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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Outdoor Retailers Show Will Bring Crowds To Salt Lake This Week

Salt Lake City will be extra busy later this week, with the Outdoor Retailers show opening on Thursday and then the Sundance Festival opening on Saturday.

During the past few weeks we have provided considerable information about Sundance. Below we provide excerpts from this Deseret News article about Outdoor Retailers.

More than 18,000 outdoor recreation professionals are expected to descend on northern Utah as the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2011 expo kicks off at the Salt Palace Convention Center Thursday. The four-day event draws participants from around the globe and infuses about $16.6 million of direct economic impact into the state, based on data from the University of Utah’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research.

The yearly Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade event will run from Jan. 20 through Jan. 23 and showcases the latest products from manufacturers, suppliers and retailers worldwide.

In addition, new products will be on display at Solitude during the All Mountain Demo on Wednesday.

In 2010, a record number of retailers registered for the 2011 Winter Market — and to date more attendees than last year have registered, the SLCVB stated.

Read the full article.

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