SHOW UPDATE: SURF EXPO SEPTEMBER EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE DORIAN via SurfExpo.com
ORLANDO, Fla., September 1, 2019 — Due to the continued threat of Hurricane Dorian on Orlando, the state of Florida, the southeast and the east coast, Surf Expo announced today that it will cancel the 2019 event scheduled for September 5-7, as well as the pre-show outdoor festival Waterfest, on September 4, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Surf Expo’s leadership team has been constantly monitoring the storm closely and evaluating information from both local, state and federal officials and partners to determine the best course of action.“We understand that Surf Expo plays an important part in connecting buyers and sellers in the Boardsports, Beach & Resort industries and that many rely on our marketplace for filling their commerce needs, but travel and logistical difficulties and, more importantly, our customers’ safety is at the forefront of our minds. Given the state of affairs regarding Hurricane Dorian today, we had no choice but to cancel Surf Expo. We recognize that many of our customers will be directly impacted by Hurricane Dorian and feel their focus should be on their families, businesses and community at this time”, said Roy Turner, SVP, Surf Expo Show Director, Emerald Expositions.
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On behalf of Board Retailers Association, although we are disappointed that the show was cancelled, it is completely understandable and are sending positive vibes to everyone that could be negatively impacted by this dangerous storm. We are really looking forward to the next Surf Expo Trade Show, which will occur January 8-10th. At that show, BRA will be hosting a fun Retailer Gathering / Happy Hour, resourceful educational seminars, a highly anticipated Retailer Round Table and a really special surf art raffle. Be sure to plan on joining us for this outstanding opportunity to connect with brands, improve your business, brainstorm with other retailers and possibly walk away with an epic piece of surf art. – Doug Works, Executive Director