Agenda celebrates record 40% increase in attendance
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 31 July, 2013 : - - Agenda, the leading forum for action sports, surf, streetwear, lifestyle and footwear industries, had many reasons to celebrate their most recent flagship show, taking place last week at Long Beach Convention Center, July 25th and 26th.
This year marked the 10th Anniversary of Agenda and this show, the launch of many firsts. The launch of Agenda Wmns—a neighborhood where Women’s dedicated brands united—as well as the premier “Agenda Emerge” conference and debut of “The Break” with GrindMedia, which together attracted a record breaking number of attendees.
"Looking back at Agenda’s humble beginnings, and now our ten year run, I want to take the opportunity thank all our brands and retailers for the continued support and sharing in our vision,” says Aaron Levant, founder of Agenda.
“Long Beach was the largest show in the history of Agenda, showing a staggering over 40% increase in Retail and Distributor attendance. I can’t think of a better way to commerate our ten year run.”
“For as busy as the Agenda show was, the show was easy to navigate. It was extremely well laid out and organized with a great product mix of surf/skate/street to include the tried and true as well as lots of new ideas and brands to engage! Separating the juniors mix was great and look forward to that area growing in the future," said Dave Nash, Sun Diego.
"The female brand representation and booth locations were remarkable! I felt a real girl power vibe and great energy," said Donica White, Karmaloop.
On the brand side, John Wilson, President of Stance added “Guys, thanks for a great show! That was the best Agenda tradeshow we've ever had!”
The show partnered with GrindMedia to create “The Break” lounge—a unique product media showcase on the tradeshow floor, where 20+ brand leaders, including the likes of Bob Hurley of Hurley/founder of Hurley, Pete Fox/CEO of Fox, Kelly Gibson/CEO of RipCurl, Kevin Bailey/CEO of Vans and Richard Woolcott/Founder of Volcom shared their brand DNA, a sneak peek at what’s new and divulged their industry insights, giving an insider look to a broader audience.
On day two after show doors closed, over 700 guests headed to the Center Theater to attend the first-ever “Agenda Emerge” conference. Agenda Emerge is a highly curated platform featuring some of the biggest innovators and industry leaders including Mark Ecko, Bobby Hundreds, Jeff Staple, and Johnny Cupcakes.
During Emerge, speakers shared intimate stories about their business intricacies and offered emerging brands crucial industry insight. Agenda now has its sights’ set on the first ever Agenda Vegas show, August 19th & 20th at the Sands Expo, Venetian/Palazzo.
Source: Azione PR
Author: Maria Sass
Tags: Agenda Emerge, Agenda, Trade Show