We wanted to share a quick recap of how things went for us at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Show June 16 - June 20, 2019. This was our third year attending this show and we had a fantastic time!
In addition to catching up with ATCF members, successful meetings with brands, connecting with new folks and taking part in many happenings, we also hosted an AdventureConnect ATCF fundraising event in partnership with the Adventure Travel Trade Association. This event was a huge success with nearly 200 people attending spanning across the outdoor industry and adventure travel sectors! We also featured a silent auction with outdoor gear and adventure travel trips which were donated from a number of our ATCF members. Between closing a couple items from GreenSpot Travel and Todos Santos Eco Adventures, as well as raffling off a grand prize for an OARS rafting trip, we raised approximately $15 thousand dollars over the course of the event and the month of June! Attendees at the event also got the chance to hear from two-time grant winner WILDCOAST about all the conservation work they are up to in Baja and Oaxaca, Mexico. The event was so successful we plan to put it on next year! So mark your calendars for June 24, 2020 to join us again for this event.
We want to thank the many ATCF members/partners whom made the OR Summer show a hit! We had a great time engaging and catching up with a number of ATCF member companies attending the show and whom supported us in one way or another.
We want to express our deep gratitude to all the member companies who donated items to the ATCF June auction - Angama Mara, Volcanoes Safari, Adventure Travel Trade Association, Eagle Creek, Mountain Lodges of Peru, OARS, Hydro Flask, ExOfficio, Osprey, Grayl, Toad & Co, Northern Outdoors, Stanley, Ibex Expeditions, Todos Santos Eco Adventures, GreenSpot Traveland REI Adventures. So many amazing items and adventure travel trips were bid on thanks to these member companies who supported us with this auction. A big heartfelt thanks!
In addition, shout outs are warranted to members/partners who generously sold items during the Outdoor Retailer show, with proceeds going to support the ATCF. This includes the following companies (some of whom have been making this happen for the last three years at this show). You all are rockstars!
Whether you met with us at the OR show, joined us for our event or participated in our auction, we want to thank you for all your support. We hope all of you who attended the OR Summer Show had an equally great time and that those fortunate auction winners enjoy your amazing items.
Have questions about the OR Show or any other questions? Let me know.
ATCF Executive Director