Momentum Grows For The Boardroom At The Vans US Open Of Surfing
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 12 April, 2013 : - - A month after it was announced that The Boardroom had partnered with US Open Of Surfing event owner IMG, a long list of shapers, apparel brands, retailers and media have weighed in with their support for the event.
Building on its multi-year legacy of successful consumer shows, The Boardroom is not only enticing a wider variety of exhibitors – everything from high-performance shapers, new surf brands, and mainstays – it’s finally answering an often-heard request to get more retailers involved with the addition of a new two-day trade component before the consumer show.
The event will be housed in a standalone, fully climate controlled pavilion alongside the Vans US Open of Surfing, with private, trade-only days for retailers and media on Tuesday and Wednesday (July 23 and 24) followed by the show’s traditional consumer days Friday and Saturday (July 26 and 27).
Brands Committed: Lost, Firewire, Bruce Jones, Pyzel, US Blanks, Arctic Foam, Roberts, HydroFlex, Cooperfish, Andreini, Fineline, FCS, Fin S, Hayden Shapes, Bing, Futures, Sport of Kings, XTR, JHP, Vans, Quiksilver, Roxy, Fox, Reef, Rusty, O’Neill, Rip Curl, Local Motion, Body Glove, Billabong wetsuits, Xcel, Freestyle, Lifeproof, and Earthpack.
Many other shapers, surfboard-supply companies and apparel brands have verbally committed as well—this list is expanding daily. Here are some of the amenities and show features we have planned for VIP retailers and exhibitors:
-No-hassle reserved parking for Boardroom retailers, exhibitors and media with shuttle transportation
-VIP hotels and restaurants within easy walking distance from The Boardroom
-Expanding on its legacy as a world-class consumer surfboard event, The Boardroom’s co-location with the Vans US Open of Surfing will open the show to a whole new level of surfing enthusiasts.
-Tuesday and Wednesday trade days will allow for a focus on business, while consumer days of Friday and Saturday provide consumers a chance to walk the show as well as a front row seat to the contest.
You can do it all! The Boardroom trade days occur two days before any other trade show that might interest our marketplace. Extensive VIP buyer program to ensure the top California, Pac Northwest and Hawaii retailers in attendance.Scheduled move in and move out for our exhibitors
Author: Scott Bass
Tags: Boardroom Int'l Surfboard Show, US Open, Surfboards