Paddlesports Retailer Continues Growth, Expands Team and Adds Expertise

May 10, 2017

Madison, WI – May 10, 2017 – Paddlesports Retailer continues to gain momentum as the paddlesports industry’s official tradeshow. The inaugural event debuts August 29 – September 1, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin utilizing the standard format of an opening on-water demo at Willow Island Pond followed by three days at the Alliant Energy Center exhibition hall. An impressive 75% of total exhibition space has already been sold.

Of the 80 brands currently representing the show, Joe Pulliam of Jackson Kayak shares, “I’m delighted that we’ll have a trade show that fits both our cultural and financial needs. We’re proud to support a show that supports our industry.”

Werner Paddles, exhibiting after a five-year hiatus from national shows, echoes that sentiment. “We are excited about this opportunity to be a part of Paddlesports Retailer,” says Marketing and Sales Director Taylor Robertson.  “We are happy to endorse this show, which is aimed at solely supporting our industry.”

Marcus Shoffner, a recent addition to the Paddlesports Retailer team, will serve as Show Manager. “We are thrilled to have Marcus on board,” said show co-organizer Sutton Bacon. “He brings our team significant experience in both marketing and events, and will work in close collaboration with vendors, buyers, and media to ensure that Paddlesports Retailer exceeds all expectations.”

Buyers are encouraged to register for the show at paddlesportsretailer.com, where they can find a full show schedule, updated exhibitor lists and information about lodging.

Paddlesports Retailer Founding Exhibitors:

Eddyline Kayaks, Onyx/Absolute Outdoor, Inc., H2O Performance Paddles, Astral, Delta Kayaks, Down River Equipment, Level Six, Jackson Kayak, Stohlquist WaterWare, Seattle Sports, Kokatat, Inc., Nova Craft Canoe, Branches, Kwik Tek, Kajak Sport Components Oy, Hurricane Aquasports/BIG Adventures, Sweet Protection, Hyside Inflatables, Pulse Sup, TRAK Kayaks, Werner Paddles, Hala Gear, Aire Inc, NRS, Pau Hana Surf Supply, LLC, Confluence Outdoor, Malone Auto Racks, Sawyer Paddles and Oars, SEA-LECT Designs, Suspenz Storage & Transport, Myka, LLC/Myka Canoe Loaders, Thule, Seals Skirts/Cloud 10 Gear, Accent/Cannon Paddles, MTI Adventurewear, Swift Canoe & Kayak, Hobie Cat Company, Mustang Survival, BOTE, Kaku Kayak, Paddlers Supply, Watershed LLC, Stellar kayaks INC, Immersion Research, Stellar kayaks INC, Cataract Oars, Geckobrands, KL OUTDOOR, Nite Ize Inc, Hyde Sportswear, Tahe Kayaks Ltd, Starboard SUP, DocksLocks/SOL Paddleboards, Oru Kayak Inc, Shred Ready Inc, Johnson Outdoors Watercraft Inc., Grey Owl Paddles Limited, Scotty Paddlesports, Torqeedo, Triton Diving Equipment.

About Paddlesports Retailer

Paddlesports Retailer is a tradeshow designed for paddlers, by paddlers. Endorsed by the Paddlesports Industry Coalition as its official tradeshow, Paddlesports Retailer provides the premier commercial and cultural experience for exhibitors, retailers, media and industry advocates alike. For more information, visit www.paddlesportsretailer.com or contact info@paddlesportsretailer.com