EORA (Eastern Outdoor Reps Association announced that it will be hosting an inaugural show in Florida to assist its members servicing its Florida retailers that not only specialize in the outdoor market but also the lifestyle and resort markets. The event will be held July 15 & 16 at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center in Punta Gorda, Fla.
The Florida show has been a request that EORA members have been inquiring about for some time, says EORA. More than 66 product lines will be shown, such as: Adidas Outdoor, Alchemy Goods, Aventura Clothing, Carve Designs, Cascade Designs, Chaco, Edisto Outdoors, Ellington Handbags, Ex Officio, Goal Zero, GoLite Footwear, Grand Trunk Mountaineering, H20 Paddles, Hawaiian Sunshine Swimwear, Helly Hansen, Imperial Headwear, Island Surf Company, Jambu, Jimi Wallet, Katadyn, Keen, Kuhl, LifeProof, Light My Fire, Merrell Apparel, Mile High Mountaineering, Montrail, Mountain Hardwear, Mountain House Freeze Dried Foods, Osprey, Ouray Sportswear, Patagonia Footwear, PolarMax, prAna, Rivers West Apparel, Royal Robbins, Sazzi Footwear, Seirus, SONY, Timbuk2, Timex, Topo Athletic, Valley Sea Kayaks, Vasque, WIGWAM, Wolverine Apparel and WRSI Helmets, among others.
Highlights of the conference center include free Wi-Fi, fully carpeted exhibit space, access to a small beach and waterfront, outside exhibit space for tents and more, an easy two minute walk to hotels, restaurants and the list goes on.
Retailers can pre-register for the show on the newly updated EORA website www.eora.org.
Elswhere, EORA confirmed dates and locations for its three June shows, which are designed to accommodate reps and retailers with early buy deadlines.
Details of the shows in chronological order are:
- Greenville, SC: June 17-19, 2013, TD Convention Center, One Exposition Ave.;
- Manchester, NH: June 24-26, 2013, Radisson Hotel – Expo Hall and Armory, 700 Elm Street; and
- Somerset, NJ: June 25-27, 2013, Garden State Exhibit Center 50 Atrium Dr.