Conference notes provide firsthand updates and in-depth coverage of topical conference developments, including invaluable comments and interviews with sources.


February 22, 2016 | Consumer Retail
  • Athletic footwear dominated; ADS GR, NKE, KER FP's Puma most clearly benefiting from lifestyle-driven trend
  • Bohemian looks still major trend for women, though customers swapping out ankle boots for lifestyle sneakers, creating continued challenges for fashion footwear category
October 16, 2015 | Consumer Retail

Anheuser-Busch InBev N.V.’s proposed $106 billion takeover of SABMiller PLC was top of mind for attendees at the National Beer Wholesalers Association’s 78th Annual Convention and Trade Show Oc

September 22, 2015 | Consumer Retail

As consumers focus more on transparency and healthfulness in foods, attendance at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore Sept. 17-19 was up notably from 2014.

August 24, 2015 | Consumer Retail

Trends spotted at the recent apparel and footwear trades shows held in Las Vegas (MAGIC, among others) point to a continuation from 2015 into 2016 of ath-leisure as a leading fashion theme.

August 11, 2015 | Consumer Retail

Emerald Exposition LLC's Outdoor Retailer conference took place last week in Salt Lake City, the largest gathering of the outdoor industry and a space overall that OTR Global views as well positioned for the second half of the year.

July 30, 2015 | Cyclicals

Background: Attendees included more than 3,000 representatives from oil and gas companies, oil field service companies, and technology suppliers engaged in the North America and international shale oil and gas industry.

June 02, 2015 | TMT

Overall Demand Remains Healthy

May 22, 2015 | Consumer Retail

Attendance at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) trade show was strong this year, and though many suppliers told OTR Global that the biennial North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) show, which was moved to precede t

April 17, 2015 | Consumer Retail

OTR Global attended the 2015 China Yiwu World E-commerce Conference 2015 April 12-13 in Yiwu, Zhejiang.