The Action Sports Retailer Trade Expo was held February 6¿8 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. The show attracted 5,814 buyers from North America, as well as 1,640 international buyers representing 4,197 shops in 56 different countries.
To attract these buyers, the ASR show had more than 580 exhibitors of surf, skateboard, snowboard, and youth-oriented apparel companies. These exhibitors also attracted scores of style and fashion reporters scouting for this season’s hot new products.
“The ASR Trade Expo this year once again established itself as the premier event for the buyers and sellers of youth lifestyle products to preview, market, communicate, and gather,” says ASR Trade Show Director Court Overin. “We are very excited that the strength of the market was reflected by an increase in both retail-store and buying-attendee counts.”