SGB Media reports that Outdoor Retailer is considering a change in the schedule to organize its summer show up to two months earlier than the previous dates of early August - or late July for 2017. The news service refers to sources close to the discussions, adding that the changes would aim to keep key stakeholders in the fold and to better coordinate with other industry trade events. One of the reported scenarios is that the Spring Summit of the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance (GOA) could be moved to Sandy, in Utah, so that its members could attend both events during a week in June. While declining to comment, the show's executives told SGB that the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), Emerald Expositions and other protagonists are to announce dates and other details for 2018 shortly. The potential changes partly relate to the fact that leading suppliers are finalizing orders earlier, in order to support retailers with more timely deliveries. Standing for about 70 retailers that generate annual sales of over $250 million through more than 100 stores, the GOA signed a memorandum of understanding with Emerald and the OIA in July 2015, and it has been working to enhance OR's appeal to independent dealers more formally since then. The organizers of the OutDoor fair in Friedrichshafen have already moved the dates of their European show forward to June 18-21 in 2017.