360 Adventure Collective Leans Into Its Regional Roots at the Southeast Summer Expo
May 11, 2022
Asheville, NC — May 11, 2022/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – 360 Adventure Collective, the trusted member association that has brought together focused, regional events for sales reps and retailers for over 40 years, heads to Greenville, SC, next month to host the much-anticipated Southeast Summer Expo. The event, scheduled for June 20-23 at the Greenville Convention Center, will host over 450 product lines, the largest selection on the east coast.
360 Adventure Collective’s emphasis on providing conveniently located, cost-effective expos and encouraging connections through an intimate, open booth format has long set its smaller regional shows apart from the larger national alternatives. This year, 360 Adventure Collective is leaning heavily into its regional roots to ensure its expos have an even smaller, more intimate feel.
“More outdoor brands than ever are looking to regional trade shows to broaden their reach to local retailers,” said Stacey Gellert, Executive Director of 360 Adventure Collective. “In fact, we’re excited to welcome back signature outdoor brands such as Patagonia and The North Face for the first time in several years.”
New this year, a special 360 Adventure Collective vendor committee has come together to incorporate new and unique ways to add value to their trade shows. The Southeast Summer Expo will include free registration online or on-site, a complimentary lunch buffet each day, and on-site entertainment from a local band. Plus, the Greenville location offers easy access to great restaurants, lodging options, and a vibrant downtown scene.
“The 360 Adventure Collective trade show is where my agency gets things done,” said Ditta Hamby, Key Sales Representative at Gravy Sales. “We connect with our current dealers in an open and friendly format and can show our whole portfolio of brands to one dealer without racing from booth to booth. It is very efficient for both the dealer and the rep. The open booth format allows for easy connection with new prospects and the friendly chatter in the aisles lends to a great vibe.”
Prior to the Southeast Southern Expo, 360 Adventure Collective kicks off its trade show season with the Mid-Atlantic Summer Expo at the NJ Convention Center in Edison, NJ, from June 14-16. The association then wraps up the month with the New England Summer Expo at the DoubleTree Hotel Expo, Armory & Ballroom in Manchester, NH, from June 21-23. For a full schedule of events visit 360 Adventure Collective’s online calendar.
About 360 Adventure Collective
EORA (Eastern Outdoor Reps Association) and NESR (New England Sports Reps) united in 2017 to create 360 Adventure Collective, a greater organization boasting a combined 40 years of success in connecting the most comprehensive offerings in outdoor and ski apparel, footwear, accessories and hard goods to the industry’s retailers who matter the most. By hosting smaller, more conveniently located expos and markets than the national alternatives, 360 Adventure Collective is the traveling sales rep’s most trusted support system for maximizing connections with retailers and vendors. 360 Adventure Collective has over 675 members with 14 annual shows, and services over 2,900 retailers. For more information or to become a member visit 360adventurecollective.org.