Outdoor Retailer cancels summer show set for June in Colorado due to coronavirus concerns

The Outdoor Retailer’s summer show, scheduled June 23-25 at the Colorado Convention Center, is the latest large event to cancel because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Emerald Expositions, which operates the event, said Thursday that it was canceling the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2020 because of the growing concerns about the coronavirus crisis and after talking to a number of participants.

The Outdoor Retailer is the country’s premiere trade show for the outdoor recreation industry. The event was moved to Denver from its longtime host site of Salt Lake City in 2017. During the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show in January, more than 1,000 brands were on display at the convention center.

The Outdoor Industry Association, based in Boulder, said  that it supports the decision by Emerald Expositions.

“While we will greatly miss the gathering of our outdoor community, it is the right thing to do for our industry, our partners and our larger community across the world. It is critical that we do our part to slow the spread of the virus and keep everyone as healthy as possible,” Lise Aangeenbrug, the national trade group’s executive director, said in an email.

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