Registration is Now Open For Industry Boot Camp Co-Presented by SIMA and BRA

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. & WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. – (October 5, 2011) – Registration is now open for Industry Boot Camp, co-presented by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) and the Board Retailers Association (BRA). The event will be held on Monday, October 24, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, Calif. For the third time in the Boot Camp series, SIMA will be joining forces with BRA to bring bothmanufacturers and retailers together for educational seminars, roundtable discussions and valuable networking time. All levels of employees from any department who would benefit from the panel discussions, seminars and industry networking time are highly encouraged to report for duty! “In planning Industry Boot Camp this year, SIMA and BRA took direct feedback from members on what they wanted to hear and learn to strengthen their businesses in today’s market,” said Doug Palladini, SIMA President and VP of Marketing for Vans. “Back by popular demand, round-table discussions will take place during the second half of the day and will create an open forum for retailers and manufacturers to engage in candid conversations about the future of our industry. Also, the speakers and topics that we have chosen this year will foster both education and inspiration. I especially look forward to hearing our keynote address from one of our industry’s top leaders, Kelly Gibson of Rip Curl.” The day will begin at 8:00 a.m. with a group breakfast followed by a keynote address delivered by Kelly Gibson, President & CEO/ Rip Curl USA. In a conversational format, Gibson will offer his personal insight on the current state of...