The sporting goods market, which consists of many different product types, such as athletic apparel, footwear, durable sporting equipment, licensed sports merchandise and all sorts of gear is estimated to generate between $400 and $425 billion in revenue annually.
The sporting equipment/goods industry facilitates the equipment needs necessary for people to play and excel in six different areas:
Competitive Team Sports
Outdoor Recreation Sports.
Outdoor Retailer is the biggest recreation trade show in the United States. After relocating from Utah to a permanent home in Denver, the expo drew a record 29,000 attendees, including 7,500 buyers from 60 countries. More than 1,000 brands exhibited at the show. At the show, visitors find the best new products in hiking, skiing, camping, fishing, surfing, health and fitness, biking and more.
When: November 14-16, 2023
Venue: Salt Palace Convention Center
City: Salt Lake City, Utah
SHOT Show is the largest event held every January at the Venetian Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show is the largest trade show for target shooting, hunting, outdoor and law enforcement products.
When: January 23 – 26, 2024
Venue: Venetian Expo Center Las Vegas
City: Las Vegas, NV
The world’s longest-running boat show, the New York Boat Show draws roughly 40,000 people every year. The show is held annually in January. Boat enthusiasts of all types will find interesting products at the event, with offerings that range from kayaks, canoes and personal watercraft to yachts and pontoon boats.
When: January 24-28, 2024
Venue: Jacob Javits Convention Center
City: New York City
A list of the top Sporting Goods and Outdoor shows conferences and trade shows.
The trade-only PGA Show is the top destination for the latest in golf products and business. About 40,000 attendees flock to the gathering every year to mingle with PGA Professionals and industry leaders, see the latest innovations from leading companies, test the newest products and attend educational programs to help grow their businesses and passion for the game.
When: January 23 - January 26, 2024.
Venue: Orange County Convention Center