Incredibly Cool Place
Hassles or $750 kegs
The world has changed. Your virtual sales tools have worked well with no tradeshows this year. We know that budgets are in flux. And we recognize that shows are probably the first thing to cut. Thankfully, we’re not a conventional tradeshow. Here’s why…
Retailers are telling us they need a place to test new products and discover new brands, or they’ll keep buying the same old stuff. You may not want to travel, but your dealers do – because we all know you can’t purchase the right gear over a computer screen.
Retailers need a place to test new products. You need a place to roll out 2022’s new product line. But your company probably still has travel moratorium and not a lot of plans for tradeshows next year. We get that, in this new normal, no one wants to go to mass gatherings in big city centers, cooped up indoors with 30,000 people you don’t know. But we have a solution for you.
We’re moving to Park City, one of the most authentic mountain proving grounds in the world. We will deliver a dynamic multi-category event designed for retailers, by retailers. We’ll be outside, with just our core community and your top dealers. Lots of social distancing available on the lakes and trails. And by August of next year, we may be the first outdoor industry event to stage.
Put your brand in front of 500 hand-selected retailers from all around North America. These are the best gear shops in the business. In fact, we even pay for their travel. If your brand receives an invitation to The Big Gear Show, it’s because these retailers want to see you there.
Showcase your products in the environment they were designed for. See, try, buy – all in one appointment. Let retailers use your gear, do some live testimonials on-trail or water, share with their community and staff, and change the way shows deliver value.
We know that gear makers can’t afford expensive tradeshows. So our prices start at 50% less than other national events. Plus, no unions and expensive mark-ups. Leave your expensive booth behind and let your people and your gear tell your story.
As an invitation-only event, we are small and our brands are highly-curated. That means you won’t get lost in the basement (well, there is no basement, but you get the point). We also respect your intellectual property and shun container dumpers and knock-off artists.
MEET THE BIG GEAR SHOW TEAM
The Big Gear Show is produced by the most experienced events team in the outdoor industry, with the former show directors of Outdoor Retailer, Interbike, and Paddlesports Retailer. Plus, our media and communications are anchored by Verde. You can count on us to deliver an unforgettable experience in Park City.
We are the national show for the outdoor hardgoods industries. Why not go outside and test products in the environments they were designed for? Plus, save some expenses and leave your tradeshow booth at home. Brands can bring their pop-ups or we can provide low-cost, full-service tent rentals. Bottom line – bring your gear and your people, and let them tell your brand and product story.
The show is limited to only 250 exhibitors in order to provide the most impactful engagement between brands and buyers. Invitations to register will be sent to pre-qualified brands. However, we encourage all gear brands to apply, regardless of size, especially if you have something cool and unique. We prioritize innovation and part of our value proposition for retailers is providing a platform for discovery. However, that’s not to say we will have availability. Brands who did not receive an initial invitation will be voted on by the retailers
We have discounted lodging reserved for exhibitors on site at Deer Valley Resort directly adjacent to the event site. We will send registered brands more information on how to sign up and overall event logistics.
Not this year. For the health and safety of all attendees, we feel like it’s best to keep the show limited to familiar faces. However, we do have a plan for digital consumer exposure and engagement that we will be rolling out later this year.
The Big Gear Show is already less than 50% of the cost of traditional national tradeshows. But as a special first-year incentive, all brands that have received an invitation and register by December 1st will be considered a Founding Brand. Founding Brands receive a 20% discount on booth space, priority placement (including on-water booths), access into our very best room block, and enhanced status at the event and access to our online retailer community.
($19.00 psf after December 1)
($17.00 psf after December 1)
($16.00 psf after December 1)
If you’re an innovative hardgoods brand with a story to tell, we want to hear from you. We have limited availability for next summer, but e-mail us here to request an invitation.