Inspiration Awards Finalists Announced
Finalists for the ninth annual Outdoor Retailer Inspiration Awards presented by adidas Outdoor were announced by Outdoor Retailer. The awards recognize those that inspire and encourage others to enjoy, participate in and support outdoor recreation, and three finalists in each of five categories were selected by the panel of judges. Winners will be revealed in a live ceremony on Tuesday, June 18, on the first night of Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Denver, Colorado.
“The finalists for the Outdoor Retailer Inspiration Awards are taking the lead and motivating others to enjoy and protect the outdoors,” said Marisa Nicholson, Outdoor Retailer vice president and show director. “The judges narrowed down a long list of incredibly inspiring people, brands and organizations to a group whose passions are evident in their programs and platforms. We are excited to celebrate them all and see the winners announced at Summer Market.”
Winners, as determined by the judging panel, will be recognized in five categories: individual, manufacturer, retailer, nonprofit organization and youth. The lifetime achievement award will also be presented during the ceremony.
The finalists for the ninth annual Outdoor Retailer Inspiration Awards presented by adidas Outdoor:
Individual: Jenny Bruso, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, Elsye Walker
Manufacturer: Costa Sunglasses, Sawyer Products, Vericool, Inc.
Retailer: Alpine Shop, Coozie Outdoors Inc., Title Nine
Nonprofit: City Kids Wilderness Project, Lincoln Hills Cares, Women’s Wilderness
Youth: Trevor Burke, Joseph Goldstein, August Randazzo
The live awards ceremony will be held at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center following Day 1 of Summer Market. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the show beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event, open to registered attendees and media, will be co-hosted by Alex Boylan, co-founder and acting partner of DreamJobbing.com, and Christian Murphy, Head of Enthusiast Brands at A+E Networks..
Outdoor industry and event veteran Liz Ferrin returns to work with Outdoor Retailer to produce the awards. Ferrin has also facilitated the production of Outdoor Retailer’s Innovation Awards and Sundance Film Festival activation, among other programs.
For information on sponsorship opportunities around Outdoor Retailer Summer Market and the Inspiration Awards, contact Krista Dill, director of sales, at firstname.lastname@example.org or an Outdoor Retailer account executive.
Outdoor Retailer Summer Market is back in Denver to launch the summer outdoor season. The tradeshow runs from June 18-20, 2019, at the Colorado Convention Center, with the Demo Experience taking place on June 17, 2019, on the swim beach and 1,400-acre lake at Chatfield State Park in Littleton, Colorado. Registration for Summer Market is open.
About Outdoor Retailer
Outdoor Retailer brings together retailers, manufacturers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of outdoor recreation through trade shows, Outdoor Retailer Magazine, product demo events, media events and web-based business solutions. The Outdoor Retailer trade shows are the premier outdoor industry events for North America, providing platforms for critical face-to-face business initiatives, line previews, innovations, launches, networking and retailer education. Visit outdoorretailer.com for more information.
Outdoor Retailer is owned by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States. The company currently operates 60 trade shows, as well as numerous other face-to-face events. In 2018, Emerald’s events connected over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied nearly 7 million net square feet of exhibition space.
Three Days of Education
The Summer Market education schedule is packed with opportunities to network and learn from industry experts. From merchandising workshops to sustainability panels, there’s something for everyone. Start planning your show today!
Mobile App Download
The Outdoor Retailer Mobile App can now be used year-round for all three shows! This essential show tool gets you access to the walking map, exhibitor list, education schedule, Denver info and more. Search “Outdoor Retailer” in your app store to download.
Test all of the latest equipment across categories at the Demo Experience on Monday, June 17. Located at Chatfield State Park, the demo venue features a beach, lake and miles of trails. Shuttles to and from Chatfield will be available.