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Exhibit at Switchback Spring

Exhibit at Switchback Spring 2025

June 16-18, 2025 | Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center | Nashville, TN
The new Switchback Spring builds on the momentum of its original fall gathering, which launched in 2022 as a specialty outdoor showcase at The Running Event (TRE), North America’s premier run and outdoor specialty retail conference and trade show.
With the addition of new June dates, Switchback now provides a twice-yearly home for a growing core of specialty retailers, media, and brand leaders in backpacking, apparel, and footwear – as well as openly welcoming the sizable population of outdoor industry members who have lapsed from regular attendance at open national trade events.
Hosted in a central location and scheduled in the optimal timeframe for buying conversations, the June event will be centered around key industry priorities. Click here to read Switchback Spring FAQs.

A key driver of Switchback's growth has been from the encouragement of our cornerstone exhibitors, retailers, and industry partners, as they’re eager to see the energy and engagement around this style of event continue. We’re also inspired by the opportunity to build a bridge between the known need for discovery – of new brands, new relationships, and new ways to grow — and the large number of outdoor industry members who are openly searching for an event that delivers on it all."

What to Expect

Attendees will access three days of business, education, and networking with dozens of educational sessions to select from, exciting networking events, and hours of exhibit hall time to discover products and connect with new and current vendors.
Do Business

Switchback Spring exhibitors will have the opportunity to connect with leading outdoor retailers from across the US all in one place. From the interactive exhibit hall to dedicated meeting time and networking events, there will be no shortage of opportunities to meet with retailers and showcase product.

In addition to connecting with retailers, exhibiting brands will also have time to connect with and learn from each other in a comfortable, in-person environment.

Switchback will offer actionable education for brand leaders throughout each day of the event. Topics will focus on the industry’s most pressing challenges, current trends, and more.

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