Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show made its debut in Denver earlier this year. OR is the largest U.S. trade show for the outdoor and winter sports industries, with more than 29,000 attendees and 7,500 buyers from 60 countries. It was the largest trade show ever staged at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, using over half a million square feet.
The Western Way, hosted a CEO Round-Table discussion with Senator Cory Gardner (R)-CO. TWW's Chair Bob Beauprez led the discussion with outdoor industry CEO's.
The group covered a wide range of topics from conservation and access to public lands to international trade policy. Sen. Gardner has been a strong proponent of the outdoor industry. Most recently, he sponsored the Outdoor REC Act, legislation that was signed into law and requires, for the first time, outdoor recreation economy be counted as part of national GDP.