Outdoor Industry Association® was founded in 1989 by a group of visionary outdoor industry professionals who realized that “outdoor” could be much more than a passing consumer trend. Today, OIA is the leading trade association and voice of the outdoor recreation industry, serving more than 4,000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers in the active outdoor lifestyle.
With offices Boulder, Colo., and Washington, D.C., OIA is the title sponsor of Outdoor Retailer and the trade voice representing a $646 billion industry. OIA supports the growth and success of the outdoor industry through its focus on government affairs, sustainability, outdoor consumer insights, industry trends and youth participation. OIA hosts an annual industry leadership forum and delivers on-demand and in-person education, tools and resources to help its members grow and succeed in the dynamic and ever-changing outdoor recreation marketplace.