Retailer Registration is Now Open for Surf Expo!

Retailer Registration is Now Open for Surf Expo!

Surf Expo is just three months away. While that might seem like a long way off, it’s actually much close than you think—especially if you’re planning to attend the longest running and largest boardsports and beach/resort lifestyle tradeshow in the world. This year, Surf Expo will take place September 10-12 in beautiful Orlando, Florida. With over 26,000 attendees, 7,500 store fronts, and 2,600 booths, it’s truly an amazing opportunity for our industry to connect, network, and get inspired. In fact, Surf Expo was just named one of the 25 fastest growing shows by Trade Show News Network, so we’re not the only ones recognizing this event’s excellence! Check out this video of last year’s highlights to see what people are saying about Surf Expo. It can be summed up in two words: “Liquid Aloha.” https://vimeo.com/108789074 If you’re interested in attending Surf Expo and experiencing this great trade show for yourself, you’re in luck! Retailer registration is now open. Remember: this is a trade only event, featuring more than 2,600 booths of apparel and hardgoods as well as a full line-up of special events, including fashion shows, annual awards ceremonies, and demos. Not only is this the perfect spot to scope out gear and apparel for the season ahead, but it’s also the ideal environment to network and collaborate with your industry peers. With a wide variety of categories including surf, skate, wake, wind, SUP, swim, boutique, coastal gifts, souvenirs, and footwear, there’s truly something for everyone.  There’s never been a better time to claim your spot at the show! Register today and start making your travel plans now!  ...
Surf Summit 18 Registration Is Now Open!

Surf Summit 18 Registration Is Now Open!

Registration is now open for Surf Summit 18, the surf industry’s top leadership conference located in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico on May 13-16, 2015. Join BRA, SIMA and over 250 leaders from top surf brands and retailers for this unforgettable, four-day event. Together we will address important issues facing the surf industry, network and enjoy everything Cabo has to offer.   We’re excited to announce our impressive lineup of speakers for Surf Summit 18. Soak up valuable insight from business and retail experts, including: Bob McKnight, Co-founder of Quiksilver Robin Lewis, Author and CEO of  The Robin Report Dana White, UFC President In addition to daily presentations, enjoy our fun-packed schedule of events including cocktail receptions, dinner parties, and plenty of social surfing and golf. Surf Summit 18 is excited to return to the Barceló Grand Faro, an all-inclusive, beachfront resort with rooms overlooking breathtaking views of the desert gardens, expansive coastline and championship Cabo Real golf course.   SCHEDULE OF EVENTS   Day 1, Wednesday, May 13, 2015 1:00 – 5:30 p.m.  Conference and Hotel Registration 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Retailer Welcome Reception 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  VIP Cocktail Reception 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Cocktail Reception 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.  Dinner and Keynote Address 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.  Opening Night Party   Day 2, Thursday, May 14, 2015 6:00 – 7:00 a.m.  Dawn Patrol Breakfast 7:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Breakfast (at guests’ leisure) 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. TransWorld Business SURFari 11:00 – 12:30 p.m.  Lunch (at guests’ leisure) 11:30 – 12:30 p.m.  Conference Registration 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Seminars 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Cocktail Reception 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. Dinner 9:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. Bus Into Town   Day 3, Friday, May 15, 2015 6:00 – 7:00 a.m.  Dawn Patrol Breakfast 7:00...
We’re Ready For Surf Summit 18!

We’re Ready For Surf Summit 18!

Surf Summit is back and it’s time for you to mark your calendars for 2015’s event! As you know, Surf Summit is a big ol’ party where 250 leaders from top surf brands and retail shops address the important and pressing issues in the surf industry. Together we learn, network over some social surfing and share ideas that help shape the future of the surf industry. Each year we work with SIMA to put on an unforgettable show that hopefully helps you look at your business a little bit differently and makes it a little more profitable. So save the date! Surf Summit 18 May 13 – 16, 2015 Barcelo Grand Faro San Jose Del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico You won’t want to miss Surf Summit 18! Check out last year’s event coverage here. Questions? Contact Mara at...
Put Agenda Long Beach on Your 2015 Bucket List

Put Agenda Long Beach on Your 2015 Bucket List

Comprehensive Look at Fresh Faces and Influential Players Agenda Long Beach (January 5-6) will feature the best of both worlds: an awesome mix of the new, up-and-coming curated brands that everyone’s talking about PLUS over 750 of the leading and most influential brands that we already know and love. They do a pretty sweet job with all of the teaser Facebook posts. Definitely worth the scroll. Introductions & Catch ups The entire industry will be under the same roof for two days, and it’ll be the perfect mix of work and play. You’ll have a decent chunk of time to discover new products and share those innovative ideas in a laid back atmosphere where you’ll really business done and create worthwhile connections along the way. Register: Buyers, Distributors, Press and Pre-Approved Exhibiting Staff can Register Here Travel: Check out Agenda’s Discounted Hotel Rates Location, Location, Location Downtown Long Beach, which is right next to the Long Beach Pike, makes for a perfect couple of days to be at Agenda. Centrally located directly between Los Angeles and Orange County, Long Beach exists as a point of intersection between action sports and streetwear. Fitting, since it is the flagship show with the most diverse product offering in lifestyle, streetwear, sneaker, surf, skate, women’s & contemporary brands. . Agenda’s On Top of Their Game Agenda Long Beach is attended by 10,000+ buyers, media, distributors, and influencers from 49 states and 50 countries, and every aisle is guaranteed to be filled. AGENDA Emerge AGENDA Emerge, January 6, 2015 – 6-10PM, is a new creative and brand building conference where industry insights and business...
Industry + Intelligence at SIA Snow Show

Industry + Intelligence at SIA Snow Show

Want to gain insight on the latest consumer industry behavior, retail data, digital marketing, social media and customer connection trends? The SIA Snow Show is hosting an Industry + Intelligence event to keep your business in the know. Enjoy a day of free market intelligence, industry education and motivating keynotes! It all takes place on January 28, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. Industry + Intelligence is free to all registered Snow Show attendees and includes lunch, immersion sessions, seminars, reception and keynotes. Keynote speaker Amy Purdy is a 2014 snowboarding paralympic medalist, actress, author and motivational speaker. Her passion for snowboarding has carried her far in life, and we’re excited to hear her story! The Full Day: • Product Category Research by SIA’s Director of Research, Kelly Davis • Immersion Sessions: Retail Business, Social Marketing, Brand Production and Sales • Lunch Keynote Speaker: Brad Montgomery • Keynote Speaker: Amy Purdy • The ASSEMBLY: An In-Depth Look at Mountain Tourism Additional $295, requires separate registration • Schmooz: The Industry’s Job Fair Taking place January 28 – February 1, 2015, the 2015 SIA Snow Show also includes a wide variety of seminars and clinics on topics such as marketing, research, production, trends and sales. With informative key tools to succeed in the industry, attendees gain a wealth of knowledge from the show each year. Not to mention to the networking opportunities, parties and brand events hosted by SIA! Register now and gain access to the largest, most concentrated and authentic trade show event in the snow sports industry.  ...
BRA Looks Forward to Surf Expo

BRA Looks Forward to Surf Expo

Surf Expo continually does an amazing job bringing together the surf industry’s key players. It’s the longest running and largest boardsports and beach/resort lifestyle tradeshow in the world, drawing buyers from specialty stores across the U.S., the Caribbean, Central and South America and around the world. It’s been named among the 25 Fastest Growing shows for attendance by TSNN for the fourth consecutive year. This year’s show kicks off January 8 at the Orange County Convention Center and is a great opportunity to differentiate your business with products from Surf Expo’s newest categories: Coastal Gift, Performance, Tech and the brand spankin new Hawaiian Pavilion. Meet with 200+ new suppliers and see new products from over a thousand exhibitors with over 2,500 booths of the latest and great surf products. Per usual, they’ve got a rockstar seminar lineup and our very own BRA Chairman, Todd Canipe and board of directors Bruce Cromartie, BC Surf & Sport and Todd Roberts, ZJ Boarding House, will be part of a panel on Friday, January 9. George Leichtweis of Modern Skate and Surf will also be on the panel for Hiring, Training and Motivating Employees. Presentations To Note: Thursday, January 8 9:30 AM | Buyer 101 with Steven “Fish” Fisher, Surf Expo Sr. Buyer Relations Manager 11:30 AM | Experience Retail: Designing Impactful Physical Stores in a Digital World with Alison Medina, Executive Director of design:retail 2:30 PM | What the Heck is Going On?! Thoughts on the Retail Environment with Jeff Harbaugh, Industry Consultation, Analyst and Market Watch Columnist Friday, January 9 9:30 AM | Hiring, Training and Motivating Employees Friday, January 9, 11:30 AM...