This year’s show delivers on inclusivity and discovering new specialty outdoor brands.
The Big Gear Show today announced the release of its exhibitor list and floor plan for its upcoming show this June at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. The floor plan is a unique design incorporating a central product demo zone available to all showgoers attending Big Gear and the colocated e-bike expo, (e)revolution. Discovery brands from several nationwide accelerator programs are featured, as well as established leading brands and new category elements.
In addition to showcasing dozens of new exhibiting companies, The Big Gear Show will feature several firsts for veteran outdoor industry trade show attendees. Collaborating with leading organizations invested in creating a broader and more accessible industry, The Big Gear Show will highlight diversity in action through its partnerships with:
Over two dozen new companies led by Industry innovators from non-traditional communities will be exhibiting at The Big Gear Show. Sponsored by national retailers REI and Moosejaw, along with the non-profit Founded Outdoors, these inspiring brands will be centrally located on the show flow. The Adaptive Adventures exhibit and demonstration area will showcase outdoor gear built to enable participants of all abilities to enjoy all kinds of outdoor adventures.
“This year, specialty retailers, working media, and consumers will be able to meet with a variety of exhibitors they will not see at other shows this year,” said Kenji Haroutunian, show director for The Big Gear Show. “Our industry is looking for a broader palate of exhibiting companies and a new model of show experience; The Big Gear Show delivers that new model focused on greater value for attendees, sponsors, and brands. It also brings to life a unique experience of a national show.”
Additionally, the show will be the first official Colorado stop of the Get Outside Tour – a key part of presenting sponsor Outside Inc’s mission to ‘get everyone outside.’ This new tour anchors the show’s education program, adding its multiple outdoor expert ambassador teams to a diverse lineup of speakers and panels. Attendees visiting the tour can participate in presentations by YouTube sensations Miranda Webster and Rainer Golden from Miranda Goes Outside, and artist and creators Alina Drufkova and Lyle Frenkel.
The current exhibitor list and floor plan are available on the exhibitor portal, which can be accessed from The Big Gear Show website using this link: https://www.thebiggearshow.com/about-bgs/#exhibit-hall-layout.
Complimenting its growing exhibitor list, The Big Gear Show is colocated with (e)revolution, the first-ever national e-bike trade and consumer show. (e)revolution has over 100 exhibiting companies, including over sixty e-bike manufacturers, offering outdoor specialty retail attendees, OEM VIP’s, working media, and the public an opportunity to learn about the growing e-bike market.
All show attendees have full access to both shows’ exhibits, education sessions, and special events. The Big Gear Show and (e)revolution will feature indoor demonstration areas where attendees can test products such as e-bikes on a professionally designed track or climbing gear on an indoor climbing wall. They can get hands-on demonstrations with adaptive outdoor gear and practice various outdoor skills in the family camp zone.
Haroutunian adds, “Together, The Big Gear Show and (e)revolution will have over 200 exhibiting brands. In addition to seeing a wide array of outdoor recreation product categories, attendees can also participate in indoor product testing and demonstrations as well as educational programs.”
The Big Gear Show takes place in Denver, Colorado, at the Colorado Convention Center June 8-11, 2023. Limited exhibit space is still available for both shows. Trade show badge registration and consumer ticket sales are currently underway.