Vendor Information

The Trailbuilders Outdoor Trade Show is optimized for vendors

The Trailbuilders Outdoor Trade Show will run on Sunday, May 17, 2015 during the American Trails International Trails Symposium and the PTBA Sustainable Trails Workshop Series. This is the only trade show in the nation dedicated to trailbuilders and trailbuilding tools, technology and techniques. We also have an outdoor demonstration area with dirt, terrain, rocks, logs, and brush for equipment demonstrations. Many attendees come primarily for the trade show. It is the single best opportunity for attendees to try various machines and equipment in a variety of conditions and compare and contrast them with one another. What better way for your company to market your cutting edge trailbuilding tools, technologies and techniques!

Register for the AT ITS Exhibit Hall and PTBA Outdoor Trade Show by downloading the 2015 Exhibitor and Sponsor Packet now!

Outdoor Trade Show Exhibitor Benefits

  • Huge crowds due to the American Trails’ Building Public Awareness Event and Metro’s 5th Annual Trails Fair!
  • Company name, logo and website link on the PTBA Website
  • Company profile listing in the online Exhibitor/Sponsor Guide
  • PTBA logo to use in all marketing materials for the 2015 International Trails Symposium and PTBA Sustainable Trails Workshop Series.
  • Pre-show attendance roster
  • Final Conference Attendee Roster
  • Free wireless internet access throughout the expo area.
  • Outdoor demo area located immediately across the street from the Oregon Convention Center, which will maximize the traffic to your outdoor exhibit.


Exhibitor Schedule

Saturday, May 16
5pm – 8pm   Outdoor Trade Show Setup 

Sunday, May 17

8am – 6pm   Outdoor Trade Show Open       
8:00am – 12:00pm   Morning Scheduled Product Demonstrations (Vendors sign up for highlighted demonstrations)
8:30 am   Available
9:00 am   Available
9:30 am   Available
10:00 am   Available
10:30 am   Available
11:00 am   Available
11:30 am   Available

12:30pm – 1:30pm   Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm – 5:00pm   Afternoon Scheduled Demonstrations
1:30 pm   Available
2:00 pm   Available
2:30 pm   Available
3:00 pm   Available
3:30 pm   Available
4:00 pm   Available
4:30 pm   Available

6:00pm – 9:00pm   Opening Reception (Exhibit Hall) and Outdoor Trade Show Breakdown


Prime, high-traffic, high-visibility indoor exhibit space

Indoors, the Exhibit Area has over 5,000 sq. ft. with a ceiling height of over 20′. Designed for exhibitions, it’s central to everything, and is located directly outside of the Concurrent Session meeting rooms. This means that people coming to and from all of the concurrent and general sessions, and people coming to and from the Outdoor Trade Show will pass through the exhibit area throughout the day. Informal networking, breaks and general conversations also take place in the indoor trade show area.


Outdoor Demonstration Area

The Outdoor Trade Show and Demonstration Area allows unprecedented opportunity to try out the latest trailbuilding tools and technologies in a real world setting. This year’s trade show is over 2 acres in size and has moderate slopes, trees, brush piles, boulders, gravel, etc. Play with mini-excavators, dozers, belly dumpers, and other trailbuilding equipment.  Here are some of the scenes from past Outdoor Trade Show:

2011 Outdoor Trade Show

2011 Outdoor Trade Show – Sutter

2011 Outdoor Trade Show

2011 Outdoor Trade Show – Goldani

The demo area is a disturbed area and approved by the Oregon Convention Center. You can do anything reasonable to the demo area as long as you put it back to some semblance of what it was when you arrived.  Pretty cool, eh?


Become a Vendor Member

The Association will accept Vendor Members, defined as those business entities which sell, distribute, lease or loan tools or equipment for use in trail design or construction, or who provide professional services in the field of trail consulting, planning, design, construction or maintenance.  Vendor Members shall have no voting rights.  Vendor Member dues are currently $500/year.

Benefits of Vendor Membership:

  • Join in PTBA’s positive international reputation
  • Highlighted on PTBA’s well-developed website
  • Ability to partner with PTBA members on contracts solicited through the PTBA website
  • Networking opportunities with a variety of trail contractor members and expertises
  • National affiliations and partnerships
  • Access to the PTBA member listserve
  • Ability to attend the annual Member Meeting


Vendor Options and Fees

Registration is done through American Trails. Contact Candace Mitchell, Exhibitor and Sponsorship Coordinator for more details:

In order to participate in the PTBA Outdoor Trade Show and Demonstration Area, you must also be a vendor in the Indoor Exhibit Hall.

The fee for participating in the PTBA Outdoor Trade Show is $350 for non-members

Here is a link to the 2015 Exhibitor and Sponsor Packet.


PTBA Trade Show Coordinator

Please direct questions to:

Mike Passo, PTBA Director
PO Box 28514
Bellingham, WA 98228
W/H: 360-734-7270


Package and freight shipping to Oregon Convention Center


(Guest name)
C/O International Trails Symposium, PTBA Outdoor Trade Show
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd
Portland, OR 97232


About the Outdoor Demo Area

Trade Show Locations

Trade Show Locations

Materials: The Oregon Convention Center is immediately across the street from a 2+ acre outdoor demonstration area. PTBA will be stocking the Outdoor Trade Show with materials such as rocks, logs, brush, etc. needed to demonstrate equipment or tools. Please make prior arrangements with us if you need special materials. Gravel, dirt, grass, brush, boulders and small logs will be provided onsite and we can dig and move it all as long as it we put it back by the end of the show. We can also install and remove “hardened” soil and other trail surface treatments. Note that we must restore the area to its approximate pre-show state before leaving and we need your help and equipment to do so!

Amenities: The Outdoor Trade Show site is fenced and gated for security, and has one overhead yard light. As in the field, there aren’t any tables, chairs, restrooms, food, drink, etc. in the outdoor area. All of these, however, are available in the nearby Convention Center. Your meals and refreshments are all included in the Registration Package. The outdoor demo area is approximately 100 feet from the doors of the Indoor Exhibit Hall.

Traffic: In past years, the outdoor demo area has drawn steady traffic throughout the day. We took your feedback to heart and decided in 2015, that we would open the Outdoor Trade Show and Demonstration Area for one single, high-traffic, high-intensity day. This year we have scheduled the outdoor trade show area to coincide with the kickoff of the International Trails Symposium on a day that is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC to maximize vendor’s exposure. The exhibit hall and outdoor trade show will be bustling with thousands of people from the Portland area, as well as attendees of the conference. The entire day is available for you to work with individuals and let them try out equipment individually.

Weather and Ground Conditions: Portland is located in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. The Coast Range of NW Oregon is a wet environment. Expect rain and be pleasantly surprised if it stays dry. Weather can be anything from 70 degrees and sunny to rainy and 40 degrees. Most likely weather will be clear and cool (50-60 degrees F). The outdoor demo site is 2+ acres with consistent, gentle 4-8% slopes, with a sand/gravel mixture to the soil, and a current ground cover of mown grass.

Setup: Check-in for the ITS will begin at 7:00 am on Sunday, May 17 and continue throughout the day. You can check in with PTBA at the Outdoor Trade Show site on Saturday night from 5pm – 8pm to drop off equipment. Please be prepared to hit the ground running on Sunday morning promptly at 8am.

Breakdown: Outdoors, breakdown can begin anytime after the close of the Outdoor Trade Show at 6 PM on Sunday evening. Everything must be out by 11 PM Sunday unless specifically arranged with PTBA.

Outdoor Demo Area Security:
Note that PTBA, American Trails and/or the Oregon Convention Center cannot be responsible in any way, shape, or form for any damage or loss that may occur. The Outdoor Trade Show site is fenced and gated. There is one overhead yard light in the middle of the lot as well.