Surf Expo received two nods at the 4th Annual Trade Show News Network (TSNN) Awards held this past weekend in Reno, NV: Fastest-Growing Attendance winner in the for-profit trade show category and overall Fastest-Growing Show. “With a 37 year history as the best marketplace for boardsports and beach lifestyle products, we strive to constantly bring in the best brands and buyers from all over the world.
Coming off two record-breaking shows, Surf Expo again drew strong attendance from 47 states and 49 countries at the Jan. 9-11 show in Orlando, FL. Among the 2,500-plus booths, there were more than 230 first time exhibitors, an increase of 6 percent from last January’s show. “We always strive to bring together a quality mix of exhibitors and buyers–and the feedback confirms that we achieved this goal. We are pleased that we continue to be a show known for generating business,” says Show Director Roy Turner.
Surf Expo has announced that Alliance Multimedia will once again be the presenting sponsor of the show’s Wake Lounge. Located in the heart of the massive wake marketplace of the Sept. 4-6 show, the lounge will showcase the latest wakeboarding video content from around the industry. “Content has become a critical area of any business’ success and nobody does a better job of creating and distributing content than the Alliance crew,” says Show Director Roy Turner. “We look forward to the footage they will share, as well as the content they will produce during Surf Expo.”
Socially responsible footwear brand Freewaters has produced a Channel Islands Surfboards sandal collection for men for Spring ’15 that will debut at next month’s Surf Expo. Each of the four styles features a different material and footbed graphic story and the iconic Channel Islands hex logo is molded and inserted into the outsole of each flip, which leaves behind an imprint in the sand with every step.