As AGENDA Expands, BRA Looks Forward to January’s Long Beach Show

AGENDA, a leading forum for action sports, surf, streetwear, lifestyle, footwear industries and Board Retailers Association’s west coast trade show partner, shares their 2014 strategic plan for expansion. “Following the momentum of AGENDA’s Summer 2013 show circuit, we recognize the opportunity and potential for growth,” downloads AGENDA’s founder, Aaron Levant. “We’ve laid out our 2014 strategy to provide better customer service, cater to our brand partners, and continue to curate the AGENDA experience.” This includes big plans for its Vegas show, and the BRA-endorsed landmark west coast show in Long Beach. AGENDA Vegas will double in size by its second edition, following the success of the inaugural AGENDA Vegas 2013 show at the Sands Expo. The expansion, due to customer demand, to bring the AGENDA experience to the Vegas landscape will include the addition of the WOODS – surf/lifestyle contemporary neighborhood and AGENDA WMNS segment. Adding an additional day to the two-­‐day schedule, making it a three-­‐day show. “We feel AGENDA has barely scratched the surface of what is possible in the Vegas landscape. There are so many opportunities and an amazing potential to grow in this space,” shares Levant. The January 2014 edition of AGENDA Long Beach’s flagship show will now house over 700+ brands. As the largest and most diverse offering of all three shows, providing a true cross-­‐section representing each genre of California subcultures. AGENDA Long Beach is both a national show with retailers hailing from 49 states (believe it or not, South Dakota couldn’t make it) and globally from 48 countries. Recent data shows 31% of the retailers visit from over 1000+ miles away. Heading...

You Can’t Miss Surf Expo this January

Following last January and September’s record-breaking shows, Surf Expo January 2014 promises to deliver. It’s the show you can’t afford to miss. Here’s what you need to know: Location: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando FL Building: West Hall Dates: Thursday, January 9 – Saturday January 11, 2014 Times: Thursday and Friday, 9-6; Saturday 9-4 Here’s what you can’t miss: 10 Show Categories to Shop From surf, which started it all, to Stand Up Paddle, Skate, Lifestyle, Boutique, Resort, Swim and more, no matter what your needs, Surf Expo is your one-stop marketplace. Find out more. Free education series, presented by Board Retailers Association From Merchandising and Apparel Trends to Improving Your Cash Flow, plus two free premium eCommerce sessions from Internet Retailer, this show offers more seminars than ever before that every independent retailer can benefit from. Check the Schedule of Events for course titles and times. Endless Summer 50th Anniversary Kickoff and other Great Events Surf Expo just announced this week that January 9th following the show they will play host to the kick-off of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of The Endless Summer! The show will be include live commentary from the movie¹s director, Bruce Brown, and stars, Robert August and Mike Hynson. Robert “Wingnut” Weaver, star of The Endless Summer II, will host the event! Other events slated for the show are the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame Inductions, daily fashion shows, and the east Coast Shape-Off . Retailer Town Hall Meeting Gather with the Board Retailers Association for a special, retailer-exclusive event. Hear VIP Industry Guest speaker Tom Holbrook’s inspirational keynote, join in an open forum discussion to...

BRA Encourages Action Sports Retailers to Attend Surf Expo

Board Retailers Association reminded all action sports retailers today—member and non-member—of its continuing recommendation to attend Surf Expo this coming September 6-8, 2013. The group ran down a list of important networking and educational events that will be helpful to retailers in addition to three days of shopping the 200K+ square foot trade show in Orlando, F

Board Retailers Association Attends AGENDA Long Beach as Official West Coast Partner

BRA Endorsement among many highlights of record August show Wrightsville Beach, NC (August 1, 2013) – Board Retailers Association (BRA), the non-profit organization supporting independent retailers in the surf, skate, snow, wake, wind and SUP industries, attended AGENDA last week in Long Beach, CA. It was the first official west coast trade show presence of the Association since ASR closed its doors in 2010. AGENDA Long Beach is BRA’s exclusive west coast partner—a leading forum for action sports, surf, streetwear, lifestyle and footwear. AGENDA founder Aaron Levant was pleased to announce the show was the most successful in its decade-long history. “Looking back at AGENDA’s humble beginnings, and now our ten year run, I want to take the opportunity to thank all our brands and retailers for the continued support and sharing in our vision,” he said. “Long Beach was the largest show in the history of AGENDA, showing a staggering increase of over 40% in retail and distributor attendance. I can’t think of a better way to commemorate our ten year run.” A notable show highlight was the launch of AGENDA WMNS—a neighborhood where Women’s dedicated brands united in one location, which called attention to the powerful potential of the women’s market in action sports, in addition to offering a convenient shopping experience for attendees. “I was very happy with the women’s brand selection in the AGENDA WMNS section. Having them all in one area made browsing and buying very easy,” said BRA Co-Chair Coco Tihanyi, owner of Surf Diva Boutique. “I found some great new brands to sell at the boutique and was able to place my...

Urban Expo Announces Surf, Skate, Snow and Wake Show in Vegas 2011

Urban Expo and 3C Consulting have announced preliminary plans to create a B2B surf, skate, snow and wake trade show in Vegas in 2011 according to Transworld Business. The G-Summit Business to Business show is the first official announcement of a new trade show format aimed at the Southern California market since the announcement by Nielsen Media that ASR was shuttering its doors. For the complete coverage, please visit...