Conference notes provide firsthand updates and in-depth coverage of topical conference developments, including invaluable comments and interviews with sources.


March 24, 2016 | Consumer Retail

Walking the floor at the China Franchise Expo (held in Chengdu, China, March 12-13), OTR Global found large crowds gathered for presentations by Yum Brands Inc.’s KFC and high interest in KFC franchising opportunities among Exp

March 16, 2016 | Consumer Retail

In four days of discussions with natural products suppliers at the Natural Products Expo West 2016 trade show in Anaheim, OTR Global learned details about a range of natural and mainstream retailers and distributors:

February 25, 2016 | TMT
Qualcomm: Strong Line Up for Snapdragon 820 
February 22, 2016 | Consumer Retail
  • Athletic footwear dominated; ADS GR, NKE, KER FP's Puma most clearly benefiting from lifestyle-driven trend
  • Bohemian looks still major trend for women, though customers swapping out ankle boots for lifestyle sneakers, creating continued challenges for fashion footwear category
October 16, 2015 | Consumer Retail

Anheuser-Busch InBev N.V.’s proposed $106 billion takeover of SABMiller PLC was top of mind for attendees at the National Beer Wholesalers Association’s 78th Annual Convention and Trade Show Oc

September 22, 2015 | Consumer Retail

As consumers focus more on transparency and healthfulness in foods, attendance at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore Sept. 17-19 was up notably from 2014.

August 24, 2015 | Consumer Retail

Trends spotted at the recent apparel and footwear trades shows held in Las Vegas (MAGIC, among others) point to a continuation from 2015 into 2016 of ath-leisure as a leading fashion theme.

August 11, 2015 | Consumer Retail

Emerald Exposition LLC's Outdoor Retailer conference took place last week in Salt Lake City, the largest gathering of the outdoor industry and a space overall that OTR Global views as well positioned for the second half of the year.

July 30, 2015 | Cyclicals

Background: Attendees included more than 3,000 representatives from oil and gas companies, oil field service companies, and technology suppliers engaged in the North America and international shale oil and gas industry.