WESA trade shows boast record-breaking retail attendance from a national and international audience. WESA uses extensive trade advertising, direct mail and international media campaigns to bring Retailers to Denver twice a year to buy product for their stores.
Enhanced by the supportive advertising of its membership and their companies, the WESA Markets are regarded as the single-sourcing entity for more than 2,500 product lines, bringing more than 7,000 Retailers to the WESA Markets each year. WESA also serves as a source for information and education for Retailers and Exhibitors, bringing solid business and lifestyle expertise to the trade, through Market seminars and demonstrations.
Manufacturers and sales representatives comprise WESA’s Association, uniting a national and international Membership, more than 1,000 strong. As a non-profit member-directed trade association, WESA members are dedicated to the continued maintenance and expansion of the WESA Markets as premier trade shows.
WESA’s Markets, located in the heart of the West, both by heritage and geography, fulfill a business legacy. Industry members meet successfully, year after year, at the two trade shows, stimulating a constantly improving venue, bringing thousands of diverse products and individuals into an “industry” – WESA’s Membership is the common denominator for the industry.
Three (3) are used for exhibit space and one (1) houses special events and food service.
The Western & English Sales Association (WESA) was organized in 1921, under the corporate name Men’s Apparel Club of Colorado. These WESA founders launched an initial trade show in Denver in January 1922, with the goal of creating a forum where retailers, manufacturers, and sales representatives could conduct business in an atmosphere of fair trade and fellowship.
The resulting Denver International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Markets are the world’s largest trade events for the Equestrian Industry, attracting a constantly growing global audience to Denver’s world-class Markets.
WESA Directors:Michael Anderson (2018-2019) Travis Jakeway (2018-2019) Joe Martin (2018-2019) Justin Muir (2018-2019) Stacey Little (2019-2020) Dave Morgan (2019-2020) Paige Wallace (2019-2020)
Officers:Jay Phillips, President Scott Tucker, Secretary, Treasurer Patrick Powers, Vice President Gerald Adame, Chairperson of the Board