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OIA AT OUTDOOR RETAILER SNOW SHOW 2022

Join us January 26-28, 2022 in Denver, CO

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Outdoor Retailer is where the outdoor industry gathers to learn, connect and be inspired. Join us for live education sessions on the topics that matter most to our community.

OIA Industry Lunch: State of the Outdoor Market

Date: January 26, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00pm MDT
Location: MR 400’s

Get a clear view of current activity in the outdoor market and what the future has in store for outdoor market players. Join us for a presentation on participation in outdoor activities, sales trends in outdoor, supply chain disruptions and the impacts of Covid-19 on participation and consumer perspectives. Hear what the data is telling us about supply and demand, and how the pandemic has affected all aspects of the outdoor market and participation habits. Learn about increased diversity across the participation base, the new consumer journey into the outdoor market and what opportunities the U.S. Census 2020 projections revealed. This timely and informative conversation will delve into trends spanning business, participation, consumer behavior and more, and how they all impact the outdoor market. 

Presenter: Kelly Davis, Research Director, Outdoor Industry Association 

The Supply Chain Slump

Date: January 26, 2022
Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30pm MDT
Location: TD Center

From suppliers to brands to retailers, supply chain challenges affect every aspect of outdoor and snowports business. Industry leaders will address the supply chain slump, look at impacts to holiday sales, and discuss immediate and long-term strategies to consider with the complex situation. Rich Harper, OIA director of government affairs, will be joined by panelists representing different sectors in the supply chain to provide the latest updates and ideas to help your business become more resilient in the midst of disruptions.

Moderator: Richard W. Harper, Jr., Director of Government Affairs, Outdoor Industry Association 

Panelists: 

Matt Gold, Chief Executive Officer, Christy Sports

Dan Abrams, President/Co-Founder, Flylow Gear

Ben Mead, Managing Director USA, Hohenstein Institute

OIA Industry Lunch: Engage Into Action with the Outdoorist Oath

Date: January 27, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00pm MDT
Location: MR 400’s

The recently announced “Outdoorist Oath” is a new way for ALL people to engage in supporting a thriving planet and thriving people. Come attend their first-ever orientation and build out your own action plan to advocate for the planet, inclusion, and adventure. This session will provide an in-depth look at why The Oath is necessary and what the founders, Teresa Baker, José Gonzàlez and Pattie Gonia are aiming to achieve through the Oath. You will also be guided through a series of questions to help you investigate how you can deepen your commitment to people and to planet in the outdoors.

Moderator: Stephanie Maez, Executive Director, Outdoor Foundation  

Panelists:

Teresa Baker, In Solidarity Project Founder, Chief Trouble Maker and Oath Co-Founder  

Jose Gonzalez, Founder at Latino Outdoors, Educator, Creative, Facilitator and Oath Co-Founder  

Pattie Gonia, Professional Homosexual, Intersectional Environmentalist, Drag Queen and Oath Co-Founder 

Gabaccia Moreno, Conservationist, Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project, and Oath Executive Director 

Ask OIA Anything on Trade 

Date: January 28, 2022
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00pm MDT
Location: MR 400’s

OIA’s international trade program is dedicated to promoting a stable and predictable trade environment for outdoor businesses of all sizes, from domestic manufacturers to those that utilize global value chains to bring product to market. Members of OIA’s Trade Advisory Council (OIATAC) meet regularly to provide advice and guidance on new initiatives to help the bottom line of outdoor companies and to collaborate and exchange new ideas and best practices as they navigate tariffs, supply-chain disruptions, shipping costs and other challenges to their businesses. Join us for a conversation with OIA, OIA’s outside trade counsels from Sorini Samet & Associates and members of OIATAC on the latest federal trade updates, challenges to outdoor supply chains and how OIA members are responding. This is your chance to ask us anything on trade and how it impacts your business.

Moderator: Richard W. Harper, Jr., Director of Government Affairs, Outdoor Industry Association 

Panelists: 

Ron Sorini, Principal, Sorini, Samet & Associates, LLC

Ben Christensen, Vice President of Operations, Simms Fishing Products 

Sara Bowersox, Senior Manager of Global Trade Compliance, Keen Footwear

OIA Industry Lunch: Historic investments in climate change, new opportunities for environmental justice

Date: January 28, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00pm MDT
Location: MR 400’s

With the recent passage of the Build Back Better plan, the United States has responded to the outdoor industry’s call to make historic investments to combat climate change, which is a major existential threat to the outdoors, our communities and the outdoor recreation economy. These funds are committed to build resilience, promote natural climate solutions, support a Civilian Climate Corps and accelerate the transition to renewable energy. It is imperative that the implementation of Build Back Better also addresses two other related threats to our industry: the disproportionate impact climate change has on minority and marginalized communities and the need to ensure that the outdoors are open, safe and accessible to all Americans. Join us for an informative discussion with key stakeholders, industry leaders and representatives from Washington, D.C., on how combating climate change, prioritizing climate action and ensuring more diversity, equity and inclusion in the outdoors are intertwined and how you and your business can play a key role in the future of an equitable and healthy outdoors.

Moderator: Rebecca Gillis, State & Local Government Affairs Manager, Outdoor Industry Association 

Panelists:

Clarence Edwards, Legislative Director, Sustainable Energy and Environment, Friends Committee on National Legislation  

Angelo Villagomez, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress 

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