Despite reports from numerous vendors that they will not visit Salt Lake City this summer, Outdoor Retailer's organizers said this week that attendee registration numbers for the 2009 OR Summer Market show are meeting benchmarks from this time last year. According to the organizers, if registration numbers continue to growing at the current rate, Outdoor Retailer will be on track to meet – and possibly exceed – the number of 2008 attendees. Free retailer registration ended at midnight on Tuesday, June 16.
OR Summer Market Attendees May Exceed Last Year
Outdoor Retailer's organizers said attendee registration numbers for the 2009 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market show, held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 21-24, 2009, are meeting benchmarks from this time last year. If registration numbers continue to growing at the current rate, Outdoor Retailer will be on track to meet, and possibly exceed, the number of 2008 attendees.
The deadline for free retailer registration ends at midnight on Tuesday June 16, 2009. Post deadline or onsite registration for retailers and distributor attendees will result in a $30 and $100 processing fee, respectively. Qualified brand and freelance designers can register on or before June 16 for $100. After that date, the fee is increased to $200.