Michigan Boating Industries Association Announces New Consumer Show 'Great Lakes Outdoor Recreation Expo'

Jul 13, 2009, 08:10 ET from Michigan Boating Industries Association

LIVONIA, Mich., July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA), a state-wide marine trade association and the producer of the annual Detroit Boat Show, announces the launch of a new consumer event called the Great Lakes Outdoor Recreation Expo (GLORE) to be held February 18 - 21, 2010 at Cobo Exhibition and Conference Center, Detroit, Michigan. It will be held during the last four days of the upcoming 52nd annual Detroit Boat Show running from February 13 - 21, 2010.

As more individuals and families travel shorter distances from home and take shorter vacations or mini-vacations, the Great Lakes Outdoor Recreation Expo will provide an opportunity for the public to learn more about a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities close to home. Exhibits will include but not limited to: paddle sports (kayaking, canoeing, rafting), hiking, cycling, camping, all-terrain vehicles, power and sailboats, hunting, snow and water-skiing, snowmobiling, bird-watching, fishing, health and fitness, scuba, parks, destinations, resorts, sporting equipment and related equipment and accessories.

"The Great Lakes Outdoor Recreation Expo is a natural extension of our highly successful boat show at Cobo Center. This new show, combined with the Detroit Boat Show already drawing more than 65,000 attendees, will provide attendees with a wonderful opportunity to learn about outdoor recreational choices, attend meaningful seminars, search for and purchase recreational equipment and accessories, as well as plan experiences the entire family will enjoy," stated Van Snider, President of the MBIA. He continued by saying, "By the time February rolls around, all of us have cabin-fever and attending these two shows reminds us how lucky we are that we have unparalleled opportunities for outdoor recreation in Michigan's outdoor wonderland. Mom said 'Go outside and play' and there isn't a better place to participate in outdoor recreation than Michigan and the Great Lakes states."

For more information on the Great Lakes Outdoor Recreation Expo and the Detroit Boat Show, go to www.mbia.org or www.greatlakesoutdoorrecreationexpo.net.

SOURCE Michigan Boating Industries Association