On November 16th IASC held an open board meeting following up the ASR meeting about the issue of blank boards and generic products. IASC hopes to help re-energize the branded board business through continued discussion, education, and action surrounding this issue. To kick start this efforrt, IASC will place an educational supplement in the February issue of TransWorld Business. 40,000 copies will be sent out globally in four languages, English, Spanish, French, and German. The supplement focuses on the blank issue and includes interviews with top manufacturers, pro skateboarders, and retailers and will be released in January prior to the ASR trade show.
IASC has also called an invite only meeting to take place during ASR in January. IASC members will meet with the top 10 retailers to discuss their needs and concerns and how we can work together to ensure skateboarding’s success in the future. If you are interested in participating in this meeting, please contact Melissa Clary at firstname.lastname@example.org.