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EVENT DATE
Sep 2015
M T W T F S S
07080910111213
EXPO DATE
Sep 2015
M T W T F S S
07080910111213

Venue

Orange County Convention Center South Hall
9899 International Drive
Orlando , FL 32819
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Type: Indoor - Convention Center

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Surf Expo - September 2015

Orange County Convention Center
B2B 26,000 2,600

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Event Overview:

Surf Expo is produced in January and September in Orlando, Florida and draws buyers from specialty stores across the U.S., the Caribbean, Central and South America and around the world. The show features approximately 2,600 booths of apparel and hardgoods and a full line-up of special events, including fashion shows, annual awards ceremonies, and demos. Average buyer and exhibitor turnout exceeds 26,000 attendees including retailers, exhibitors and media per show.  The January 2016 Surf Expo will be held January 14-16, 2016.

Attendee Information:

WHY ATTEND SURF EXPO IN SEPTEMBER?

Surf Expo is the largest and longest running watersports and beach lifestyle tradeshow in the world. Since 1976 retailers from around the world have relied on Surf Expo to identify new trends, new brands, and to get business done. Our sold out September 2014 show was the largest in our 39 year history. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this vibrant, award winning marketplace in September 2015!

  • Record Breaking Attendance  -  The last two Surf Expo September shows have achieved the highest attendance in Surf Expo's 39 year history. With more than 2,200 booths featuring products ranging from high end surf brands to value-price souvenirs and coastal gifts the show is a buyers paradise. 
  • Annual Board Demo Day -  The September Surf Expo hosts Board Demo Day, an outdoor event that attracts more than 800 retailers to test the latest wake, wake surf and SUP products.
  • Surf Expo is THE marketplace for Wake- Period - Surf Expo September is the place where the Wake & Wind industries gather each year to showcase the latest hardgoods, apparel and more.
  • Buyers Rely on Surf Expo -  More than half of Surf Expo buyers have attended at least 4 consecutive shows/markets, and come from all over the globe because they trust that they will find the best of beach lifestyle, resort and board sports at each show.

Exhibitor Information:

WHY EXHIBIT?

  • Record Breaking Attendance  -  The last two Surf Expo September shows have achieved the highest attendance in Surf Expo's 39 year history. Attendees come from 47 states & territories and more than 74 countries.
  • Strong, Growing International Buyer Base -  The September not only draws buyers from 47 states and territories, it also draws international buyers from 74 countries including year-round warm weather destinations such as Puerto Rico, the Caribbean Islands, Latin & South Americas, Bermuda, Mexico, Southeast Asia and Costa Rica. Between September 2013 and September 2014  International Retail Attendance grew by 11%.
  • Annual Board Demo Day - The September Surf Expo hosts Board Demo Day, an outdoor event that attracts more than 800 retailers to test the latest wake, wake surf and SUP products.
  • Surf Expo is THE marketplace for Wake- Period - Surf Expo September welcomes the Wake & Wind industries, attracting retailers from both inland, freshwater & coastal locations. 
  • Buyers Rely on Surf Expo - Surf Expo has a loyal buyer base; over 50% of Surf Expo buyers have attended at least 4 consecutive shows/markets.

WHAT MAKES SEPTEMBER SURF EXPO UNIQUE?

  • The addition of our Wake & Wind categories in September attracts retailers from inland & freshwater locations.
  • September draws international buyers from year-round warm weather destinations such as Puerto Rico, the Caribbean Islands, Latin & South Americas, Bermuda, Mexico, Southeast Asia and Costa Rica.
  • The September Surf Expo hosts Board Demo Day, an outdoor event that attracts more than 800 retailers to test the latest wake and SUP lines.
  • Annual Board Demo Day -  The September Surf Expo hosts Board Demo Day, an outdoor event that attracts more than 800 retailers to test the latest wake, wake surf and SUP products.
  • While 65% of buyers attend BOTH September and January Surf Expo, 35% attend one or the other (approximately 1,200 buyers). A consistent presence at both shows is the only way to reach all Surf Expo buyers.

If the Surf Expo - September 2015 is important to your business, act now and make the appropriate connections. See the contact information below.

EVENT CONTACTS

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EVENT DETAILS

Primary Industry:
Wholesale / Retail
Other Industries:
Business, Clothing, Fashion & Accessories, Sports Marketing & Business, Wholesale / Retail
Audience:
Specialty Retailers
- In addition to specialty retailers Surf Expo is also shopped by Costco, Macy's, Target, Disney, Paradies, Academy Sports, Military Exchange, Sandals Resorts, etc.
- More than 400 foreign stores are in attendance, with a high percentage of Caribbean and Puerto Rican retailers.
Notes:
Demo Day at OWC- Wednesday, September 9, 2015
12:00 PM To 5:00 PM

What Buyer categories attend Surf Expo?

Primary Company Category:
Boutique 45%
Footwear 30%
Gift & Souvenir 57%
Resort 63%
Skate 22%
Surf 70%
Swimwear 42%
Wake 28%
Wind 11%
Please note: while retailers are asked to pick one main category, most attendees buy across several categories.
Show Owner:
Emerald Expositions
Sponsorship: Yes

Exhibitor Information +

Booth Details:

Booth Size
Booth Cost
10' x 10' - 1st Booth
$40.50 per sq. ft.
10' x 10' - 2+ Booths
$28.25 per sq. ft.
Prices are subject to change.
Amenities
Electricity:
Yes - Unknown Price
Water:
n/a
Generator:
n/a
Marketing Vehicles Allowed:
Yes
Services
n/a
Show Owner
Emerald Expositions
Show Manager
Emerald Expositions

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