Industry News 4/6/2010

B$Z: ASR Aligns 2011 Show Dates to Best Serve Industry’s Future Needs

ASR Aligns 2011 Show Dates to Best Serve Industry’s Future Needs
The action sports industry’s leading trade event announces 2011 dates: January 13th-15th and August 18th-20th

Action Sports Retailer, ASR, announces 2011 dates with January 13th-15th as the dates for the ASR Access event and August 18th-20th for ASR Marketplace. The selected dates and the event’s number of days, back to three, come in response to the industry’s evolving sales and marketing needs. Earlier dates for the January event will allow for fall line breaks, while providing brands with the opportunity to wrap-up summer season sales.
“ASR’s role is to provide an effective and convenient platform for retailers and exhibitors to conduct business. So utilizing show dates that best serve the industry’s evolving needs is imperative,” says Andy Tompkins, VP of ASR. “The 2011 Access event will now come on the wake of retail holiday season momentum, when dealers have an accurate view of what’s trending and are ready to buy.”
Holding the event over three days allows for more opportunities for networking, time to attend business seminars and will make it easier for International buyers, distributors and exhibitors to make the trip to San Diego. Retailers attend the winter edition ASR event to see a full spectrum of product as they are making final purchase decisions for summer and previewing fall. ASR’s 2011 dates have been endorsed by SIMA, IASC, and BRA as a beneficial time for the industry’s buyers and sellers to connect.
Major ASR events will continue to be held in San Diego, CA. The upcoming ASR Marketplace for spring/summer buying will take place August 13-15, 2010. Go to to learn more about attending upcoming events.