How-To Make Your Move to the Denver Outdoor Retailer Show

After 25 years of Salt Lake City, UT hosting The Outdoor Retailer Show (OR), the founder of the OR show has decided to relocate to Denver, CO. The outdoor retailer show is the largest outdoor trade show in the United States bringing together retailers, show owners, and outdoorsman across the world.  With Colorado being well-known for some of the most scenic mountainscapes and endless outdoors activities, Denver was the leading contender for hosting the OR Show.

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As a company headquartered outside of Denver, CO, we are pleased to announce that for the next five years the Outdoor Retailer 2018 Show will now be held in Colorado. PG Exhibits + Environments has been supporting SIA and OR for over ten years, and we look forward to continuing to provide the outdoor shows with industry leading trade show experience.

To make the transition to the Outdoor Retailer Denver a little smoother, we have created a list of 7 questions to ask yourself when moving your trade show exhibit to Colorado:

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How will I be transporting my exhibit materials?

As an exhibitor, you will need to confirm your trade show materials are transported safely and delivered on-time to the SIA and Denver Outdoor Retailer Show. Depending on the transportation company your exhibit company suggests, or the transportation company you chose to partner with, you will need a clear outline of the transportation company’s services and the convention centers loading/unloading guidelines. Depending on the trade show you are attending, they may only allow deliveries after hours, which may lead to additional costs for overtime employees.

Transportation of your materials requires coordinating packing, loading, unloading, and potentially assembling materials. Give yourself enough time to have your trade show displays and exhibit items delivered, set up, and ready for your attendees at the very latest, the day before the show.   


Where will I store my exhibit materials before and after the show?

Make sure you coordinate storing your exhibit materials before and after the show. Depending on whether you’ll be attending the summer and winter outdoor shows, you may want to consider storing some or all your trade show displays and supplies locally.

PG Exhibits headquarters located in Aurora, CO offers over 80,000 square feet of storage space. Our Aurora location is conveniently located near The Colorado Convention Center, and it is easily accessible from the highway.  PG provides trade show services, show site logistics, and storage options. All PG services are available to new and existing clients.

Looking to partner with a local Denver trade show company?

PG exhibits is currently running a promotion for new clients attending the Outdoor Retailer Show and SIA show including storage before and after the show, discounted exhibit builds and designs, transportation of exhibit properties, and more. READ MORE >


How will the size and location of my exhibit space affect my layout? 

Ensure you review the floor plan of your new exhibit space. Locate columns, walls, entrances, electrical plugs, and walk ways. If your space is smaller or constricted in a way that’s going to affect your exhibit layout, consider exploring alternative options.

Exhibit Rentals

Exhibit rentals are an ideal way to customize your space without requiring a large upfront investment.  There a variety of rental exhibit options available such as exhibit lighting, trade show booth rentals, audio/visual rentals, carpet and pad rentals, trade show furniture rentals, and more. Rentals allow you to easily interchange exhibit items to fit your new space. Also, depending on what you rent, it can be customized to fit your trade show display design. Creating a common theme or style is attainable, if arrangements are made in advance.

PG Exhibits offers all rental exhibit options listed above, and more. To hear more about our exhibit rentals, visit us online or contact PG today.  


If your space is significantly smaller, PG Exhibits offers the Bizbox experiential exhibit solution. The Bizbox is a mobile exhibit that can be wrapped and customized for any event. READ MORE >

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What hotels are near the convention?

Confirming your hotel reservations at least 6 months in advance for large conventions is key. Review the recommended hotels listed on the SIA and OR site for discounted block rates. Block off your rooms for your team while they’re still available. Do not put off before it’s too late. Last minute hotel reservations can be costly, and almost guarantee traveling outside the area surrounding the show.


What new items will I need to purchase?

Decide what items you will need to have purchased for the show. Promotional items, branded clothing, exhibit supplies, business cards, printed materials, etc should be purchase a couple months in advance. Exhibit purchases should be made 4-6 months in advance. In case there are delays or changes with your purchased items, always prepare a backup plan.


What type of trade show management services will I need?

Determine what your trade show management companies are handling. In most cases, trade show set up companies can be contracted through the show or through your trade show exhibit company. Management services range anywhere from install and dismantle labor, site supervision, drayage/material handling, and security, to cleaning, catering, photography, and floral. See what trade show management services PG Exhibits offers online.  


What is my budget?

Outline your budget, and all the costs the show will incur. Include expenses outside of the SIA and OR trade show. Hotels, flights, meals, parking, Uber/Lyft/Taxi rides, etc.

Taking the time to plan your transition to Denver, CO now will greatly benefit your success at the OR and SIA shows. If you’re seeking a local and experienced Denver trade show vendor to assist your move to Colorado, contact PG Exhibits + Environments today.

Along with our OR and SIA promotions we’re extending to new clients, we are the exhibit vendor dedicated to serving unparalleled customer service. PG is built of delivering “the better experience” clients won’t find anywhere else. For over 30 years, PG has locally and internationally served trade show clients with unique and innovative design and intelligence.

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