GS Media & Events, promoters of multi-dealer RV and outdoor lifestyle shows, announced it will host a New Product Expo preceding their upcoming Buy! Buy! Derby RV Sale in September.
The Product Expo offers vendors, entrepreneurs and suppliers of new products to the RV and outdoor lifestyle market, including hunting, fishing and marine categories. The expo affords the opportunity to present its products to a team of merchandise buyers and for their products to possibly be offered at over 200 Camping World and Gander Outdoors retail stores nationwide and sold online.
“The objective of our product expo is to create an efficient environment for vendors and suppliers to meet and communicate with our buyers,” said Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World and Gander Outdoors, in a press release. “As we continue to grow our company throughout the United States, we are also growing our product offering and increasing our focus on finding fantastic innovative and unique products that our customers will love.”
Held at the Arlington, Ill. International Racecourse, the Product Expo will run Sept. 26-27. Merchandise buyers will be on-site to explore many of the trends and new product opportunities being offered by established and emerging vendors. The Product Expo is free and open to all vendors, including close-out products, suppliers and manufacturers that have registered to attend.
“We are looking forward to a great event with a wide variety of products and categories to keep up with the changing trends and offer the best RV and outdoor products to our customer base,” stated Peter Jelinek, senior VP of merchandising for Camping World, Overton’s and Gander Outdoors. “Industry vendors appreciate the opportunity to meet with an audience of product developers and store merchandising professionals looking for the newest products and services, and we are thrilled we are able to offer the opportunity. We welcome the vendors to come prepared to promote your product to our buyers with a 30-minute pitch.”