Based on feedback from the outdoor market, Outdoor Retailer has determined that the “OutdoorPreview” event that was originally scheduled for June 7-9, 2005 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Illinois will be postponed until further notice.
The OutdoorPreview event was designed to provide an opportunity for a limited number of interested apparel brands and buyers to meet two months ahead of the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Show (August 11-14). As many manufacturers and retailers schedule meetings during June and July, especially for apparel line breaks, OutdoorPreview was conceived to create a custom event for this segment and improve ROI for both the buyer and seller.
“Our decision to postpone the OutdoorPreview is based on what we learned through many conversations with the market over the past three months. The fact is there are many differing needs and objectives occurring during this buy/sell cycle and wed like to do some additional homework to address those needs,” said Peter Devin, Outdoor Group Director.
“We will continue the dialogue with our customers and interested retailers about future timing, scheduling and operational details for a future OutdoorPreview. However for 2005, the industry has spoken and we want to deliver what is best for the outdoor market,” added Devin.