2017 Summer Market Day 2 Activities

Thursday, July 27


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7:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.—Marriott Downtown at City Creek

FREE professional training opportunities for all Outdoor Retailer attendees. Educational sessions are based on these tracks: Retail, Supply Chain, Trends, Brands, and Advocacy Engagement.


fr sustainability tentRetailer Skills Course: First Two GEAR Training Segments: G & E

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.UMOCA Auditorium
Presented by The Mann Group

G: Get Involved. The key to GETTING INVOLVED with the customer is to create a comfortable environment right off the bat. Let’s take a look at how to teach our staff how to make the customers feel comfortable.

E: Edit. Help the customer get the product knowledge they need to make a smart buying decision. The first part of EDIT is gathering the right information. This requires the technical knowledge about the products and teaching our staff how to listen and learn.


OIA Industry LunchOIA Industry Lunch:
Living Your Brand

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.—Marriott Downtown at City Creek, Salon D

Industry leaders from Western Spirit Cycles, Wylder, Clif Bar, The North Face and REI come together on a panel moderated by OIA Government Affairs Manager Jessica Wahl to discuss how their businesses live their brand ethos, especially when taking a stand to protect public lands. Learn what measures your peers are taking to live their brand and how you can too.


March for Public LandsThis Land is Our Land: March for Public Lands

4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.—Salt Palace to Utah State Capitol

The entire industry is invited to unite and march to the Utah State Capitol to celebrate our public lands and their importance to the outdoor industry and all Americans.

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Are You Hosting an Event or Happy Hour?

Let us know what you and your company have planned for Outdoor Retailer events and happy hours and we’ll add them to our list of member events! Deadline to submit events is July 18th.