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Evening BOOZE & BANTER: What Happened to (This) Winter?

Liberty Bar, Telluride The 2017-18 winter in southwest Colorado will be one for the record books – and not in a good way. The late snowfall and shallow snowpack have impacted business, diminished runoff and amplified drought conditions. Join us for a lively discussion relating the impacts of unpredictable winters on outdoor business to the…

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Outdoor Industry Higg Index Adoption

A first look at the 2017 outdoor industry Higg Index module data, an overview of 2018 outdoor industry adoption stats, and a look at 2019 adoption goals. This session will also include a discussion around how to showcase outdoor industry Higg Index data on the OIA website moving forward. Detailed agenda: Coming soon

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Climate Solutions: Shared Supplier Project

Exploring how outdoor industry brands and suppliers can work together to reduce emissions across global supply chains and take advantage of low-carbon opportunities Detailed agenda coming soon.  

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Durable Water Repellents & Flame Retardants Progress Update

DWR: A progress update on building a database of currently available alternatives to traditional DWR chemistries, happening via the development of the “Global Report on Availability and Current Uses of Alternatives to PFASs” led by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) – status of report development, contributions from the outdoor industry, publication timeline, and any…

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