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Denver to welcome Outdoor Retailer trade show in January

It does not include the Interbike trade show, the continent’s largest bike gathering, said the sources, who asked not to be named.John Hickenlooper and others plan to make a “major announcement” Thursday.The biannual event brings together brands, shop owners, and outdoor media in a four-day gathering, highlighting upcoming gear and trends in the outdoor industry.The Outdoor Retailer trade show on Thursday confirmed that it is leaving Utah after 20 years and relocating to Denver for a winter and summer show starting next year.The new summer market is likely to debut in June 2018 in Denver, the Post reported.Outdoor Retailer said it expects the economic impact of the three 2018 shows to reach $110 million with 85,000 annual attendees.Visit Denver typically books large conventions several years out.A new chapter for Outdoor Retailer in a city with national and global flight access, light rail transportation to downtown, geographic proximity to the East and West coasts and strong convention center, hotel and restaurant infrastructure.The change comes not because Denver has a bigger airport or extended a financial incentive.Denver will be the new home for the country’s largest outdoor recreation trade show.SnowSports Industries America (SIA), Nick Sargent, president – “SIA is thrilled that the Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show will remain in Denver“, says Nick Sargent, president of SIA. Emerald had a contract with Salt Lake City’s convention bookers through 2018. “Outdoor recreation is core to our western way of life”. Our environmental record will serve us well as we promote the area to both new and repeat visitors and clients.A commitment by OIA to continue to bring the industry together to advance the work you asked us to do: Advocating on behalf of the industry to protect our public lands and waters and to increase recreation opportunities for every American through our work at all levels of government; continue outdoor industry leadership in product innovation and sustainability; and leading the way through the work of the Outdoor Foundation in getting more people active and outside.Colorado’s recreation economy grew significantly over the past five years.”Outdoor Retailer is grateful to Salt Lake, our host city, for the hospitality this community has shown us”, said David Loechner, Emerald Expositions president and CEO.