than ever. Outdoor Retailer has been the gathering place of the outdoor industry since 1982 and we couldn't be more excited to gather again!
This show is all about efficient business, bringing together our community, and celebrating the industry we all love. We can promise you one thing…when you show up to Outdoor Retailer, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for discovery and connection.
Within this toolkit you’ll find resources to create a pre-show plan that will optimize your time, fill your appointment book, and provide the best return on investment.
We are here for you and eager to assist in making the show a venture of discovery, connection, and possibility.
See you in Salt Lake City!
Senior Attendee Relations Manager
Attendee Relations Specialist
Outdoor Retailer Attendee Relations Team
General show information
Date + Location
June 19-21, 2023
Salt Palace Convention Center | 100 S W Temple St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Monday, June 19, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday, June 20, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 21, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
First-time registrants will need to submit business credentials during the registration process. You can find the list of credentials and badge types here.
Retail Buyer, Importer/Distributor, Designer
Contact Us for Early Bird and Pre-Show registration deadlines.
Did You Know?
The easiest way to register for the show is online, before you even get to Salt Lake. Go to outdoorretailer.com to register, and be on the lookout for reminder emails, news and updates from Outdoor Retailer.
Registration is FREE for Retail Buyers, Importer/Distributors, Designers and Working Media until May 1, 2023 - get it done early to save time and money!
Attending for the first time?
Can you bring children, guests + dogs?
On-site registration opens two days prior to Day 1 of the show. Insider’s Tip—Pick up your badge before the show starts to skip the lines:
• Salt Palace Convention Center Lobby A – Main Registration
*Make sure you bring your registration confirmation email (with the scannable barcode) or photo ID. If you haven’t registered and need to do that onsite, head to the Salt Palace Convention Center.
You’ll need to prepare your business credentials when completing the registration form. You can find the list of credentials here.
Yes you can, but they all need badges, and you’ll need to sign a waiver to bring your pup. Supervised children are allowed to attend with proper registration. The Salt Palace Convention Center provides a comfortable Mothers Room for nursing families and is available for all attendees to utilize. All other staff will need to be registered, including their credentials if they are new to the show.
You can find a list of registration FAQ here.
Did You Know?
EventSphere is the official housing partner of Outdoor Retailer. EventSphere has a booth in the registration area at each show! Just look for the hotel icon on the show maps. Book your hotels at an exclusive rate for the next two shows. Plus, your credit card on file won't be charged until two weeks prior to the show.
Benefits of booking within the official housing block include:
• Outdoor Retailer exclusive rates
• Flexible cancellation policies
• Reservation relocation protection
• U.S.-based contact center open 24/7, 365
• Exclusive promotions and perks
• Pre-arrival acknowledgement emails including a hotel confirmation number will be provided approximately seven days prior to arrival
• On-site customer support presence at Outdoor Retailer
• Quality hotels vetted by our staff for safety and cleanliness.
• All hotels are walking distance to the Convention Center.
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guidelines for success
Outdoor Retailer Match: Book Appointments and Connect with Brands | Coming Soon!
Mobile App | Coming Soon
Discover New Brands + Products | View the Exhibitor List
Explore the Floor Plan
Venture Out | Learn more about Venture Out
The Workroom | See the Floor Plan
Get Educated | See the Education Schedule
Go to Show Events | See the Events Schedule
Get Inspired | Learn more about the Inspiration Awards
Apply For Our Scholarship Opportunities
Meetup - Attendee Orientation | Venture Out Coffee Area, Day 1, 10 a.m.
Outdoor Retailer Match, a concierge-led matchmaking program, is the official communication tool for Summer 2023. Match allows you to search for exhibitors, message the contacts directly, and send meeting requests to connect at the show. If you’re interested in the concierge service to book meetings for you, reach out to email@example.com.
Everything you need to know about the show is in the palm of your hand in the Mobile App - get access to the exhibitor list, education schedule, a walking show floor map, and more.
Search by brand name, location, product category and more. You can even explore some of the products brands are bringing by clicking the PRODUCT button. Did you know that you can filter the online Exhibitor List by NEW? Just click the NEW button on the exhibitor list and that will show you the list of new brands at the show!
Take some time to study the floor plan before you arrive on Day 1. This will save you both time and energy trying to locate booths and prevent you from getting lost...and late for appointments. Don’t forget to download the Mobile App and grab a copy of the Show Map so you’re prepared to explore the floor.
Venture Out to the modern outdoor movement! Retailers get ready to explore this highly curated group of up-and-coming exhibitors. Brands get ready to push the status quo. Venture Out is guided by the pillars of design, community and culture.
Need a quiet place to get some work done away from the bustle of the show floor? The Workroom is open to all Retail Buyers, Designers, Importer/Distributors, and Working Media with work stations and WiFi.
With top educators, innovators and retailers from around the world delivering trend updates and a pulse on the industry, the show education seminars give you and your staff an extra edge in today’s highly competitive marketplace. Don’t miss the Industry Breakfast, OIA Industry Lunches, the NPD Trend Breakfast, and other key panel discussions every day in the Hyatt (see schedule for locations) and on the show floor:
• The Camp provides elevated education — from the latest issues stores are facing to industry trends and advocacy efforts.
• The Trend + Design Center is where the design and R&D community gathers to hear what’s next.
• The Ranger Station is the community hub at Venture Out, including workshops and education focused on the trends and consumers in the modern outdoor movement.
Happy hours and events at the show are a great way to get connected...you never know who you’ll meet!
The Outdoor Retailer Inspiration Awards celebrate champions of the outdoor community who inspire and encourage others to enjoy, participate in, and support outdoor recreation. Annual awards are presented to individuals, organizations, and companies making an impact in the outdoor and winter sports industries.
The 13th annual Outdoor Retailer Inspiration Awards will take place in June 2023 in conjunction with Outdoor Retailer Summer in Salt Lake. The nomination window will open in early Spring 2023, and the nomination categories are: Individual, Emerging Leader, Manufacturer, Nonprofit, and Retailer.
Retail buyers who are challenged with attending due to overall cost are welcome to apply for housing assistance with our Scholarship program.
New to Outdoor Retailer or have questions? Join Sarah Morton and David Deaton from Outdoor Retailer's Attendee Relations team to learn how you can make the most of your show!
FREE $20 $40
Independent Rep, Working Media, Nonprofit
Early Bird: Pre-Show: Onsite:
FREE FREE FREE
$700 $800 $900
Health + Safety
Outdoor Retailer is excited to welcome retailers, exhibitors, and the outdoor industry back to Salt Lake City to build and strengthen relationships. Our team is committed to creating a show experience where our community, partners, staff, and the local workforce can safely and effectively conduct business.
Hotel Partner Health + Safety Information
EventSphere is our official housing partner and information on hotels may be found here.
health + safety guidelines
Saturday, June 17
Sunday, June 18
Monday, June 19
Tuesday, June 20
Wednesday, June 21
Retail buyers and media may access the show starting at 7 a.m. by appointment only.
Non-Buyer, Media Sales, Non-Exhibiting Brand, Event Organizer
View past education sessions here.
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.