What is Connect for retailers

Connect is the show that caters to the needs of specialty outdoor retailers. Retailers from all over the country convene at Connect to work and dine together, build relationships with exhibitors and each other, and share innovative ways to engage their customers and communities. Connect has a small number of openings for additional, non-member retailers to attend. If you are interested in joining us at the next show, we encourage you to read more about Connect, and request an invitation below.

What to Expect

The show’s simple, streamlined format provides an ultra-efficient, appointment-based model for exhibitors to present their lines early in the buying season, and for retailers to have a say in the direction of the industry and products that come to market. It’s the show where voices are heard, connections are made, and business is done.

Request an Invitation

To ensure focus, efficiency and a well-rounded offering for both retailers and exhibitors, Connect limits the amount of invited retailers at the show. For information on securing a spot or being added to the waitlist, please contact Dana Howe at dana@grassrootsoutdoors.com.

Reimbursement Details

To optimize attendance and minimize expense, Grassroots Outdoor Alliance reimburses retailers who attend Connect to offset their travel fees. Travel reimbursements are guaranteed to retailers who stay within Connect hotel room blocks and have a full and productive appointment schedule. Reimbursement checks will be received within 60 days of the close of the show, and amounts may increase if the show produces sufficient net revenue.

Retailer Relations Manager

Dana Howe
(270) 952-4806