Outdoor Retailer and the Outdoor Industry Association are accepting speaker proposals for Outdoor University at Outdoor Retailer, for Winter Market, January 23-26, 2013, in Salt Lake City.

Sessions are aimed at retailers, distributors, sales reps, manufacturers and importers focused on selling products related to outdoor recreation and lifestyle. Past sessions have covered topics such as retail operations, product design, business and consumer trends, eCommerce, retail technology, technology shifts, visual merchandising, social media, retail sales strategies, retail business solutions, sustainability, business growth strategies, new business models, consumer trends, strategic brand marketing and more.

Outdoor Retailer is the nation's largest trade event for the outdoor industry and Winter Market 2012 hosted more than 21,000 event attendees. Winter Market retail attendees represent independent and mass retail locations specializing in core outdoor markets including snowsports, endurance sports, climbing, hiking, camping, fishing, apparel, footwear, adventure travel and more, from every U.S. state and more than 40 countries.


About Outdoor Retailer
Outdoor Retailer (OR) brings together retailers, manufacturers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of outdoor recreation through tradeshows, product demo events and web-based business solutions. Produced by Nielsen Expositions and based in San Juan Capistrano, California, Outdoor Retailer also provides and promotes retailer education, advocacy, responsibility and critical face-to-face business initiatives within the outdoor industry.

Recently named among Trade Show News Network's 25 fastest-growing tradeshows by attendance, Outdoor Retailer (www.outdoorretailer.com) connects approximately 46,000 attendees on a semi-annual basis for its Summer and Winter Market shows, and thousands more through its year-round online resources and platforms.