The Recap & Excitement2016 West



MAY 20-22, 2016

Event Statistics

  • 255 registered exhibitors, including feature vehicles, authors and filmmakers, representing 1,500 people
  • 190 classes, seminars, demos, activities, slideshows, and films; totaling 400+ session-hours of instruction
  • 150 presenters, instructors, and VIPs
  • 20 staff & 75 volunteers 
  • 10,000+ from around the world (total # on site)
  • 550 Overland Experience package attendees
  • Attendees came from as far away as Australia, Ecuador, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and Switzerland
  • Many U.S. states were represented: nearby Arizonans, Californians, Coloradans, and Texans were in high attendance, and others came from as far west as Hawaii, and from as far east as Florida and as far north as Maine; as well as most Canadian provinces.

Event Highlights

  • We celebrated our 10th Show Anniversary!
  • Hosted a Photo Contest that received 360+ entries and announced the winner on Saturday at Happy Hour.
  • Gear and Beer night, on Wednesday before the Expo, in Flagstaff was a success.
  • One of the biggest years of attendance, with a nearly 40% growth in exhibitor registrations and overall attendance.

What People Are Saying

From Exhibitors:

"Wanted to say thanks for a great event this past weekend. We really had a killer time and felt that it was well worthwhile. Cory and I will definitely be bringing in another body next year to help us man the booth so we can spend more time getting to know the other vendors as well as capturing more content."

~ Greg @ DECKED

From Attendees:

"...We found a place down the road about a mile out and took the shuttle to the expo it worked out perfectly. We had an amazing time...The overlanding films were great, food was delicious, all the vendors were very informative. Thanks for a great weekend!"

~ Erika Chavez

"We made it home to Vancouver Island! 5200km round trip with a fully packed car and a 4 month old baby made this trip special :-) Thank you very much to the Expo team for setting up this amazing event! We will be back for sure." 

~ Anonymous


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Photo by Brett Willhelm, Willhelmn Visual Works

Photo by Brett Willhelm


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