The Big Gear Show (BGS), a new outdoor industry trade show focused on hardgoods, with an emphasis on paddling, cycling, climbing and camping gear, has announced the cancellation of its inaugural event, originally planned for July 22-25, 2020, until next year.
After holding out as long as possible to make a final decision, show organizers have determined that the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis will not allow for a show this year. Instead, The Big Gear Show will be held on August 3-5, 2021 in Salt Lake City.
In a press release, BGS management stated, “Though the cancellation of the first-year event is difficult, The Big Gear Show’s management is confident their model, which offers a hardgoods-focused, low cost, retailer-centric show with an unsurpassed demo opportunity, will be even more necessary in 2021, as brands and manufacturers take a hard look at their marketing budgets and finances.”
Bike Show Director Lance Camisasca adds, “The extra time gives us an opportunity to tailor the first-year event to our exhibitors’ new realities. We had already decided to establish dynamic, cutting-edge features for the inaugural event, but now we’ll be able to push that even farther and rethink every element of our show and optimize it for 2021’s new landscape.”
The Big Gear Show team has already begun working on its 2021 event, scheduled for August 3-5, 2021. Registration for the 2021 event is expected to open by mid-summer.