Denver Mart Announces 10-Year Extension Agreements for Two Major Events: Tanner Gun Show and the Western & English Sales Association (WESA)

Top Quote The Denver Mart is proud to announce two major Denver shows have signed 10-year contract renewals. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 24, 2012 - Denver, Colorado - Both the Tanner Gun Show and the Western and English Sales Association (WESA) will continue to host their highly successful events at the Denver Mart through 2022.

    The Tanner Gun Show, recognized as Colorado's oldest and largest gun show, now holds 11 shows annually, and has been a fixture at the Denver Mart since 1984. The shows, which are open to the public, feature more than 700 vendors from throughout the Western United States selling all types of guns, knives, ammunition, survival gear and food, and related hunting and fishing accessories including holsters, western wear, gun safes, books, war relics and other collectibles.

    The International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Market, operated by WESA is held semi-annually in January and September and is one of the largest western industry tradeshows in the world. The Market draws more than 3,300 exhibitors, company principles and sales reps to Denver to do business with more than 6,300 buyers from all 50 states and 27 foreign countries. The agreement extends the Western Market through 2022 with an option to extend through 2027.

    "WESA has enjoyed a 45-year relationship with the Denver Mart. Both the WESA membership, and their loyal buyer attendees, are excited to continue successful Markets for another decade in a trusted and improved venue," said Toni High, WESA executive director.

    In addition to keeping the Western Market at the Denver Mart, the commitment by both parties reaffirms the Denver Mart as the preeminent showroom location for wholesalers and manufactures of western boots, apparel and furnishings. Western manufacturers and wholesalers lease approximately 40 percent of the Mart's 340,000-square-feet of permanent showroom space. More than 100 western wear tenants have permanent showrooms at the Denver Mart, including brands like Tony Lama, Rocky Mountain Clothing, Roper, Dan Post, Hatco, Wrangler, Ariat, Panhandle Slim, Justin Brands and Lucchese.

    Founded in 1965 as a wholesale trade center, the Denver Mart serves as an international and regional marketplace, housing permanent showrooms and holding shows for various industries, including gifts, resort, souvenirs, western apparel and equipment, jewelry, apparel and home furnishings. Today, the Mart is home to more than 350 showrooms and hosts more than 200 public and wholesale trade events each year.

    Amy Larson
    3225 East 2nd Avenue
    Denver, CO 80206
    alarson ( @ ) csg-pr dot com

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