Gateway Outdoor Summit

January 11, midnight

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The Gateway Outdoor Summit is our region’s opportunity to celebrate what we’ve already achieved in outdoor recreation, imagine what’s possible and begin the conversation to building a truly exciting outdoor culture and economy here. The event will bring together leaders from around the country and locally who are building community…outdoors.

This forward-looking event is part of an expanded Mississippi Valley Bike + Outdoor Expo weekend.

The keynote speaker will be St. Louis native Luis Benitez, director of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office. Benitez, who has climbed Mount Everest six times, serves as an advocate for Colorado’s bustling outdoor industry, which includes not only the country’s most trafficked ski resorts but a growing number of outdoor businesses.