360 Adventure Collective, the 40-year-old member association for the active outdoor industry, heads to Providence, RI this month to host the New England Winter Expo. The event will represent over 500 brands with more than 300 retailers and 650 retail buyer attendees.
The Rhode Island Convention Center will host the event from January 13-16 for the 22nd consecutive year.
“Providence remains our premier market Expo for winter hardgoods. This show continues to provide an effective and efficient venue for our retailers and member reps to transact pre-season orders. We look forward to expanding our educational seminars for retailers and members at this show. And, of course, we always appreciate Providence’s convenience, great food and hospitality,” said Debbie Motz, executive director, 360 Adventure Collective
Retailers are able to follow up with the Collective’s on-snow demos at Pico Mountain in Vermont on January 22-23 and at Waterville Valley in New Hampshire February 11-12. The on-snow demos offer the opportunity to try gear while still being able to complete preseason ordering prior to the hardgoods deadline. Show organizers anticipate an increase in attendance with 400 plus attendees at each venue.
Retailers can register for events online. On snow participants are encouraged to complete an on-line liability release. For a full schedule of events visit the 360 Adventure Collective online calendar.