The 360 Adventure Collective (360 AC) fosters connections to grow the outdoor industry through regional events for sales reps and retailers. The association has announced its regional winter shows and mountain demonstration events, along with an updated website that makes it easier for retailers to find which show is right for them.
To kick off the season, 360 Adventure Collective will host its annual 360 AC Experience-Paddlesports, Sept. 12-13, at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, N.C.
This event gives retailers the opportunity to demonstrate paddlesports equipment from leading brands in a world-class setting. Retailers can register for free to attend this event at 360 AC’s website.
In addition to the Paddlesports Experience, 360 AC has six upcoming winter buying events including:
- Southeast Winter Expo – Nov. 13-16 – Greenville, S.C.
- Mid-Atlantic Western Winter Market – Nov. 15-16 – Rochester, N.Y.
- New England Winter Market – Dec. 4-7 – Worcester, Mass.
- New England Winter Expo – Jan. 8-11 – Providence, R.I.
- Pico On-Snow Demo – Jan. 23-24 – Killington, Vt.
- Waterville On-Snow Demo – Feb. 6-7 – Waterville Valley, N.H.
“These smaller, regional shows continue to grow in demand as the outdoor trade show landscape evolves, and we are proud to provide opportunities for retailers to see more brands and connect with other industry pros at our events,” states Stacey Gellert, 360 Adventure Collective’s Executive Director. “Our updated website also makes it easier than ever for retailers to narrow down what show is best for them, find their reps, and register easily … all for free!”
The Southeast Winter Expo and the New England Winter Market have grown to include 30 to 40 additional booths with more products, providing retailers with exposure to more brands.
The Southeast Winter Expo also includes a free catered lunch every day, and for the first time since the shutdowns of the COVID-19 pandemic, the popular opening night reception will return.
For more information or to become a member visit 360adventurecollective.org.